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« on: September 05, 2013, 09:05:34 PM »

Hi Everyone

Having just left Thailand after 6 years of dealing with them moving the business goalposts every two minutes. i thinking of setting a company up in Cambodia to possibly export / sell products and work it myself, well would like to help work it myself after not being able too breath in Thailand if a Thai could do it...

Whats the score with obtaining a work permit
Do you have too show xxx amount of capital in your bank?
Do you have too employ at least xxx amount of Cambodians
What are the cost for a work permit and is it quite achievable to get one
Whats your overall perspective of the working Cambodian?

Feedback would be appreciated

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 07:02:14 AM »

Officially, you need two things. You need the Ordinary Visa (ex business visa) and a Work Permit.

That said, I reckon I can count the number of people in town that actually have a Work Permit on one hand. Generally, a one off 'fine' will suffice. That said, if they really want to push it, as they did with me, they back dated the work permit requirement to the day you first came into cambodia on a Ordinary Visa.

So, if you have lived here for 10 years, but only had a business for one, you have to pay 10 years of work permits, plus a fine, plus if you employ over 10 staff, then work books, insurance, etc, etc, for your staff.

As you know, the ordinary visa is around $300 per year, and a work permit is $100.

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 08:46:21 AM »

I found this interested.

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