First post here. Great forum but I gotta say there is some kinda depressing stuff on here re: Cambodia, great nevertheless!
Okay my question is about tourist Visas in Cambodia. I am not able to find the answer to this one. Are people able to do the so-called "visa runs" to the border in Cambodia like people do in Thailand? For example, can a person stay long term in Cambodia by going to the border every month or two to get a ENTIRELY NEW tourist visa? Yes i'm fine with paying $20 each time. I guess it would fill up a person's passport kind of quick at that rate, but my passport is fresh with 20 pages for visas so it's not a problem.
I ask this because I want to move to Cambodia for a while to study Khmer and visit some potential volunteering opportunities. From my initial contacts with people there I'm almost certain I WILL NOT be able to work out a business visa or ngo visa with there people over the Internet. I need to go there and talk to them in person, etc. However, it is very unclear that even if I went there I would get these volunteering positions and I may instead opt to long term language study, visiting Theravadin temples, etc.
Let me know guys!
#1 tropicalfarmer has been a member since 29/3/2013. Posts: 1
You might be pleased to hear that obtaining a business visa for Cambodia is straightforward so you won't need to go on border runs. Just indicate on the immigration form that you want the Type E visa (business) and pay $25 for a month long visa. No questions asked. If you are flying in to Phnom Penh it is a simple process. On the land borders be prepared to have to pay a little 'tea money' on top. You can renew indefinitely through any travel agent for one month, six months or one year (6 month and above gives you multiple entry.)
Hi, tropicalfarmer.....re your visa enquiry. I came to Cambodia to do three months volunteer work. I bought an ordinary or business (not tourist)visa at the airport for $25. It was valid for a month as all entry visas are. I had it extended at a travel agency in Siem Reap where I am based - 3 months for $80.
From talking with expats here, I know that a 12 month visa is available for around $300. I wouldn't bother with the border trips, way too taxing in the heat and the trip are always longer than they say. Best of luck with everything...
#3 simunique has been a member since 12/11/2012. Posts: 1