Cambodia confirms new rules on long stay visas now apply

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Cambodia confirms new rules on long stay visas now apply

A director with the Cambodian Interior Ministry has confirmed new rules apply to foreigners applying for long-stay visas. Sok Veasna told the Phnom Penh Post earlier this month that people who apply for long-term business visas would now have to show work permits.

The director explained that the new regulations were effective from the 2 October and this was one month after the ministry announced the change. He carried on by saying rumours the change had been deferred until next year were simply not true.

The rules are only pertinent to tourists who apply for six or twelve month visas. Applicants have to show work-permits and letters from employers confirming they are still employed.

Mr Veasna noted that the change in policy did not cover freelance workers or digital nomads, but the Non-Immigrant Division would judge these on a case-by-case basis. He added that foreigners who did this kind of work could help themselves by providing documentation proving what their employment was.  
The Phnom Penh 12GO ASIA travel specialists say that foreign tourists entering Cambodia on one or three month business visas are exempt from the policy. It is still business as usual for the time being regarding the issuance of these visas.



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