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Migrant workers will soon be able to renew work permits at Seven Eleven stores in Thailand

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Migrant workers will soon be able to renew work permits at Seven Eleven stores in Thailand

Thaivisa Reporters

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BANGKOK:-- Up to three million migrant workers from three neighbouring countries will be able to renew work permits at Seven Eleven stores nationwide from the end of this month.

Workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar will be able to use the counter service at the popular shops found on almost every street throughout the kingdom. Seven Eleven has some 10,000 branches nationwide.

Announcing the new agreement between the government and the commercial sector at a Bangkok hotel, Mr Arak Promanee, director general of the Labour Department and Mr Wiradej Akkrapanich of 7-11's counter service arm said that long waiting times would be dramatically reduced.

The entire process assuming that documents are in order is expected to take a mere one minute per migrant worker. Workers will still be able to renew at labour offices but officials reckon that some 50% of the foreign workforce are likely to avail themselves of this new measure. Workers will be able to drop into 7 - 11 after work rather than taking time off, said the officials, further easing the pressure at labour departments.

The new service is expected to begin at the end of March following an agreement in principle reached last month. Workers will pay a 100 application fee, 1,800 baht for a two year permit to work and just 10 baht processing fee to the shop.

Answering questions about areas where there are most migrant workers the officials noted that in Samut Sakhon province where there are a high quota of migrant workers there are also as many as 300 7 - 11 stores to handle the workload. The new system should aid both employees and employers, they said.

Certain restrictions have also been eased for children of migrant workers under 18.

Source: Thai Rath

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Retirement extensions and 90 day reports next ?

will they ever make things a little easier for us here.

regards Worgeordie

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It's not April 1st YET!!!

I think someone must have found this article in the bag designated for jokes and as you say pulled it out too early.

I can't imagine Seven Eleven stores being allowed to approve work permits. Surely that requires an official government officer.

Maybe it is "only for labourers" and only in extension cases.

Imagine the queues that could form if there are complications.

If there is any truth in this then CP are becoming more and more powerful.

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Coming soon to your nearest 7/11 where you can arrange to marry and die there as well, is this the same 7/11

where you can buy a can of soda and renew your WP at the same time?

Surly this article is in jest.....

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Retirement extensions and 90 day reports next ?

will they ever make things a little easier for us here.

regards Worgeordie

If they made things easier for us it would imply we are welcomed here

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Retirement extensions and 90 day reports next ?

will they ever make things a little easier for us here.

regards Worgeordie

Nope Not in my life time.sad.png

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Retirement extensions and 90 day reports next ?

will they ever make things a little easier for us here.

regards Worgeordie

You can do your 90 day reports on line what more you want ?

Why retirement extensions next ? ...surely other people who work here legally and are not migrants should be the next one...retiree will be at the bottom of the dung heap

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Retirement extensions and 90 day reports next ?

will they ever make things a little easier for us here.

regards Worgeordie

If they made things easier for us it would imply we are welcomed here

Must be so sad feeling so oppressed all the time, maybe for next move consider a nanny state in europe and you can feel oppressed till your hearts content

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Not sure why this is even on Thaivisa, as it doesn't really affect Western expats.

Maybe because its a Thailand news story, Thai politics had nothing to do with the vast majority of western expats on Thai Visa, but that doesnt stop them does it...or commenenting about any other news story that has nothing to do with them either

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The CP dynasty is ever more obviously an arm of the Government. Expect to see the cashiers in military uniform any time now.

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Not sure why this is even on Thaivisa, as it doesn't really affect Western expats.

Only in the way that I go to buy a soda and wait while somebody pays bills in front of me now work permits. I'll go to a different store.

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Not sure why this is even on Thaivisa, as it doesn't really affect Western expats.

NO but good for a wind up though------- just read the replies HaHaclap2.gifclap2.gifcheesy.gifcheesy.gif

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Will Thai voters next be able to cast their votes at the nearest 7/11?

No one would dare block public access to a 7/11 !

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