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Are Visas On Arrival easy to come by while going through a land crossing into Cambodia? It seems easy enough through air port so just wondering if there's anything unexpected I need to be ready for.

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    Some places are worse than others. Arranyabrpathet ( Thailand ) was a nightmare a few years ago. Even though we had an eVisa the Thai immigration tried to rip us off for another one at 4 x the price. On getting to the Cambodian desk a hand written statement sign above the desk proclaimed a much higher fee. The official pointed the sign, I pointed to the eVisa - he ripped up my immigration form and pointed yo the back of the queue. Went to another desk got processed got and sent on our way. Then noticed they had put the wrong exit date. Back to the desk....

    Last year we entered by boat from Chau Doc. The boat master took care of the visa for everyone. Collected our passports and our $35 pp . When I, and several other people queried this he just said "$5 express fee" . On entry to the immigration area I Apsara him empty his sack of passports onto a huge pile of passports already on the table (do make sure any certificates/ forms etc are securely staple inside you passport).
    After waiting for about two hours in the blazing sun for our "express" visa I asked the boat guy how long the normal service would have taken? 24 hours!! Obviously a con and I don't think it is down to the boat company. Almost certainly the $5 fees are split between the police.

    Similar experience overland from Laos a few years ago but then they were v. Friendly and we only got screwed for a dollar.

    Airports, by contrast were a model of efficiency! Expect hassle and to be conned and if you aren't, it will be a pleasant surprise!

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