How to get a Cambodian Visa at Siem Reap Airport
Getting your visa on arrival in Cambodia at the Siem Reap airport is a pretty easy affair and it is outlined in the 4 steps below.
1.) Complete forms during your flight.
There is one international airport in Siem Reap (Siem Reap International Airport.) During your flight to REP, you will likely get the following forms from the flight crew :
- Application Form Visa on Arrival
- Arrival/Departure Card
- General Department of Customs and Excise Passenger’s Declaration (Customs Declaration form)
If you do not receive them from a member of the flight crew member, just ask them. If they’re not available, don’t worry; you can pick them up once you arrive at the airport. However, you will more than likely receive them during your flight, so you can fill them out with a pen. Ink pens are not typically provided at the airport, so it’s best to have your own with you. If you have questions when filling out the forms, just ask a flight crew member. He or she will be able to assist you.
2.) Receive your visa at the Siem Reap airport visa area
Once you’ve landed, you’ll enter the airport at which point you’ll need to have the following available to give to the visa officer :
- Passport with 6 months validity and 2 blank pages for the visa sticker
- 1 passport photo (4 x 6 cm)
- $30 USD cash (exact change)
- 3 above-mentioned forms (completed)
If you do not have a passport photo, you can pay approximately $2 ~ 3 USD (exact change) and they will just make a copy of your passport and use that rather than a passport photo.
Once you’ve de-planed and entered the airport, you’ll need to go to the visa kiosks. Look for the signs that say “Visa on Arrival” and follow them. As you enter the airport, you’ll see a large hall/room and will need to walk straight ahead. The signs are typically in plain view, but if you cannot locate them, just ask. Do NOT go to your left, which is the customs and immigration clearance kiosk area.
3.) Clear customs and immigration
Once you’ve given all proper documentation to the visa officer and received the visa sticker in your passport, exit the visa kiosk area and head to the customs and immigration clearance area to your left. You’ll then show them your passport and all other remaining documents including those that you filled out on the flight to Siem Reap. You’ll then pass through the immigration area to collect your luggage.
4.) Collect your luggage
Once you’ve collected your luggage, you’ll exit the baggage claim area into the public area of the arrivals terminal. Your Cambodian guide will be waiting for you there with a sign that says “Globe Drifters” in plain sight. He will guide you to your tuk tuks that will take you to your hotel.
You’re now ready to start your adventure in Cambodia!