NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:27 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:07 pm
why not apply for a ER ( retirement) extension if ur not working..... so far there have been no requirements as to age or finances asked for?
One would think they would set it at 50 as thats what it is in Thailand...

PLUS, say u have a ER extension and u do work (in ur own restaurant/bar) not teaching or working for a company. what are the fines/ negatives if "caught"
i tried asking the people who do my visa extensions and they didnt have a clue what i was talking about

plus you cant get a work permit without an employer so the systems fucked anyway lol

luckily ive got a new passport with only 2 extensions in it
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:32 pm

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Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:44 pm
So, I'm getting that I need one and now is the time to do it but I don't work and have no boss....

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@BC. Why do you need a WP if you are not working ? Because of backdating previous "business" visas ?

I'm not sure how this change in visas is going to work.There must be thousands of expats in Cambodia who previously had "business" visas who have never worked in Cambodia.
And for the last couple of years, the 'business" E-visa became an "ordinary" visa, so how can they hit you for being "ordinary"?

If you are not working and have never worked, I'd just hang loose and see what happens. If you get a WP, then officially you are acknowledging that you are working, even if you are not.
It's hard to know what the future regulations will be, but atm I would be cautious about getting a WP if you are not, and don't plan to, work in Cambodia. Once you are registered with a WP, it may be difficult to back-pedal.

One way out might be to apply for an ER retirement visa. For the moment, AFAIK, there are no restrictions on the ER visa extensions - no age, no money, no proof of retirement - even if that will come later - but esp. no need for a WP.
[Btw if anyone has concrete information that there is an age limit for ER visas, then please post. So far, there are some rumours that you must be 50+ or 60+, but I haven't seen anything in writing or heard this from a reliable source.]

However, for anyone working or running a business without a permit, especially if you have previous E-visas in your passport, I'd get your WP NOW while there's an amnesty. It will save you lots of future hassle and also $$$.
[All the above is just IMO, based on what I've read and personal experience. No inside info. I'm guessing as much as anyone else. :unknown:]
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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by Username Taken » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:46 pm

Why not just pay the $500,000 for the Okhnya visa?
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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by Duncan » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:53 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:46 pm
Why not just pay the $500,000 for the Okhnya visa?


Why not take a short cut and marry the Okhnya's daughter.
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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by Barang chgout » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:03 am

phuketrichard wrote:why not apply for a ER ( retirement) extension if ur not working..... so far there have been no requirements as to age or finances asked for?
One would think they would set it at 50 as thats what it is in Thailand...

PLUS, say u have a ER extension and u do work (in ur own restaurant/bar) not teaching or working for a company. what are the fines/ negatives if "caught"
What if I get a retirement visa, without all the correct documentation (and under 50), and later they pull me for not crossing the ts and dotting the is.....not correct visa.....fine and pay for another visa?

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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:34 am

i would think, note not sure, that if they issue you an extension and later on they require more documentation, they can ask you to provide it and if u cant, u would need get a different extension, ( i would think they wouldn't bother u until the next year) but they cant do anything to you ( fine) as they issued the extension to you.

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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by Barang chgout » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:31 am

So. I dont work, I live here and I may work in future. Can I currently get a wp without having an employer to issue one?

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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:52 pm

Barang chgout wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:31 am
So. I dont work, I live here and I may work in future. Can I currently get a wp without having an employer to issue one?

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If you don't work or own a registered business, you cannot get a WP. It was possible a few years ago, but not anymore.
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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:56 pm

@anchormoy... Not that it really matters, but The E-type visa has been called an Ordinary Visa for at least 7 years, however it is still often referred to as a Business Visa by officials and also in the latest sub-decree on Immigration.
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Re: NEW ! Information on Work Permits.

Post by eriksank » Fri May 05, 2017 11:26 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:27 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:07 pm
why not apply for a ER ( retirement) extension if ur not working....
i tried asking the people who do my visa extensions and they didnt have a clue what i was talking about
That has been my experience too. I still need to meet someone who knows about ER extensions. It seems to be the same as with the "residence permit". Cambodian regulations even going back to 1993 incessantly mention their existence, but nobody has ever seen one. All of these things are papers that only exist on paper! ;-)
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