In Cambodia you need a valid visa to enter the country. The tourist visa is valid for up to 30 days.  You have the option of a one-time extension for up to 30 days.  There are several options to get a visa. In principle, the passport must have at least 6 months remaining validity upon entry and at least one complete blank page.

Visa at the Cambodian diplomatic mission

You can apply for the visa at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia in a lot of  countries.  The website Royal Embassy of Cambodia shows a list with all Cambodian Embassies in the world.

The processing will take about 6 working days. A registered outdated before entry visa includes a usage period. The visa is valid for 3 months. Within these 3 months you must enter Cambodia. The length of stay is determined by the immigration authorities at the border.

E-Visa prior to tour commencement

The virtual visa does not apply at all border crossings and also not for people who wish to enter from the countries of Afghanistan, Algeria, Arab Saudi, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Nigeria. At these crossings the E-Visa is accepted:

  • Phnom Penh International Airport
  • Siem Reap International Airport
  • Since December 2017 also Sihanoukville airport
  • Thai border at Cham Yeam (Koh Kong) and Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey)
  • Vietnamese border at Bavet (Svay Rieng)
  • Laos border at Tropeang Kreal (Stung Treang)

Since 1 October 2014 an E-Visa for Cambodia is charged 30 USD + 7 USD handling fee. Apply for an E-Visa online at the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation. Alternatively, you can apply for the E-Visa on the website of*. The operators promise to send you the visa within 24 hours.

Visa on arrival in Cambodia

Visa on arrival, so when you arrive there at these border crossings:

  • Phnom Penh International Airport
  • Siem Reap International Airport
  • Thailand border: Cham Yeam International checkpoint, checkpoint and Poipet International O’Smach International checkpoint
  • Vietnamese border: On Bavet International checkpoint and Kha Orm Sam Nor International checkpoint

The tourist visa costs $ 30.00 and can be extended once for up to 30 days.

The business visa

For stays longer than 30 days plus one-extension of a further 30 days the business visa for up to one year may be granted upon entry. From a visa for 6 months multiple entry and exit is possible. These specify on entry, that a business visa is required. As with a tourist visa has a business visa initially a maximum period of 30 days, which is then extended by one, three, six months or one year following at the immigration office in Cambodia. The first 30 days are counted here. You can apply for a business visa at the following border crossings:

  • Siem Reap International Airport
  • Thai border at Cham Yeam (Koh Kong) and Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey)
  • Vietnamese border at Bavet (Svay Rieng)

The business visa for 30 days costs $  35.00  To obtain a business visa, it does not necessarily have business activities in Cambodia. The prices for the extension vary depending on the duration. For a stay of one year, there are approximately $ 280,00.

Give extension in order

Who the trip to Phnom Penh would like to extend the tourist or business visa to spare, tasked professional travel agencies on site. These then take an appropriate surcharge.

[alert type=white ]By the way: You pay 5 USD for every day you stay in Cambodia longer than your visa is valid.[/alert]

ACMECS single visa for Thailand and Cambodia

Since 27 December 2012 the ACMECS ( Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy ) Single Visa for Cambodia travellers from currently 35 countries can be obtained. This visa allows entry to Thailand and Cambodia. It is valid for up to 3 entries to Thailand and one entry into Cambodia, the residence time for Thailand is up to 60 days per entry and for Cambodia 30 days. For Thailand, the fee is 30 Euros for each entry and is payable when applying for a visa at the Thai Embassy. You pay the visa fee at the border crossing.

The processing period is different because two different authorities have to agree. Once the Thai Foreign Ministry and even the Royal Embassy of Cambodia.

More info for your stay in Siem Reap

In these articles, you can find further information here on Visit Angkor for your stay in Siem Reap:

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  1. Hi Inga,

    We will be travelling to Cambodia at the end of August. I find your article very helpful, from the perspective of a foreigner. Thank you for all the information. I was going to apply for the e-Visa, not knowing that Visa on arrival is also possible , thanks to your article! Do we need to provide anything else for the Visa on arrival besides a valid passport and the fee?

    Maybe you can also help me with information about the Alliance Cafe which say they have a puppet show and dinner . So far I could not find any more details about this, i.e. time and day of shows. If you know something please let me know!

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Louisa, thank you for your nice comment. Makes me happy, that I could help you. About Alliance Cafe I found some information on this website:

      Also you can contact the Alliance Cafe directly for information. Contact details are placed in the sidebar:

      Wish you a wonderful time in Cambodia! Let me hear from you and feel free to follow our FB page:

      Best :-) Inga

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