IVisa for Cambodia

Use this page to find the information you need to know about visa requirements, as you plan your trip to Cambodia. It can help you avoid delays, difficulties and possible unpleasant experiences. Please go to Table of Contents. The link to Table of Contents is just under this advertisement below. Please scroll down.

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Basic Requirements and Information Concerning Cambodian Visa

1. To get a Cambodian Visa you need to have a valid passport, with at least six months of remaining validity period and enough number of pages left for the stamping of entry and departure dates. For visa-on-arrival, you need to provide your latest "passport-size" photo. There is really no strict regulation on the size of photo. It should only be about 1.25 inches (32cm) in width and about 1.75 inches (44cm) in height. For the e-visa online, you need to upload your latest photo measured at 800 pixels in width and 1,200 pixels in height.

 

2. If you come from a country whose citizens have been given by the Cambodian government visa-free privilege to enter Cambodia, as a tourist, you do not need to get a Cambodian Tourist Visa. Holders of passports issued by countries that are members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are given the visa-free privilege as tourists. Click here to see list of countries that are ASEAN members.

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3. Holders of passports issued by countries whose citizens are required to get an entry-visa into Cambodia (as tourist and as non-tourist), but are not included in the restriction mentioned in Item No. 4 below, may purchase visa-on-arrival and the Cambodian Electronic Tourist Visa (e-visa) online through the internet. Click here for detailed information about the Cambodian e-visa (online).

 

4. Holders of passports issued by the countries listed, as follows, are required to apply for entry-visa into Cambodia only at a Cambodian embassy or consulate: Afghanistan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Nigeria. The Cambodian visa-on-arrival and e-visa online are not yet available to citizens of these countries. Click here to see list of countries with Cambodian embassies or consulates, with contact information included.

 

5. Holders of passports issued by countries listed above (Item No. 4) may be required to present a return or onward airline flight ticket.

 

6. The allowable period of stay in Cambodia under a tourist visa vary according to nationality. The shortest allowable stay as tourist is 14 days and the longest is 30 days. Click here to see allowable number of days of stay in Cambodia as tourist according to country that issued passport.

 

7. Penalty of US$10.00 per day is charged to a foreign national who stays in Cambodia beyond his or her allowable period of stay, starting from the expiry date of visa.

 

8. To stay in Cambodia longer than allowed for a tourist, a Regular Visa (also called "Ordinary Visa" and "Business Visa") is required. Click here for details on how to stay longer in Cambodia.

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IMPORTANT UPDATES

(As of December 2016)

 

Please be aware of the following:

ATTENTION U.S. Passport Holders: Latest Advisory (Dec. 15, 2016) About Vietnam Visa

Posted December 15, 2016
 
Notice to U.S. passport holders who plan to first enter Vietnam before going to Cambodia: The past Vietnam Visa regulation, which became effective September 1, 2016, that required U.S. passport holders to only get a one-year multiple-entry visa for Vietnam has been removed. U.S. passport holders now has the option to also get Vietnam visa that is good for 1 month, 3 months or for 6 months. This option (which is really how it was before the September 1, 2016 visa regulation) has been re-opened to U.S passport holders effective December 15, 2016.

Re: Extension of Cambodian Tourist Visa

Posted December 5, 2016

Due to many questions we have been receiving about the extension of the Cambodian Tourist Visa we would like to inform our readers that we have received advice from our visa agent that the Cambodian immigration authority is currently allowing the extension of the Cambodian Tourist Visa without the need to go out of the territory of Cambodia.

The Cambodian Tourist Visa can be extended for 30 days. Only one extension is allowed.

Please be aware, however, that it is not unusual for the immigration authorities to suddenly change the polices related to visa rules and regulations without prior publication or notice. We strongly advise that you consult a reliable visa agent prior to the expiration date of your tourist visa if you plan to extend your stay in Cambodia as tourist for another 30 days.

Re: The Cambodian 3-Year Visa

Posted September 7, 2016
 
There were recent reports carried by local newspapers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, informing that, effective September 1, 2016, a 3-year visa will be made available to foreign nationals in Cambodia.
 
Please be aware that as of September 7, 2016 we have not yet seen any implementation guidelines on this issued by the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC). We will post an advisory on this as soon as we can get official and reliable information about it.

