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Foreigner Work Permit

According to the Cambodian Labour Law, Articles 261, 264, 265 and Prakas No. 196, dated August 20, 2014; all foreign nationals working in the Kingdom are required to hold a work permit.

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MOLVT) has decided to upgrade from a manual to an online system (Central Management System). An online processing system has been established in cooperation with a private company (E-Solution). It is effective by January, 2017.
E (Business) visa is for employment in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Though, you are required to apply for a work permit if you start holding E (Business)-multiple entries visa.  

Required Checklist for Employer (registered employer):

  • Company incorporation certificate issued by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) 
  • Articles of Incorporation with MOC (if applicant is a shareholder only)  
  • Patent certificate issued by the General Department of Taxation (GDT)
  • Validated passport
  • First E(Business) visa
  • Current E(Business) visa
  • Passport photo (4x6mm, white background, 2 pieces)
  • Medical checkup certificate
  • Current work permit card (for renewal only)  

Required Checklist for Employee (registered employee):

  • Quota/Employee registration certificate with MOLVT 
  • Employment contract in Khmer
  • Validated passport
  • First E(Business) visa
  • Current E(Business) visa
  • Passport photo (4x6mm, white background, 2 pieces)
  • Medical checkup certificate
  • Current work permit card (for renewal only)

Required Checklist for Self-Employed/Freelancer (He/She is not a registered employer, nor a registered employee and holding E-Business visa):

  • Residency permit issued by the Sangkat office
  • Validated passport
  • First E(Business) visa
  • Current E(Business) visa
  • Passport photo (4x6mm, white background, 6 pieces)
  • Medical checkup certificate
  • Current work permit card (for renewal only)

Processing Period: 

  • 7-14 working days after all supporting documents are submitted and payment is made