Cambodian Visas

Those otherworldly temples at Angkor… the stunning southern beaches… the bustling, energetic capital of Phnom Penh… there’s a lot to look forward to when you’re planning a trip to Cambodia. To get the most out of your holiday, it’s worth making sure you know everything there is to know about your Cambodian visa. This page is a general guide and your local Flight Centre Travel Expert can help you if you have any questions.

Australian citizens require a visa to visit Cambodia and if you’re travelling there as tourist, you can apply for an electronic tourist visa (e-visa) online through the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. (Try saying that with a mouthful of hot beef loc lac.) The most up-to-date links to the official Cambodian site can be found on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website.

Types Of Tourist Visa For Cambodia

The type of tourist visa you’ll need for Cambodia depends a lot on where you plan to enter the country.

E-visas are easy to apply for but only valid for entry through the Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville International Airports, as well as the border crossing points of Cham Yeam (Koh Kong), Poipet (Banteay Meanchey), Bavet (Svay Rieng) and Tropaeng Krael (Stung Treang).

A more traditional style of tourist visa is available on arrival at air and land entry points that are open to foreigners, including those where e-visas are accepted. If you plan to enter Cambodia at anywhere other than the main entry points above, make sure you do your research: confirm before you travel that it is open to foreigners, whether visas on arrival are available, and be especially alert to the local security situation. We recommend you consult the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for the latest updates and information.

Be sure to check your visa dates carefully.  With visas that have been issued outside of Cambodia, travellers have been known to confuse the expiry date on the visa with how long they can stay. You can only stay for 30 days from the date of your arrival. The date on the visa is not how long you can stay, but the final date within which you can use the visa to enter Cambodia.

How To Apply For A Cambodian Visa

A Cambodian e-visa is easy to apply for. Just go to the official e-visa website of the Kingdom of Cambodia (mentioned above) and follow the steps. You’ll need to create a visitor account and pay the entry fee which is US$30 plus a US$6 processing fee. Processing time is about three business days, after which you’ll receive an email confirmation. From this date, the visa is valid for three months but note that it is only a 30-day visa. You need to bring your Cambodian e-visa confirmation certificate with you to show at immigration.

Please note: Visas are the individual responsibility of travellers. The information above is to be used as a guide only. Conditions can change suddenly so we recommend checking the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for the latest updates.

If you have any questions regarding Cambodian visas, call 133 133 and talk to a Flight Centre Travel Expert for advice.

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