Cambodia, located in Southeast Asia, has a deeply rich culture and history, which has in recent times attracted many. Due to globalization, Cambodia is becoming an increasingly popular place for people to travel to. In order to visit, work or do business in Cambodia, it is necessary to obtain the proper visa in order to do so legally.
Visas in Cambodia
E- class visa (business visa)
EB visa (working visa)
INS Global can help you
Any foreign national who wishes to remain in Cambodia for an extended period is required to obtain an E-class visa (also known as a business visa). The E-class visa is valid for a period of 30 days, however it can be extended for a period of either 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year (maximum). The 1 and 3 month visas are single entry visas, while the 6 month and 1-year visa allows for multiple entries. The requirements to obtain an E-visa are as follows:
Those who would like to apply for an extension can do so at the immigration department of the Ministry of Interior.
For an extension of the E-visa the following is required:
The EB visa is the common type of visa for foreign nationals who:
An EB visa can be regarded as the work visa in Cambodia. The EB visa by itself does not give foreigners the right to work in Cambodia, in order to work legally foreign nationals are required to obtain a work permit and an employment card.
The employing company generally makes the application on behalf of the foreign employee. Due to the quota system in place companies, both foreign and locally owned, are limited in the amount of foreigners they are able to employ.
According to the labor and immigration law of Cambodia, all foreign workers or business owners in Cambodia are required to obtain a valid work permit. The work permit serves as official approval to work or carry out business legally in Cambodia.
A work permit is issued by the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MOLVT) and is issued for a period of one year, however it is only valid until December 31 of the year it was issued. Renewal of a work permit needs to occur between January 1 and March 31. If one does not apply for the renewal of the work permit, they will be subject to a late penalty. The penalty starts from April 1st unless otherwise stated by the MOLVT. The processing time is between 15 and 20 working days after all relevant documentation has been submitted.
The employment card is a separate card which contains the employment history of a foreign national in Cambodia. An employment card is valid for one year, and similarly to the work permit, it must be renewed before March 31 each year.
If your enterprise is looking to hire employees in Cambodia, INS Global can assist with the entire onboarding process, including visa sponsorship. Our team of experts is well equipped to ensure your employees are hired in compliance with all Cambodian regulations. INS Global has expertise in all HR fields, including recruitment, company incorporation and PEO. Let us take care of your needs today.