Do you need a visa to enter Cambodia? We have created a guide to make life easier. We hope to answer any questions you may have. Read our useful guide on Cambodian visa information which is found below. It is highly recommended that you also make your own enquiries since the requirements for entry into any country can be subject to changes.
Cambodia attracts a good deal of tourists. In 2017, Cambodia’s tourism sector generated $3.63 billion in revenue (according to the statistics department at the Ministry of Tourism), 13.3% more than the previous year. Visitors to the Kingdom of Cambodia spent $5.6 million, 11.8% above the 2016 figures.
The number of tourists visiting Cambodia annually has steadily increased in recent years. Visitors find Cambodia an ever more appealing destination. Inspired by Cambodia’s ancient architecture, unique landscapes and rich culture. Not to mention their amazing food and the welcoming locals. The government’s commitment to improving the country’s infrastructure, plus making changes to their visa policy is a welcome incentive for travellers. This article will guide your way through getting a visa for your trip to Cambodia.
For starters, Cambodia is one of the easiest countries to acquire a travel visa and has a really simple visa policy.
Visa Exemption Countries
The following seven nations have visa exemption entering and travelling in Cambodia, so you are lucky if you belong to any of these countries to enjoy a visa-free holiday!
1. Laos – Lao nationals can stay in Cambodia for 30 days
2. Malaysia – Malaysian nationals can stay in Cambodia 30 days
3. Vietnam – Vietnamese nationals can stay in Cambodia for 30 days
4. Philippines – Filipinos can stay in Cambodia for 21 days
5. Singapore – Singaporean nationals can stay in Cambodia for 30 days
6. Thailand – Thai nationals can stay in Cambodia for 14 days
7. Indonesia – Indonesian nationals can stay in Cambodia for 30 days
Countries Required to Get Visa in Advance
The Cambodian Visa Policy requires people hailing from the following nationalities to apply for a visa through the local Cambodian Embassy before they arrive in the country for their holiday. The citizens of these countries might also be required to submit extra documents including but not limited to return ticket and a letter of invitation from a Cambodian citizen.
● Saudi Arabia
● Sri Lanka
However, the rest of the countries can easily get a visa on arrival. The requirements for visa on arrival are one passport-sized photo, a passport with a minimum of remaining six-month validity and $30 for visa charges.
Just like most countries, Cambodia also has an online visa policy. All the nationals can apply for it. Because of the prevailing visa scams at many locations of Cambodian border, it is advisable to get an E-Visa. Beware of the numerous websites that offer E-Visas for Cambodia, you should use their government website. The other sites may charge you anything up to $99, perhaps more. Buying your E-Visa online from the official site costs $36.
this is a link to the official site evisa.gov.kh/application_new
Visa on Arrival at Airport
If you do not belong to any of the nationalities which require prior visa acquisition then you can easily get a visa on arrival at airports namely Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville airports. As already mentioned, you will require only a passport sized photo and $30 for visa charges to start your holiday.
Through a Cambodian Embassy
If you wish to secure your visa chances or if you belong to any of the above-mentioned nine countries, then you will have to head over to your local Cambodian Embassy or Consulate to request for a visa.
At Land Borders
While reaching Cambodia by road, you can apply for a visa at the following border locations.
● Prey Veng Province Location: Banteay Chakre international checkpoint
● Svay Rieng Province Location: Bavet international checkpoint
● Prek Chak Location: Ha Tien international checkpoint
● Ratanakiri Province Location: O’Yadaw international checkpoint
● Kandal Province Location: Kha Orm Sam Nor international checkpoint
● Kampong Cham Province Location: Trapeang Phlong international checkpoint
● Takeo Province Location: Phnom Den international checkpoint
● Kratie Province Location: Trapeang Srer international checkpoint
● Oddar Meanchey Province Location: O’Smach international checkpoint
● Koh Kong Province Location: Cham Yeam international checkpoint
● Battambang Province Location: Daung international checkpoint
● Banteay Meanchey Province Location: Poipet international checkpoint
● Pailin Province Location: Prum international checkpoint
You can extend your 30-day tourist visa for 30 more days by paying $45. While an ordinary visa can be extended for a period of one month to one year for charges that range between $45 and $depending on the length of your extension.
Overstaying your holiday in Cambodia
After your tourist visa expires, you can continue your stay in Cambodia for $10 fine per day for a period of 30 more days if you do not get a Visa extension. This method is usually recommended if you only wish to extend your stay for one or two days.