Renew Cambodia driving license

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Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by Glauco83 » Tue May 28, 2019 12:14 pm

I have some questions, I have a Cambodia driving license expire 1 years ago:
Can I go to aeon mall to renew?
Do I need residential letter?
How many months of valid visa I need?
Is it request the translation of my valid Italian driving license also only for renew?

If I want do the one of 10 years and do the exam, someone told me if u push the staff I can do it in one day.. Is it true? So both exams in one day..
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Re: Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Tue May 28, 2019 12:54 pm

Courtesy of M*** L**;

A step-by step guide for expats applying for or renewing a Cambodian driving license in person.

Due to the change in laws issued by the General Department Of Public Works and Transport, CNM Motors will no longer be offering the Cambodian driving license service.

Below is a detailed description of how to apply for a new license by converting your international licenses or a simple renewal for all CNM Motors clients and followers.

New applications should take around one hour from start-to-finish, and cost $11.50.

Renewals should take roughly 40 minutes, and cost $10.25 only.

ALL new or old applicants must attend in person with required documents, and complete a simple medical examination.
Aeon Mall 2 Sen Sok City, located here:
https://goo.gl/maps/X58vsCU4Nbo
Situated on the 2nd floor. Near ABA and Acleda bank.
Monday - Sunday. Closed 12pm - 1pm for lunch.

OR
General Department Of Public Works and Transport office, located here: https://goo.gl/maps/yAA7n5gRFqw
Monday - Friday only. CLOSED 11:30am till 2:00pm for lunch.

Documents required: original passport + one copy, current valid visa + one copy, your original valid driving license from your home-country, 2 passport photos with white background, residence certificate specifically for driving licenses (which is provided from local Sangkat office – applicants should approach landlord for assistance with this).

For renewals; residence certificate is not required. You will also have to submit your expired Cambodian license.

Unfortunately this department is no longer issuing Chinese expatriates Cambodian licenses without completing a driving test.
If your license from your home-country does not contain English language at all, you must receive a translation from your embassy to submit along with your application.

If you do not have an embassy in Cambodia, you can send to an embassy nearby for translation, or simply sit the test for the 10-year license (see here; https://www.facebook.com/cnmcambodia/po ... 5170590824)

All licenses for expats are valid for one year only.

Aeon Mall 2 Sen Sok City is the preferred location for expats to complete license conversions or renewals, as they offer a higher quality service, and speak very good English. Please inquire within once you have obtained all the required paperwork.

If completing your application at the General Department Of Public Works and Transport office, follow these steps below;

1. Once you arrive, enter using the last entrance (2nd on your right). To the left of the testing station is a group of buildings. Enter through the red door. This is the waiting area for people completing driving tests.
2. Follow the arrow on the right side. Enter the room on the left side (if you come in through the main entrance on the other side, its opposite). This is the medical checkup room. Office staff will ask your height and weight, and give you a simple eye test. They will complete some forms for you. You need to give them 1 passport photo and 10,000 riel only.
3. Leave the way you entered. Walk straight ahead, past the Wing shop, and look for the Driving License Office on the left hand side. Go to the last window on the right, and give your form from the medical test, your old license (if renewing), 2 remaining passport photos, and your passport along with the copies.
4. They will request that you go inside, where your paperwork is checked and approved by 4 different people, and then given to a data entry member of staff, who will prepare your application whilst you sit outside and wait.
5. You will be called to get your paperwork, sign your name on the docs, then take it to the Wing kiosk outside and transfer the remaining 30,000 riel. Wing fee is 1,000 riel.
6. Return the form to the members of staff inside the glass room office. They will recheck it, then you wait while they print your new license. You need to sign a book confirming you have collected it.
The new licenses are paper cards in a plastic sheath. These cards have U.V watermarks, and are extremely waterproof.

Good luck
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Re: Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Tue May 28, 2019 12:57 pm

Step-By-Step Guide to a 10 Year Driving License

We all know that information regarding these sorts of things isn’t widely available to expats in Cambodia, so we work hard to try and source as much as possible to share within the expat community and CNM Motors’ network.

For those expats who do not wish to renew their driving license each and every year, or to those of you who have expired international licenses or even do not obtain a driving license at all -this service offers a simple solution to becoming a legal driver in Cambodia. These licenses are valid for 10 years.
You can book a medical, theory and practical exam at the Ministry of Transportation online through https://driverlicense.mpwt.gov.kh/login
To do this, you will need to upload scans of your passport, valid visa, and proof of residency/residence certificate from your local Sangkat (លិខិតនៃការស្នាក់នៅ/“lichet snadt noe")

You will also be required to pay the 90,000r fee through a Wing or Ly Hour account. When you show up for your test, they will want a copy of your Wing receipt (though the online system issues you a QR code .pdf indicating you’ve paid, they also require to see the Wing receipt. If you pay by the phone app instead screenshots of the transaction receipt are accepted).