Re: Cambodian Visa for Children Below 12 Years of Age

Posted September 7, 2016
 
An advisory (dated September 1, 2016) taken from the Embassy of the Philippines in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, says that according to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) children, below 12 years of age, of incoming foreign nationals, are now required to have an entry-visa and which shall be paid at the cost of US$30.00 for a Tourist Visa and US$35.00 for the Ordinary Visa (also referred to as Regular Visa or Business Visa).
 
Please be aware that, other than the Philippine Embassy advisory, no such information can yet be found in any publications issued by the Cambodian MFAIC or any information publisher.
 
The Cambodian immigration rule that has long been observed instructs that children below 12 years of age may be required a visa if they have their own passports, and they need not get a visa if they do not have their own passport and are traveling under their parent's passport. In both cases, the rule specifies that no fees (for visa or for no visa) will be charged.
 
This advisory, taken from the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh, is being reported here to forewarn incoming foreign nationals with children below 12 years of age so that they can prepare for the possibility of being asked to pay for their children's visa on arrival at a Cambodian border-gate or airport.

Re: Penalty On Overstayed Visa

Posted September 8, 2016
 
This information is taken from the Advisory bulletin (dated September 1, 2016) in the official website of the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
 
The penalty on overstayed visa (according to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  or MFAIC) is now US$10.00 per day starting from date of expiration.
 
The Cambodian immigration rule that has long been observed on this matter specifies the penalty of US$5.00 per day starting from date of expiration. Please be aware that, other than the Philippine Embassy advisory, no such information can yet be found in any publications issued by the Cambodian MFAIC or any information publisher.
 
This advisory, taken from the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh, is being reported here to forewarn foreign nationals in Cambodia on the possibility that they may be charged US$10.00 per day for expired and overstayed visa. 

Re: Price of Cambodian Tourist Visa

The price of tourist visa to Cambodia (purchased upon arrival) has increased effective October 1, 2014. Before that it used to be only US$20.00.  It currently costs US$30.00. We are making this announcement as there are still un-updated information in the web that still lists the price of the Cambodian Tourist Visa as US$20.00. The Cambodian e-visa that can be purchased online cost US$37.00. This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Find out in this page if you are tourist-visa exempted.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS About Visa for Cambodia and Quick Answers 

1.What visa do I need to enter Cambodia as a tourist?
Quick Answer: You need only to have a tourist-visa, that is, if you are holding a passport issued by a country whose citizens are required to have a visa to enter Cambodia. There are passport-holders who are visa-free when entering Cambodia as a tourist. Click here for details. Please be aware that the Cambodian tourist visa is a single-entry visa. You can use it to enter Cambodia only once.
2. Where can I get a tourist-visa?
Quick Answer: A Cambodian Tourist Visa can be applied for and acquired upon arrival in a Cambodian border-gate and international airport. You can also apply for a Cambodian Electronic Tourist Visa online. A visa purchased online is called e-visa. You pay for it online and it will be sent to you online. You will only need to print it and bring with you to Cambodia. Entry visas into Cambodia are also issued in Cambodian embassies and consulates in countries where they are present. Click here for details.
3. Is it hard to get a tourist-visa on arrival?
Quick Answer: Not at all. However, sometimes, it may create some delay which can cause unnecessary feelings of anxiety, particularly in the border gates. Purchasing a Cambodian Electronic Visa (e-visa) online prior to your trip to Cambodia, and having the e-visa already with you as you enter a point of entry enables you to avoid possibilities of delay.
 
