After buying a Lonely Planet, googling and stumbling upon loads of shady websites, I finally figured out how to get a visa for Cambodia! I guess you stumbled upon this blog because you are looking for this information yourself? This is why I decided to dedicate a small blog to it. Hopefully this will help you. 🙂
First of all, most people are eligible for a Cambodian tourist visa, including residents of the EU, the US and Australia. Generally speaking, if you come from a safe country, you’re good to go. Tourists have to apply for a 30-day visa, which can later be extended for another 30 days. Be aware: this is not possible online and you should do it in Cambodia.
You can get your visa on the official website of the Foreign Affairs Services, here.
What do you need?
- A valid passport (and an online version of it, as you need to upload it)
- A photo of you (you will need to upload it)
- A credit card to pay
On the website, you will have to fill in a form and validate by paying $36 (by credit card).
I read everywhere that this application could take up to three days, so I recommend you start the process in time. However, we applied on a Sunday afternoon and got our visa (by e-mail) within one hour!
One tricky part of the application is filling in the date of arrival. Your day of arrival in Cambodia might not be the same as your departure date in Europe.
After that, print your visa. Once you get to the airport of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, you will see lines that indicate e-visas. You’re good to go!
Now you’ve got your visa, it’s time to plan your trip. Why not take a look at my 2-week Cambodia itinerary?