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Certificate of identity (CI) issued to migrant workers in Thailand

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The Certificate of Identity -CI has been granted to the undocumented Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand at five CI centres — Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Ranong districts in January, and a total of 783 people — 426 males and 357 females received their CIs.
The four-year CIs of undocumented migrant workers granted between 3 March 2017 and 30 June 2018 expired starting 3 March 2021 accordingly to their respective due dates.
The Departments of Employment, Immigration and Health of Thailand open their counters at CI centres for the issuance of visas and work permits for the employees as per the COVID-19 health rules.
Those who apply for renewal of CIs have to submit their current CI number together with 310 baht — 300 baht for book and 10 baht for service fees and take out the receipts (SMS will be sent to mobile phone) bearing the name of the centre, appointment date, token no, and they must go to the CI centres on the assigned date without fail, fill up their personal data and copy their old CIs, ID cards, household lists and other documents issued by Thai Employment Department for new CIs.
Those who meet the requirements will receive extended CIs and Overseas Worker Identification Card-OWIC.
Although those who receive the new CIs and OWIC will have to apply for Visa and Work Permit, they do not need to apply if their Visa and Work Permit are still valid.
If the CIs are lost or damaged, they must apply at the respective CI centres together with the recommendation letter of the Thai police force and Myanmar Embassy, and they must pay 480 baht — 300 baht for CI and 180 baht for fine, according to the Department of Labour.
If the OWICs are lost or damaged, they must apply at the respective CI centres together with the recommendation letter of the Thai police force and Myanmar Embassy, and they must pay 200 baht including fine.
For information on CI renewal processes, the people can contact the Labour Attaches – U Aung Ko Zaw (09 48845484), U Ye Lin Htet (0652206951), U Lin Myat (0652206952), U Pyae Phyo Aung (0652206953) and U Aung Aung (0990592352).
The people can also contact Samut Sakhon CI Centre (0652055960, 0652055961), Samut Prakan CI Centre (0652055964, 0652055965), Chiang Mai CI Centre (0652055968, 0652055969), Chonburi CI Centre (0652055962, 0652055963), and Ranong CI Centre(0652055966, 0652055967).—MNA

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