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Popular visa types: Tourist and Business
Both tourist and business 30-day visas are available on entry at the
airports and at some of the international crossings. A tourist visa
costs US$20, a business visa $25. At international airports you'll
generally get the visa for that price, but at overland crossings,
overcharging may happen. This is a particular problem at the Ko Kong
crossing. You will require a pen and one photo and the visa is paid for
in US cash -- to be safe, have the right amount. You can also apply for
a Cambodian visa online through the Cambodia eVisa online website. The
visa costs US$20 plus a $5 processing surcharge and takes three days.
While most people get the visa on arrival, if you're planning on
entering at Ko Kong, it is worth considering getting your visa
beforehand to avoid any "misunderstandings" at the crossing. Given how
easy it is to get an eVisa, and as they're valid at the Ko Kong
crossing, the eVisa is really the way to go.
EVisas are only valid for entry into Cambodia via the international
airports at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and via the land crossings at Ko
Kong, Poipet and Bavet. You cannot use an eVisa to enter Cambodia at
A tourist visa can be extended once, for 30 days only. The extension
costs US$45. Business visas can be extended pretty much forever on an
annual basis. The fee for a year-long multiple entry extension is
US$280. Both types of extensions take a day or two and are best handled
The main issue facing tourists is that tourist visas can only be
extended once. If you're looking at a longer stay in cambodia, get a
business visa. It costs just $5 more, requires no extra paperwork, and
can be extended for a far longer period.
While it isn't a big deal to overstay a visa in Cambodia, it does get
expensive quickly. The base fine is $6 per day of overstay. So if you
overstay by five days, you'll be required to pay $30 on exit.
Things to watch out for
The main potential problem revolves around buying your visa at the
border. Some immigration officers demand that you pay in baht, using a
very poor exchange rate (and they pocket the difference). This is a
particular problem at the Ko Kong crossing. The easiest way to avoid
the problem is to get your visa in advance -- or don't use the Ko Kong
There is no departure tax if using a land crossing. However, if you're
flying out of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap international airport, the
departure tax is US$25 for international flights and $6 for domestic
flights. You need to pay departure tax in US cash.
For the latest information on border crossings and to read traveller
reports, please see our Cambodia border crossing page, or the
exhaustive Border Crossings FAQ thread on the messageboard, which
includes reports from travellers who have recently crossed.