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Submitted on Jul 25, 2021 Useful Info

Tips on getting a Cambodian visa

  • Visitors from most countries are required to have visas to enter Cambodia except countries such as; Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.
  • The types of visa types that you can apply for are tourist visa type and business visa type.
  • The tourist visa will set you back USD 30 and USD 35 for the business visa also known as the ordinary visa.
  • The biggest difference with those two visa types is that a tourist visa can only be extended once for a maximum period of 2 months whereas, for a business visa, it can be extended multiple times for periods of up to a year more.
  • Some staff would try to charge more for the visas especially at the land crossing borders.
  • Always hold out for the original price but do not be upset if you happen to pay a little extra.
  • Visas can be obtained at Cambodian embassies and consulates.
  • Visas are also available on arrival at any of the international airports or the major land crossings.
  • You should have a valid passport and also a passport photo with you to apply for the visa. However, without the passport photo, you would be required to pay USD 2.
  • Citizens of most countries can apply for an E-visa online on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  • When applying for your visa online, the tourist visa will cost you USD 36 instead of the normal USD 30. This includes the card processing fee.
  • Take care as fake sites are offering the visa application process. They usually are travel agencies that will most likely overcharge you and end up paying between USD 36 – USD 50 at best.
  • At worst, you might end up with a fake visa in totality.
  • Be very careful with fake sites. Always ensure it is the official Cambodian government site you are applying from.