Getting a Cambodian Visa on Arrival is super easy

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Getting a Cambodian Visa on Arrival is super easy

Maybe I should have left more to the imagination, but honestly there isn’t anything to worry about here. We were flying into Siem Reap from Saigon to see the Angkor Wat temples and didn’t do anything ahead of time. This was probably because I was most concerned about getting our Vietnam visas processed ( this will walk you through it) as there wasn’t a lot of positive “on arrival” information online. Cambodia was a different situation. From what I’d read online there didn’t seem to be any issues with people getting their visas processed, and it seemed that single entry, 30 day Visas were easy to acquire. This is all correct. The system couldn’t be easier to follow, was incredibly efficient, and took us maybe 15 minutes in total. Getting a Cambodian Visa on Arrival is super easy.

I’m sorry that I don’t have pictures, but there were a lot of “No Picture” signs and quite a few people with guns so I didn’t really want to risk it, but I thought the info may put people’s worries to rest.

Also, the Visa that they put in your passport is really cool.

Here’s what you need.

  • They have visa Applications there so if you don’t print one out, no worries.
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • You must have US Dollars.
  • If you don’t bring pictures it’s not a big deal. I believe they charged either $3 or $5

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I had a buddy come in late in the day and said that his wait time was roughly an hour. I guess we got lucky because our visa got processed FAST!

*You can read more details on the Cambodian Embassy site

You will be seeing this in no time! Tomb Raider, what?

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This review is a part of the Trip Report: Miles Traces his roots in Southeast Asia

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