2019 19 November

Cambodia Legal Update: Foreign Employee Quota Deadline Expires on 30 November 2019


Further to our previous alerts, we take this opportunity to remind you that the deadline to file your 2020 foreign employee quota will expire on 30 November 2019. If your organization fails to apply for the 2020 foreign employee quota, it will not be able to hire foreign employees or obtain work permits for such foreign employees in 2020.

This obligation applies to every employer in Cambodia, including representative offices, branches, limited liability companies and NGOs. Failure to obtain approvals for the foreign employee quota and work permits may result in fines being imposed by the relevant authorities. In serious circumstances, imprisonment for up to three months and/or deportation orders may be imposed.

As it normally takes several weeks to obtain approval, we recommend that the application be filed as soon as possible.

Please contact us or labor.kh@dfdl.com, if you require assistance in preparing and filing your organization’s quota application.

The information provided here is for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Legal advice should be obtained from qualified legal counsel for all specific situations.

DFDL Contacts

Chris Robinson

Partner, Head of Cambodia Corporate & Commercial Practice Group


Chesda Teng

Senior Consultant, Cambodia Corporate and Commercial Practice Group


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