Cambodia, with its Angkor Wat Temples, is one of the most visited countries in all of Southeast Asia. Many of the tourists take advantage of the visit to the country to follow their route by the neighboring countries and others simply approach Siem Reap to enjoy Angkor Wat. Since this country is very well known, in this article we will tell you how much it costs to get a visa to travel to Cambodia, and what options travelers have to get one. Read on to find out more!
How to apply for your visa to Cambodia?
First of all, it is necessary to emphasize that if you are not a Cambodian citizen, you will need to apply for a visa to enter this country, no matter how long it will be your stay or the reason for your travel.
That said, you can choose from two options to apply for a visa. You can choose to apply directly at the border (called Visa on Arrival), or you can also apply online ( a method that is known as E-Visa or Visa Online)
You can get your visa on arrival at all the border crossings in the country and at any of the international airports. To do so, you will simply have to fill out the corresponding forms, present a passport with 6 months of the expiration date, and present a passport-size photo.
If your idea is to apply for a visa online, the first thing you have to do is go to the official website of the Cambodian Government. Once there, you only have to complete all the required fields in the form and attach a passport size photo that is of good quality, recent and in color. In a maximum of three working days, you will receive a PDF with the eVisa in the email you indicated. All you have to do is print the document and bring it with your passport when you enter Cambodia.
The officer will stamp your passport and staple a small piece of paper to your passport, which you will have to hand in when you leave the country.
The Cambodian eVisa is valid to enter through the airports of Siem Reap or Phnom Penh and the mainland borders with Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.
Keep in mind, if you are still not clear about the date of arrival in Cambodia, we recommend you to indicate the earliest date. If you arrive later than planned nothing will happen, but you may have problems to enter a day earlier than indicated in the eVisa.
How much is the Cambodian visa?
Once the visa is issued, you will have 30 days to stay and it is only valid for one entry. If you want to extend your stay in the country, you will have to leave and come back and apply for a new visa. Another way to extend your visa can be done from the same airport. The visa can be extended for up to 30 more days, and this procedure has a cost of 45 American dollars.
As you may have noticed, getting a visa to travel to Cambodia is not difficult at all, and since it can be done online it offers the convenience of not having to travel to any consulate or embassy. We hope that this article will be useful to you when you apply for your visa to travel to Cambodia!