Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:54 am

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Rutiger wrote:
asp wrote:"It's so much show and little substance." An excellent description of the lavish frivolity The Khmer excel at. If it looks good it is good.
Not just a Khmer trait, to be sure. I've read stories about $20 millon gaudy wedding parties thrown by super rich families in India. Lord knows how some people over-do it up in the West. All for show.
This...definitely not just Cambodia, people spend thousands on weddings worldwide. I had some friends get married back in NZ, aftetnoon ceremony and night time reception, cost over 50k all up! Oh...and 2 years later they had separated!
50k for a wedding wouldn't be that much in the west.
My own wedding here costed around 45k with 800 seating guests, privatised beach hotel at the dinner venue for my fly in guests, bottled beer, good whiskey and good wine on tables.
In the end I was under a few grands only.
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by ot mien kampf » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:11 pm

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ot mien kampf wrote:What exactly did he do that was "illegal" to be refused approval?

Looks under 50 or whatever the law is. Do they have some inane yearly salary criteria imposed on the foreign groom, too, so that if he's between jobs then they won't approve the wedding?

I don’t believe they did anything illegal, they just either didn't go through the application process, or were denied authorisation to marry from the MoI for failing to meet the criteria. Many people don't bother with the official marriage process and just have a party.


Here are the official requirements;

You will need to present the following to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1. "Application for foreigner to marry Khmer citizen" (provided by MoFA)
2. Certificate of non-impediment/single status/divorce certificate (if applicable)/ex-spouses death certificate (if applicable)
3. Criminal record check from your country of citizenship
4. Passport with valid E type (Ordinary MEEV) visa, minimum 6 months validity
5. Letter of employment/proof of salary minimum $2500USD p/m (Male only?) Work permit/work book if employed in Cambodia.
6. Letter from your Embassy - permission/consent to marry
7. Pre-nuptial Medical certificate from Calmette Hospital (no older than 3 months)
8. 2x passport photos

NOTE: Foreign males must be under 50 years old to legally marry a Cambodian citizen in Cambodia

All above documents must be notarised/certified from your nearest Embassy except 1,6 and 7.

Khmer partner will need to present;

1. "Certificate of celibacy, widowhood, divorce" (single status) from Sangkat
2. National ID card
3. Birth Certificate
4. Family Book or Residence de carnet.
5. Pre-nuptial Medical certificate from Calmette Hospital (no older than 3 months)
6. 2x passport photos

Once approved by the MoFA, then applicants are interviewed by various departments of the MoI who, if satisfied, issue an Authorisation to marry letter which needs to be submitted to the Sangkat in order to be issued the legal marriage certificate.
Is that $2500 per MONTH? :facepalm: That would preclude quite a lot of expats.
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by prahkeitouj » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:16 pm

Rutiger wrote:
prahkeitouj wrote:So is it fake or real wedding? Guests' present is the evidence of their pleasure to wish the new couple. I remember one of a friend's sister wedding was such a sad wedding that we needed eat vegetarian food and no one dance in the wedding even their relatives.
Why? Did the families disapprove of the marriage?
I don't know about it.
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by prahkeitouj » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:17 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
ot mien kampf wrote:What exactly did he do that was "illegal" to be refused approval?

Looks under 50 or whatever the law is. Do they have some inane yearly salary criteria imposed on the foreign groom, too, so that if he's between jobs then they won't approve the wedding?

I don’t believe they did anything illegal, they just either didn't go through the application process, or were denied authorisation to marry from the MoI for failing to meet the criteria. Many people don't bother with the official marriage process and just have a party.


Here are the official requirements;

You will need to present the following to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1. "Application for foreigner to marry Khmer citizen" (provided by MoFA)
2. Certificate of non-impediment/single status/divorce certificate (if applicable)/ex-spouses death certificate (if applicable)
3. Criminal record check from your country of citizenship
4. Passport with valid E type (Ordinary MEEV) visa, minimum 6 months validity
5. Letter of employment/proof of salary minimum $2500USD p/m (Male only?) Work permit/work book if employed in Cambodia.
6. Letter from your Embassy - permission/consent to marry
7. Pre-nuptial Medical certificate from Calmette Hospital (no older than 3 months)
8. 2x passport photos

NOTE: Foreign males must be under 50 years old to legally marry a Cambodian citizen in Cambodia

All above documents must be notarised/certified from your nearest Embassy except 1,6 and 7.

Khmer partner will need to present;

1. "Certificate of celibacy, widowhood, divorce" (single status) from Sangkat
2. National ID card
3. Birth Certificate
4. Family Book or Residence de carnet.
5. Pre-nuptial Medical certificate from Calmette Hospital (no older than 3 months)
6. 2x passport photos

Once approved by the MoFA, then applicants are interviewed by various departments of the MoI who, if satisfied, issue an Authorisation to marry letter which needs to be submitted to the Sangkat in order to be issued the legal marriage certificate.
Under 50 but why I still see some old guys can married? Or they look older than age?
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by Duncan » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:43 pm

prahkeitouj wrote:
PSD-Kiwi wrote:
ot mien kampf wrote:What exactly did he do that was "illegal" to be refused approval?

