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Passports for migrant workers can’t be issued any quicker due to high costs, Sar Kheng says

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Monday said the Cambodian government could not afford more passport printing machines to speed up the process of documenting the hundreds of thousands of citizens working abroad, predominantly in Thailand. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/passports-migrant-workers-cant-be-issued-any-quicker-due-high-costs-sar-kheng-says

Pledge to help illegal workers in Thailand

Speaking during the general department of identification’s annual meeting, secretary of state Prum Sokha said the government would continue to help undocumented workers obtain proper documentation.   ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103715/pledge-to-help-illegal-workers-in-thailand/

Hundreds of foreigners granted citizenship

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on the government to amend the law on nationalisation and immigration, while a report from the general department of identification revealed 1,518 foreigners were granted Cambodian nationality from 2014 to 2017. Presiding over the department’s annual meeting, Mr Kheng ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103717/hundreds-of-foreigners-granted-citizenship/

Two million urged to correct civil records

The Interior Ministry’s general department of identification has urged two million people with incorrect civil records to amend their personal information with officials. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5089918/two-million-urged-correct-civil-records/

Public document fees scrapped

The government plans to abolish a range of fees for its services, including fees for issuing birth certificates, marriage certification and national identity documents. The Interior Ministry says the changes will ease the financial burden on citizens, improve public services and make the processes more transparent. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34078/public-document-fees-scrapped/

UNICEF program aims to improve birth registration

One in every four children in Cambodia under the age of 5 has not had their birth registered, but a new program aims to tackle the problem at the commune level using mobile phone technology, according to UNICEF. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unicef-program-aims-improve-birth-registration

Calls to validate LGBT rights

Gay and transgender people yesterday called on the government to legalise same-sex marriage and change identity cards to reflect a person’s true gender during an event to mark International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-validate-lgbt-rights

Ministry to streamline ID process

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has sent a new set of procedures to local authorities aimed at speeding up the sluggish process of issuing new IDs. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-streamline-id-process

Minister urges officials to speed up ID scheme

Officials responsible for issuing new identity cards, which every adult will eventually need, must get a grip on the task and speed up, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.In an “instruction” to staff, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the number of new ID cards issued ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-urges-officials-speed-id-scheme

ID cards coming unglued

Expired glue used in the production of Cambodia’s new generation of national identification cards is causing the top layer of some to peel off, though it’s unclear exactly how many of the 6.4 million issued since 2012 are affected, according to a Ministry of Interior ...

Shaun Turton and Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/id-cards-coming-unglued

Millions more new ID cards required

The General Department of Identification issued some 2.8 million identification cards between January and October as part of an effort to bring a new generation of cards to some 10.9 million Cambodians by 2017. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/millions-more-new-id-cards-required

Workers seek passports

The Interior Ministry is rushing to print passports for thousands of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand before a March 31 deadline set by the neighbouring junta. So far, the Interior Ministry has received a list of just 60,000 workers in need of passports, according to the ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-seek-passports

Ministries switch up new office

The Ministry of Interior has asked the government to grant what would have been the new location of the Ministry of Environment in Meanchey district’s Niroth commune to the newly created General Departments of Identification and Immigration instead, according to an official spokesman. ...

May Titthara
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-switch-new-office

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