Can foreigners work in Cambodia?


When a foreigner wants to work in Cambodia, they must first register with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. They will need to bring the following with them when registering: A Cambodian ID card or passport, a receipt showing payment of the $2 fee, and a copy of their employment contract. If a foreigner is working in the country on a tourist visa, they do not need to register. However, if they want to work in Cambodia for more than 90 days, they must apply for a business visa, which takes 15 business days to process.

Related: How can I get a valid Work Permit in Cambodia?

For those who have accepted an employment offer from Cambodia, and are being sent out to Cambodia for business purposes by an organization can apply for the business visa.

To apply for the business visa, you are required to bring and complete the following stuff below:

  1. Visa application form: you can download this form from the embassy of Cambodia website. In the application, you’re required to fill out your personal information including your name, date of birth, your email address, your purposes, and so on. You’ll also need to sign the visa application form as well. Don’t forget your passport photo to bring along with.
  2. Passport
  3. Supporting document: you need to bring the document which is the letter from the sending company, or the invitation letter that are being invited from the company in Cambodia. Don’t forget a copy of Cambodian visa and a copy of passport.
  4. Health insurance
  5. Visa fee: the visa fee costs you around $35. No personal check, credit card, or cash, this only accept from the cashier’s check, and you need to pay at the Embassy of Cambodia.
  6. Processing time: the process only takes 3 to 5 working days.

After you complete all the requirements, you can submit your application form by email where the embassy ask you to do so. More information, you can check out the Embassy of Cambodia website to know more detail.

Related: 5 ways for a foreigner to obtain Cambodian Citizenship

During this Covid-19 pandemic, the process of applying for the business visa will be restricted. When you enter Cambodia, you must bring the certificate of the negative test result of Covide-19 by the medical facility around 72 hours. And you also need to deposit cash upon arrival as well. The business visa can also be extended until 12 months.

If there is no problem after completing all the requirements, the ministry will recheck it, and will let you know if there is lack of information in your application.  If you get approved by the ministry, then you can work in Cambodia legally.

Can foreigners work in Cambodia?
Can foreigners work in Cambodia?

 


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