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

Under a controversial new plan by the Ministry of Interior, ethnic Vietnamese – some living in Cambodia for generations – begin to see documents revoked

Behind the traffic police station in Kampong Chhnang town, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Tonle Sap, immigration officials gathered thousands of ethnic Vietnamese to begin a nationwide process of revoking “improperly” issued documents this week. The plan to review birth certificates, identity cards, passports ...

Kong Meta and Andrew Nachemson

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

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

More foreigners deported

The Interior Ministry announced yesterday it had recently deported 46 foreigners from six countries and was holding 87 it believed had entered Cambodia illegally or overstayed their visas. ...

Ros Chanveasna

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

Interior Ministry investigates forgery

The Immigration Department at the Interior Ministry has put in a request to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation into a commune chief who allegedly forged a birth certificate for a Chinese national in exchange for $12,000. ...

May Titthara

170 Vietnamese asylum seekers given two weeks to leave

Almost two years since the latest wave of Montagnard asylum seekers began crossing into Ratanakkiri province claiming to be fleeing persecution in Vietnam, an immigration official said on Wednesday that the 170 remaining in Phnom Penh had two weeks to return home or face forcible ...

Aun Pheap and George Wright

Citizenship bribes offered: police

Four Vietnamese women claiming to be working for a Vietnamese company attempted to obtain residency papers reserved for Cambodian citizens by bribing authorities in Ratanakkiri’s Sre Angkrang commune last week, police and an NGO said yesterday. The news comes as the government continues a “foreigner census” ...

Phak Seangly

Deportations in K Chhnang go on

Another 17 people are to be deported for living illegally in Kampong Chhnang province, bringing the total number of deportations to more than 500 nationwide since a foreigner census began in late August. ...

Phak Seangly

Census deportations hit 142 in single day

Vietnamese nationals were deported en masse this week from Svay Rieng province, with 142 illegal migrants sent back across the border in a single day, as Cambodia’s nationwide census of foreigners continues, officials said yesterday. General Sok Phal, director of the Interior Ministry’s Immigration Department, said ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy

More than 200 deported as census continues

The Ministry of Interior has deported more than 200 foreign nationals over the past two months as part of its ongoing nationwide census, according to Sok Phal, director of the ministry’s immigration department. The Interior Ministry’s census was launched last month, at the same time ...

Mech Dara and Khy Sovuthy

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