Help needed about acquiring documents

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything, whether it relates to Cambodia or not. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
newkidontheblock
Expatriate
Posts: 739
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 3:51 am
Reputation: 128

Re: Help needed about acquiring documents

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:32 am

This is the Cambodian government. Rules are made up by the individual government employee as they see fit. When I went to the Department of Anti Sex Trafficking, the intake guy said all documents had to have the original ink, as well as seals. Letter of income, not original ink, no corporate seal, rejected. Criminal background check, same. Other documents had a cover page signed by the judge and county clerk and sealed. Page was tossed aside and documents rejected for not having the original ink and seal inside the document itself. I was almost thinking he was going to scold me for not having a signed letter from my parents. After talking to the fixer, we were processed through. But still told that I had to return with all such documents that he deemed fit and present it to him before any sangkat letter would be issued.

A week after, the fixer guy gave missus the letter to take to the Sangkat.
lostjeremy
Expatriate
Posts: 137
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:00 pm
Reputation: 39

Re: Help needed about acquiring documents

Post by lostjeremy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:23 am

bvanfossen wrote:
Kammekor wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:36 pm
bvanfossen wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:24 pm
lostjeremy wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:18 pm
No I was here
Texas has a website you can order pretty much any document or ID you need and pay with credit card and they mail it.
Hopefully your state has the same.

Sent from my CPH1605 using Tapatalk
I looked and it does. 6 week processing time :boring: and then the month in the mail. So almost a 3 month setback :suicide:
Will they still accept the other documents then? MoFA told me all document have a 3 month validity only and after that they're expired...... :dragonchase:
That's interesting, the guy helping me, younger guy, said 6 month validity.

When I was home in June I did the FBI criminal record check which was $60. Fingerprints were taken at a UPS store and uploaded to FBI system. A few weeks later I received the results. The guy will not accept them unless notarized. He said there should be a government seal and mine are copies. Only they are not :facepalm:

How did you handle your criminal record check?
They told you FBI records only?
I went the easy and cheaper route and got mine from Texas Dept of Public Safety and it was accepted even though it just covers 1 state.

Sent from my CPH1605 using Tapatalk

bvanfossen
Expatriate
Posts: 360
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:40 am
Reputation: 48
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
United States of America

Re: Help needed about acquiring documents

Post by bvanfossen » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:13 am

Lol...

When I was home I googled and the FBI popped up and I thought no brainer and not once worried about it.
bvanfossen
Expatriate
Posts: 360
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:40 am
Reputation: 48
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
United States of America

Re: Help needed about acquiring documents

Post by bvanfossen » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:23 am

Kammekor wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:55 am
Your story still confuses me though....

You have a document stated you're divorced. Legalized by your embassy. Correct?

Then why would they need the the underlying court order? It's like asking for your birth certificate when you show your passport, or like asking for your first grade primary school report when your apply for uni. You need a certain document to be able to get another, and when you have the final documents, you still have to show all the documents you acquired down the road.......
No man. I went to the embassy for the single status affidavit. I wrote on affidavit that I am currently single, but Divorced in 2002. They notarized it. I gave that to MoFA. MoFA wants the original or certified copy with raised seal from the state court system.
User avatar
Kammekor
Expatriate
Posts: 730
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:50 pm
Reputation: 196
Cambodia

Re: Help needed about acquiring documents

Post by Kammekor » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:26 am

bvanfossen wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:23 am
Kammekor wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:55 am
Your story still confuses me though....

You have a document stated you're divorced. Legalized by your embassy. Correct?

Then why would they need the the underlying court order? It's like asking for your birth certificate when you show your passport, or like asking for your first grade primary school report when your apply for uni. You need a certain document to be able to get another, and when you have the final documents, you still have to show all the documents you acquired down the road.......
No man. I went to the embassy for the single status affidavit. I wrote on affidavit that I am currently single, but Divorced in 2002. They notarized it. I gave that to MoFA. MoFA wants the original or certified copy with raised seal from the state court system.
Did your fiancee show the contents of her purse? Serious question.
bvanfossen
Expatriate
Posts: 360
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:40 am
Reputation: 48
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
United States of America

Re: Help needed about acquiring documents

Post by bvanfossen » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:09 am

It's all good. Embassy Notarized the FBI background check. It will be accepted now.

Just posting this in case anyone in the future happens to read this
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post