50+ marriage ban repealed?

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50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by epidemiks » Thu May 02, 2019 5:37 pm

Saw this on fb. Perhaps there's hope for you old crusties after all.
I came across this document which says the marriage age limit (of 50 years) for male foreigners marrying Cambodian women was lifted in November 2018, but haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else. People here are saying there is still an age limit and the www.mfaic.gov.kh site still lists the age limit and I can't find this document on that site. But the U.S. embassy site seems to reference this document and says, "According to new marriage requirements issued on by the Government of Cambodia on November 20, 2018, male U.S. citizens wishing to marry Cambodian women must: Have a monthly income of at least US $2,500."
And that's it, no mention of an age limit (and I think it previously listed the age limit on the U.S. embassy site).

Here is the document in question:

[https://www.embassyofcambodiadc.org/blo ... dian-women](https://www.embassyofcambodiadc.org/blo ... dian-women)

Here is the U.S. embassy page:

[https://kh.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... -cambodia/](https://kh.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... -cambodia/)
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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by Username Taken » Thu May 02, 2019 6:08 pm

Someone that I know was going through the marriage registration process recently, they wanted this and that as usual. He asked if they could expedite the procedure as he would be turning 50 soon, they said not to worry about that as it's no longer applicable.
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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by Tarndog » Thu May 02, 2019 6:13 pm

epidemiks wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Saw this on fb. Perhaps there's hope for you old crusties after all.
I came across this document which says the marriage age limit (of 50 years) for male foreigners marrying Cambodian women was lifted in November 2018, but haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else. People here are saying there is still an age limit and the www.mfaic.gov.kh site still lists the age limit and I can't find this document on that site. But the U.S. embassy site seems to reference this document and says, "According to new marriage requirements issued on by the Government of Cambodia on November 20, 2018, male U.S. citizens wishing to marry Cambodian women must: Have a monthly income of at least US $2,500."
And that's it, no mention of an age limit (and I think it previously listed the age limit on the U.S. embassy site).

Here is the document in question:

[https://www.embassyofcambodiadc.org/blo ... dian-women](https://www.embassyofcambodiadc.org/blo ... dian-women)

Here is the U.S. embassy page:

[https://kh.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... -cambodia/](https://kh.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-se ... -cambodia/)
So no teachers will be able to get married then. Maybe a few administrators in the upper echelon might though.

How many working expats make over $2500 monthly?
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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by DaveG » Thu May 02, 2019 6:32 pm

Damm, O well it looks like I will have to stay single then, never mind.

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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by clutchcargo » Thu May 02, 2019 6:36 pm

Better not spread the word too widely lest the khmer girls find out...

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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by RickyBobby » Thu May 02, 2019 6:38 pm

It seemed inconvenient at first, and a barrier, but later it was kind of a good excuse. If and when I’m ready we can still do a cultural marriage without the paperwork.
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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by clutchcargo » Thu May 02, 2019 7:02 pm

If true, sorta raises the question of whether the original reason for implementing it no longer applies?? Aka lonely older chinese dudes who can't find a local wife seeks baby machine/slave from KOW =@
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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by Username Taken » Thu May 02, 2019 7:19 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:02 pm
If true, sorta raises the question of whether the original reason for implementing it no longer applies?? Aka lonely older chinese dudes who can't find a local wife seeks baby machine/slave from KOW =@
Korean wasn't it?
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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by Tarndog » Thu May 02, 2019 7:22 pm

RickyBobby wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:38 pm
It seemed inconvenient at first, and a barrier, but later it was kind of a good excuse. If and when I’m ready we can still do a cultural marriage without the paperwork.
I think most Khmer women would be happy with just the cultural wedding. I mean, if it was no wedding (due to income and/or age requirements) or a less legal cultural wedding.

What do you think?
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Re: 50+ marriage ban repealed?

Post by clutchcargo » Thu May 02, 2019 7:41 pm

Tarndog wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:22 pm
RickyBobby wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:38 pm
It seemed inconvenient at first, and a barrier, but later it was kind of a good excuse. If and when I’m ready we can still do a cultural marriage without the paperwork.
I think most Khmer women would be happy with just the cultural wedding. I mean, if it was no wedding (due to income and/or age requirements) or a less legal cultural wedding.

What do you think?
I had that discussion with Mrs Cargo a while back...she reckoned most khmer girls preferred the legal (official) marriage rather than the buddha one. However, some seem to settle for the latter if barang over 50. However if that rule has indeed been repealed.. then this is a game changer..
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