Myanmar workers to be fined if they re-enter Thailand after re-entry visa validity

Myanmar migrant workers returning home for Thingyan holidays will be fined if they fail to re-enter Thailand during the period when their re-entry visa is valid, according to Myanmar Labour Attaché’s Office in Thailand.

Thai authorities have allowed Myanmar workers to return to their home country by issuing re-entry visas valid from April 5 to April 30.

The migrant workers have to re-enter Thailand during the period of the visa validation. Those who re-enter Thailand late during the period from May 1 to 31 will be fined 2,000 baht (around K100,000). For re-entering Thailand later than May 31 will have to apply under MoU (memorandum of understanding) system.

A labour attaché has been assigned to Ayutthaya so that Myanmar workers can seek help for their re-entry.

According to the Thai Ministry of Labour, 196,116 foreign workers returned home duirng the festival period. There were 105,849 Myanmar workers, 45,927 Laotian workers and 44,340 Camobidan workers.

In the post-felstival period also, 34,042 Myanmar workers returned home.

 Written by Lwin Myo Thu

Source: Eleven Myanmar

Published on 20 April 2019


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