[Cambodia Legal Updates] Cambodia New Quota for Hiring Foreigners

November 17, 2020

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) on 14 August 2020 has released Prakas 277/20 on Employing Foreign Nationals in Special Circumstances (“Prakas 277/20”).

Prakas 277/20 allows owners and directors of enterprises or establishments, which have an insufficient number of Cambodian employees, to employ foreign nationals under special conditions more than 10% of the total number of Cambodian employees. This quota is determined by Prakas 196/14 on the Employment of Foreign Labour dated 20 August 2014 as 10 percent of the total number of Cambodian national employees at the enterprise.

To employ foreign nationals under these special conditions, enterprises’ owners or directors must:

  • Submit a letter of request to the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training and attach the employment contract of each foreign worker,
  • Fill the foreigner’s work permits application on the FWCMS webpage (www.fwcms.mlvt.gov.kh).
  • Pay the work permit fee.
  • Have a legal visa and residence permit.

Reference:

*Cambodia_Prakas 277_Ministry Labour and Vocational Training


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