Cambodia e-Visa help & FAQ

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What is the Cambodia e-Visa?

It is an official document that provides authorization to travel to and from Cambodia and is electronically linked to your passport.

What do I need to apply for a Cambodia e-Visa?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Applicant Photo
  • Passport Personal Details Scan
  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

What is the cost to obtain a Cambodia e-Visa?

The visa cost for Cambodia e-Visa is USD 36.00.

Additionally, there is a service fee:

  • USD 20.00 for standard processing.
  • For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 50.00 and USD 80.00 USD, respectively.

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does it take to process a Cambodia e-Visa?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

Standard Processing: 2 days
Rush Processing: 36 hours
Super Rush Processing: 24 hours

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is a Cambodia e-Visa valid for?

It is valid for 90 days after issued. This means you must enter Cambodia within 90 days after issued.

How long is a Cambodia e-Visa valid for?

It is valid for 90 days after issued. This means you must enter Cambodia within 90 days after issued.

How long must my passport be valid to apply for a Cambodia e-Visa?

Applicant’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Cambodia. Also, it should have at least one blank page.

How long can I stay in Cambodia with my e-Visa?

The maximum stay allowed in Cambodia is 30 days in Total.

What countries are eligible for a Cambodia e-Visa?

The following countries are eligible for an e-Visa:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Canada (Canadian)
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong (HK)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland (Irish Citizens)
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal (Nepalese)
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Norfolk Island
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates (USE)
  • United Kingdom (UK Citizen)
  • United States (US Citizens)
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Kosovo
  • Yemen
  • Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Can I apply for the Cambodia e-Visa upon arrival?

No. The e-Visa must be obtained before you enter into Cambodia.

Is the Cambodia e-Visa for single or multiple entries?

Cambodia e-Visa comes with Single Entry only.

Can I travel to Cambodia with a refugee travel document instead of a passport?

No. You must possess a valid passport to travel to Cambodia.

What countries are exempt from a tourist visa to Cambodia?

Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, and Myanmar

Do I need to enter Cambodia on the exact date specified in my e-Visa application?

No, you do not. The e-Visa is valid for 90 days after the issue, which means you can enter Cambodia any time in those 90 days after issued.

Can I enter through any point of entry with my Cambodia e-Visa?

No. You must enter Cambodia via one of the following ports of entry:

  • Phnom Penh International Airport
  • Siem Reap International Airport
  • Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey)
  • Bavet (Svay Rieng)
  • Cham Yeam (Koh Kong)
  • Tropaeng Kreal Border Post (Stung Treng)
  • Sihanoukville International Airport

Vaccination requirements to travel to Cambodia

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn more about Cambodia Tourism

Cambodia is on many people’s list of dreamed destinations, and while some people may be the victims of misconceptions, the country has a lot of things to offer. You will experience everything from exciting trekking trails to white sandy beaches. Surely you are going to create a lot of happy memories. However, before you go, you should read a little bit about the country and its customs. It will improve your overall experience. Doing some research on the destination is always a must, so why would Cambodia be any different. One of the first things you need to concern yourself with is health.

The most common inoculations people have before traveling to Cambodia are Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever. Yellow fever is also something that can occur. That is why you should go and talk to your doctor before departure. You will get the vaccinations, and you should be fine because the diseases mentioned above are entirely preventable. Another health advice would be to avoid tap water and consume only bottled water. That way you can save yourself from some unpleasant situations.

The second aspect is your visa. Only 9 nationalities are visa exempt when traveling to Cambodia. If you are not on that list, you need to obtain a visa. Lucky for you, there are multiple ways to meet that requirement. You should know that all nationalities can get a visa on arrival once they land in Cambodia. It does not cost much, but you do need to stand in line at the service counter. Even so, it is still better than going to an embassy. Another option would be for you to apply for a visa online. The electronic visa system in Cambodia is available for all nationalities except for the citizens of Nigeria.

However, keep in mind that an electronic visa is accepted only at a handful of checkpoints, so make sure that you arrive at one of them if you apply online. If you are searching for the best time to visit Cambodia, there is no straight answer. It depends on what you want to experience and how. However, since Cambodia has a hot climate, the best time to visit is November through March. That way you can avoid all the heat. For example, if you want to visit the Angkor Wat in July, you are going to have a terrible time. Especially at midday.

The rocks get so heated that you can barely breathe. As you can imagine, most tourists visit Cambodia from November through March, so you should expect large crowds in popular destinations. On the other hand, if you want to visit the country in its shoulder season, July or August is what you want. You can expect high temperatures as well as rain. Lastly, if you wish to avoid both the heat and the crowds, you can try April and June or September and October.

Keep in mind that September and October are pretty wet, and that may ruin your vacation. As for currency, the official currency in Cambodia is the riel. However, you would be surprised to find out that US dollars are accepted almost everywhere you go. So, no matter where you come from, we recommend that you exchange your money to US dollars. In this way, you will have money wherever you may go, and it will be easier for you to make the exchange when you go back to your country of origin. You can change USD everywhere, while not many places accept the riel. If you plan to buy souvenirs for the people back home, you may want to learn how to bargain. Or, if you already know, do not hesitate to use your skills when you go to markets or souvenirs shops. 

Like most Asian countries, the people in Cambodia are up for a good bargain, and you may succeed in shaving off some dollars of the asked price. It is fun both for you and the merchant, and you can save some money in the process. Communication is not as easy as you may think. Cambodia is a country in which multiple languages are used. 

People there speak Khmer, which is the traditional language, but they also speak Chinese. You can speak English but Cambodians somewhat speak broken English. You may or may not understand what they are saying, and the same goes for them when it comes to following you. That is why we recommend that you learn some basic expressions in Khmer before you go. That way at least you can ask for food and accommodation. 

Something else that you should know is that you must protect yourself from mosquitos. There are a lot of them in Cambodia, and some species carry diseases. If you get vaccinated before you go, that should not be an issue as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, mosquito bites are not comfortable and you do not want to be itchy the entire trip. We recommend that you bring with you bug repellents so that you can be bite-free for the whole trip. 

If you want to go to the beach, beware of the sand fleas. They are annoying creatures that will ruin your vacation. Make sure to have a repellent for those as well. Last but not least, do not forget to explore Cambodia culture. The most popular destinations are Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, but they are relatively large cities. Everyone visits the Angkor temples but do not forget to explore the rural areas as well. You will meet interesting people, learn about their traditions, and the food is fantastic. 

You can join a lot of groups, and you can find the most exciting activities. Surely you will have a lot of fun. Cambodia is a developing country, and you may find things that you do not like. Petty thieves are one of those things, and beggars are well. However, they are found mostly in the larger cities. Apart from that, Cambodia is a beautiful country with amazing scenery. You will create unforgettable memories.