Visa Requirements for Citizens of Cambodia

Learn about visa requirements for citizens of Cambodia to travel to countries across the world.

Visa Requirements for Cambodian Citizens

Visa requirements for citizens of Cambodia are entry restrictions imposed on Cambodian passport holders by the authorities of other territories across the world.

The visa requirements for nationals of Cambodia depends on the purpose of the visit, the destination country, and the time the traveler plans to spend in the chosen territory.

Cambodia’s passport is currently ranked 88th in terms of freedom of travel by the Henley Passport Index. As Cambodia is part of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Cambodian citizens have visa-fee access to countries that are part of this group.

In total, Cambodian citizens are currently able to visit up to 45 countries without the need to obtain a visa or by applying for a visa on arrival in the destination country.

Many visa-exempt countries for Cambodian citizens permit travelers to cross their borders simply by presenting a valid passport. The period of allowed stay may be between 14 days and 6 month depending on the destination, for tourism, business, or transit purposes.

Some visa-free countries for Cambodian nationals may require the traveler to request a special permit or some type of specific document, such as the TTP permit to visit Tibet or the OIVR to visit the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province in Eastern Tajikistan.

Other countries may require travelers to pre-register for an electronic travel authorization before departure from Cambodia, in order to pre-assess any health or security risks.

Cambodian passport holders who wish to visit countries that do not need a visa for purposes such as to work or study, or for longer stays, must obtain a visa to travel to their destination.

This may either be requested through the nearest embassy or consulate of the country the traveler wants to visit, through an online electronic visa application or by applying for a visa on arrival at a border immigration checkpoint. This also applies to all Cambodian citizens who wish to visit countries that require a visa.

List of Visa Countries for Cambodia Passport Holders in 2020

Cambodians who wish to travel to any visa not required country or territory may enter with a valid passport, depending on the period of stay and the purpose of visit.

If a Cambodian citizen wishes to visit a country that requires a visa, they can either apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate of their destination, apply for a visa on arrival from a border checkpoint, or submit a simple online application for an electronic visa ( eVisa).

There are around 230 countries for which a visa is required for Cambodian passport holders, regardless of the duration and purpose of the intended stay. Around 200 countries require Cambodian citizens to obtain a visa in advance, either through a government office or an online application.

Less than 30 countries allow Cambodian citizens to obtain a visa on arrival. However, many of these countries also offer an online eVisa application, which allows the traveler to obtain travel authorization from the comfort of their own home, and eliminates the need to queue at the border upon arrival.

Find below a list of the main countries for which Cambodian citizens require a visa in 2020.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization

An Electronic Travel Visa Authorization system permits Cambodian citizens to obtain either an electronic visa waiver or online eVisa to travel to their destination.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization programs eliminate the need to travel to an embassy or consulate in the destination country or wait in line to obtain a visa on arrival. These online systems save Cambodian citizens a significant amount of time, as well as convenience, as they request it from the comfort of their own home.

There are currently around 30 countries across the world that offer Cambodian citizens the possibility of obtaining an eVisa or travel authorization through a website.

Electronic travel visa authorizations for Cambodian citizens may be issued for either a single entry or multiple entries. Depending on the territory, the traveler can stay between 30 and 120 days in their destination, for purposes of tourism, business or transit.

In order to visit these countries for other purposes or periods of permitted stay, it will be necessary to obtain the relevant visa at an embassy or consulate of the destination.

An approved online travel visa authorization for Cambodian citizens is usually electronically linked to the applicant’s passport, and a copy is often sent to the traveler’s email address.

Find below a complete list of the countries Cambodian citizens can visit with an electronic travel visa authorization.

Visa on Arrival

A visa on arrival for Cambodian passport holders is a kind of travel document which may be obtained at border entry checkpoints in select destinations.

There are currently less than 30 countries around the world that permit Cambodian citizens to obtain a visa on arrival, the majority of which are territories in Africa.

To obtain a visa on arrival, nationals of Cambodia are required to go directly to a border checkpoint in their destination.

It is usually necessary to wait in line in order to fill out a form, provided by an immigration officer. The traveler is also usually required to pay a visa on arrival fee. This payment is often requested in cash in the local currency. Some countries do not accept credit or debit cards.

Visas on arrival for Cambodian passport holders can be issued as either a single or multiple entry travel document, and the holder of this visa is able to stay between 7 and 90 days, depending on the destination.

Several countries that offer visas on arrival also permit Cambodian citizens to apply for an electronic visa through an online application before departure. This option is often more convenient, as it usually greatly expedite the process and reduces the waiting time in queues for visitors.

Find below a complete list of the visa on arrival countries for Cambodian citizens.

Embassy Visa Required

An embassy visa for Cambodian citizens is a type of travel authorization that must be obtained in advance from a government diplomatic office of the destination country, either an embassy or consulate, before departure from Cambodia.

There are approximately 170 countries and territories around the world for which an embassy visa is required for Cambodian passport holders, regardless of the intended period of stay or the purpose of the visit.

In order to apply for an embassy visa, it is usually necessary to make an appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate of the destination country.

Embassy visa requirements for Cambodian citizens state that the applicant must bring a completed embassy visa application to the appointment, plus a variety of additional supporting documentation depending on the purpose of the trip and the period of intended stay.

An embassy visa may be issued as a single or multiple entry travel document, depending on destination and the purpose of the visit, The Cambodian applicant can apply for an embassy visa for different purposes, whether a business visa, work visa, study visa, tourist visa, transit visa, or other visa option.

Cambodian citizens are usually advised to request an appointment well in advance of their planned trip, as in some cases it may take several weeks or more to receive embassy visa approval.

Below you can find the main destinations which Cambodian travelers can visit by first applying for an embassy visa.

Embassy Visa Required: Country list

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

Visa Not Required

There are currently around 15 countries and territories across the world that offer Cambodian passport holders the ability to cross their borders without the need to apply for a visa or travel authorization.

Visa not required countries for citizens of Cambodia permit travelers to stay between 14 to 180 days in the territory without a visa, depending on the destination. In some rare cases, it may be necessary to apply for a special permit to enter the destination visa-free.

It is usually only necessary to present a valid Cambodian passport at a border control checkpoint to gain entry to visa-exempt countries for purposes of either tourism, business, or transit.

Citizens of Cambodia who wish to travel to visa-free territories for longer periods or for other purposes, such as to work or visit as a student, need a visa to do so.

In order to obtain a visa before travel, Cambodian citizens can request an appointment at an embassy or consulate, or complete a simple eVisa application form online.

Browse the list below to discover the main countries for which a visa is not required for Cambodian citizens for short stays.

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