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Prek Chak / Xa Xia crossing - Visa On Arrival

  • apfennell

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    I'm planning to go to Phu Quoc in mid-august for ~4days and then onto Phnom Penh. I was planning to get the boat to Ha Tien from Phu Quoc - can anyone confirm if this is actually running in August (times/cost?)?

    My main worry is the crossing to Cambodia and getting a visa - I emailed the Cambodian Embassy in London (I'm actually Irish but they handle Irish requests) and they said Visa On Arrival is available at that crossing. However seeing as I can find no confirmation of this online by travel agencies or personal accounts I was hoping someone in the know could tell me if that is actually the case?

    And if so how much is it (presumably the same as other checkpoints - $20?)? does it take long to process? and do I need to bring along passport photos?

    If it is not possible does anyone have a recommendation on my getting from Phu Quoc to Phnom Penh in a single day?

    I don't have great faith in the embassy as you can probably tell!


    #1 Posted: 20/5/2008 - 23:50

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  • apfennell

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    An update - The embassy in London replied initially to my asking about this checkpoint with;

    "Yes you could apply at the crossing point...


    Cambodian Embassy

    And in classically Cambodian fashion, & confirming my lack of faith in them, the embassy wrote back to my querying this (because I could find little evidence on the internet confirming their story) with;

    "Sorry we have never been there...


    So now I really need confirmation from anyone who's been thru the checkpoint or is in the know!!

    #2 Posted: 21/5/2008 - 21:51

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