Guidance

Notarial and documentary services guide for Cambodia

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at British Embassy in Cambodia

Overview

The British embassy can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Cambodia.

Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

You must make an appointment for each service that requires your personal attendance. Use the links after each service to make an appointment. Please use the links after each service to make an appointment.

Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Cambodia, the UK or a third country.

Services we provide in Cambodia

Consular staff in Cambodia can:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit or perform same sex marriage (PDF, 226KB, 2 pages) ceremony
  • witness a signature
  • make a certified copy of a document.

We do not issue police report clearances or criminal background checks. Please see our info on How to obtain Police Clearance Report (PDF, 355KB, 1 page) and CV form for police clearance (PDF, 174KB, 1 page) .

For information about documents relating to marriage, such as a certificate of no impediment (CNI) and affirmations or affidavits of marital status, see getting married abroad.

If you still cannot find what you are looking for, you can contact us

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees

Payment

We accept payment by cash in USD only.

Proof of address and identity

For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address.

We accept passports or national identity cards as proof of identity.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

This service is for people who need to swear an oath, make an affirmation or make an affidavit in front of a consular officer. You may need to make an affirmation or affidavit of marital status in order to get married in Cambodia. See getting married abroad to find out what you need to do.

The consulate will not draft documents for you. First check with the consulate what format they need and then have the document drawn up or checked by a professional.

What you will need to bring with you:

Book an appointment to administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit in Phnom Penh

Witness a signature

This service is for customers who need to sign a document and have their signature witnessed by a consular officer. The document must be prepared before your appointment as we will not draft documents for you. We do not handle wills or probate, or witness deed polls.

Please do not sign the document before your appointment.

What you will need to bring with you:

Book an appointment to witness a signature in Phnom Penh

Make a certified copy of a document

This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports, Home Office registration/naturalisation certificates, British driving licences and British divorce decrees.

What you will need to bring with you:

Book an appointment to make a certified copy in Phnom Penh

Data protection

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.

Disclaimer

This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy / consulate by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British embassy / consulate will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the embassy/consulate will be accepted.

Published 4 April 2013