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Work Permit - Medical Certificate tip

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:26 pm

Word of unsolicited advice - if you've not yet got your "fitness certificate" from Ministry of Labour for your Work Permit application, take your old one with you. The aunties at the foreigner desk seem to really appreciate it and it speeds the process from their end. Also, don't forget it takes up to two weeks to process the medical certificate (mine, today, is dated for pickup on 25 March) and the end-date for WP applications online is March 31 unless it gets extended again (and again, and again). So if you want to avoid any potential circus, you've only got a few days to get in for that checkup.

The medical certificate is 100,000r, and has to be riel.

For those outside of PP, sorry. Just the messenger.

The hundred or so Khmer getting their own papers enjoyed watching me get measured, and stroking the beard was once again a feature of the medical exam. The world's smallest blood sample will be taken using a new lancet (not an IV kit) which doesn't hurt. I'm not crying, you're crying. Whut?
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Re: Work Permit - Medical Certificate tip

Post by Element6 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:57 pm

I got my 2019 foreigner employment card this week. Did it early as a lot of travel planned.

Glad 5o hear they are not cutting you with a blade any more
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Re: Work Permit - Medical Certificate tip

Post by John Bingham » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:00 pm

I paid in dollars last time I went for one in December, and they've always used a lancet, except one time when they didn't bother taking a blood test. I thought it hurt a bit!
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Re: Work Permit - Medical Certificate tip

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:06 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:00 pm
I paid in dollars last time I went for one in December, and they've always used a lancet, except one time when they didn't bother taking a blood test. I thought it hurt a bit!
If you're a half-decent type the crew behind the payment counter will exchange money for you, on the 4,000:1 scale (so they make a little) but they're not supposed to. If you're an asshat (and I've watched this happen a few times) they will absolutely refuse to help you out.

You'll recall that in past years there were rumours circulating that "they" drew blood with re-used needles, and you could get your own doctor to do it. Yeah, a few people comment they don't get blood drawn, but I think the majority do.
Element6 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Glad 5o hear they are not cutting you with a blade any more
:plus1: Or the rusty chainsaw.
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Re: Work Permit - Medical Certificate tip

Post by Spigzy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Do they still do a thorough nasal examination? :D
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Re: Work Permit - Medical Certificate tip

Post by Ravensnest » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:53 pm

Element6 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:57 pm
I got my 2019 foreigner employment card this week. Did it early as a lot of travel planned.

Glad 5o hear they are not cutting you with a blade any more
They cut me with it 2 weeks ago....
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Re: Work Permit - Medical Certificate tip

Post by The Goat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:11 pm

I thought this may help some people in locating the building once you are arrive to the Department of Labor entrance

A couple tips and photos.
Enter on the left side security entrance
It may be a good idea to drive or ask your transportation to drive all the way down the winding rode to the end. You will see
the Department of Occupational Safety and Health on your left hand side. You may see a lot of Khmer people outside and long lines. Dont worry just walk right in and they will direct you.....push you (literally right to the front of the line) Don't forget a copy of passport and two photos. They also take lunch breaks. Sometimes, they ask for a blood test and sometimes not. Its quite a simple and fast process. Paying 300$ is a waste of money through an agency that may also not provide accurate information (supporting documents). The forms are available at the desk. I did see a person from an agency walk in with a stack of at least 15 foreigner's paperwork and couldn't help but think...... 300$ X 15.......
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Re: Work Permit - Medical Certificate tip

Post by Bob tailcat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:14 pm

Didn't need a medical for past 3 years just a tip.
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