Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment

Cambodia Citizenship by Investment Program

Invest in your Cambodia Citizenship

CitizenX is the most trusted platform to invest in citizenship in a safe and simple way. Unlock untapped real estate opportunities in Southeast Asia with your Cambodian passport.

Travel required

16 weeks average processing time

Minimum contribution of ~$245,000

Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment

Cambodia Citizenship by Investment Program

Invest in your Cambodia Citizenship

CitizenX is the most trusted platform to invest in citizenship in a safe and simple way. Unlock untapped real estate opportunities in Southeast Asia with your Cambodian passport.

Travel required

16 weeks average processing time

Minimum contribution of ~$245,000

Name: Cambodia

Name: Cambodia

Capital: Phnom Penh

Capital: Phnom Penh

Population: 14,453,680

Population: 14,453,680

Language: English, French, Central Khmer

Language: English, French, Central Khmer

Flag: 🇰🇭

Flag: 🇰🇭

Timezone: GMT+7 (KRAT)

Timezone: GMT+7 (KRAT)

Coordinates: 11.59°N 104.58°W

Coordinates: 11.59°N 104.58°W

Currency: Riels (KHR)

Currency: Riels (KHR)

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Cambodian Passport Index

The Cambodian passport ranks top 100 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

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Cambodian Passport Index

The Cambodian passport ranks top 100 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

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Cambodian Passport Index

The Cambodian passport ranks top 100 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

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Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

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Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

56

Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free countries

87%

Southeast Asian countries reach

Enhance your mobility options with free access to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, India, and Thailand.

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free countries

87%

Southeast Asian countries reach

Enhance your mobility options with free access to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, India, and Thailand.

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free countries

87%

Southeast Asian countries reach

Enhance your mobility options with free access to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, India, and Thailand.

Access untapped opportunities in Southeast Asia with Cambodian citizenship.

Live and work in Cambodia without restrictions and enjoy visa-free travel within the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, India, and Thailand.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free map
Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free map
Cambodia citizenship investment
Cambodia citizenship investment
Cambodia citizenship investment

Business and real estate opportunities exclusive to Cambodian citizens.

Only Cambodian nationals are allowed to buy land or on-ground property in Cambodia, making this the #1 reason why foreign investors seek Cambodian citizenship (foreigners can only lease land and property for 50 years.)

Cambodia has lots of untapped natural resources and fertile land, and its real estate market has outperformed other Southeast Asian countries and is one of the few economies that avoided global and regional recessions during the last decades.

Investing in Cambodian citizenship is a must if you want to buy land in Cambodia for agricultural or real estate investment purposes, directly or through a Cambodian company.

You can also apply for concessions and licenses from the Cambodian government that are only available to Khmer nationals.

Only Cambodian nationals are allowed to buy land or on-ground property in Cambodia, making this the #1 reason why foreign investors seek Cambodian citizenship (foreigners can only lease land and property for 50 years.)

Cambodia has lots of untapped natural resources and fertile land, and its real estate market has outperformed other Southeast Asian countries and is one of the few economies that avoided global and regional recessions during the last decades.

Investing in Cambodian citizenship is a must if you want to buy land in Cambodia for agricultural or real estate investment purposes, directly or through a Cambodian company.

You can also apply for concessions and licenses from the Cambodian government that are only available to Khmer nationals.

Cambodian citizenship offers privacy, diversification, and asset protection.

You and your family members can choose a new Khmer name. This allows new citizens to transfer part of their wealth into the new name.

The increasing lack of privacy in many Western countries is more of a reason than ever to have part of your wealth discretely held through a second citizenship.

You and your family members can choose a new Khmer name. This allows new citizens to transfer part of their wealth into the new name.

The increasing lack of privacy in many Western countries is more of a reason than ever to have part of your wealth discretely held through a second citizenship.

Cambodia dual citizenship
Cambodia dual citizenship
Cambodia dual citizenship
Cambodia passport
Cambodia passport
Cambodia passport

A safe, stable, and sound country.

Cambodia is one of the safest countries in the Southeast Asia region, with warm weather year-round, and a low cost of living.

Cambodia also offers regional trade benefits as part of the ASEAN Economic Community, a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor, and flow of capital.

Enjoy political stability, a well-capitalized banking system, and easy repatriation of profits combined with low taxes.

Cambodia is one of the safest countries in the Southeast Asia region, with warm weather year-round, and a low cost of living.

Cambodia also offers regional trade benefits as part of the ASEAN Economic Community, a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor, and flow of capital.

Enjoy political stability, a well-capitalized banking system, and easy repatriation of profits combined with low taxes.

Cambodia allows dual citizenship for you and your family. Without restrictions.

