Cambodian Citizenship for Foreigners

Everything you need to know about obtaining a Cambodian citizenship.

The Ministry of Interior is the government institution that processes the applications for Cambodian citizenship. Did you know that back in 1996, a foreigner had to spend as much as $500,000 to to be a Cambodian citizen? Not now. Not anymore.

Why Does a Foreigner Want to Get Khmer Citizenship?

  • You can get a Cambodian passport. So you don’t need a visa each time you get into Cambodia. You can visit any Asean countries without a visa.
  • You can own property and land in your name
  • You can vote

To become a Khmer citizen, you have

  • to behave well
  • good moral conduct
  • no crimes in the past
  • lived in the Kingdom of Cambodia for at least seven years with a residence card
  • to be able to speak and write Khmer language
  • to accept good Khmer custom and tradition

How to obtain a Khmer citizenship

Links: Citizenships up for sale: $400,000

Fri, 26 July 1996
Ker Munthit

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