Please be aware that there are countries whose citizens or passport holders are not allowed to get visa on arrival and also cannot yet avail of the Cambodian e-visa. Read Item No. 4 below.
4. Who are not allowed to get visa on arrival and also not eligible to purchase the Cambodian e-visa online?
Quick Answer: Not allowed to get visa on arrival and also not eligible to purchase Cambodian e-visa are holders of passports issued by the following named countries: AfghanistanAlgeriaSaudi ArabiaBangladeshIranIraqPakistanSri LankaSudan and Nigeria. Holders of passports issued by these countries are required to apply for entry-visa into Cambodia only in a Cambodian embassy or consulate. Click here to see the locations of Cambodian embassies or consulates in different parts of the world.
5. Do I need to have a return, or onward, flight ticket?
Quick Answer: A return, or onward, flight ticket will only be required from the holder of a passport issued by AfghanistanAlgeriaBangladeshIranIraqNigeria, Pakistan, Saudi ArabiaSri Lanka or Sudan. Holders of passports issued by any of the mentioned countries may also be asked to show an Invitation Letter, Letter of Sponsorship or an Employment Contract from a duly registered organization or business establshment in Cambodia.  Click here for details.
6. How long can I stay in Cambodia as a tourist?
Quick Answer: Maximum of 30 days for some nationalities and maximum of 14 days for some. Click here to see table of days of allowable stay for tourists from specific countries.
7. What if I just want to stay longer in Cambodia, longer than allowed for a tourist?
Quick Answer: After you have already entered Cambodia as a tourist, you may probably decide to work under an employer or you can become self-employed, a business investor, a funded humanitarian worker or just a person with enough personal funds that can support a longer and peaceful stay in Cambodia. If you get into any of these personal status, while already in Cambodia, you can purchase the Cambodian Regular Visa (also called Business Visa or Ordinary Visa). Click here to learn more about getting a Cambodian Regular Visa.
8. What visa will I need if I am invited to work by an employer in Cambodia?
Quick Answer: You may first enter Cambodia on a Tourist Visa, or you may immediately apply for the Regular Visa (usually also called "Ordinary Visa" or "Business Visa") upon your arrival. If you immediately apply for a Regular Visa you will need to show to the immigration officers your Letter of Invitation from your prospective employer. If you have entered Cambodia on a Tourist Visa you will first need to exit the territory of Cambodia on or before the expiry date of your Tourist Visa. After getting out of Cambodia as a tourist you may turn around, re-enter the country and apply for and purchase a Regular Visa upon your arrival at a border entry-gate or in any of the two international airports of Cambodia. You may, or may not, be asked to show an Employment Contract, but it is more advantageous to secure one from your prospective employer before you make your application for the Regular Visa. The Regular Visa will enable you to stay in Cambodia for up to one year, giving you the period of time you need for your employment. 
 
IMPORTANT TO KNOW: To work in Cambodia you will be required to have a working permit issued by the Department of Employment and Manpower of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour and Veteran Affairs of Cambodia. This is something you must ask about and arrange with your prospective employer early in your employment processes.  
9. Is it hard to get the Regular Visa?
Quick Answer: Not at all, once you have already entered Cambodia. There are reliable visa agents in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, who can facilitate your Regular Visa application when you are already there. They charge a fee. The amount charged is really very cheap, when you consider all the trouble you avoid by not processing it yourself in the Cambodian immigration offices (with the problem of language barrier, forms written in Cambodian script and all). When you are already in Cambodia we can recommend a reliable visa agent, who can usually get you a Regular Visa (also called "Business" Visa or "Ordinary" Visa) in less than seven days.

10. Can you help me get the visa that can extend my stay in Cambodia?
Quick Answer: Yes. We will be glad to help you. When you are already in Cambodia, get a local SIM card for your mobile phone and email your number to us at howtogotocambodia@gmail.com. We will introduce you to a reliable, English-speaking, visa agent in Phnom Penh. Our own introduction services is free.

11. What are the latest (as of April 2017) payment rates for a Regular Visa if facilitated by a reliable visa agent?
Quick Answer: Good for One (1) month: US$48.00 (single entry only). Good for Three (3) months: US$78.00 (single entry only). Good for Six (6) months: US$159.00 (multiple entry). Good for One (1) year: US$289.00 (multiple entry). "Multiple-entry" means  that within the period of your visa you may leave and re-enter the territory of Cambodia in unlimited number of times.

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Images of Cambodian Visa

Photo below shows an image of a Cambodian visa, in sticker form, placed on the passport when the visa is applied for and issued on arrival. This is also an example of a Regular Visa (also called "Ordinary Visa" or "Business Visa"), which can be applied for when one is already in Cambodia.

The official rate of a Cambodian tourist visa, issued on arrival, is US$30.00. You need not pay anything more. The effective period of the tourist visa vary according to the country that issued your passport. Some have an effectivity period of only 14 days and some up to 30 days.

The visa sticker shown above is also an example of a visa issued to extend the stay of a foreign national, who at first entered as a tourist and then decided to stay longer for business purposes. This one (in the photo above) has a validity period of 6 months and allows multiple-entry into Cambodia. A 6-months business visa, applied for and paid direct to the immigration office, costs about US$125.00. If faciliated by a local visa agent, it will cost about US$159.00.

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Photo below shows an image of the Cambodian Electronic Tourist Visa (e-visa), available online, through your computer connected to the internet. This is how it would look if you print it with color in your computer printer.

