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planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by Ken » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:17 pm

Hi!
My name is Ken. Currently living in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
I'm planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh for market research. I would appreciate if you could help me.
1. Is it possible to open ordinary visa, even if I'm not planning to have work permit? If market research after 3 months will show opportunities then I’ll go for work permit and company registration.

2. How to Find a Real Estate Agent? Need to rent apartment. Maybe you can recommend someone.
Also, I have some general questions about the country, and we could discuss them at dinner (at my expense) after my arrival.
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:04 pm

1. Apply for the E-type (Ordinary) Visa on Arrival, $35, valid for 1 mth.

At least 1 week prior to your VOA expiring, take your passport to a reputable agency and apply for an EG (General) EOS (Extension of Stay). 1,3 & 6 mth EG EOS's are available but only the 6 mth EG EOS is valid for multi-entry/exit.

Work Permit is not required for this type of EOS, it is for those looking for business opportunities and or seeking employment.
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:05 pm

2. Read Vladimirs guide to finding an apartment.

housing-for-rent-sale/how-rent-property ... e-t64.html
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by Ken » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:36 pm

thanks!
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 pm

i assume many of us are holding our tongues, so Gonk does not get upset :popcorn:
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by gharrik » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:43 pm

Ken wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Hi!
My name is Ken. Currently living in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
I'm planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh for market research. I would appreciate if you could help me.
1. Is it possible to open ordinary visa, even if I'm not planning to have work permit? If market research after 3 months will show opportunities then I’ll go for work permit and company registration.

2. How to Find a Real Estate Agent? Need to rent apartment. Maybe you can recommend someone.
Also, I have some general questions about the country, and we could discuss them at dinner (at my expense) after my arrival.
hallo Ken
I am living here since 6 years
My landlord has a nice one bedroom apartment to rent, even for 3 months . It is in the center of PPen but quiet and safe as we have many foreigners living here
I think they will rent out for 400 dollar a month . Do not go to agencies for renting, you will pay heavy price. As it low season you can even make a terrific deal in one of the hotels here. The hotel where I put most of my customers is actually at 25 dollar a night, it has swimming pool. Do not forget that this rate includes wifi and electric and electric is expensive here. This will be for a suite, 30 square meters. There is another hotel offering a 60 sm room for around 850 dolar a month , also with swimming pool
As to visa take a business visa at arrival, same can be extended for one or more months, as you wish . No need for working permit , only if you stay long time .
you need more info you can send me PM
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by AndyKK » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:29 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:04 pm
1. Apply for the E-type (Ordinary) Visa on Arrival, $35, valid for 1 mth.

At least 1 week prior to your VOA expiring, take your passport to a reputable agency and apply for an EG (General) EOS (Extension of Stay). 1,3 & 6 mth EG EOS's are available but only the 6 mth EG EOS is valid for multi-entry/exit.

Work Permit is not required for this type of EOS, it is for those looking for business opportunities and or seeking employment.
Am I missing something here! (Ordinary) Business visa. Yes or No? Now needs a work permit.
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:54 pm

BUT if ur NOT working, u cant get one>>>>
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by AndyKK » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:09 pm

With holding a business visa it now should be accompanied with a work permit, as you with this type of visa are looking for work.
I know it has been a loop hole for many years, or a grey area.
Tourist or Retirement are the alternative. Then no WP needed. And no fines from immigration if they question you for any reason.
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Re: planning to come in September for 3 months to Phnom Penh

Post by John Bingham » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:25 pm

There's an option to get an ordinary/business visa on entry with the aim of looking for work, there is a specific designation like "ES" or something, and it gives you a limited amount of time like 6 months before you find work and then apply for a work permit. No idea how or if this works in principle.
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