Migration

Immigration

Immigration department reviews procedure on foreigners

The Immigration Department is in the midst of drafting guidelines and procedures on the deportation of foreigners. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50928474/immigration-department-reviews-procedure-on-foreigners/

UK requests GDI continued support for stuck citizens

Marc Thayre, Charge d’affaires of the British Embassy in Phnom Penh, on Tuesday met with Lieutenant General Sok Veasna, deputy director general of the General Department of Immigration (GDI), to talk about British citizens being stuck in Cambodia due to Covid-19. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50923156/uk-requests-gdi-continued-support-for-stuck-citizens/

Oddar Meanchey rushes to cope with dire situation

Oddar Meanchey province has embarked on the construction of a 3,000-bed treatment centre and a 3,000-bed quarantine centre in order to meet the deluge of returning migrant workers from Thailand through its borders. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50919674/oddar-meanchey-rushes-to-cope-with-dire-situation/

Thai border reopened for workers – many with Covid

In the two days following the government’s reopening of border crossings with Thailand, more than 2,300 migrant workers have returned through checkpoints in four provinces and hundreds of them have tested positive for Covid-19, according to authorities.​ ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thai-border-reopened-workers-many-covid

New immigration bill targets illegal foreigners in Kingdom

General Department of Immigration (GDI) officials are discussing revisions to the new draft law on immigration to prevent foreigners from entering Cambodia illegally and to supervise those living in the Kingdom more effectively. The revisions draw wide support among civil society organisations. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-immigration-bill-targets-illegal-foreigners-kingdom

More than 600,000 migrant workers register into the system

A total of 654,864 foreign workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have registered since January 15 to screen for Covid-19 after the online registration system closed at midnight on February 13. ...

The Nation Thailand Staff
https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30402649?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Thailand issues work documents to 126,172

As of February 8, more than 126,000 Cambodians have been issued with legal work documents by the Thai authorities. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50813988/thailand-issues-work-documents-to-126172/

Migrant workers receive aid

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) visited migrant workers returning from Thailand at a quarantine centre in Prey Veng province. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-receive-aid

Relevant legislation: Ministry drafting new immigration law

A ministry working group is drafting a new law aimed to effectively manage immigrants and all foreigners in the Kingdom as Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the current Law on Immigration has many “loopholes and challenges” in its implementation. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749526/relevant-legislation-ministry-drafting-new-immigration-law/

Sar Kheng orders local authorities to care for 40,000 returnees

Interior Minister Sar Kheng today ordered all provincial authorities to take good care of about 40,000 migrant workers who have returned to the Kingdom since the Thai-Cambodia border closure. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706133/sar-kheng-orders-local-authorities-to-care-for-40000-returnees/

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation

Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698716/cambodia-and-laos-renew-border-cooperation

Immigration Dept says 400,000 Chinese have left because of online gambling ban

The General Department of Immigration yesterday reported hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals left the country after Prime Minister Hun Sen in August issued a directive banning all online and arcade gambling operations. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675447/gdi-attributes-mass-departure-to-online-gambling-ban

Land allotted for Kampong Chhnang boat people must be rented

Kampong Chhnang deputy provincial governor Sun Sovannarith reaffirmed that the 40ha the provincial authorities allocated to Vietnamese boat people is Cambodian national Ros Chamroeun’s private land. He said there was no cutting of land for them, but the Vietnamese immigrants will have to pay rent ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-allotted-kampong-chhnang-boat-people-must-be-rented

Immigration department requests border changes

The General Department of Immigration has requested the Ministry of Interior to close down several border checkpoints and add new facilities to issue border permits to prevent migrant workers from crossing illegally and to stop smuggling. The request followed a meeting on border checkpoints and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/immigration-department-requests-border-changes

Property owners asked to report foreign tenants to immigration department

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed owners of residences throughout the Kingdom to report the presence of all foreign tenants. In a letter dated Friday, Sar Kheng said the ministry had noticed that many residence owners had failed to duly ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/property-owners-asked-report-foreign-tenants-immigration-department

More than 70,000 immigrants given residence cards

The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday released a report saying it had issued more than 70,000 immigrants with permanent residence cards in Cambodia since 1994 – the year the Kingdom first adopted the Law on Immigration. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-70000-immigrants-given-residence-cards

Growing numbers of Chinese workers drive up housing costs in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville

A steady climb in the number of Chinese nationals moving to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville over the last two years has driven up housing costs in the southwestern coastal province, leaving many Cambodian workers struggling to make ends meet while property owners profit from the increase in ...

Richard Finney
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/housing-06182019160233.html

Ethnic Vietnamese protest against residency blunder

Seventeen families from Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, who claim they have lived in the area for two decades and are Cambodian by birth, protested against district authorities on Wednesday for designating them as Vietnamese immigrants. The families, from Chak Angre Krom commune’s Tuol Roka village, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-vietnamese-protest-against-residency-blunder

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

Gov’t: move to revoke improper documents nearing conclusion

The General Immigration Department said that the program to revoke official documents that were not properly issued, to mostly 70,000 ethnic Vietnamese, was about 70 per cent complete. Khun Sambo, deputy director general of the department, which is under the Ministry of Interior, said it ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-move-revoke-improper-documents-nearing-conclusion

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