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Thailand's new government extends pink card application time to migrant workers

Thailand's new government extends pink card application time to migrant workers.

On October 3, the Thai government announced that the application for a work certificate called a pink card that allows illegal immigrant workers to settle in a municipality in Thailand had been extended until January 15, 2024.


U Moe Gyo, the chairman of the Thailand-based Joint Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (JACBA), said that previously, the final application was set for September 30, but now it has been extended to January 15 next year. "It's making reductions that will make it easier for both employers and employees, increases time, reduces costs, and it's good news for migrant workers."

The pink card is issued to people who have expired work permits and are working illegally, and the card's life span is up to two years. Additionally, according to a Thai government announcement, the Thai government had previously collected 2,000 baht to apply for a Visa and Work permit for workers who had been allowed to live in Thailand, currently collecting only 500 baht.

The Joint Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (JACBA) says Thailand has more than four million migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, Lao, and Vietnam, including three million legal migrant workers and there are more than a million migrant workers who do not have strong documentary evidence. JACBA Chairman U Moe Gyo said that most are Myanmar, and the other three countries have only nearly 500,000 migrant workers.



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