Getting a tourist visa for Cambodia is not too difficult, but I’ve had a few people ask me about it lately. Luckily, on a scale of 1 to China, getting your tourist visa for Cambodia is about a 4.
Visa on Arrival
– the completed application form:
– the completed application form: Cambodia Tourist Visa Form
– 6 months validity on your passport with at least one blank page
– 2 recent 2 inch x 2 inch photographs
– USD$35 – crisp, clean bills otherwise they may not be accepted
In Siem Reap this will be the first counter on your left hand side once you enter the terminal.
2) Give your documents and passport to the official at the counter.
3) Hang out in the waiting area, and debate the fact that your passport is no longer in your possession. Listen carefully when they are calling out names because they may mispronounce yours.
4) Exchange your passport for $USD 35. Yay, you can now legally enter Cambodia.
The E-Visa is a bit more restrictive, and can only be obtained through certain entry points.
The main benefit of the e-visa is that you don’t have to wait for them to process it at the airport. When I landed in Siem Reap it was 11pm and my flight from Seoul had only been half full. We waited about 15-20 minutes to have our passports returned, however, I can imagine that this would be a longer process if your flight lands in the afternoon.
Have you been to Cambodia? Did you get an e-visa or a visa on arrival?
Visit these websites for more information.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – https://www.evisa.gov.kh/
How to go to Cambodia – http://www.howtogotocambodia.com
Cambodia Airports – http://www.cambodia-airports.aero
Royal Embassy of Cambodia FAQ – http://www.embassyofcambodia.org/faq.html