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How to get a Cambodia visa in Singapore

There may be an 800-year gap between the notable architecture of Cambodia and Singapore, but the two countries are just a two-hour flight apart. If you don’t want to rely on the e-visa or visa-on-arrival service you can apply for a visa at the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore.

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For a 30-day tourist visa to Cambodia you will need:

– 2 completed visa application forms
– 2 passport sized photographs
– At least 6 months validity left on your passport
– S$36 visa fee payable in cash

The embassy can also process a Cambodia business visa for S$45, but you’ll need to show an invitation letter from a Cambodian business. This letter should include full contact details for your sponsor. Business visas allow multiple entries and can be extended. Extensions cost S$60 for three months, S$100 for six months, or S$180 for one year.

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Visa application hours are strictly from 09:00 to 12:00 and collection hours 14:00–17:00. A tourist visa will take two working days to process, so if you apply on a Monday morning it’ll be ready for you Wednesday afternoon. Though the visa application form asks for your intended date of entry into Cambodia, the visa is valid for 3 months from the time it’s issued.

Despite its name, the Royal Embassy of Cambodia does not have a very regal location. You’ll find it on the 10th floor of the infamous Orchard Towers, better known for its prostitute bars than its diplomatic relations.

Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore
#10-03/04 Orchard Towers, 400 Orchard Road
T: 6341 9785
cambodiaembasy@pacific.net.sg

About the author:
Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at www.idreamofdurian.com.

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