Looks under 50 or whatever the law is. Do they have some inane yearly salary criteria imposed on the foreign groom, too, so that if he's between jobs then they won't approve the wedding?

I don’t believe they did anything illegal, they just either didn't go through the application process, or were denied authorisation to marry from the MoI for failing to meet the criteria. Many people don't bother with the official marriage process and just have a party.


Here are the official requirements;

You will need to present the following to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1. "Application for foreigner to marry Khmer citizen" (provided by MoFA)
2. Certificate of non-impediment/single status/divorce certificate (if applicable)/ex-spouses death certificate (if applicable)
3. Criminal record check from your country of citizenship
4. Passport with valid E type (Ordinary MEEV) visa, minimum 6 months validity
5. Letter of employment/proof of salary minimum $2500USD p/m (Male only?) Work permit/work book if employed in Cambodia.
6. Letter from your Embassy - permission/consent to marry
7. Pre-nuptial Medical certificate from Calmette Hospital (no older than 3 months)
8. 2x passport photos

NOTE: Foreign males must be under 50 years old to legally marry a Cambodian citizen in Cambodia

All above documents must be notarised/certified from your nearest Embassy except 1,6 and 7.

Khmer partner will need to present;

1. "Certificate of celibacy, widowhood, divorce" (single status) from Sangkat
2. National ID card
3. Birth Certificate
4. Family Book or Residence de carnet.
5. Pre-nuptial Medical certificate from Calmette Hospital (no older than 3 months)
6. 2x passport photos

Once approved by the MoFA, then applicants are interviewed by various departments of the MoI who, if satisfied, issue an Authorisation to marry letter which needs to be submitted to the Sangkat in order to be issued the legal marriage certificate.
Under 50 but why I still see some old guys can married? Or they look older than age?


It's a law the government bought in to stop beautiful young girls tricking old men like me into marriage and stealing all their money.

It's the only good law this government has passed.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by kiwiincambodia » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:11 pm

prahkeitouj wrote:
PSD-Kiwi wrote:
ot mien kampf wrote:What exactly did he do that was "illegal" to be refused approval?

Looks under 50 or whatever the law is. Do they have some inane yearly salary criteria imposed on the foreign groom, too, so that if he's between jobs then they won't approve the wedding?

I don’t believe they did anything illegal, they just either didn't go through the application process, or were denied authorisation to marry from the MoI for failing to meet the criteria. Many people don't bother with the official marriage process and just have a party.


Here are the official requirements;

You will need to present the following to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1. "Application for foreigner to marry Khmer citizen" (provided by MoFA)
2. Certificate of non-impediment/single status/divorce certificate (if applicable)/ex-spouses death certificate (if applicable)
3. Criminal record check from your country of citizenship
4. Passport with valid E type (Ordinary MEEV) visa, minimum 6 months validity
5. Letter of employment/proof of salary minimum $2500USD p/m (Male only?) Work permit/work book if employed in Cambodia.
6. Letter from your Embassy - permission/consent to marry
7. Pre-nuptial Medical certificate from Calmette Hospital (no older than 3 months)
8. 2x passport photos

NOTE: Foreign males must be under 50 years old to legally marry a Cambodian citizen in Cambodia

All above documents must be notarised/certified from your nearest Embassy except 1,6 and 7.

Khmer partner will need to present;

1. "Certificate of celibacy, widowhood, divorce" (single status) from Sangkat
2. National ID card
3. Birth Certificate
4. Family Book or Residence de carnet.
5. Pre-nuptial Medical certificate from Calmette Hospital (no older than 3 months)
6. 2x passport photos

Once approved by the MoFA, then applicants are interviewed by various departments of the MoI who, if satisfied, issue an Authorisation to marry letter which needs to be submitted to the Sangkat in order to be issued the legal marriage certificate.
Under 50 but why I still see some old guys can married? Or they look older than age?
Nothing a brown envelope filled with dead US presidents won't fix, this is Cambodia after all.
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:27 pm

Prahkeitouj ^ That...but it's more likely that they're not legally married, even if they've had the ceremony, unless they were married before the law change.

OMK - yes, $2500 per month.
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by asp » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:13 pm

"Nothing a brown envelope filled with dead US presidents won't fix, this is Cambodia after all."

Homie don't play dat shit.
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by kiwiincambodia » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:20 pm

asp wrote:"Nothing a brown envelope filled with dead US presidents won't fix, this is Cambodia after all."

Homie don't play dat shit.
Well then homie better get off his ass and get a well paying job if he wants to marry.

I don't know how homie could make himself younger.
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Re: Very Unfortunate English and Cambodian Couple, No one Come to Their Wedding

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:32 pm

Haha, In living color was a great show

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