Acquire Khmer nationality while keeping your second passport. You will be able to include your family (spouse and children who are < 18 years old) after becoming a citizen.

Enjoy the full benefits of citizenship for life with your new asset. Cambodia also grants citizenship by descent to anyone with at least one Khmer parent and citizenship by birth to those born in Cambodia, no matter the parents' nationality as long as they live legally in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Acquire Khmer nationality while keeping your second passport. You will be able to include your family (spouse and children who are < 18 years old) after becoming a citizen.

Enjoy the full benefits of citizenship for life with your new asset. Cambodia also grants citizenship by descent to anyone with at least one Khmer parent and citizenship by birth to those born in Cambodia, no matter the parents' nationality as long as they live legally in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Cambodia citizenship
Cambodia citizenship
Cambodia citizenship

Requirements to get Cambodia Citizenship by Investment

Being > 18 years old.

Being > 18 years old.

Having a 100% clean criminal record.

Having a 100% clean criminal record.

Being mentally and physically sound.

Being mentally and physically sound.

Having any valid passport and current visa for entry into Cambodia. No restrictions on nationality.

Having any valid passport and current visa for entry into Cambodia. No restrictions on nationality.

Passing a test on Cambodian history and literature.

Passing a test on Cambodian history and literature.

Your family members (spouse and any children under the age of 18) can apply for citizenship once the main applicant has been approved. The requirements for the regular naturalization process (7 years of residency requirement and knowledge of the Khmer language) are waived for investors.

Your family members (spouse and any children under the age of 18) can apply for citizenship once the main applicant has been approved. The requirements for the regular naturalization process (7 years of residency requirement and knowledge of the Khmer language) are waived for investors.

Investment Options to Acquire Cambodian Citizenship

Donation

Donate KHR 1,000,000 riels (or ~$245,000 USD) to the Royal Government of Cambodia. These funds are used to boost the Cambodian economy as part of the national budget.

Donation

Donate KHR 1,000,000 riels (or ~$245,000 USD) to the Royal Government of Cambodia. These funds are used to boost the Cambodian economy as part of the national budget.

Business Investment

Make a minimum investment of KHR 1,250,000 riels (or ~$305,000 USD) into a project approved by the Cambodian Development Council (CDC) or a project that has received a letter of authorization from the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Business Investment

Make a minimum investment of KHR 1,250,000 riels (or ~$305,000 USD) into a project approved by the Cambodian Development Council (CDC) or a project that has received a letter of authorization from the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Additional Fees

  • US$5,000 deposit;

  • US$25,000 before the application is submitted;

  • US$40,000 after the application is approved by the government;

  • US$15,000 when the passport is ready for collection.

  • US$5,000 in fees for dependents, spouse and any children under the age of 18 may apply for citizenship after the main applicant has been granted citizenship.

Additional Fees

  • US$5,000 deposit;

  • US$25,000 before the application is submitted;

  • US$40,000 after the application is approved by the government;

  • US$15,000 when the passport is ready for collection.

  • US$5,000 in fees for dependents, spouse and any children under the age of 18 may apply for citizenship after the main applicant has been granted citizenship.

Step by Step to get Cambodian Citizenship by Investment

The Cambodia citizenship by investment program, also known as the Khmer citizenship program, is extremely difficult to go through.

The Cambodia citizenship by investment program, also known as the Khmer citizenship program, is extremely difficult to go through.

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Time to completion of the citizenship application varies on a case basis but usually takes between 3 to 6 months.

Time to completion of the citizenship application varies on a case basis but usually takes between 3 to 6 months.

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You will also need to pass an exam in Khmer Literature, administered by the Prakas of the Ministry of Interior.

You will also need to pass an exam in Khmer Literature, administered by the Prakas of the Ministry of Interior.

3

Once the application is approved, you can make the qualifying investment and complete the last financial requirements.

Once the application is approved, you can make the qualifying investment and complete the last financial requirements.

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Then, you must have a valid visitor visa or be allowed to travel to Cambodia without a visa. to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Then, you must have a valid visitor visa or be allowed to travel to Cambodia without a visa. to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Finally, you will receive your Cambodian citizenship and passport.

Finally, you will receive your Cambodian citizenship and passport.

Cambodia Passport Renewal

If your Cambodian passport is expiring soon or has been damaged, lost, or has less than 6 months of validity remaining, it's time to renew it.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to renew your Cambodian passport from abroad:

If your Cambodian passport is expiring soon or has been damaged, lost, or has less than 6 months of validity remaining, it's time to renew it.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to renew your Cambodian passport from abroad:

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Download and complete the passport renewal application form from the Cambodian embassy website.