Alternatively, if you wish to pay a little more, any driving school in town can do all the running around for you.
It seems that driving school applicants get prioritised on the day of testing.

Some revision is required, as we know Cambodia has a unique driving system.
For revision, you can use the Driving Rules phone app. Links below.
- App Store (iOS): http://dr.mpwt.gov.kh/ios
- Play Store (Android): http://dr.mpwt.gov.kh/android
(FYI first few pages are in Khmer, but English is available shortly after)

In addition to the app, you can obtain a book and sample written exam at any driving school for 5000r only. An English version of the book is apparently available at the driving school on Sotheros & Sihanouk Blvd; price unknown.

Once you have completed the online booking slot, and revised through the phone app/book, you may follow these steps;

1) When you go to the Department of Transport (located here; https://goo.gl/maps/KvAtRcsFQcx) head to the information window at the licensing office to get your paperwork. You will need originals of your documents for them to check against the scans. They will require 4 passport photos with white background.
2) Next go to take the medical test (pay 10,000r in cash at the medical check office, for which you will be given a receipt). The medical check office is at the rear of the compound, near the driving test area, past the vehicle inspection building.
3) After completing the medical test, you must now attempt the theory exam (located upstairs in the same building as the medical check). If you cannot understand some of the questions because the English is incomprehensible, then you can ask the examiner to explain it to you and they will help. If you fail the test, the cost for retesting is 20,000r, although this apparently cannot be completed on the same day.
The theory exam is a computerized test containing 40 questions in 30 minutes; available in English.
4) If you successfully pass the written test, you can now take the driving test.
If you show up around 1:00pm, you can pay $10 to use a practice car for 30 minutes on the course or 10,000r to use your own car. If you fail the driving test, then things become a little more complicated, as you cannot re-test on the same day. Ask a member of staff when the next available testing slot. It appears that now foreigners have to wait until the afternoons for all practical tests, while locals have priority in the mornings.
Retest fee is 30,000r.

The department also now allow an agent to come in the morning on your behalf (with your passport and money) to book the slot. So far there is not a way to sign up for a re-test slot online.

A translator is available for the actual driving test if required.

The driving tests must be completed in a ministry provided vehicle fit with dash-cams.

Corruption has been eliminated from all departments.

Tests are carried out on an artificial road within the Department of Transportation’s grounds.

During the test you will be required to complete two parking manoeuvres. Each available bay is very narrow, and tricky to complete. If you touch the boundaries on any one manoeuvre, it will be an immediate fail.

There can be up to 30+ people waiting to take the test on any one day, so please be prepared to wait your turn.

The practical driving test takes about 20 minutes, however licenses are now issued and printed the next day for successful participants.

Good luck to all
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Re: Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by Glauco83 » Tue May 28, 2019 12:58 pm

Thanks for explanation, also for renew need translation of my Italian drive license?
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Re: Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by Glauco83 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:00 pm

And how many months valid visa need? One time they didn't renew mine because not enough days in my visa
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Re: Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by phuketrichard » Tue May 28, 2019 2:08 pm

...your international licenses......
by this u mean ur home country license right? NOT just a IDP
do u think they would allow a 5 year thai license to be used to obtain a Cambodian one?
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Re: Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by andy1 » Tue May 28, 2019 5:11 pm

My Cambodian licence ran out 2 years ago can i just renew?
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Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by whatwat » Tue May 28, 2019 5:57 pm

phuketrichard wrote:...your international licenses......
by this u mean ur home country license right? NOT just a IDP
do u think they would allow a 5 year thai license to be used to obtain a Cambodian one?
They are permits not licenses. Aren’t they just a translation of your home license?

My mate tried this (Thai license) and it was a big “No can”.
Something to do with your license matching your passport country of origin.


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Re: Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by phuketrichard » Tue May 28, 2019 6:59 pm

whatwat wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:57 pm
phuketrichard wrote:...your international licenses......
by this u mean ur home country license right? NOT just a IDP
do u think they would allow a 5 year thai license to be used to obtain a Cambodian one?
They are permits not licenses. Aren’t they just a translation of your home license?

My mate tried this (Thai license) and it was a big “No can”.
Something to do with your license matching your passport country of origin.


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ahh well, no big deal as still have a good US license till 2022 :beer3:
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Re: Renew Cambodia driving license

Post by Glauco83 » Wed May 29, 2019 12:04 pm

I go to day to aon mall2 they didn't renew my because is expire from more than one year, so they want a ne resident letter
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