Entry & Exit Formalities and Visa Requirements in Cambodia


For many tourists who want to travel to Cambodia, there are many things they want to know before traveling to Cambodia. For example, what documents do I need to travel to Cambodia? What types of Cambodian visas are there? How much is a Cambodia visa? What should I do if I want to extend my visa? What should I pay attention to for Cambodian visa? What are the relevant regulations for Cambodia’s entry and exit? These are all you concern before traveling to Cambodia. Here you can get the answer.


Documents for Cambodia visa

Travel to Cambodia, you need a passport with a valid period of 6 months and a valid visa for Cambodia. Tourists and business travelers can purchase Cambodian visas valid for one month at airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. If you have a valid visa for Cambodia, you can stay in Cambodia for 30 days. In addition to Brunei, Malaysian, Laos, Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, Filipino and Vietnamese nationality (do not need a visa to enter Cambodia for between 14 and 30 days depending on the country), all passengers entering Cambodia with passports from other countries must apply for a visa. Some nationalities must obtain visas in advance at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia in their country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Arabian Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Nigeria.


1、Visa requirements in Cambodia

Visitors from countries that are not visa exemption agreements must apply for a one-month visitor visa or business visa upon entry.


2、Cambodia visa charges

The tourist visa is about $30, the business visa is about $35, and the Cambodian visa on arrival is about $30. Children under the age of 12 are free.


Cambodia visa types

1、Personal tourist visa (e-visa)

Cambodia has started to open an e-visa service and can apply for a Cambodian tourist visa online without going through the Cambodian Embassy. All you have to do is complete the online application form and pay by credit card. After you receive your visa by email, print it out and take it with you when you travel to Cambodia. After getting a visa, you can print 3 copies (black and white is also possible), 1 copy for use in the country for departure, and 1 for staying with you.

Procedure for e-visa: Applicants only need to log in to the official website (https://www.mfaic.gov.kh/) to fill out the online application form, pay the visa fee online with a credit card and upload a recent passport size photo in JPEG/PNG format. The visa will be issued within three working days.

Application address: https://www.mfaic.gov.kh/

Validity period: 3 months(from the date of issuance)

Residence time: Single entry only, stay for 30 days

Visa fees(just reference): $30 (evisa application fee) + $7 (handling fee) + $3 (credit card payment) , for a total of $40.

Processing time: 3 working days

Required materials: Passport (remaining valid for more than 6 months at the time of entry), a digital photo of the passport photo size (JPEG or PNG format), a valid credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discovery Card).

The ports in Cambodia that accept e-visa are:

1) Phnom Penh International Airport;

2) Siem Reap International Airport;

3) Cham Yeam (Koh Kong) port, located on the border of Cambodia and Thailand;

4) Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey) port at the Cambodian-Thai border;

5) Bavet (Svay Rieng) port, located on the border of Cambodia and Vietnam.


2、Tourist visa at the consulate

Procedure: Fill out and download the application form to prepare your personal materials. Then, go to one of the consulate in various regions to apply for visa approval, pay fees, and wait for the signing. Finally, go to one of the consulates in each area to collect your visa or wait for mailing.

Required materials: 1 visa application form, original passport with validity of more than 6 months, 2 photos of 2 inches, and a copy of ID card.


3、Cambodia visa on arrival

When you travel to Cambodia via a third country, you can apply for a visa at the Cambodian international port. The visa on arrival fee is about $30. Although the visa on arrival has a price advantage of $5 over the electronic sign, it is recommended that you still have an e-visa in advance, and you can get a visa within 1 to 3 business days, and it is also very convenient.

Procedure and required materials: Fill out the visa application form, submit a 2 inch recent photo, cost $30, and get a visa at the counter.


4、The ports for opening visas in Cambodia are:

1) Phnom Penh International Airport;

2) Siem Reap International Airport;

3) The following ports on the Cambodia-Thai border:

a. O’smach (Oddar Meanchay Province)

b. Poipet (Beantey MeanChay Province)

c. Prom (Pailin City)

d. Daung (Battambang Province)

e. Chorm (Oddormeanchey)

f. Cham Yeam (Koh Kong Province)

4) The following borders between Cambodia and Vietnam:

a. Bavet (Svay Rieng Province)

b. Kaom Samnor (Kandal Province)

c. Phnom Den (Takeo Province)

d. Trapaing Sre (Kratie Province)

e. Tropaing Phlong (Kampong Cham Province)

5) The following ports at the border of Cambodia (Laos):

a. Dong Kralor (Steung Treng Province)

b. Tropieng Kreal International Check Point (Stung Treng Province)

c. Thailand-Cambodia unified visa

From 27 December 2012, you can enter Cambodia with a valid Thai visa, but you still need to pay a Cambodian visa fee of about $30 plus 100 baht or a total of 1200 baht at the border. Cambodia has many borders opened to Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, so it is possible to enter and exit by land.


Cambodia visa extension

If you need to extend their stay in Cambodia, you should submit a visa extension application to the Cambodia Immigration Headquarters in Phnom Penh.

Application time: 2 weeks before the expiration of the e-visa/visa on arrival.

Reception time: 10 working days

Residence time: in 30 days from the expiration date of the e-visa/visa on arrival.

Usage count: 1 time

Extension fee: about $40.


Recommended details of attention for Cambodia visa:

1、Cambodian tourist and business visas take effect 1 month after you enter Cambodia. The visa must be used within 3 months from the date of issuance. Visitors who are overstaying will be fined $6 a day.

2、After entering Cambodia with the tourist visa, the stay period can only be extended for another month, and the visa type cannot be changed. After entering the country with a business visa, you can apply for a business visa with a stay of one month, three months, six months or one year, and you can apply for an extension after the expiration. (Note: The travel agency handles visa matters). Those who come to Cambodia for business activities or who need long-term residence should choose to apply for a business visa.

3、If you plan to extend your stay, you can apply for a visa extension through the travel agency or directly at the immigration office: 5, Street 200, Phnom Penh. The 30-day extension fee is about $40. Your other choice (if you are close to the border crossing point is better) is to go to a neighboring country to apply for a visa extension.


Cambodian entry and exit regulations

All passengers must fill out the "Cambodian Exit and Entry Card" and the "Customs Declaration Form" before they arrive in Cambodia. At the time of customs clearance, Cambodia will check the Cambodian Entry Card and the Customs Declaration Form, but you need to confirm the Cambodian Exit Card. "It is nailed to the passport, because it needs to be handed in when leaving the country.

At the time of entry, each person can carry about 1 bottle of wine and 2 cigarettes duty-free. Advanced cameras, video cameras, laptops and other items need to be declared at the customs. For details, please refer to the declaration form. It is strictly forbidden to carry illegal entry and exit of antiques and bring in overseas fruits. It is forbidden to bring inbound items: drugs, weapons, narcotic drugs, etc. Tourists must declare the currency upon arrival. Tourists are prohibited from carrying antiques or Buddhist sacred objects in and out of the country. Souvenir purchases, such as Buddha statues and trinkets, can be taken abroad.


Entry and exit conditions

E-Visa holders can enter from the following ports: Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Cham Yeam (Gago, Thailand), Poi Pet (Bantee Meanchey, Thailand), Bavet (Chaiqing Province, By Vietnam).

E-visa holders can leave the country at any port in Cambodia.

All day-trip travelers are not allowed to enter or leave the Phnom Penh International Airport. In addition, citizens of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Sudan are required to present a return ticket when they enter the country.


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