Download and complete the passport renewal application form from the Cambodian embassy website.

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Attach two recent standard passport photos taken within the last 6 months. Trim off any white borders.

Attach two recent standard passport photos taken within the last 6 months. Trim off any white borders.

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Duplicate any current visas, Cambodian birth certificate, current Cambodian passport's bio-data page, and the authorized person's ID or passport in Cambodia.

Duplicate any current visas, Cambodian birth certificate, current Cambodian passport's bio-data page, and the authorized person's ID or passport in Cambodia.

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Pay the renewal fee by cash, bank check, or money order. You can pay with a single check for multiple applications.

Pay the renewal fee by cash, bank check, or money order. You can pay with a single check for multiple applications.

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Mail your completed application, photos, document copies, fee, and prepaid return envelope to the Cambodian Royal Embassy's consular section. Processing usually takes 2-3 business days.

Mail your completed application, photos, document copies, fee, and prepaid return envelope to the Cambodian Royal Embassy's consular section. Processing usually takes 2-3 business days.

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When you receive your new passport, the old one will have its corners clipped to invalidate it, but you should keep both together. The visa in your old passport will remain valid until its expiration date.

When you receive your new passport, the old one will have its corners clipped to invalidate it, but you should keep both together. The visa in your old passport will remain valid until its expiration date.

Remember, renewing your passport about 6 months before it expires is best. Many countries, including Cambodia, require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay. By renewing early, you can avoid any issues with visa applications or travel plans.

Remember, renewing your passport about 6 months before it expires is best. Many countries, including Cambodia, require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay. By renewing early, you can avoid any issues with visa applications or travel plans.

Pros and Cons of Getting Cambodian Citizenship By Investment

Benefits

Drawbacks and risks

Exclusive rights to buy, own, and sell land in Cambodia offer financial security amid its growing economy and demand for real estate. Rising property values and rental yields provide additional investment opportunities for Cambodian citizens.

The Cambodian citizenship by investment program is unclear and inconsistent, often requiring connections with the King, who grants citizenship. This lack of transparency and a defined process complicates accessibility for many applicants.

Access to Cambodia’s economic opportunities and the benefits of ASEAN membership, such as the free movement of goods, services, investments, and skilled laborers within the bloc.

Property investment in Cambodia for citizenship carries risks, including an incomplete land registry, ownership disputes, and natural disaster risks in some areas.

Ability to retain existing citizenship, as Cambodia allows dual citizenship. This enables individuals to gain Khmer nationality without renouncing their current citizenship. Cambodia has no official ban on any nationalities.

The Cambodian citizenship by investment program is expensive relative to its benefits, with significant required donations, investments, and additional fees.

Increased privacy, asset protections, and certain tax benefits on real estate transactions as a Cambodian citizen

A Cambodian passport offers limited global mobility and travel benefits compared to many other second passports, reducing its appeal for those seeking citizenship mainly for travel purposes.

Cambodian CBI vs Caribbean CBI programs

The Caribbean programs are generally more established and successful compared to Cambodia's newer program.

The Caribbean programs are generally more established and successful compared to Cambodia's newer program.

Caribbean CBIs

Cambodia CBI

Cost

Lower thresholds:

$100K-$200K for donations or $200K-$400K for real estate.

Likely higher investment requirements.

Benefits

Strong passport benefits: visa-free access to 140+ countries, including the UK, EU Schengen area. Unique U.S. E-2 visa path via Grenada.

Weaker passport with less global mobility.

Processing

Streamlined processes taking 3-6 months, with Dominica known for being the fastest.

Unclear processing times.

Reputation

Enhanced due diligence and program integrity, adhering to international standards.

Less transparent program.

Restrictions

Restrictions for applicants from countries like Russia, Belarus, Iran, North Korea.

No official ban on any nationalities.

Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment
Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment

Become a citizen of Cambodia.

The legal basis of this program is contained in the Cambodian Law on Nationality of 1996; Chapter 4; Articles 10, 11, and 12. Visit the official website of the Ministry of Interior for more information.

Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment
Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment

Become a citizen of Cambodia.

The legal basis of this program is contained in the Cambodian Law on Nationality of 1996; Chapter 4; Articles 10, 11, and 12. Visit the official website of the Ministry of Interior for more information.

Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment
Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment

Become a citizen of Cambodia.

The legal basis of this program is contained in the Cambodian Law on Nationality of 1996; Chapter 4; Articles 10, 11, and 12. Visit the official website of the Ministry of Interior for more information.

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CHE-385.997.597


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6300 Zug, Switzerland

CitizenX is a technology service providing legal information and access to self-service tools. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have unique considerations, please talk with a lawyer in your jurisdiction before proceeding.