Passports & Visas


A visa (and passport) is required for entry by nationals from Britain, Australia, Canada, USA and EU countries. There is no need to provide proof of a return air ticket or similar. The standard tourist visa allows entry for up to one month. At the Cambodian Embassy in London, this visa is priced at £15 processing times vary from three working days (if dropped off and picked up in person) to seven to ten working days (if by postal application).

Visas: Required by all nationals.

Note: Visitors arriving by air can obtain a visa for stays of up to 30 days on arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, Phnom Penh or Siem Reap International Airport, Angkor. Visas are also available from Immigration at the border posts of Bavet, Poi Pet and Koh Kong. Visitors are advised to check current situation before traveling. E-Visas are only valid for entry via Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Cham Yeam land border, Poi Pet land border and Bavet land border. 

Note: Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements (see Important Addresses).

Visa Note: Applications by post will only be accepted through a recognized visa courier. For further details, contact the nearest consulate (or consular section of embassy). Applications should included a self-addressed envelope for the return of passports. 

Nationals flying in to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap International Airport will be able to apply for a 30-day visa on arrival in Cambodia.

Types of Visa and Cost:
 Tourist (single-entry): £15 (£30 for express); Business (single-entry): £20 (£40 for express); Transit: £10 (£20 for express); E-Visa: US$20 plus an additional US$5 handling fee. Express visas are issued within 24 hours. 

Validity: All visas are valid for a one month period, and visas issued by the embassy must be used within three months of date of issue. Extensions of up to one extra month for Tourist visas or one, three, six or 12 months for Business visas (which can be multiple) may be granted by the Immigration Department Office in Phnom Penh.

Applications to: Consulate (or consular section of embassy); see Important Addresses. 

Visitors can also apply for an electronic visa (e-Visa) online through the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation. At present, visitors traveling on an e-Visa must enter Cambodia at either Phnom Penh International Airport or Siem Reap International Airport. The e-visa can also be used to enter Cambodia from Cham Yeam or Poi Pet in Thailand as well as Bavet in Vietnam. Tourists on package tours will normally have their visas arranged by the tour operator. 

Working Days Required: 
Five from day of receipt of application form. Express visas are issued within 24 hours. E-Visas are issued within three working days; the visa is delivered electronically to the applicant’s mailbox.