Getting a Cambodia visa is extremely simple for most people. There are four different categories for getting a visa:
This applies to the nine ASEAN countries. Citizens of Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam are visa exempt for a period up to 30 days, while those of Brunei, Thailand and Myanmar can stay via exempt for 15 days.
Cambodia Visa on Arrival
The same list of countries applies for citizens who can obtain a visa upon arrival at all land, sea and air borders. This also allows a single entry 30 day stay.
However, there are ten countries where a visa is required from your consulate or embassy in advance. These are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Sudan.
How to apply for a tourist visa?
You can either apply for an eVisa in advance at the offiicial Cambodian Governement e-visa site, or upon arrival at the airport. Do not use any other site or service as it could well be a scam and will certainly cost you more. The official site is pretty straightforward. The eVisa should take three working days to process and you can pay by credit card. Either way make sure you have passport photos (which you need to scan if applying for the eVisa), and that your passport is valid for six months.
How much does an eVisa cost in Cambodia?
The Cambodia visa (T Class for tourists) costs $30. There is a $6 processing charge for the e-visa.
A Cambodia business visa (E Class) costs $35, with the same processing fee for an e-visa.
The advantage of the latter is that you can extend it without leaving the country should you plan to stay in Cambodia longer than 30 days. You can see the current cost of an eVisa here.
How long is a Cambodia visa valid for?
What do I need to get a Cambodia visa on arrival?
All you need is to complete a form, pay $36 by credit card online, upload a passport photo and wait up to three working days.
Business Visa and Work Permit
If you are planning on working in Cambodia you will need a valid work permit and visa. The Cambodia Visa and Work Permit Group has excellent information on the current rules. For more information consult our Cambodia Business guide.
Entry to Cambodia
You can enter Cambodia via any of the following ports:
International Airports: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville (see our Cambodia Flights guide);
Land Borders: Cham Yeam (Koh Kong), Poi Pet (Banteay Menachey) from Thailand; Tropeang Kreal (Stung Treng) from Laos; and Bavet (Svay Rieng) from Vietnam.