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Acquisition: 3-4 months

Capital required: $250,000

About Cambodia Citizenship and Residency

Cambodia does not offer permanent residency as its ordinary visa can be extended indefinitely. As a result, foreigners who wish to stay in Cambodia for a long period may either obtain and extend their business or ordinary visas, or apply for Cambodian citizenship.

Cambodia has a super interesting citizenship by investment scheme in Asia. Cambodia offers Khmer citizenship to foreign investors who donate or make an active investment in Cambodia.


Cambodia Citizenship Routes:

A. Business Investment:

  • Invest at least 1.25 billion riels (around US$312,500) to be eligible for citizenship through investment



  1. Any foreigner who had received a letter of authorization for investment from the Cambodian Development Council (CDC) and who had implemented concretely an actual project
  2. Any foreigner who had received authorization for investment legally from the Royal Government.


B. Donation:

  • Make a cash donation of 1 billion riels (about US$250,000) or more to the national budget.


Benefits Of The Cambodia Citizenship By Investment Program

  1. Cambodia is one of the only Asian countries that offer citizenship by investment programme.
  2. Once citizenship is granted, a foreigner will also be able to own land and property in their name in Cambodia.
  3. You are also eligible to apply for government concessions and licenses that are only available to Cambodian nationals.
  4. You can live in Cambodia with no visa requirements and enter or leave the country as and when you like.
  5. Travel to other ASEAN countries with ease.


Cambodia Citizenship Requirements And Qualifications

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
  • Applicant must have a current and valid passport
  • Applicant must have a current valid visa for entry into Cambodia
  • Applicant must be of sound mind
  • The applicant must be in good health
  • Be of good character
  • Proficient in Khmer in reading, writing, and speaking
  • Have made a qualifying investment in Cambodia


Steps And Timeline

1. Check all requirements from the Ministry of Interior.

  • Applicants can obtain related information from Cambodian embassies and consulate offices worldwide.

2. Organize all the required documents and make copies of the same, and submit the application together with copies of required documents to the department of citizenship under the Interior Ministry.

3. When applications and documents are submitted, the citizenship officers at the ministry shall go through the document to verify the information.

  • In the process of verification, interviews and investigations are also carried out.

4. After the verification, the decision is made. In the decision made, an application may either be rejected or accepted.

5. After making a decision, the applicant is notified about the decision in writing; and if the application is approved, the application is published to allow anyone with any objections forward a claim;

6. When the publication period elapses and no one has submitted an objection, the applicant is required to make an oath in court; and

7. After making an oath, it is signed and thereof pronounced as a citizen of Cambodia.


Our Services

Privacy World offers its services to anyone, not only looking to obtain residency and/or citizenship processes but our experts figure out legal ways to:

  • Find the best solution for your needs.
  • Identify and deploy a strategy to help you accomplish your goals.
  • Activate our network of people in the country where you need help without having you search for the best solution or lawyer. We only work with licensed people in every country whom we carefully vet and pass our guidelines and principles of privacy we stand for.
  • Focus on cutting through the red tape and to expedite your process.
  • Provide proper communication with you about your case.
    …. and above all: Offer you legal strategies to provide additional layers of privacy for your identity, while obtaining your residency or citizenship!

Privacy World can also help you with incorporating your company in Cambodia, assisting in getting you settled in the country and coordinating with you so that this experience will be less of a hassle.

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Cambodia imposes no restrictions on dual citizenship. In fact, Cambodia has permitted dual citizenship since 1996.

The family of the applicant may apply for citizenship once the main applicant has been approved.

Cambodia offers citizenship by investment and can obtain for 3 to 4 months.

No. Citizenship in Cambodia can be bought, you do not need to reside in the country to obtain citizenship.

There are no country-specific rules in place. All nationalities can apply for this program.

Yes. Applicants must demonstrate fluency in the language.

Yes. You need have a knowledge of Cambodian history. You will have to sit through an exam to prove your proficiency in these areas.

Individual residents of Cambodia are liable for worldwide income.
Individual non-residents are subject to income tax on Cambodian source income only.