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Getting a Driver's License in Cambodia

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Here's a primer on how to get your driver's license in Cambodia.

Sometimes when you're new to a country a task like getting your driver's license can make you feel like you're 16 years old again trying to pass your driver's test. Here's an overview of the process of getting your driver's license in Cambodia.

Foreigners who wish to drive in Cambodia are required to have a valid Cambodian driver's license. International driving permits are not recognized in Cambodia. To obtain a Cambodian driver's license, foreigners must either convert their home country's license or take a driving test in Cambodia. The process involves submitting a number of documents including a copy of your passport, a copy of your valid visa, a health certificate from a Cambodian doctor, and three passport-sized photos. If converting a foreign license, the original license and a translated copy certified by your embassy or consulate in Cambodia are also required.

As for regional differences, the requirements for obtaining a driver's license in Cambodia are generally the same across the country. However, the enforcement of traffic laws can vary from one region to another. For instance, traffic police in major cities like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap may be stricter compared to those in rural areas. It's also worth noting that driving conditions can greatly differ between urban and rural areas, with the latter often having less developed road infrastructure.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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