Cambodian migrant workers living in Thailand will be allowed to stay there until March 2022, according to an announcement made by the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Thai employers must sort out residence visas and work permits before the end of October.
The announcement applies to four classifications of Cambodian migrant workers.
Group 1 workers are employees who have contracts expiring within four years. Group 2 workers are employees who have invalid documents or those who have been fired or suspended. Group 3 are employees with expired documents which were not renewed by their employers. Group 4 are migrant employees who return to Cambodia each night after their shift.
The embassy said: “For Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3, they are permitted to stay temporarily from early August 2020 until January 31, 2021. However, in order to receive permission to stay and work until March 31, 2022, employers or their representatives have to request to continue the residence visas and permission cards before October 31, 2020.”