Cambodia

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Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia.


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  • Most visitors entering Cambodia required a valid visa and passport. Visas can be obtained at any Cambodian embassy or consulate overseas. Visas are also available "on arrival" at both international airports, all six international border crossings with Thailand, some international border crossings with Vietnam, and at the main border crossing with Laos.

Passport

  • Valid passports of 6 months are required by all nationals in order to obtain a visa to Cambodia.

Visa requirements

All visitors, except (as of May 2006) citizens of Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Laos, need a visa to enter Cambodia.

  • Americans: US travelers must have a valid passport and holiday or business visa, which can be obtained on arrival for one month.
  • UK nationals: UK travelers must have a valid passport and a tourist or business visa, which can be obtained on arrival for one month.
  • Canadians: Canadians must have a valid passport and a visa is required. A visa can be obtained on arrival, if the purpose of travel is for tourist or business purposes for up to one month.
  • Australians: Australians must have a valid passport and a visa is required. A visa can be obtained on arrival, if the purpose of travel is for tourist or business purposes for up to one month.
  • South Africans: South African nationals must have a valid passport and require a holiday or business visa, which can be obtained on arrival for one month.
  • Irish nationals: Irish nationals must have a valid passport and require a holiday or business visa, which can be obtained on arrival for one month.
  • New Zealanders: New Zealanders must have a valid passport and require a business or tourist visa, which can be obtained on arrival for one month.

Types of visa and cost

  • Tourist visa: when applied for in advance, these are valid for 90 days (ie must be used within 3 months), and good for a 30 day entry permit stamp which can be extended once only for a further 30 days in Phnom Penh (or elsewhere via agencies) at a cost of US$15.
  • Business visa: the best choice for stays over two months and/or multiple entries, as they can be extended indefinitely (approx US$140 per 6 month extension) and have multiple entry status when extended. Most Phnom Penh travel agencies process the extensions.
  • To apply for a visa, you will need one or two (depending on where you apply) passport-size photo(s) (although when applying on arrival, the fee for not having one is usually only US$1-2), a passport which is valid for at least 6 months and has at least one completely blank visa page remaining, passport photocopies when applying at some embassies/consulates (not needed if applying on arrival), and clean US$ notes with which to pay the fee (expect to pay a substantially higher price if paying in a local currency).
  • Alternatively, citizens of most nations can now apply for an e-Visa online. The cost is US$25 (US$20 + US$5 processing charge) instead of the normal US$20. The service is excellent and you get the visa by e-mail in 3 business days.
  • For those entering by air, the e-Visa is valid at both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports. It's cheaper to get your visa on arrival at either airport, however if you get a visa in advance (online or from an embassy/consulate) you do get to skip two lines at the airport: the line to apply for the visa, and the line at the cashier to pay the fee. Of course, if you checked luggage, you'll probably have to spend the saved time waiting for your bag.
  • For those entering overland, do note that overland e-Visa entries are restricted to just three border crossings: Bavet (Svay Rieng) from Moc Bai (Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam); Koh Kong (from Hat Lek / Trat, Thailand); and Poipet (from Aranyaprathet, Thailand). However getting a visa in advance (online or from an embassy/consulate) is definitely the way to go in order to avoid the common scam of visa overpricing at border crossings

Useful tips

  • Visitors can also apply for an electronic visa (e-Visa) online through the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation (website: http://www.mfaic.gov.kh)

Cambodia Embassies and/or Consulates

  • Australia

Royal Embassy of Cambodia to Australia and New Zealand
No. 5 Canterbury Crescent, Deakin
ACT 2600, Australia
City: Canberra
Phone: 612 6273 1259 and/or 61 2 6273 1154
Fax: 61 2 6273 1053
Web Site: http://www.embassyofcambodia.org.nz/au.htm
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Office Hours: 9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • China

Cambodian Embassy in Beijing, China
Royal Embassy of Cambodia in China
No. 9 Dong Zhi Men
Wai Dajio
100600 Beijing
China
City: Beijing
Phone: (861) 06532 1889
Fax: (861) 06532 3507
Email:
mailto:[email protected]
mailto:[email protected]

  • United States

Cambodian Embassy in Washington, United States
Embassy of Cambodia in U.S.A (State of Washington)
4530 16th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20011
City: Washington
Phone: (202) 726-7742
Fax: (202) 726-8381
Web Site: http://www.embassyofcambodia.org/
Email: mailto:[email protected]

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