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How to Apply for a Cambodia Visa

A Cambodia visa is required for most nationalities to enter Cambodia. Loss of your visa/passport could result in fines and curtailment of your travel plans. Asia Highlights recommends our customers keep a photocopy of their passport and visa somewhere separate or keep an e-version of their passport in an accessible email account.

Visa Exemptions

Regular passport holders from the following countries do not require a visa to visit Cambodia for the following periods:

  • Indonesia/Laos/Malaysia/Singapore/Vietnam (30 days)
  • Philippines (21 days)
  • Thailand (14 days)

Travel with Children

  • A child aged under 12 years old, if traveling with his/her parents, will be free of charge when it comes to the visa fee.

Overstay Penalties

  • Overstaying a visa in Cambodia costs $6 per day. For example, if you overstay by five days, you will be required to pay $30 on exiting the country.

Types of Cambodia Visa

Three Ways to Get a Cambodia Visa

  • Apply online via the ministry’s e-Visa site (Tourist visa only), via the Visa on Arrival method, or via a Cambodian embassy or consulate.

Online: Tourist E-Visa

Passport validity: six months validity is required

Cambodia’s e-Visa is a project launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The process, from application to approval, is done via the online platform and applicants only need to fill in their information and submit the payment using a credit card. After receiving your visa via email, print it out and take it with you when entering Cambodia.

This service is for the Tourist visa only. The processing time is 3 business days and it costs $37 (includes a $7 processing fee). The ministry announced that e-Visa entry points include Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, the Koh Kong/Poi Pet border crossings in Thailand, and the Bavet border crossing in Vietnam.

If you want to read more about how to apply for an e-Visa, please check the website: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/

Visa on Arrival

A Cambodian visa is available to most nationalities on arrival. You can obtain your visa for tourism or business upon arrival at Cambodia’s international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Also, a visa can be issued at the border checkpoints into Cambodia, the Name of Port are as detailed below:

  • O Smach (Oddar Meanchey) - Thailland
  • Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey) - Thailland
  • Prom (Pailin) - Thailland
  • Daung (Kamrieng Battambang) - Thailland
  • Chorm (Oddar Meanchey) - Thailland
  • Cham Yeam (Koh Kong) - Thailland
  • Bavet (Svay Rieng) - Vietnam
  • Kaoam Samnor (Kandal Mekong)) - Vietnam
  • Phnom Den (Takeo) - Vietnam
  • Trapaing Sre (Kratie) - Vietnam
  • Dong Kralo (Stung Treng) - Vietnam

Generally, formalities at the international airports are smoother than those at the land borders. You should prepare the following:

  • One completed visa application form
  • Original passport with at least 6 months validity
  • One recent, passport-sized photograph (2 inches x 2 inches or 35mm x 45mm)
  • Visa fee (in US dollars)
  • Supporting documents (when applying for a Business visa)

Anyone without a passport-sized photograph will be charged approximately $2 as the administration fee. Beware that when crossing at land borders, the immigration officers may overcharge.

In addition, a visa on arrival is not permitted for holders of the following countries’ passports: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and Sudan. Holders of these passports should obtain a Cambodian visa before arriving and provide a sponsor letter or invitation, a valid return ticket, and one photocopy of an Alien ID Card or Student ID Card.

Cambodia Embassy or Consulate

A Cambodian visa can be applied for by mail or in person at a Cambodian embassy or consulate. Each applicant must complete the visa application form and submit it to the embassy together with:

  • Original passport with at least 6 months validity
  • One recent, passport-sized photograph (2 inches x 2 inches or 35mm x 45mm)
  • Visa fee (in US dollars)
  • A self-addressed prepaid return envelope — the sender’s and receiver’s name and address must be the same(If applied by mail)
  • Supporting documents (when applying for a Business visa)
  • Make sure that you have at least 3 weeks before your departure date if you applied by mail.

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