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Express thai VISA Phnom Penh?

Posted by kristoffer_zaar on 18/12/2010 at 12:30

Ok. Was supposed to get a thai visa today (saturday) in Phnom Penh, but the embassy is of course closed on weekends.. Was supposed go to Siem Reap on monday morning, but now we have to apply for the visa on monday. Has reservations in Siem Reap and want to make this as fast as possible.

Anybody with experiece of the embassy and the possibility of doing it in one day? (I've been told it can be done in two days, i.e apply monday morning, pick up tuesday afternoon). Anybody knows of it taking longer?

Also, a travel agent offered us to apply for us and making it in one day for $25 each.. Sounds shady. Anybody has experience with this?

Kristoffer in a lovely, albeit a bit chilly Phnom Penh

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Posted by larfly on 18/12/2010 at 14:24

Hi Kristoffer!

What´s a problem? You get visa for fourtin days at the border.

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Posted by kristoffer_zaar on 18/12/2010 at 16:21

We're staying longer than 14 days.

Found another travel agency that said they could get us the VISA in one day for $15 each. Anybody tried this? It actually seems legit. Most travel agents offer visa service for lazy tourists it seems, and for an extra fee they can "convince" the embassy to do it in one day. Again. Anybody with experience on this?

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Posted by kristoffer_zaar on 11/1/2011 at 20:30

Just wanted to tell everybody that the express visa thing worked like a charm. We left oyr visas with the travel agent on sunday and he applied for us monday morning and we got our visas at 8pm and got on the 8.30 VIP-bus to Siem Reap.

Later on the trip i met a german that told me his thai visa took five working days in phnom penh, so we were lucky to go for the travel agent express visa-thing.

It's legit, but it shouldn't cost more than USD 15. (As long as the VISA itself is free, which it still is)

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/1/2011 at 14:10

You lucked out and for a reasonable price too. Normally it takes two working days (M-F only) apply day one, pick up day two. But money talks too. Well done.

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Posted by kristoffer_zaar on 18/1/2011 at 18:14

CPT-Bob: Yeah. It was good luck alright, but I thought to share the experience and let people know that it's an option.

I wish I could remember the name of the hostel/travel agent. But it was one block down from the riverfront, by the park in front of the museum.

There was a Travel agent stall on the opposite side of the street of the hostel. They were affiliated with the hostel of course.

We were instantly quoted a price of $15 each, and the owner was a nice and helpful fellow.


In the centre of the map.. You can even see the stall on the northeast corner of the park on the sidewalk.


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Posted by lee54 on 22/11/2011 at 23:42

Hi kristoffer
May I know the travel agent name?
I will go to Phnom Penh for a visa run.
I would like to ask the travel agent for speed up my visa application.
Thank you

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Posted by kristoffer_zaar on 23/11/2011 at 03:11

lee54: I don't remember the name of the hostel, but see the previous post where I provided pretty good details to the location of the hostel and the travel agent stall across the street from it.

This was a year ago now, so maybe things have changed, but we had a very good experience at least.

But basically, you just need to know that if someone quotes you something like $25+, you're getting ripped off. We just had to pay $15 each.

Good luck!

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Posted by lee54 on 23/11/2011 at 09:01

Thank you kristoffer

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