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Tourist visa for Cambodia- do we need to get in advance?

Old May 16th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Tourist visa for Cambodia- do we need to get in advance?

I looked on the Cambodian Embassy website- it appears you need to send for a visa in advance. Is this true? That would be problematic- my husband travels frequently overseas for work and would be hard pressed to send them his passport for an extended period of time.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 10:40 AM
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Nope. You can purchase your visa upon arrival into either Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.

You do not need to purchase your visa in advance at all. I believe there is a way to do send your info to the embassy beforehand which is supposed to expedite the process of getting your visa once you do arrive. But honestly, our experience was it took about 15 minutes all-in to get through immigration including getting our visas, so I would've even bother with doing that.
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Nope. You can purchase your visa upon arrival into either Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.

You do not need to purchase your visa in advance at all. I believe there is a way to send your info to the embassy beforehand which is supposed to expedite the process of getting your visa once you do arrive. But honestly, our experience was it took about 15 minutes all-in to get through immigration including getting our visas, so I would've even bother with doing that.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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What country's passport do you carry? For US and EU passports, filmwill's answer is correct.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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Thanks, filmwill. we have US passports...
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:22 AM
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We had the same experience as filmwill -Took about 15 minutes at most for four of us during the height of the holiday season.

But you should take your own passport-sized photos, because there was a longer line for people who did not have photos.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:50 AM
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And you'll need passport photos not only for your visa but also for your temples pass.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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If you're arriving overland, instead of by air, I think the answer is different.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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Bring two passport photos. One for the visa and one for the pass to the temples. Try to be at the front of the plane, you'll be at the front of the visa line and save 10-20 minutes.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 01:43 PM
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We got ours on arrival last Oct. We could have got an evisa on line form the embassy but I just didn't get to it! Anyway we were at the back of the plane and they unloaded from the back so we ended up being at the front of the visa line. We were through before our bags came through and I think we were out of the airport within 30 mins so pretty smooth.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 01:54 PM
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I got the e-visa for my dad last week. $25, extremely easy. Digital photo, so no need to get or pay for actual passport photos. Submit it, get email confirmation to print next morning.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 02:42 PM
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The e-visa sounds really simple! We could take care of that before we leave...Thanks
everyone!
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Hi, i got mine on arrival mid-May and it was a very easy process.
Just don't do what i did, lol.
I thought currency to the value of u.s.$20 would be ok but it isn't. They want u.s. only and there is no atm in the voa section.
Thankfully an airport security guard helped me out and exchanged my singapore dollars at the going rate.
Have a wonderful time, i did.
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