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Cambodian visa

Posted by yrrag on 4/11/2006 at 21:40

Does anyone know how long it takes to get a Cambodian visa at the Cambodian Embassy in Saigon? Will be travelling overland from Saigon to Cambodia and would like to obtain a visa in advance in order to avoid any delays or problems at the Cambodian border.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/11/2006 at 06:19 admin

Hi yrrag,

Welcome to Travelfish!

If you're travelling on through transport from Saigon to Phnom Penh you're transport will wait for those passengers who are getting visa on arrival (and I can almost guarantee there will be some doing that), so you're not really saving yourself much time by going to the embassy beforehand.

The actual processing of the visa at the border takes about five minutes, though the buses often wait for a couple of hours -- for no good reason other than to get you to Phnom Penh a little later in the day (with the hope that you'll stay at a guesthouse that gives tham a kick-back).

I'm not sure how long it takes to get a visa in Saigon.

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Posted by yrrag on 6/11/2006 at 05:19

Thanks for the information

Much appreciated

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Posted by yrrag on 6/11/2006 at 05:19

Thanks for the information

Much appreciated

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Posted by dtm39 on 8/11/2006 at 11:03

Get visa at border...the embassy may well charge you more.

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Posted by lucyhudson on 25/11/2006 at 00:20

If you're flying from Saigon to Cambodia, can you get a visa at the airport or is it wise to get it in the UK before we fly out?
Thanks!

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Posted by lucyhudson on 25/11/2006 at 00:20

If you're flying from Saigon to Cambodia, can you get a visa at the airport or is it wise to get it in the UK before we fly out?
Thanks!

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Posted by yrrag on 25/11/2006 at 03:05

Thanks folks for the replies to my post. Information provided has been helpful

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Posted by kiopy on 30/5/2007 at 08:00

Try e-Visa.
http://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh/

Name of Port (View Map) Border Entry Exit
Phnom Penh International Airport - Yes Yes
Siem Reap International Airport - Yes Yes
Cham Yeam (Koh Kong) Thailand Yes Yes
Chorm (Oddar Meanchey) Thailand No Yes
Daung (Kamrieng-Battambang) Thailand No Yes
Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey) Thailand Yes Yes
Prom (Pailin) Thailand No Yes
O Smach (Oddar Meanchey) Thailand No Yes
Bavet (Svay Rieng) Vietnam Yes Yes
Kaoam Samnor (Kandal-Mekong) Vietnam No Yes
Phnom Den (Takeo) Vietnam No Yes
Trapaing Sre (Kratie) Vietnam No Yes
Dong Kralo (Stung Treng) Laos No Yes

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Posted by ernieh on 1/6/2007 at 15:51

Posted from within Vietnam.

Hi Yrrag,

The easiest way to get a Cambodian Visa is at the airport on arrival in Phnom Penh/Siem Reap. It will cost you $20. I got my 30 day tourist visa after arriving at the Siem Reap airport from Pakse, Laos It was a very smooth and easy process.

If you decide to cross the broder by bus their is a very good chance you will be asked to pay an "additional fee" of $5. This was reported by a number of travellers that did not have their Cambodian Visa upon arrival at the border.

Ernie

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Posted by dol on 23/6/2007 at 12:16

I used the e-visa and found it to be really easy. I got a passport sized photo put onto my camera card and then was able to complete the application on line and got the visa emailed to me within 24 hours. Arriving at Phmon Penh airport there is a passport/visa desk just for e-visas.

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Posted by steveatkins on 24/6/2007 at 20:14

Even if you get your visa in advance it doesn't necessarily mean you won'y haev any issues at land crossings, after all, someone still needs to stamp your passport and if they ask for a 'donation' what can you do...

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