Cambodia - Apply for Asylum Visa
Asylum is a legal status acquired by a foreign citizen in a given country in order to receive protection against persecution in home country. Persecution should be as a result of either war based on religious, political or tribal differences. To apply for asylum therefore means applying to legally receive protection in a foreign country. In Cambodia, maters of asylum seekers are handled by the immigration minister with support partnering world organizations.
Applicant must have a well founded fear of persecution in home country;
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1.Upon arrival in the country, an asylum seeker must report presence to authority;
2.Immediately submit application;
3.An applicant must have a good cause for illegal entry into the country;
4.Applications must be submitted with supporting documents;
5.Submit as many identification documents as you can;
6.Always carry original documents to an interview;
7.Be ready to follow the laws, rules and regulations of the country if application is approved;
8.During their stay I the country, applicants must engage in any activities against public interest;
9.Should not be in war with home country or any other country;
10.Prosecution should not be as a result of commitment of serious crime against humanity;
11.Must not engage in activities against any other country while in the country;
12.Rights may be revoked by the if need arises;
1.Name of asylum seeker
2.Sex, Age and marital status
4.Place of origin
5.Detailed description of persecution in home country
6.Details of any family members to settle with
7.Daily activities and living conditions (if already staying in the country
1.When an asylum seeker arrives in Cambodia, he / she should report to the refugee office as soon as possible.
- At the office, the asylum seeker must fill application for obtaining asylum status.
2.The application should be submitted along with support documents;
3.When submission is made, refugee officers assess the submitted documents to ensure that they are true copies.
- In the due course of assessing, an applicant is called for an interview and further investigations are made if necessary;
4.Thereafter, an applicant waits for the refugee office to decide on whether to approve application or reject it.
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1.Proof of nationality like national identity, passport or driver’s license among others
2.Proof of age like birth certificates, immunization cards or any other document that shows the age of a particular person
3.Proof of marriage
4.Any other Identification documents
5.Documents that prove relationship with dependants (if any)
Free of charge
Status obtained is valid for as long as fear exists
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Two (2) to three (3) years
1.Cambodia Immigration Department
Confederation de la Russie Blvd (110),
12406 Phnom Penh
Telephone: 023 890 380
Fax: 023 890 439
2.Ministry of Interior (MOI)
No. 275, Norodom, Phnom Penh
Telephone: (023) 426 494/ 880 631/ 428 142
3.Ministry of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation (MFAIC)
No. 3, Samdech Hun Sen Street, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamcarmon
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel: (023) 214 441 / 216 146 / 216 122
Fax: (023) 216141 / 216144 / 216939
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
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It is important to note that the Cambodian law does not protect asylum seekers from being returned home where they may be innocently killed or tortured;
- It ensures protection to people running away from home due to insecurities;
- The applicants if successful receive a place to stay if required;
- Applicants are able to enjoy social benefits like access to education, medical services, food among others;
- Successful applicants have a right to apply for travel documents, citizenship and national identification documents and have a right to be employed in the country.
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