The e-visa for tourists is applied for on the web site of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) of Cambodia.

The cost of the e-visa, effective October 1, 2014, is US$37.00 (US$30.00 plus US$7.00 processing fee) paid through your credit card.

It is sent back to you, on line, within three (3) business days after your application and payment. You need only to print it on paper (two copies) and bring it with you when you enter Cambodia through any of its points of entry where e-visa is accepted. You give one copy to the immigration officer and you keep the other copy.

The e-visa is a tourist visa and is good for only one entry (single-entry) into Cambodia. You apply for the e-visa on this Cambodian MFAIC official website:  https://www.evisa.gov.kh/.

Please be aware that the Cambodian e-visa is still not available to holders of passports issued by the following named countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Nigeria.

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Who Have Visa-free Privilege and Who Are Required?

There are countries whose nationals are not required, or are visa-free (visa-exempted), to get a visa in order to enter the country of Cambodia as tourists.

Citizens or passport holders of countries that are members of the Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are given visa-free privilege to go to Cambodia. See list of member-countries of ASEAN below.

There are also some countries, other than those that are members of ASEAN, whose citizens may also enter Cambodia visa-free. See below Table of Countries Whose Nationals Have Visa-free Privilege. Holders of passports issued by countries not included in this list are required to have a visa to enter Cambodia.

The different number of days allowed for a foreign national, holding an ordinary (not diplomatic) passport to stay in Cambodia, as a tourist, visa-free or on a tourist visa, are listed in the third column at the right side of the table below. 

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Countries That Are Members of ASEAN

Since 2005, up to the present (2017), holders of passports issued by countries (ASEAN member-countries) listed below have visa-free privilege to enter each other's country as tourists. Tourist visa is not required.

 

Listed in alphabetical order:

 

1. Cambodia

2. Indonesia

3. Laos

4. Malaysia

5. Myanmar

6. Philippines

7. Singapore

8. Thailand

9. Vietnam

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Countries Whose Nationals Have Visa-Free Privilege

Table below shows name of countries, the Cambodian visa policy that apply on the citizens of each one and the allowable number of days of stay in Cambodia as tourist.

Table of Countries Whose Nationals

Are Visa-Free To Enter Cambodia

COUNTRY

CAMBODIA

TOURIST VISA

POLICY

GOOD FOR

Number of Days

Brunei Darussalam

visa-free

not indicated

Indonesia

visa-free

30

Laos

visa-free

30

Malaysia

visa-free

30

Philippines

visa-free

21

Singapore

visa-free

30

Thailand

visa-free

14

Vietnam

visa-free

30

Republic of Korea

visa-free

not indicated

Bulgaria

visa-free

not indicated

Hungary

visa-free

not indicated

Peru

visa-free

not indicated

Cuba

Visa not required

when on mission only

not indicated

Russia

Visa not required

when on mission only

not indicated

Slovakia

Visa not required

when on mission only.

not indicated

Countries Not Listed

Visa required

30

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) of Cambodia.

Data acquired August 2013.

 

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Where And How To Get A Cambodian Tourist Visa

Tourist visa can be obtained from official sources specified below:

 

1. Cambodian embassies and consulates

Click here for list of Cambodian embassies and consulates worldwide, with contact information.

 

2. Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) of Cambodia

This is for the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) also referred to as the Cambodian Electronic Tourist Visa or e-visa. Click this link: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/

 

3. Airports and border-gates in Cambodia

Airports and border-gates in Cambodia where you can get tourist visa-on-arrival. Click here for list of Points of Entry where visa-on-arrival can be obtained and where e-visa is accepted.

Documents Basically Required

The documents routinely required when applying for a tourist visa in a Cambodian embassy or consulate or in a point-of-entry upon arrival in Cambodia are as follows:

1) Passport with at least 6 months remaining validity, and enough blank pages available.

2) Passport-size colored or black-and-white photo, if you are required to have a visa.

 

Be aware: At a point-of-entry, failure to produce a ready passport-sized photo when applying for a visa-on-arrival incurs a fine of at least US$1.00.

Special Documents Required From Specified Nationalities

Passport holders issued by the countries of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, NigeriaPakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Sudan may be required to show any of the following documents when applying for entry-visa to Cambodia:

1) Letter of Invitation from a sponsoring organization, such as company, NGO or school in Cambodia.

2) Employment Contract with a registered employer in Cambodia.

