Thai Ministry of Interior launches online registration for debt assistance

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

The Ministry of Interior has initiated a programme to assist citizens struggling with off-system debt, inviting them to enrol either online or in-person from today, December 1, until February 24 next year.

This scheme is part of the government’s efforts to alleviate the impact of high-interest-rate debts on the populace.

For online registration, individuals can visit the website The process requires the ThaID application, provided by the Ministry of Interior, to verify the applicant’s identity. This app is accessible on various platforms such as iOS, Android, and Huawei. After downloading and setting up the ThaID app, users can proceed with the registration process on the website.

The online registration process is straightforward. After identity verification using the ThaID app, applicants enter their personal information and details to the off-system debt problem resolution form. Once the registration is complete, the Ministry of Interior will coordinate with the applicant to manage their debt issues. The registration status can be verified through the Check Registration Status option on the website.

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For those unable to register online, they can register in person at their local district or sub-district offices. The registration process will be managed by the respective office personnel, reported KhaoSod.

The Ministry of Interior is accepting online registrations from today to February 24, between 6am and 11pm. For those unable to register online, they can physically register at the district office if they are in a provincial area or at any district office in Bangkok. The Ombudsman’s hotline 1567 is available 24 hours for any queries or issues related to off-system debt.

In related news, Thailand is in the grips of a financial crisis, with household debt skyrocketing to a staggering 16.07 trillion baht, a 3.6% surge compared to last year. Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin vowed to address the problem of what he calls debt slavery.

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) yesterday dropped a bombshell, revealing that Thailand’s household debt is a whopping 90.6% of the country’s GDP. Read more about this story HERE.

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