"Cambodia tourist visa" was last updated on Jan 04, 2014
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What are the visa requirements for a tourist visa to Cambodia?
Almost every nationality who wants to visit Cambodia for tourism purposes must have a valid tourist visa. Backpackers from Europe, North America and Australia must possess a visa to enter Cambodia.
There are two ways of getting a Cambodian visa:
a) visa-on-arrival and
All visitors (except countries on the Visa Exemption list) need a tourist visa to enter Cambodia.
Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Laos.
These nationalities don't need a tourist visa to enter Cambodia.
If your country is not listed above, it means that you need a visa to enter Cambodia.
The visa-on-arrival scheme means that most foreigners can get a 30-day Cambodian tourist visa-on-arrival at the two international airports in Phnom Penh (Pochentong airport) and Siem Reap, and at the border crossings.
Price for a Cambodian tourist visa: $20
If you want to save time at the airport or at the border, you might want to apply for visa in advance.
You can do this at your nearest Cambodian embassy. Your visa will then have a validity of 90 days (3 months) from the date of issue. This means that the visa must be used within 3 months.
Here are the visa requirements:
You will need:
Thadeua Road, Km 2, P.O Box 34
I can tell you that I got my Cambodian Visa in Vientiane, and the application process took an hour. If you're in a rush, you should take a songthaew from downtown Vientiane to get there. Otherwise, it's a long walk to downtown (about an hour).
518/4 Pracha Uthit Road
For more information on how to get a Cambodian visa in Bangkok, click here (opens in a new window)
Instead of going all the way to the embassy, you can apply for e-visa.
Price: $ 20 + $ 5 (processing fee) = $ 25
Before applying online, check if the border you will be crossing accepts evisa.
These are the airports and border crossings that accept evisa:
On Dec 27th, 2012, the Cambodia-Thailand joint single visa scheme was implemented. You can now get one visa to visit both countries.
I've covered the topic under "Thailand Tourist Visa": Cambodia-Thailand Joint Visa Scheme
You can extend your tourist visa only once, for up to one month (30 days).
Price: The next day service costs $45.
You will get additional 30 days on your tourist visa.
Where can you extend your tourist visa?
You can get an extension at the Department of Immigration or at travel agents.
Department for Foreigners
No. 322, Russian Boulevard
Opposite Phnom Penh Airport
If you have an evisa and want an extension, you can't apply for this online. Go to the immigration or a travel agent to get an extension.
Remember that if you overstay your visa, it will cost you $5 per day the first month. The second month, the price is $6 per day. You pay at the immigration on your way out of Cambodia.
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