Finding Common Ground to Propose E-card as Border Passing Permit to Thailand

Competent authorities of border Banteay Meanchey province and Poipet city have met recently to identify common ground to propose the Thai counterpart to use e-card as permit for Cambodians to enter the country, according to local media report.

The proposal intends to address current spending on paper documentations and permits issued to at least 10,000 Cambodians to enter Thailand every day.

Since January 2017, the Royal Government of Cambodia has decided not to charge any Cambodians for passing permit to Thailand, as most of them travel there for short visit or small-scale business at the neighbor’s border markets.

According to the spirit of the meeting chaired by H.E. Oum Reatrey, Deputy Provincial Governor of Banteay Meanchey, e-card as border passing permit is not a new tool.

So far Thailand has, added the same source, granted passing permit for Cambodians via passport, border pass, e-card, and beyond.

If agreed by Thailand, the consistent use of e-card as passing permit will further promote the effectiveness and efficiency of the collaboration between the two neighboring countries.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press