Please note the information below is current as of the date of publication. However, immigration procedures and travel conditions can change. Always verify such details before you travel.
Visa Condition Fees
- One passport size photo is required
- Completed visa form (visa form is available at the airport & overland borders)
- Passport with at least 4 months validity
In order to visit Cambodia, a visa is required for most nationalities. However, Philippine and Malaysian, Laotians nationals do not require tourist visas for a stay up to 21 and 30 days respectively. Singaporean nationality is also exempt from the usual visa requirement.
Visa on arrival is not permitted for holders of the following passports: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Sudan. Holders of these passports must obtain a Cambodian visa before arriving in the country. Holders of these passports are also required to hold a sponsor letter or invitation from a company, organization or travel agent and you are also advised to hold a valid return ticket.
Where to apply?
The travelers can get a Cambodian visa issued through many channels. We can classify into 2 major types as following:
1/ Visa before arrival:
- Oversea Cambodian Embassies
If you choose to obtain your visa before arrival, you should contact an Embassy or a Consulate of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs now offers 'e-visa' - visas available online through the Ministry's website (http://www.mfaic.gov.kh/e-visa/index.aspx). Scan of passport and passport size photo required. Payment would be done by credit card. There is a charge of US$25 for a 30 day visa (three month validity). The process needs 3 days. Visa is issued via an e-mail. You can print it out from your computer. The Ministry recently announced that e-visa entry points now include Siem Reap International Airport, Phnom Penh International Airport, the Bavet - Moc Bai border crossing, the Poipet - Aranyaprathet border crossing and the Koh Kong - Had Lek border crossing.
2/ Visa upon arrival:
Visa can be obtained at the following points of entry:
- Phnom Penh International Airport
- Siem Reap International Airport
30-day tourist visa (Type ‘T’): US$20
Tourist visas can be extended for one month, but only one time.
30-day business visa (Type ‘E’): US$25
Business visas can be renewed indefinitely, one month.
Diplomatic, Official, Courtesy, and Special (Cambodian) visas are issued free of charge.
Cambodia Border Crossings:
Cambodia shares borders with neighboring countries as well, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.
1/ With Vietnam:
- Bavet International Checkpoint, Svay Rieng Province
- Kaoam Samnor International Checkpoint, Kandal Province
- Phnom Den, Takeo
- Trapaing Sre, Kratie/ - Le Thanh, Oyadao, Rattanakiri
Note: Cambodian visas are available at the Moc Ba, Bavet and 'Chau Doc' border crossings. Vietnamese visas are not available at any overland border crossing.
2/ With Thailand:
- Cham Yeam International Checkpoint, Koh Kong Province
- Poi Pet International Checkpoint, Banteay Mean Chey Province
- O’Smach International Checkpoint, Odar Mean Chey Province
- Chom Kamrieng, Oddar Mean Chey Province
- Prom, Pailin Province
- Daung' Battambang Province
Note: Cambodian visas and 30-day Thai transit visas are available at all Thai - Cambodian border crossings. Thai transit visas are free of charge. Other types of Thai visas are not available. At the Poipet and Koh Kong crossings, Cambodian immigration usually charges 1000-1200 baht for a tourist visa and 1500-1600 baht for a business visa. Unlike the rest of the country, they usually refuse dollars. At current exchange rates, the price in baht is significantly more expensive than the official prices of $20 and $25. Some people have had some success paying the official price in dollars by being politely insistent.
3/ With Laos:
Dong Kralor, Stung Treng Province
Note: Border policies are not stable. Travelers report that Cambodian visas are available at the border but Laotian visas are not available at the border.