Regestrating secondhand moto

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Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by T120 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:22 pm

Good day,

Has anyone registered their secondhand moto (Cambodian plate) in the last year in PP? Am getting mixed reports, some saying its not possible for Barang if your bike has already been registered.

If anyone has done, please can you give me some idea of cost + the precedur.

Thank you for advice.
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by JerryCan » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:41 pm

Not possible to do, sorry. Car is possible but not motos.

That being said, I know of a lot of foreigners who ride around with just the reg card and pay off the police when/if they get stopped.
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by phkachhouk » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:46 pm

I don’t think cars are possible either.
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by JerryCan » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:52 pm

phkachhouk wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:46 pm
I don’t think cars are possible either.
I recall there being a place that did title transfers in town for around $300 a car regardless of nationality. I'll look to dig it up.
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by phkachhouk » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:05 pm

JerryCan wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:52 pm
phkachhouk wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:46 pm
I don’t think cars are possible either.
I recall there being a place that did title transfers in town for around $300 a car regardless of nationality. I'll look to dig it up.
If you’re buying from a dealer they may be able to help but that’s all changed.

I’m not entirely sure what the logic behind it is but KOW!
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by epidemiks » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:06 pm

phkachhouk wrote:I don’t think cars are possible either.
It is not only possible, its required by law.

For bikes, only bikes that haven't previously been registered in Cambodia can be registered in a foreigners name.
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by phkachhouk » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:15 pm

epidemiks wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:06 pm
phkachhouk wrote:I don’t think cars are possible either.
It is not only possible, its required by law.
Law? In Cambodia?
So I must be imagining all these un plated cars and motos (new and old) driving around.

My neighbor has had a Lexus 400 with no plates for two years. Been stopped just paid a fine and once it was confiscated but he just paid a bigger fine. He said it’s still cheaper than paying tax on it!
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by epidemiks » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:25 pm


phkachhouk wrote:
epidemiks wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:06 pm
phkachhouk wrote:I don’t think cars are possible either.
It is not only possible, its required by law.
Law? In Cambodia?
So I must be imagining all these un plated cars and motos (new and old) driving around.

My neighbor has had a Lexus 400 with no plates for two years. Been stopped just paid a fine and once it was confiscated but he just paid a bigger fine. He said it’s still cheaper than paying tax on it!
Yes, the law that caused your idiot neighbour's unplated car to be confiscated and fined.

Anyway, foreigners can register used cars in their name.
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by explorer » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:45 pm

T120 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Has anyone registered their secondhand moto (Cambodian plate) in the last year in PP? Am getting mixed reports, some saying its not possible for Barang if your bike has already been registered.
This is a scam written into the law. What happens in most cases. A foreign man buys a motorbike and puts it into his girlfriends name. It legally belongs to her from the beginning. At any time in the future she can do what she likes with it.

Another scam written into the law is foreigners are not allowed to hire motorbikes in Siem Reap. Most are forced to pay the tuk tuk mafia.

Many Cambodians believe it is OK to scam foreigners, to the point where it gets written into the law.
## I thought I knew all the answers, but they changed all the questions. ##
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Re: Regestrating secondhand moto

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:54 am

explorer wrote:Many Cambodians believe it is OK to scam foreigners, to the point where it gets written into the law.
Taiwanese are not legally allowed to marry Khmer citizens, either. And so?

It’s their country. Convince enough locals to petition Iron Man to change the law. Or an Oknha that it is in their interest to change the law.
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