British Ambassador to Cambodia
We work in a number of areas including de-mining, health sector development, civil society, climate change, child protection and human rights.
We provide significant financial support for the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge Tribunal), to bring to justice those responsible for the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge era.
We also provide support and advice to the growing number of UK companies doing business in Cambodia, and provide consular assistance to British nationals, over 100,000 of whom visit Cambodia each year.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website
Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
How to renew or replace your British passport when outside of the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.
An emergency travel document enables British nationals abroad whose passport is lost/stolen or unavailable because it is being renewed or has been sent for visa application, to make a single or return journey to the UK or another country of residence, via a maximum of five transit countries.
Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.
The British Embassy cannot give legal advice. Please click on the link to access a list of Lawyers, translators, and Notary Publics in Cambodia with English-speaking staff who might be able to assist you.
Please click on the link to access a list of medical and dental services with English-speaking staff who might be able to assist you.
Please click on the link to our Prisoner pack for information about the legal and prison system to British Nationals who are imprisoned in Cambodia.
Please click on the link for an up-to date list of our Consular fees.
This guide sets out essential information for British national residing in Cambodia, including advice on health, education, benefits, residence requirements and more.
What the British Embassy can and cannot do for you
How else we can help. We can:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Phnom Penh
British Embassy Phnom Penh
27-29 Street 75, Sangkat Srah Chak, Khan Daun Penh
Telephone +855 (0) 23 427124
Fax +855 (0) 23 427125
Opening hours (local time GMT+07:00):
Monday to Thursday, 8.15am to 4.45pm, Friday, 8.15am to 1.15pm
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 11.30am