All You Want to Know about Cambodia Visa

To get a Cambodia visa is not that difficult. There are options like e-visa and visa on arrival that makes the process pretty easy. A visa application will be granted a visa on arrival at Siem Reap International Airport as well as Phnom Penh International Airport, as well as. In case the applicant is crossing from Thailand, they can get your visa at Cham Yeam, Poipet, and Banteay Meanchey.

Applicants coming from Vietnam through Bavet need to obtain their visas before arriving through a Cambodian Embassy. Business people/ tourists can get a Cambodia visa from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh airport's border areas, which will be valid for the period of one month. Online visa is one more option that people often use. It costs $30 for a single entrant on a tourist visa, and for business travelers, it costs $35.

Cambodia Visa Requirements

Cambodia visa requirements are pretty easy to understand and clear. The country has an excellent visa on arrival policy. The best thing about it is that it offers visa on arrival for most nationalities around the globe. Yes, there are a few countries (ten to be precise) that need to get a pre-approved visa before entering Cambodia.

Visa Exemption

Seven countries are visa exempt for stays from 14 days to 30 days. Visa exemption countries are:
•    Brunei
•    Indonesia
•    Laos
•    Malaysia
•    Philippines
•    Seychelles
•    Singapore
•    Thailand

Pre-Approved Visa from the Consulate

There are a few passport holders that are not eligible for Visa on arrival. They need to apply for the visa at the consulate in their country or country of residence in advance. These are the countries whose citizens need to apply for a pre-approved visa.

•    Afghanistan
•    Algeria
•    Saudi Arabia
•    Nigeria
•    Bangladesh
•     Iraq
•    Iran
•    Pakistan
•    Sudan
•    Sri Lanka

Those who are eligible for a visa on arrival can also apply for a visa at the consulates if they find it easier.

How to apply for Cambodia visa?

Apply at your nearest consulate by mail or in person.

What are the documents required for Cambodia visa?

•    Duly filled visa application
•    Original passport
•    One current passport size photo
•    Employment letter or proof of business/ self-employment
•    Return airline tickets

Visa Fee: $35


How to apply in person for Cambodia visa?

One can apply for a Cambodia visa in person at one's nearest consulate.

How to apply by mail?

One can also apply for a Cambodia visa by mail. An applicant needs to attach a self-addressed envelope so that you can receive the written approval.

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months.

Cambodia E-Visa

Most nationalities (apart from ten countries mentioned above) are eligible to apply for Cambodia e-Visa. Approved e-Visa can be easily downloaded from the e-Visa portal. A copy of the approved e-Visa need to be presented at the port of entry in Cambodia. An e-Visa can be issued for stays up to 30 days, single entry only.

At the following ports of entry you can enter Cambodia after getting e-Visa:

•    Vietnam Land Borders
•    Cham Yeam (Koh Kong)
•    Poi Pet (BanteayMeanchey)
•    Seam Reap International Airport
•    Thailand Land Borders
•    Phnom Penh International Airport
•    Bavet (SvayRieng)

How to apply for Cambodia visa online?


•    Create an account
•    Fill online application and pay the required visa fee
•    Download/ Print/ the e-Visa on approval

While filling the online application, you must upload the following.

•    One digital photo (passport size)
•    Scanned copy of passport Id page (optional)

Visa Fee

An e-Visa fee is $36 ($30 application fee plus $6 processing fee)

Visa on arrival

Citizens of most countries can avail visa on arrival at all international airports and land border crossings in Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos.

Visa on arrival is issued if you are going to stay up to30 days. A 30 days extension is possible. As you arrive in Cambodia, you would need to apply for a visa on arrival. The process is quite simple.

Visa Fee

Fee for visa on arrival is $30.


After reaching Cambodia, you need to head to the Visa on Arrival area. This is where you will grab a copy of the application form. You need to fill up this form with all the required. And, you will need to submit the following documents.

•    Fully filled arrival-departure card
•    Completed customs form
•    Completed application form
•    One passport size photo
•    Passport

You will need to pay the visa fee and collect your passport. The Cambodia Visa fee must be paid in USD.

Single Entry, 30 days – $30

Note: Make sure to bring $30 in cash. The ATMs at the airport don’ always work. Finding currency exchanges can also be problem.

You must submit your Arrival-Departure card, give picture and fingerprints.

Cambodia Visa Extension

Visa can be extended for more than 30 days. If you want to stay for more than 30 days, you can request an extension by paying $ 25. However, the extension cannot be extended for more than 30 days. Extending your stay beyond the permitted period may put you in trouble. You may get deported or even arrested.

So, if you are looking to visit Cambodia, these are the things that you should know. We hope that all the information provided here will be beneficial to you.


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