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Cambodian passport
លិខិតឆ្លងដែនកម្ពុជា  (Khmer)
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Cambodian non-biometric passport
TypePassport
Issued by Ministry of Interior
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityCambodian citizenship (including selected foreigners)
Expiration10 years for individuals aged 6 years and above
5 years for those under 6
CostUS$100 (10 years)
US$80 (5 years)

The Cambodian passport (Khmer: លិខិតឆ្លងដែនកម្ពុជា) is issued to citizens of Cambodia for international travel.

Since 17 July 2014, the Cambodian government introduced the new biometric passport, which is now valid for 10 years.[1]

Fees

The application fee for a Cambodian passport is the highest among all Asian countries and one of the highest in the world. Since the launch of the new biometric passport in 2014, the application fee has been lowered to US$100 for a 10-year passport, and $80 for a 5-year passport (only issued to children aged 5 and below).[2]

Previously, the machine readable passport cost $135 with a validity of only three years (extendable twice for every two years), and the processing time ranged from 55 days to more than two months. In comparison, a Vietnamese passport with 10-year validity costs only $15 and the processing time is only two weeks. The current processing fee for the 10-year passport, however, has decreased 65 percent compared to the old machine-readable passport.[3]

Required documents

Processing a Cambodian passport requires the applicant to produce 2 other documents as a proof of citizenship as well as residency.

Below are the 2 requirements:

  1. Valid Cambodian identity card.
  2. Proof of residency (any one of below): a. Family Record Book, or b. Resident Book, or c. Proof of residency letter.

As a side note, the proof of residency letter can be produced by district officers around the applicant's area as long as they are able to provide enough evidence of their residency.

Appearance

The Cambodian government began issuing new biometric passports in 2014.[1] The design of the passports has received some changes. The passport has a brown cover with the coat of arms of Cambodia on the front. Above the coat of arms is the inscription "KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA" in Khmer, English and French. Below the coat of arms is the inscription "PASSPORT" in three languages.

The passport is printed in three languages: Khmer, English and French.

Identification page

[4]

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Cambodian citizens

Countries and territories with visa-free entries or visas on arrival for holders of regular Cambodian passports
Countries and territories with visa-free entries or visas on arrival for holders of regular Cambodian passports

In 28 September 2019, Cambodian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 53 countries and territories, ranking the Cambodian passport 88th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.everyday.com.kh/en/article/27188.html
  2. ^ http://www.camsinchew.com/node/37331 Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine 有效期10年‧申辦費100美元‧新版本護照啟用
  3. ^ http://www.camsinchew.com/node/33857 Archived 2017-05-31 at the Wayback Machine 方便人民出國‧護照費將降至100美元
  4. ^ "Cambodia International Travel Information". travel.state.gov. Retrieved 2021-07-19.