Cambodia Visa Policy

Find out the visa policy of Cambodia and travel requirements for every nationality.

Visa Policy for Cambodia

The Cambodian visa policy defines which foreign travelers need a visa to visit Cambodia and which visas are required in each situation. The purpose of travel and the nationality of the visitor affect the entry requirements.

The majority of travelers require a Cambodia visa to enter the country — less than 10 nationalities are exempt from visa requirements for short visits.

There are a number of different types of visa for Cambodia depending on purpose and duration of the intended stay in the country.

Visitors from around 220 different countries can apply online for an electronic visa (eVisa) for Cambodia. This involves completing a simple form via the internet.

The Cambodia eVisa can be used to visit the country as a tourist and allows the holder to spend up to 30 days in the Southeast Asian nation.

Foreign nationals from a small number of countries cannot obtain an eVisa but can apply for a visa on arrival in Cambodia, although this involves waiting in a queue at the border

Less than 10 nationalities must apply for a consular visa in person at a Cambodian overseas diplomatic mission (e.g. an embassy) for any kind of visit. This includes short-term stays for the purpose of tourism.

All travelers, regardless of nationality, require a type of long-term consular visa or permit in order to spend more than 30 days in Cambodia or to relocate and/or work in the country. These can only be obtained from a Royal Cambodian Embassy.

See below an in-depth guide to Cambodia’s rules and regulations for visa requirements and travel.

Tourist Visa Policy for Cambodia

In order to visit the country for the purpose of tourism, most foreign visitors require a Cambodia tourist visa. There are different visa options depending on the nationality of the traveler.

The eVisa for Cambodia functions as a tourist visa for eligible applicants. It permits the holder to stay in the country for a short period for the express purpose of tourism. Available via an online application, this electronic visa eliminates the need to go to a Cambodian embassy to apply in person.

Tourists from a few of the countries who are not eligible for the eVisa may instead acquire a Cambodian visa on arrival. This visa option can function as a business visa or a tourist visa, depending on the purpose of the intended stay.

Nationals of a select few countries must obtain a tourist visa from a Royal Cambodian Embassy in order to visit the country.

All tourist visas for Cambodia allow the foreign national to remain in the country for a maximum of 30 days unless the traveler requests an extension.

Find more information about the Cambodia tourist visa policy for each nationality below.

Cambodia eVisa

The Cambodia electronic visa (eVisa) permits foreign nationals to enter the Southeast Asian country for the purpose of tourism.

Around 220 different nationalities are eligible for the Cambodian eVisa, meaning that the majority of travelers may obtain one to cross Cambodian borders.

Foreign nationals must complete the simple Cambodia eVisa online application form in order to acquire this visa. This involves submitting some basic personal information, passport details, and a current email address to which the approved eVisa can be delivered.

The traveler’s passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months and should have at least one (1) blank page to receive stamps upon entry to and exit from Cambodia.

The Cambodia eVisa should be printed twice and travelers are advised to keep these 2 copies on their person at all times while in the country.

An approved eVisa for Cambodia permits a single entry to the country. Visitors may stay for up to 30 days. In order to re-enter Cambodia, it is necessary to apply for another eVisa or apply for an extension.

See below the list of nationalities who are eligible for the Cambodia eVisa.

Cambodia eVisa: Country list

Click on the links below to find out more about each country

Cambodia eVisa Points of Entry

The eVisa can be used at 7 points of entry to Cambodia, including the 3 major airports (Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, and Sihanoukville International Airport), and 4 land border crossing points (Cham Yeam and Poi Pet from Thailand, Bavet from Vietnam, and Tropaeng Kreal Border Post from Laos).

Visa On Arrival for Cambodia

The Cambodia visa on arrival is a type of visa that is issued at the Cambodian border. It may be issued for either tourism and business visits.

Visitors from less than 10 countries are unable to apply online for an eVisa, but may apply for a visa on arrival for Cambodia.

The visa on arrival is only available at certain ports of entry to Cambodia, including Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports, and certain land border crossings.

There are often long lines to obtain a visa on arrival application form, which must be filled out at the border and then processed by border staff. This process can take some time.

The applicant must have a passport with a minimum of 6 months’ validity from the date of entry to Cambodia and must also provide two (2) passport-sized color photographs.

The Cambodian visa on arrival allows the foreign traveler to enter the country and stay for a maximum of 30 days. It is possible to apply for an extension.

See below the list of nationalities who are only eligible for the visa on arrival for Cambodia.

In addition, all the countries eligible for an online e-visa are also eligible for a visa on arrival.

Visa On Arrival for Cambodia: Country list

Click on the links below to find out more about each country

Embassy or Consular Visa Required for Cambodia

Nationals of less than 10 countries must obtain a visa for Cambodia from an embassy in advance of their trip, regardless of the purpose of the visit.

Tourist visas granted by Cambodian embassies enable the holder to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. This can be extended for a further 30 days for a fee.

Royal Cambodian Embassies around the world also issue visas and permits that allow foreign nationals to live, work, study, or do business in Cambodia. Travelers of all nationalities must apply for these types of visas and permits at an embassy.

Any foreign traveler who wishes to spend more than 30 days in Cambodia for any other reason may also apply for a visa at a Royal Cambodia Embassy.

See below the list of countries that must apply for an embassy visa for Cambodia for any and all types of visit.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required for Cambodia: Country list

Click on the links below to find out more about each country

Visa Not Required for Cambodia

Travelers of a select few nationalities are entitled to visit Cambodia without a visa.

This visa exemption has a limit of 30 days. If travelers from these countries wish to stay for longer, they will need to apply for a visa for Cambodia.

Visitors from visa-exempt countries can enter Cambodia for tourism and leisure purposes without a visa. However, they require the relevant visas and permits to live and work there, or conduct business.

According to the visa policy of Cambodia, fewer than 10 countries are exempt from visa requirements to enter the country. All of these are sovereign states found in Southeast Asia, including the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Cambodia transit visas are not required by passengers leaving Phnom Penh International Airport on the same aircraft they arrived in. This is the only entry point through which day trips to Cambodia are permitted without a transit visa.

Check which nationalities are visa-exempt for short trips to Cambodia on the list below.

Visa Not Required for Cambodia: Country list

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