Top 10 Useful Things You Need to Know for Applying Cambodia e-Visa
All citizens who do not hold Cambodian passport need to apply visa to enter Cambodia. Besides applying Visa by stamped on your passport at the Cambodia Embassy in your country or on Arrival, you can also apply e-Visa offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Please be noted that e-Visa is for single entry only.
In this article, we will mainly focus on top 10 things you need to know for applying Cambodian e-Visa.
If you wish to apply Cambodian e-Visa, we sincerely suggest you to apply through the official website to avoid any problems arisen from some fraudulent websites which pretend to be the official one.
In August 15th, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation released a Press Release informed the new official website for Cambodian e-Visa. The official website “www.evisa.gov.kh” effectively launched on August 19th, 2014.
The below are some of the fraudulent websites that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation publicly reiterate.
cambodiaevisa.com welovecambodia.com cambodiaonarrival.com evisacambodia.com cambodiaevisa.com eVisa-Cambodia.com visa-cambodia.com cambodia-evisa.org cambodia-evisa.info evisaasia.com …etc.
Checkpoints that support e-Visa
You have to check before you apply e-Visa since not all border checkpoints support e-Visa.
The available entry checkpoints are:
- Phnom Penh International Airport
- Siem Reap International Airport
- Cham Yeam (Koh Kong Province)
- Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey Province), and
- Bavet (Svay Rieng Province).
If you happen to enter at the checkpoint that does not support e-Visa, please use other supported entry or contact your nearest embassy for more information.
e-Visa available only for tourist visa
If you wish to apply for Business Visa, K-Visa and Diplomatic Visa, you have to contact the nearest Cambodia Embassy since these forms of visa will need to apply via normal process.
If you were the citizen of the below listed countries, good luck! You are allowed to enter Cambodia without applying for visa.
- Thailand and
Countries which do not support with e-Visa
Even though e-Visa is available in Cambodia, some countries are not available for applying e-visa.
The unavailable countries are:
- Arab Saudi
- Sri Lanka, and
If you were in these countries, you have to apply your visa from your nearest embassy or on-arrival at all major checkpoints.
In according with the Press Release dated August 15th, 2014, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the new e-Visa fee is a total of 37US$ (30US$ is visa fee + 7US$ is processing fee).
This new fee is put into effect from October 1st, 2014.
You will need a validity passport of more than 06 (six) months balance at time of entry, a recent passport-size photo in JPEG or PNG or BMP format (photo must be less than 1MB), and a valid credit card (Visa/Master Card).
The photo must meet the certain criteria as follow:
- A full face, front view and open eyes;
- Make sure photo presents full head from top of hair to shoulders;
- Take the photo in a plain white or off-white background;
- Avoid shadows on the face or background;
- Face in photo should have a natural expression (closed mouth);
- Photo should not include sunglass or hat;
- The contrast and lighting in the photo should be normal.
After successfully applied the e-Visa, you will also have to print out 02 (two) copies (Black and White is ok, as long as it is clear) of the form. One copy will be submitted on arrival and another copy upon leaving the country.
The validity of the visa is 03 (three) months starting from the issued date. For the length of stay is 30 (thirty) days starting from the date of entry into Cambodia. However, you may get an extension.
Apply through e-Visa apps
Enjoy the technical innovation, to apply for e-Visa is no longer difficult for travelers. e-Visa can be applied through your smart phone by installing e-Visa application. The apps is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
e-Visa payment method
Types of credit card that can be used to make the payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express (USA only), Discover (USA only). Do remember that the payment of the application fee does not guarantee approval of a visa. In case the application is not being approved, the processing fee will not be refunded.
The Merchant’s Name to be displayed on your credit card statement is CAMBODIA e-VISA.