Cambodia extends deadline for foreign employee quota application hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Internet)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia has extended the deadline for foreign employee quota application to January 31, 2022, two months after the original deadline, according to the Khmer Times on December 8.

Businesses in Cambodia employing or intending to employ foreign employees must apply for a foreign employee quota to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT). The MLVT imposes a maximum 10 percent quota of an employer’s total workforce for the use of foreign employees. This comprises office employees (3 percent), skilled labour (6 percent), and unskilled labour (1 percent).

Once a company has received its quota, it can then apply for work permits through the Foreign Workforce Centralized Management System (FWCMS).

If a business wishes to hire foreign nationals in excess of the foreign employee quota, they will need prior MLVT approval.

Foreign workers looking to work in Cambodia will need a valid business visa (E-class visa) which is initially valid for a period of 30 days and could be extended for a maximum of one year. They must also obtain a work permit and employment card./.