H.E. Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, Minister of Labor, revealed that the progress of registration of foreign workers in the OSS from February 5 to 26, 2018, there were about 826,000 foreign workers reported. The remaining 880,000 people are still working out of 1,687,000 foreign workers. The remaining 6 days are from last week. The operation was carried out to workers at the center in a timely OSS by reducing the steps and integrating the units into action. The two groups are divided into groups 1 to prove citizenship and about 500 thousand people to report. Visa valid in the Kingdom until March 31, 2020 and apply for permission to work by issuing a temporary work permit until June 30, 2018 and go to health check. Group 2 does not prove citizenship about 3 hundred thousand people to work at the OSS Center every 31 March 2018 to stay in the kingdom and work up to 31 March 2020.
For more convenience, The Ministry of Labor has also increased the 24-hour service time by arranging a three-shift operation in the OSS centers of provinces with large numbers of migrants, including the Bangkok Metropolitan Labor Office. In Chiang Mai, Ratchaburi and Ranong, there are also two additional channels for reporting to workers who have not yet received their queue cards. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has a total of 86 locations, or choose to report online via the Department of Employment website. www.doe.go.th. From now until March 31, 2018, when it was reported. The information will be confirmed by SMS. The information is as of March 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm, there are 3,098 online workers reporting online.
Gen. Adul also emphasized if the foreign worker or employer fails to do so, it will be punishable by law. After March 31, migrant workers will no longer be able to live and work in Thailand, employees will be fined from 5,000 – 50,000 baht, and will be returned to the country of origin. Employers will be fined from 10,000 – 100,000 baht per one employee. Repeated offenders will be sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of 50,000 – 200,000 baht per worker, and no foreign workers for 3 years.