Cambodia - Apply for Marriage Certificate
Cambodian Law provided complete right &freedom to marriage for a man & woman having Suitable qualification. Marriage Certificates are issued from the Chief of Commune, from the region in which the wedding ceremony takes place.
- The bride must be at least 18 years of age.
- The groom must be at least 20 years of age.
- The bride and groom should not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
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- Civil and religious weddings are legally recognized weddings performed in Cambodia.
- Weddings must be registered with the Civil Registry Office in order to be recognized.
- Two witnesses over 18 years of age must be present for the ceremony and provide their passports.
- Both parties must stay within the district in Cambodia for 21 days prior to filing a Notice of Intention to Marry.
- You will need to file your Notice of Intention to Marry with the Civil Registry Office at least 10 days prior to the wedding.
- Name of both spouses
- Date and place of birth of both spouses
- Nationality of both spouses
- Name and place of birth of witnesses
- Both parties to the intended marriage must visit the Khmer and submit a written request for marriage applications to the Khmer .
- The intending couple together with their witnesses appear before the local registry office to take oath of marriage
- Upon approval of the bride and groom’s application, the application is then submitted to the Civil Registrar.
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- Identification documents
- Application for marriage
- Birth certificate
- Proof of nationality
It requires $1300 Canadian dollars to complete the marriage registration and acquire a marriage certificate
A marriage certificate is valid immediately after its authenticated by Cambodian authorities until a divorce is sought
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It takes between 7 and 13 workings days to register a marriage and process a marriage certificate in Cambodia.
Department of General Administration,
Office of Statistic & Civil Registration
General Department of Local Administration
Ministry of Interior
Address: # 275 Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh
Fax / Phone: (855) 16 822 280
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