The New FPCS (Foreigners Present in Cambodia System) – How does it work?
A quick guide for expats living in Cambodia.
The General Department of Immigration (GDI) has just launched a new online registration system for foreigners living in Cambodia, stating that those that fail to register on the new system by the 1st July 2020, will be unable to extend their visa. The “FPCS” applies to all foreign nationals, including tourists. According to a statement released by the GDI, “FPCS (Foreigners Present in Cambodia System) app is to manage foreigner’s information regarding their stay in Cambodia.
It intends to record foreigner information when they arrive in Cambodia at any entry point. It will also record their data when they leave Cambodia. The main purpose of FPCS is to protect foreigner safety and security in case of an emergency when they are travelling throughout Cambodia.”
This FCPS applies to all expats and tourists alike, making this change most relevant to the tourism industry property management industries. It’s especially true given that the other most important point to note is that it’s the landlord who is responsible for registering foreigners into the app.
So how does it work?
According to the app, there are 6 steps to follow:
- Create an account (Phone number, Password)
- Upload passport copy
- Verify information
- Enter valid phone number and password
- Add information for accommodation. Done.
Our advice to Expats?
Given that the landlord is responsible for registering foreigners into the system, we recommend that you get in touch with your landlord, pass on all the required information mentioned above and cooperate with them as best you can to ensure that you are registered. Do not sit back and assume it will be done.
According to the DPI announcement –
“We advise that you check with your landlord to confirm that they have registered you on the app. If you do not have a landlord, then you should register yourself on the app”.
This article is for information purposes only. For questions / assistance with FPCS app, please contact the General Department of Immigration.