It's not that easy to get married in Cambodia if you aren't resident, but you could easily do the legal bit at home and have a marriage blessing here. It's an amazing country in which to
pledge eternal love to one another, so what's stopping you?!
Below are the legalities for marrying in Cambodia, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Cambodia Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Cambodia?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both women and 20 years for men.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
How long do I have to be resident in Cambodia before I can get married?
You will need to make an appointment with an Official at the British Embassy to
sign an Affidavit of Marriage. You must be a resident in Cambodia for 21 clear
days immediately before the Affidavit. A Notice of Marriage will be placed on
the Consular Notice Board at the Embassy for 21 days before the Certificate of
No Impediment is issued.
Alternatively you can apply for a Superintendent’s Registrar Certificate in the
UK which is then shown to the British Embassy in Phnom Penh to immediately
obtain your Certificate of No Impediment
Getting a marriage licence
You must first write to the Deputy Prime Minister at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in Phnom Penh to request permission to marry. After considering your
marriage request, the Minister will issue a note to the Phnom Penh Municipality
(Town Hall) or Provinces where you reside to allow you to get married. The Town
Hall will issue a Marriage Certificate for the couple.
You must then take the papers mentioned below to the municipality where the
wedding will take place.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports and photocopied copies showing your Cambodian visa.
Certificate of no impediment.
A medical certificate from Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be
Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.
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Cambodia Marriage Registrar's
Phnom Penh Capital Hall
# 69, Preah Monivong Blvd., Sangkat Srah
Chak, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Tel/Fax: +855 23 430 681