3) Documentary proof of financial capacity to invest or to stay with adequate financial support in Cambodia. 

2) Return or onward airline flight ticket.

 

Be aware: Passport holders of countries required to provide special documents specified above cannot apply for visa-on-arrival and for the Cambodian E-Visa. The entry-visa must be applied for at a Cambodian embassy or consulate and secured before arrival at Cambodia. Inquiries about this may be sent to the nearest Cambodian embassy or consulate. Click here for locations and contact information of Cambodian embassies and consulates worldwide.

Official Payment Rates for a Tourist Visa

- Tourist Visa applied for and paid at a Cambodian embassy or consulate: US$30.00

- Tourist Visa applied for and paid on line (e-visa) through the internet from the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) of Cambodia: US$30.00 + Processing Fee of US$7.00 = Total: US$37.00

- Tourist Visa applied for and paid on arrival at a Cambodian point-of-entry (border-gate or airport): US$30.00 (effective since October 1, 2014)

Be aware: A child below the age of 12, travelling with a parent, is issued a visa free of charge. Please be warned, however, that a recent information picked up from the Advisory bulletin (dated September 1, 2016) of the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh says that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) of Cambodia has issued notice that tourist visa for children, below 12 years of age of incoming foreign nationals who are required to have visa, will now be charged US$30.00. We would like to make clear that, other than the Philippine Embassy advisory, no such information can yet be found in any publications issued by the Cambodian MFAIC or any information publisher. This absence of an official notice, about matters like this, provided to the public, however, is not unusual. This information (taken from the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh) is, therefore, being reported here just to forewarn incoming foreign nationals with children below 12 years of age so that they can prepare for the possibility of being asked to pay for their children's visa on arrival at a Cambodian border-gate or airport.

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How To Get Your Cambodian E-Visa Online

The Cambodian Electronic Tourist Visa or "e-visa" is officially called the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), as it is indeed an authorization given to a non-Cambodian citizen by the government of Cambodia, as a privilege, to enter the territory of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It is in effect an entry visa. It is more popularly referred to as Electronic Visa or "e-visa".

 

It is issued by the government of Cambodia to make it easier for tourists to obtain an entry visa, wherever in the world as long as there is an internet connection. The e-visa can be applied for, paid and received, all online via the internet. You will only need to print it in two copies, bring with you to Cambodia and give one copy to the immigration officer at the border gates as you present your passport for the stamping of your entry date. You can print it in color or in clear black and white print. Click here to see how the e-visa looks like.

 

An e-visa on hand ensures a "no hassle" entry into Cambodia, particularly if you are entering the country by crossing the border, overland, from Thailand or Vietnam. While visa-on-arrival is available in major points of entry into Cambodia, the process of application and issuance at the immigration checkpoints can slow down your border crossing, and reports of cases of overcharging at the border gates used to be prevalent. The e-visa enables the avoidance of these inconveniences and irregularities.

 

See below "How To Get E-visa Online". Please scroll down.

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How To Get E-visa Online:

You will need to fill up an application form online.

You will need to upload a color or black-and-white passport-size photo (800 pixels in width and 1,200 pixels in height).

You will need your credit card to pay online: Official rate for a tourist visa is US$30.00 + Processing Fee of US$7.00 =Total US$37.00. This rate is still in effect up to the present (January 2017).

 

When Can You Get Your E-visa?

You will get your tourist visa, online, after three (3) business days.

Your Cambodian e-visa is valid  and usable anytime within the period of 90 days from the date of its issuance. It is good for single-entry only.

With your e-visa you can stay in Cambodia as a tourist for 30 days.

Please be aware that a fine of USD10.00 a day is charged to an overstayed tourist visa.

 

Where To Apply for the Cambodian E-Visa

To apply for the Cambodian electronic e-visa, click this link:  https://www.evisa.gov.kh/

Be sure to click on the Return arrow or button on the MFAIC site to go back to this page, after making your application there.

Be aware: Holders of passports issued by countries, named as follows, cannot yet apply for the Cambodian e-visa: AfghanistanAlgeriaSaudi ArabiaBangladeshIranIraqPakistanSri LankaSudanNigeria. Holders of passport issued by these countries may apply for the Cambodian tourist visa only at a Cambodian Embassy or consulate. Click here to see list of countries where there are Cambodian embassies or consulates.

A Cambodian visa has a validity period of ninety (90) days. Please take note that "Validity Period" is different from "allowable period of stay".

