Monday, December 14, 2009

Burmese Refugees: Thai government set to issue official residential permits to children of migrant workers

Mizzima News reports the Thai government is working on issuing official residential permits to children of migrant workers in their country.

The children between 5 and 15 years of age of migrant workers hailing from Burma, Laos and Cambodia must apply for registration at municipal offices and mayoral offices not later than December 18. This registration process started in the third week of last month.

This process will be extended to December 28 for those whose applications are not yet completed Mizzima reports. The issuance of residential permits would be started on the 2nd of next month.

The children, who reached Thailand before July 2009 and those who were born in Thailand are entitled to apply for the residential permit. Moreover the parents of the children must have similar residential permits, and a guarantee given by their employers and stay together with their children in the same locality.

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