How to Get a Visa for Cambodia

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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. 

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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

 *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: Enter the Captcha code and click “Apply Now”.

cambodia visa

Step #2: Enter your information

Upload your passport photo and data page.

cambodia visa

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.

cambodia visa personal information

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”.

cambodia visa passport info

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.

cambodia visa review info email

cambodia visa review info email

Step #4: Make payment

Return to the screen/tab where you completed your application. Click on your preferred payment method. Click “Confirm”.

cambodia visa payment method

Enter your payment details. Click “Pay $36.00”.

cambodia visa make payment

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!

cambodian evisa

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!

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How to get a Cambodian Visa at Siem Reap Airport

By globedrifters Amazing trips around the world | Asia | Vietnam/Cambodia

Getting a Cambodian Visa at Siem Reap Airport

Getting a Cambodian Visa on arrival at the Siem Reap airport is a pretty easy affair and it is outlined in the 4 steps below.

Just one of the amazing temples around Angkor Wat!

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)

Cambodia Visa on Arrival Application Form 

Cambodia Arrival/Departure Card

Cambodia Customs and Excise Declaration Form

If you do not receive them from a member of the flight crew member, just ask them the forms to get a Cambodian visa on arrival. 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
  • $30 USD cash (exact change)
  • 3 above-mentioned forms (completed)

Once you’ve de-planed and entered the airport, you’ll need to go to the visa kiosks before passing immigration to get your visa on arrival. 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. Just make sure that you head to the Visa on Arrival desk BEFORE getting to the immigration line.

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!

The beautiful blue waters surrounding Koh Rong Sanloem!