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Visa Validity Period

A Cambodian tourist visa has a validity period of 90 days.

Please be aware that "valid period" is different from "allowable period of stay".

The "Valid Period" is a specified number of days within which the visa can be used to enter Cambodia. The valid period of the Cambodian visa begins from the date of its issuance up to its 90th day. After that the visa becomes null and void, even if it has not been used. 

"Allowable period of stay" is the number of days a foreign national is allowed to remain in Cambodia, according to the type of visa he or she has been given. The number of days of stay in Cambodian on a tourist visa vary according to the country that issued the passport being held by a foreign national. The shortest number of days is 14 and the longest is 30 days.

Click here to see chart listing number of days allowed to stay in Cambodia on a tourist visa.

You will need to exit Cambodia before the maximum number of days allowed is consumed, otherwise you will be charged a fine of US$5.00 per day after the last day of the allowable number of days. Please be aware that there has been a recent (September 2016) report (Advisory bulletin issued by the  Embassy of the Philippines in Phnom Penh to its Filipino nationals in Cambodia) that penalty for an overstayed visa has been raised to US$10.00 per day.

NOTE: You may have the allowable period of stay of a Cambodian Tourist Visa extended for another 30 days. Currently (2017), the Cambodian Tourist Visa period of allowable stay may be extended without the need to leave the territory of Cambodia. The extension can only be done once. Be aware: The extension of a tourist visa without need to leave the territory of Cambodia is sometimes suddenly prohibited as happened in the past. We strongly advise that you consult a reliable local visa agent about this before the expiration date of your tourist visa, if you have plans to extend your tourist visa.

 

The Cambodian tourist visa can be used, within its period of validity, for entry into Cambodia only once (single-entry). After you have used your tourist visa to enter Cambodia, you can no longer use it again to make another entry even if the validity period still has number of days or weeks still left in it.

You may request for an extension of the validity-period of a Cambodian tourist visa. That means if, for any reason, you were not able to use the visa to enter Cambodia after it has been issued to you and its valid period is about to expire you may extend its validity. It can be extended just once. The extended period of validity will be only for thirty (30) days.

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Points of Entry Into Cambodia

Where Visa-On-Arrival Can Be Obtained and Where E-Visa Is Accepted

 

Table below shows the immigration checkpoints at the borders, between Cambodia and Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, and Cambodia and Laos, where visa-on-arrival can be obtained and where an e-visa can be used to enter Cambodia.

In the list below, the names of the border-towns in Cambodia where the entry-gates are located are written first. The names of the corresponding border-towns in Vietnam and in Thailand are enclosed in parentheses.

See in map geographic locations of points-of-entry where visa-on-arrival is available and where e-visa is accepted. Scroll down to see map or click here.

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CAMBODIA POINTS-OF-ENTRY

AND INTERNATIONAL BORDER CHECKPOINTS

PLACE

VISA-ON-ARRIVAL AVAILABLE

E-VISA ACCEPTED

OPENING TIME

CLOSING TIME

         

Phnom Penh International Airport

YES

YES

   

Siem Reap International Airport

YES

YES

   
         

Checkpoints Along the Cambodia-Vietnam Border

       

1. Bavet - (Moc Bai, Vietnam side)

YES

YES

8:00AM

8:00PM

2. Kaam Samnor - (Yin Soeung, Vietnam side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

8:00PM

3. Phnom Den - (Tin Bienh, Vietnam side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

8:00PM

4. Trapaing Phlong - (Xamat, Vietnam side)

YES

NO

no data

no data

5. Trapaing Sre - (Bonue, Vietnam side)

YES

NO

no data

no data

6. Ovadav (Yadao) - (Lethanh, Vietnam side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

8:00PM

7. Banteay Chakrei - (Din Ba, Vietnam side)

YES

NO

no data

no data

8. Preak Chak - (Ha Tieng, Vietnam side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

8:00PM

9. Samrong - (Mi Quy Tei, Vietnam side)

YES

NO

no data

no data

         

Checkpoints Along the Cambodia-Thailand Border

       

1. Poipet - (Aranyaprathet, Thailand side)

YES

YES

7:00AM

8:00PM

2. Cham Yeam - (Hat Lek, Thailand side)

YES

YES

7:00AM

8:00PM

3. O'smach - (Chong Chorm, Thailand side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

5:00PM

4. Anlong Veng - (Chom Sangam, Thailand side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

5:00PM

5. Pailin - (Ban Pakard, Thailand side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

5:00PM

6. Daung - (Ban Lem, Thailand side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

5:00PM

         

Checkpoint Along the Cambodia-Laos Border

       

Trapaing Kreal - (Norg Nokbiane, Laos side)

YES

NO

8:00AM

5:00PM

         

Source: Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia. Acquired August 2013.

