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Bangkok (VNA/NNT) – The Thai Cabinet has approved the extension of work permits for foreign nationals from one year to two years, while giving employers four months to help their workers register for the document.

According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Maj Gen Weerachon Sukondhapatipak, workers whose permits will expire on March 31, 2016 will be allowed to stay in the Kingdom for two more years, pending the nationality verification process.

To apply for the new permit, employers will be required to take their foreign employees to registration spots designated by the Department of Employment within 120 days from April 1.

The Cabinet also assigned the Department of Employment to adopt regulations in support of the permit extension within 120 days.-VNA