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Work Permit Delays?

Postby Xandreu » Thu May 17, 2018 3:42 pm

Hi.
Is anyone aware of any significant delays in work permit applications? Applied for mine back in early March through an agency who have been telling me ever since that there's a delay in the system.
They even put an official looking letter from the ministry (in Khmer) on their FB page, supposedly making everyone aware of the delay in the system, but when I asked my Khmer friend to translate it, it was just telling people that they needed to apply for their work permit before May 31.
I called the FWCMS this morning, who told me there is no delay that they're aware of regarding the issuing of work permits.
I have put all of this to the agency in question, who are still trying every trick to fob me off. I'm very close to naming and shaming them but they still have $460 of my money so I'm treading carefully for now.

So back to the original question, anyone else aware of any delays regarding work permit applications? A quick Google search tells me no, but worth asking anyway.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Work Permit Delays?

Postby Gardiguy » Thu May 17, 2018 3:52 pm

I actually just talked with the hr at my work this afternoon and they basically told me the same thing. Lots of applications have been held up, but, he also let it slip that he forgot to send mine in at first, so, not sure how much of either is affecting the hold up. Originally, we sent in the applications the 2nd week of January, not sure when mine was actually sent in.
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Re: Work Permit Delays?

Postby pedros » Thu May 17, 2018 3:57 pm

Mine took 8 days the week after Khmer new year.
Under threat of legal action
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Re: Work Permit Delays?

Postby Xandreu » Thu May 17, 2018 4:23 pm

Thanks for the replies. Interesting that it only took 8 days, a week after KNY.

My main worry is the May 31 deadline. I have a receipt from the agency that I paid them the money to apply for a work permit, but no actual proof that the work permit was then applied for. When I phoned the FWCMS, I asked if they could check for me that the application was in process, and was told that they don't divulge that over the phone. I'd have to go into the office personally. - Anyone know where the office is?

What happens if May 31 comes and goes and still no work permit? I guess the receipt from the agency won't be worth the paper it's printed on?
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Re: Work Permit Delays?

Postby raendi » Thu May 17, 2018 5:48 pm

Xandreu wrote:When I phoned the FWCMS, I asked if they could check for me that the application was in process, and was told that they don't divulge that over the phone.
I was calling them couple times when my WP was in process and they were helpful, but i don't understand what they say (english) so i have to go see them face to face :D

Xandreu wrote:I'd have to go into the office personally. - Anyone know where the office is?
What town?
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Re: Work Permit Delays?

Postby Xandreu » Thu May 17, 2018 6:22 pm

raendi wrote:
Xandreu wrote:When I phoned the FWCMS, I asked if they could check for me that the application was in process, and was told that they don't divulge that over the phone.
I was calling them couple times when my WP was in process and they were helpful, but i don't understand what they say (english) so i have to go see them face to face :D

Xandreu wrote:I'd have to go into the office personally. - Anyone know where the office is?
What town?


Phnom Penh. Is it the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training?
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Re: Work Permit Delays?

Postby Lucky Lucan » Fri May 18, 2018 12:34 am

The first work permit I got here was applied for in January and took so long to process that by the time I got it it only had a couple of months till expiration. They haven't taken anything like that long since, but it's a fairly convoluted process and can easily be delayed if one step in the chain isn't quite right. If you have some paperwork to show you have applied for one and it's in the pipeline that should suffice. They would have to be official/ ministry documents though, not a receipt from some travel agent/ motorbike hire place. 8-)
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Re: Work Permit Delays?

Postby raendi » Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 am

Xandreu wrote:I'd have to go into the office personally. - Anyone know where the office is?
What town?[/quote]

Phnom Penh. Is it the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training?[/quote]

Yes, Russian Blvd.
Last building in the area on right side, next to construction site. Opposite of health care check.
Coordinates: 11.570483, 104.894675
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Re: Work Permit Delays?

Postby Xandreu » Fri May 18, 2018 2:59 pm

raendi wrote:
Xandreu wrote:I'd have to go into the office personally. - Anyone know where the office is?
What town?


Phnom Penh. Is it the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training?[/quote]

Yes, Russian Blvd.
Last building in the area on right side, next to construction site. Opposite of health care check.
Coordinates: 11.570483, 104.894675
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Yes that's where I thought. Thanks for the clarification :)
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