 

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Locations In Map of Points-of-Entry Where E-Visa Is Accepted

Map below shows the six more frequently used points of entry at the borders of Cambodia where e-visa can be used for entry, and also where visa-on-arrival can be obtained. Please take note that visa-on-arrival is also available at the border gate (marked by yellow star) of Cambodia and Laos but e-visa is not yet accepted there as of November 2014.

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Brief Description of Each Entry Point

 

Phnom Penh International Airport in the city of Phnom Penh

The airport is less than 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the central part of the city. International flights originating from airports within Asia land here.

 

Siem Reap International Airport in the city of Siem Reap

The airport is less than 8 kilometers (5 miles) from downtown Siem Reap. International flights originating from airports within Asia land here.

Poipet - Aran Border Gate in the province of Banteay Meanchey

This is in the Aranyaprathet-Poipet crossing point, for those coming from Thailand (Aranyaprathet border).

Aranyaprathet (sometimes also called "Aran") is a border-town of the province of Sa Kaeo in Thailand. Poipet is a border-town in the province of Banteay Meanchey in Cambodia. Aranyaprathet and Poipet lie beside each other along the border of Thailand and Cambodia. You exit Thailand in Aranyaprathet and walk to Poipet to enter the territory of Cambodia.

Poipet is about 400 kilometers (249 miles), about 8 hours travel, from Phnom Penh and about 150 kilometers (93 miles), about 3 hours travel, from Siem Reap.

Airconditioned buses ply the Poipet-Phnom Penh route and the Poipet-Siem Reap route, with a bus leaving almost every hour.

Click here for detailed information about overland travel from Bangkok to Phnom Penh via the Aran-Poipet Border crossing point. 

Cham Yeam - Hat Lek Border Gate in the province of Koh Kong

This is the Hat Lek - Cham Yeam crossing point, for those coming in from Thailand (Hat Lek border).

 Cham Yeam is the border-town of the province of Koh Kong, Cambodia. Hat Lek (sometimes called Had Lek) is the last town on the Thailand side of the border.

Koh Kong is a point of entry into Cambodia that may not be as busy as Poipet or Bavet. Many adventurous tourist, however, are beginning to discover this gateway to Cambodia from Thailand.

You exit from Thailand's immigration office at Hat Lek and walk to the Cambodian immigration office a few meters away at Cham Yeam.

The border-town of Hat Lek is about 436 kilometers (271 miles) from Bangkok, which can take about 5 hours of travel, passing through the province of Trat. From the Hat Lek and Cham Yeam border-point to the capital-town of Koh Kong is about 10 kilometers (7 miles).

Motorcycles, motorcycle-drawn carriages (tuk-tuk), taxis and minivans bring passengers from the border-gate to the capital-town of Koh Kong. About 20 minutes travel time. Airconditioned buses in Koh Kong ply the route between Phnom Penh and Koh Kong and Sihanoukville and Koh Kong.

Click here for detailed information about overland travel from Bangkok to Phnom Penh via the Trat - Koh Kong Border (Hat Lek - Cham Yeam) crossing point.

Bavet - Mocbai Border Gate in the province of Svay Rieng

This is in the Moc Bai - Bavet crossing point,  for those coming in from Vietnam (Moc Bai border).

Bavet is a border-town in the province of Svay Rieng, Cambodia. The last town on the Vietnam side of the border is Moc Bai.

Airconditioned buses ply the Saigon-Phnom Penh route, with a bus leaving almost every hour from 7:00 in the morning up to 3:00 in the afternoon.

Click here for detailed information about overland travel from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam to Phnom Penh City, Cambodia.

O'smach - Chong Chorm Border Gate in the province of Oddar Meanchey 

This is at the province of Oddar Meanchey on the northern border of Cambodia with Thailand, for those coming from the northwestern part of Thailand.

Travellers coming from the northwestern part of Thailand find this entry point convenient, especially in going to Siem Reap.

