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Do you need a visa to travel to Cambodia? What are the conditions that apply? Find out in this article.

Cambodia is very welcoming towards tourists and expatriates. But to travel there, you will probably need a visa. Regardless of the length and purpose of your stay, you are advised to inquire about entry conditions well in advance with the Cambodian embassy or consulate in your home country.

Visa

Obtaining a visa is not mandatory before traveling to Cambodia. In fact, you can apply for the visa once you are on the spot. However, make sure to get your passport stamped at the following on your arrival in the country:

International airports

Phnom Penh International Airport

Siem Reap International Airport.

The Cambodia-Vietnam border

Foreigners traveling to Cambodia through the Bavet (VN: Moc Bai) or Ka-Om Samnor (VN: Chao Doc) must have obtained their visas before arrival. The request has to be made at the Cambodian embassy or consulate in their home country or online on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website.

  • Bavet International (road) entry point – Svay Rieng province
  • Ka-Om Samnor international entry point – Kandal province
  • Phnom Den international entry point – Takeo province
  • Dong International Kro Lor international entry point – Stung Treng province
  • Tropiang Sre international entry point – Kratie province
  • Tropiang Phlong international entry point – Kompong Cham province
  • Prek Chak international entry point – Kom Pot province
  • Banteay Chakrey international entry point – Prey Veng province

Cambodia-Thailand border

  • Cham Yeam (road) international entry point – Koh Kong province
  • Poi Pet (road) international entry point – Banteaymeanchey province
  • O'Smach International (road) international entry point – Udormeanchey province
  • Prum international entry point – Pailin City
  • Daung international entry point – Battambang province
  • Chuam international entry point – Udormeanchey province

The Cambodia-Laos border

O'Yadav international entry point (Ratanakiri Province).

Obligations or visa waiver

Nationals of the following countries are required to apply for a visa before traveling to Cambodia: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistani, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan. The request has to be made at the Cambodian embassy or consulate in their home country.

Nationals for the following countries are exempted from the visa obligation for stays with a duration of 21 to 30 days in Cambodia: Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia.

Visa on the spot

Tourists and businessmen can apply for a visa on the spot by producing the following documents:

  • a passport which has to be valid for at least six months following their stay in the country
  • a recent passport-size and color photo
  • a duly filled and signed application form (varying according to the purpose of stay: Tourists (T), Business (E) and (K) for Cambodian nationals traveling to the country with a foreign passport provided they have evidence regarding their family ties with a Cambodian citizen such as their parents)
  • pay a departure tax (applying to all domestic and international flights).

Visa fees

Single-entry visa fees for tourists (T) which is valid for 30 days – US$ 30

Single-entry visa fees for business travelers (E) which is valid for 30 days – US$ 35

Visa extension

Tourists (T) and businessmen (E) are eligible for a visa extension. The request has to be made at the National Police Department. Diplomats (A), official (B) and courtesy visitors (C), for their part, have to make to request for an extension from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Immigration Department.

Good to know:

The single-entry tourist visa can be extended only once for a maximum of one month. A business visa can, on the other hand, can be extended for one month (single-entry), three months (single-entry), six months (multiple-entries) and one year (multiple-entries). Any violation of these conditions is liable to a fine of US$ 5 a day.

Airport taxes

On leaving the country, whether aboard international or domestic flights, both foreign and Cambodian nationals are required to pay a departure tax. This tax amounts as follows:

International flights

Foreigners must pay:

  • US$ 25 per adult
  • US$ 13 per child for less than 12 years old children.

Departure is free of charge for less than 2 years old children.

Cambodians must pay:

  • US$ 18 per adult
  • US$ 10 per child for less than 12 years old children.

Departure is free of charge for less than 2 years old children.

 Domestic flights

Foreigners must pay: US$ 6 per adult

Cambodians must pay: US$ 5 per adult.

Useful links:

Expat.com – Formalities in Cambodia Forum 
E-visa www.evisa.gov.kh
Embassy of Cambodia in the UK www.gov.uk
Embassy of Cambodia in the US www.embassyofcambodia.org

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rarky
rarky
last year

-The E-Visa is no longer called a Business Visa, it is called an Ordinary Visa, this is what you will see on the application form. -The departure tax is included in the ticket price, there is nothing to pay at the airport.

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