How to Get a Visa for Cambodia
Getting a visa for Cambodia is required for many travelers. Most don’t need to apply at a consulate or embassy though. For most visitors to Cambodia, the e-visa is the most convenient visa option.
Do I need a visa for Cambodia?
Most travelers will need a visa to enter and travel within Cambodia. This includes travelers from the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. If you’re not from one of these countries and are unsure whether or not you need a visa for Cambodia, it’s best to contact your nearest Cambodian Embassy or Consulate.
What is the e-visa for Cambodia?
The Cambodia e-visa is a travel document that will allow you to enter and travel within Cambodia. The cost is approximately $30 USD plus a $6 processing fee. You will usually receive your e-visa about 3 – 5 business days after submitting your application and payment.
It’s best to wait to apply for your Cambodia e-visa until 90 days or less before your Cambodia arrival date. If you try to apply sooner, you may not be able to submit your application. If you apply 2 – 4 weeks before your trip, that usually gives you plenty of time to fill out the application, make payment, and receive the e-visa.
How do I get an e-visa for Cambodia?
To apply for your visa, go to https://www.evisa.gov.kh/application_new.
*NOTE: Above is the only official government e-visa portal for Cambodia. There are many other websites out there that offer e-visa services at double the price or more. We do not vouch for the legitimacy or service of these 3rd party websites.
To get started, click on the link above and read the instructions.
Once you’ve done this, it’s time to start your application. Fill out all of the fields as prompted with your personal and travel information. Make sure all fields are filled in correctly.
Finally, you’ll need to confirm your application, agree to the service terms, and pay.
Once your visa application and payment have been processed, you will receive an email updating you on your application status. If your visa is approved, you will receive instructions about how to download your e-visa. It usually takes about 3 business days to receive e-visa approval.
Your e-visa will be valid for a single entry and for 30 days.
If your visa is denied, you may not receive any explanation as to why it was denied. The most common reasons for visa denial are typos in the data you entered in the application or an unclear/illegible picture of your passport. There are no refunds for denied visas and you can usually apply again if denied.
IMPORTANT: You need to print a paper copy of your e-visa to bring with you upon your arrival in Cambodia.
Cambodia e-visa: Step-by-step instructions
Below are step-by-step instructions with pictures for getting your Cambodia e-visa.
Step #1: Getting started
Go to: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/application_new. Enter the Captcha code and click “Apply Now”.
Step #2: Enter your information
Upload your passport photo and data page.
Next, enter your personal information as it appears in your passport in the fields with a red asterisk*. NOTE: Your “Address in Cambodia” is your hotel, Airbnb, etc. If you’re on our tour, we’ll send you the hotel name, address, and details.
Next, enter your passport information in the fields with a red asterisk*. “Visa Type” should be “Visa T $36”. Refer to your flight itinerary for “Intended Date of Entry”. If you’re on our Vietnam/Cambodia tour, your “Port of Entry” will be “Siem Reap International Airport”. Click “Next”.
Step #3: Review your information
Review all of your information to make sure it’s correct. Check the box next to “I agree”. Then, click “Submit”.
You will also get an email confirming receipt of your information and containing your reference number. If you don’t see it in your inbox, try your spam folder. Now, you’ll need to pay for your visa.
Step #4: Make payment
Return to the screen/tab where you completed your application. Click on your preferred payment method. Click “Confirm”.
Enter your payment details. Click “Pay $36.00”.
Step #5: Receive your Cambodia e-visa
After about 3 – 5 business days at the most, you will receive an email with your Cambodia e-visa. Once you’ve downloaded it, be sure to print a copy and bring it with you for your arrival in Cambodia!
We know everything related to visas can be stressful and frustrating. However, getting a Cambodia e-visa is pretty easy and straightforward. Just read the instructions carefully and follow the prompts. Happy travels!