Thailand is to commence a screening process designed to capture Africans who are working in the Kingdom illegally according to the Department of Employment Director-General Waranon Pitiwan.
He said we see ever increasing reports of Africans coming to Thailand on a tourist visa and then going to work, often selling jewellery.
Using Chanthaburi as an example, he said 700 African nationals entered Thailand on tourist or non-immigrant visas. He continued to explain the province has 306 jewellery trading companies, which employ 562 Africans, who originate from Guinea, Mali, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.
There were also 14 Africans working as English language teachers in Chanthaburi.
Immigrants should be aware that they can face up to five years in prison and/or a fine up to 100,000 baht if found to be working without a permit.
Source : thaivisa.com
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