Informal migration for labor

Foreign workers in Cambodia

Gov’t backtracks on ban on self-employed foreigners

Foreigners will again be allowed to be self-employed in a bid to attract skills and investment to the Kingdom, after a ban on them running small businesses that could affect the livelihoods of Cambodians was proposed in August. An announcement by the Ministry of Labour ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-backtracks-ban-self-employed-foreigners

PM justifies need for Chinese construction workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday justified the need for Chinese workers in the Kingdom by saying that local workers still lack expertise. Mr Hun Sen, during his inspection visit to Morodok Techo National Stadium, said Chinese nationals working in the Kingdom are permitted for employment and ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628531/pm-justifies-need-for-chinese-construction-workers/

Work permits double in 2018

The number of foreigners issued with Cambodian work permits this year has more than doubled that of last year. The increase was driven by Chinese workers whose contribution alone could generate millions for the Kingdom’s economy each year. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/work-permits-double-2018

Tougher action needed against criminal foreigners, official says

A senior Interior Ministry official has urged police to take tough action against Chinese nationals committing crimes in the Kingdom. Speaking during a meeting with police officials yesterday, General Sok Phal, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Interior, said that immigration police had ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533289/tougher-action-needed-against-criminal-foreigners-official-says/

Taskforce to fight Sihanoukville crimes

With the spike in crimes following a huge influx of Chinese nationals, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday assigned four main units under the ministry to set up a support team to restore security in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533013/taskforce-to-fight-sihanoukville-crimes/

Ministry urges firms to apply for foreign worker permits

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has directed all companies or institutions that plan to hire foreign staff next year to apply for work permits between September 1 and November 30. Heng Sour, the ministry’s spokesperson, told The Post yesterday that any employer who ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-firms-apply-foreign-worker-permits

Mondulkiri police detain undocumented Vietnamese workers

Police in Mondulkiri province detained 27 Vietnamese who crossed the border illegally in Sen Monorom city. Deputy provincial police chief Tieng Saoroth said they were detained for questioning on Saturday in Sen Monorom city where they were selling clothes. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50298197/mondulkiri-police-detain-undocumented-vietnamese-workers/

Foreigners working in Cambodia face permit fines

About 100,000 foreigners working without permits will be fined after Khmer New Year and potentially face jail time and deportation if they fail to get paperwork or pay their fines, the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labour announced yesterday. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreigners-working-cambodia-face-permit-fines

Vietnam asks ‘migrants’ rights be respected

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded on Tuesday to reports that Cambodia plans to revoke documents from thousands of ethnic Vietnamese, urging the Kingdom to respect legal rights during the process. ...

Andrew Nachemson and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vietnam-asks-migrants-rights-be-respected

Work permits now required for long-term visa renewals

The Immigration Department yesterday confirmed that foreigners requesting long-term business visa extensions in the country are now required to submit a work permit proving their place of employment. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/work-permits-now-required-long-term-visa-renewals

Government confirms foreigners will need work permits for long-term visas

// // // // An Immigration Department official yesterday confirmed that foreigners requesting a long-term extension of their business visas would need to produce a work permit, with implementation of the rule starting September 4.    ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-confirms-foreigners-will-need-work-permits-long-term-visas

Vietnamese immigrants get arrested

Immigration police arrested 22 Vietnamese nationals illegally living and working in Phnom Penh yesterday, an Interior Ministry official said. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079466/vietnamese-immigrants-get-arrested/

Crackdown on illegal documents imminent

The government plans to crackdown on immigrants holding illegal or irregular paperwork to live, work and vote in the country, according to a sub-decree obtained yesterday. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079236/crackdown-illegal-documents-imminent/

Building site arrests

A joint operation between government and city officials resulted in the arrests of 51 Chinese and 42 Vietnamese for illegally entering Cambodia and working without the correct permits. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38902/building-site-arrests/

Vietnamese workers face deportation

The Immigration Department has detained 27 Vietnamese migrants suspected of being in Cambodia illegally. The undocumented workers, 20 men and seven women, were arrested on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37686/vietnamese-workers-face-deportation/

Construction work progress continues amid illegal workers’ arrest

Since the start of the year, department authorities at the Ministry of Interior have arrested more than 10,000 illegal workers, with the bulk of them being construction workers. However, industry experts and investors are split on the opinions that the arrest will impinge on the ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/construction-work-progress-continues-amid-illegal-workers-arrest

Nearly 200 Chinese construction workers detained in Phnom Penh

An inspection at the Sino Great Wall International Engineering’s building site in Phnom Penh yesterday found nearly 200 Chinese workers without work permits, according to an immigration official, though a spokesman for the project’s developer said the employees’ paperwork was in the pipeline. ...

Touch Sokha and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-200-chinese-construction-workers-detained-phnom-penh

Checkpoint chief leased house to illegal Vietnamese miners

Five Vietnamese nationals who were renting a home from the local immigration department chief were arrested on Friday for conducting illegal mining operations in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadav district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/checkpoint-chief-leased-house-illegal-vietnamese-miners

Deportation figures triple

A year-long crackdown on illegal immigration equated to a threefold increase in deportations in the first 11 months of 2015, with 4,312 foreigners sent home versus just 1,307 in the same period last year, according to a Department of Immigration report obtained yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deportation-figures-triple

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