Cambodian non-biometric passport
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Cambodian citizenship|
|Expiration||10 years for individuals aged 6 years and above
5 years for those under 6
|Cost||$135 (10 yr)
$100 (5 yr)
The Cambodian passport is issued to citizens of the Cambodia for international travel.
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).
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 (although expedited services were available, and the fee could rise to $300 for three-day processing). 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.
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:
- Valid Cambodian identity card.
- Proof of residency (any one of below): a. Family Record Book, or b. Resident Book, or c. Proof of residency letter.
Just a side note here, the proof of residency letter can be produced by district officers around your area as long as you are able to provide enough evidence of your residency.
In 2016, Cambodian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 50 countries and territories, ranking the Cambodian passport 87th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.
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