It is about 160 kilometers (about 99 miles) from the O'smach Border Checkpoint to Siem Reap. May take about 3 to 4 hours, by taxi or minivan.

Trapaing - Norg Nokbiane Border Gate in the province of Stung Treng

This is for those coming in from Laos (Norg Nokbiane border) NOTE: E-visa is not accepted in this border gate with Laos.

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How To Stay Longer In Cambodia

Holders of passports that are exempted from the tourist visa requirement (visa-free), but will want to extend their stay in Cambodia longer than the maximum number of days allowed for tourists, will need to apply for a visa that allows a longer stay. This is also true for those who are required to have a tourist visa.

The Cambodian Regular Visa (usually also called "Ordinary Visa" and "Business Visa") can enable an extended length of stay in Cambodia that is appropriate for the purposes of a visitor who will want to stay longer in the country.

This visa provides an opening for visitors to know the country better for a possible participation in its social and economic development. No investment obligations are imposed. You need only to pay the cost of the Ordinary Visa according to the length of stay it covers. You can just stay in Cambodia, for example, and encourage your friends in your own country to come as tourists and thus help the tourism industry. Or, you may do volunteer work, using your professional expertise to transfer skills to Cambodians. You may eventually see the feasibility of investing in Cambodia's growing business opportunities.

The Cambodian Regular Visa gives a foreign national in Cambodia the privilege to stay in the country for one month and up to one year. By simply applying for a new Regular Visa everytime your old visa is about to expire you can remain in Cambodia for an indefinite period of productive time.

If you have entered Cambodia on a tourist visa, you may apply for the Ordinary Visa before the expiration of your allowable stay in the country as a tourist. You may, for example, first get a three-month Regular Visa and remain in the country for three months. Before its expiration you can get a six-month Regular Visa and again remain in the country for six months. After that, you may get a one year Regular Visa, and so on. Or, if your intention to stay long in Cambodia is serious enough, before your allowable stay as a tourist expires, you get a one year Regular Visa, and apply for a new one every year before your old visa is about to expire.

Where to get the Regular Visa? Please scroll down.

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Where to Get the Cambodian Regular Visa

The visa can be obtained from the Immigration Office at Confederation de la Russie Street (Airport Road) which is just across the street in front of the Phnom Penh International Airport, or through a private visa processing agent.

Foreign nationals, who are already in Cambodia (mostly with tourist visa), find it more convenient to pay a reliable local visa agent to faciliate their acquisition of a Cambodian Regular Visa. The extra amount paid to the visa agent is worth the avoidance of the hassle of having to go to the immigration ministry, deal with the language barrier and contend with the bureaucratic red-tapes.

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Price of the Cambodian Regular Visa

Government Rates Compared to Rates of Private Visa Agent

Government Rates of Regular Visa (aka "Business Visa" and "Ordinary Visa") If You Go To The Immigration Ministry

Good for One (1) month stay, single-entry only: US$35.00

Good Three (3) months stay, single-entry only: US$65.00

Good for Six (6) months stay, multiple entries: US$150.00

Good for Twelve (12) months stay, multiple entries: US$285.00

You need to provide a colored or black-and-white passport size photo (size:40cm by 30cm).

Your passport must be valid for six (6) months more.

Your passport may be held, on process, for up to 25 days before it is released to you with the visa.

Private Visa Agent's Rates of Regular Visa (aka "Business Visa" and "Ordinary Visa")

There are visa processing agents in Cambodia that provide good and dependable service in facilitating the acquisition of a Business Visa. You pay for their services, and the rates are usually, more or less, as follows:

 

Good for One (1) month stay, single-entry only: more or less US$48.00

Good for Three (3) months stay, single-entry only: more or less US$78.00

Good for Six (6) months stay, multiple entries: more or less US$159.00

Good for Twelve (12) months stay, multiple entries: more or less US$289.00

You need to give the visa processing agent your passport.

Your passport must be valid for six (6) months more.

You need to provide a colored or black-and-white passport size photo (size: 40cm by 30cm).

You will get your passport back, with the Regular Visa attached on apage, usually within five (5) working days.

 

The advantage of getting the services of a visa processing agent is that you need not worry about going to any public office, filling up forms in language you cannot understand and standing up in queue lines.

Be aware: There could be fake visa processing agents who may just get your money and disappear or will give you an inappropriate, or worse, a fake visa. Ask a recommendation from someone you can trust who knows and have actually availed the services of a reliable visa processing agent.

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