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Cambodia - Register a Death

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1.Applicant should start by identifying the nearest registration office.

  • This should be either in the area of residence of the deceased or in the area where the deceased shall be buried. (Civil registration officer are availed at every commune / sangkat office)

2.Thereafter go to the identified registration office with proof and report death to the mandated official at commune / sangkat office.

3.Upon presentation of proof of death; information about the deceased is recorded the authorized registration officer;

4.Also thumb print from witness, person concerned and/or reporter may also be taken in the process of registration; and

5.Thereafter a death certificate is issued.

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Required Documents[edit]

1.Copy of national ID of the deceased

2.Copy of residential card of the deceased

3.Hospital death certificate (if death occurred in a hospital)

4.Local administrative area death certificate (death that did not occur in hospital)

5.Embassy death certificate (if the deceased is from abroad)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Interior (MOI)

No. 275, Norodom, Phnom Penh

Telephone: (023) 426 494/ 880 631/ 428 142

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A member of family of the deceased, friend, relative or any other person present at the time of death.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


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Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

One (1) Two (2) days, however incomplete applications may take days.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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1.Report death as soon as you can;

2.Person reporting death must have all required documents;

3.The report must have all the necessary information about the deceased;

4.A reporter is advised to also come with witness as he / she reports death;

5.Death abroad may be reported at any nearby Cambodian embassy;

6.Death can be reported at the authorities where the deceased resided or where burial shall take place or to both;

Required Information[edit]

1.Name of applicant / reporter of death

2.Name of the deceased

3.Sex, age and marital of the deceased

4.Date of birth of the deceased

5.Time and date of death of the deceased

6.Place of death

7.Cause of death

8.Place of residence at death

9.Place of burial

10.Details of dependants left behind (Spouse and children)

11.Details of parents (names and address, nationality of both parents, occupation of both parents and dates of Birth of both parents)

12.Details of witnesses present at death (the attending physician, midwife, birth attendant or other witnesses)

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Need for the Document[edit]

To register birth refers to refers to registration of every born child. Death registration in Cambodia is encouraged to ensure that legal individuality of deceased and to the state or relation or person interested to manage and to protect the interest of the dead person are finished. This registration like any other civil registration done is by the government through the ministry of interior together with partnering world organizations.

Information which might help[edit]

At the province level applicants may visit the Provincial Administration, Provincial Office of Statistic & Civil Registration and at the district level they may visit the District Administration, Office of General Administration and Finance.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • Death certificates are used as proof of death;
  • Information is used by government in the identification of changes in mortality patterns;
  • Information is used in the planning processes at all levels in the country;
  • Registration is used at a national level to describe death in terms of variables like age, sex, and race.
  • Death registration helps to identify the many cause of death in the country;
  • It helps government to reduce expenses on periodic surveys as it reduces their necessity;

External Links[edit]

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