Legal and Tax Updates

Legal Compliance Alert: Delay in 2021 Work Permit Renewal

Issue: No. 017P/21 –29 March 2021

Due to the pandemic of Covid-19 and 20 February community outbreak, many foreigners with 2020 work permit has not returned to Cambodia. In response to this matter, MLVT has issued an Notification No.013/21 dated 26 March 2021 to notice owner/employer of

establishment/enterprise that the application for delay of foreign work permit/employment card in 2021 has been delay. This include the following:

New Deadline : Until 31 May 2021
Description : Pursuant to this notification there is not imposing fine on foreigner(s) who has 2020 foreign work permit/employment card. New foreigner(s) who come to work or invest in Cambodia shall duly complete document(s) as required by law.

We hope that the above legal compliance alert is helpful for your investment and help you to invest more confidently.


The article is merely for general information purposes. It does not constitute a legal advice on the subject matter. If you have any question or need any assistance, please feel free to contact us:

SON Sokeng,


Managing Director

+855 12 885 870


Sokeng has more than 8 years of professional experiences in corporate, commercial, investment and capital market sector in Cambodia. He advised and assisted various companies in various legal compliance issues, major investment projects and in conducting legal due diligence for major M&A and IPO projects. He has led many legal counsel teams to advise and assist ACLEDA Bank Plc., Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and other SMEs in the process of listing and proposed listing on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).
NOEUM Sokvichhai,


Head of Corporate, Commercial and Investment Practice Group

+855 12 826 785


Atty. Sokvichhai has more than 6 years of experiences in labour, corporate, commercial and investment advisory in Cambodia. He actively advices and assists various businesses in commercial, tax, and labour registration, business licensing, products registration & distribution, business recapitalization & restructuring, and mergers & acquisitions transaction. He also has particular experiences in advising collective investment fund and trust business, investment incentives & qualified investment project, and labour & employment related issues. Sokvichhai also assists major business in preparing various commercial agreements. Currently, Sokvichhai is also leading Sithisak’s Investigation Team to investigate any labour related misconduct within client’s company.