CPP pledges to strengthen law governing immigrants
In a bid to win the support of the people for the upcoming National Election, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has committed itself to strengthening the Law on Immigration on managing foreign immigrants, promising to strongly prevent and suppress illegal crossings, residing and activities ...
Sar Kheng to cops: Keep foreigners safe
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reminded police officers at both the national and sub-national levels that the use of threats and violence against foreigners was strictly forbidden and that actions such as those were contrary to the national interest because they discouraged other foreigners from ...
More than one million Cambodians work abroad and sent about $3 billion every year to their families
More than one million Cambodian workers work abroad in various fields and send money home to their families. ...
More than 365,000 Cambodians in Thailand vaccinated against COVID-19
Thailand has administered 3,900,995 doses of COVID0-19 vaccines to foreigners residing there between February 28, 2021 to January 6, 2022. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Immigration department reviews procedure on foreigners
The Immigration Department is in the midst of drafting guidelines and procedures on the deportation of 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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation
Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...