9 October 2023

Annual Quota and Work Permit Applications for 2024

Key Takeaway: Applications for Annual Quota and Work Permit for 2024 are now open

Are you hiring or re-hiring foreign nationals in 2024? If so, you may want to note that work authorisation applications for foreign nationals are now open.

To hire or re-hire foreign nationals, a company will need to first apply for a quota permit for hiring foreign nationals (or renew quota permits where the company already possesses an existing quota permit) by November each year. Thereafter, the company will need to process individual work permits for each foreign national employee by March of the following year.

Both applications may be lodged via the Foreign Workforce Centralised Management System (www.fwcms.mlvt.gov.kh)

It is likely that the Labour Inspectorate will soon begin inspecting workplaces to ensure compliance with these requirements. Enterprises, establishments, and foreign nationals who do not comply may be subject to monetary penalties.

We are happy to assist you in any queries you may have regarding these requirements, or any issues regarding the hiring of foreign nationals in Cambodia. If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact  Liew Shan Berg, Hout Sreypich and Matthew Rendall, of Sok Siphana & Associates.

This alert is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.