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Cambodia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
Canadian Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes
EU Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes


A passport valid for six months is required for entry into Cambodia.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. You can obtain these in advance online for $30 plus a $6 processing fee, or on arrival at Phnom Penh or Siam Riep international airports for US$30. If you're obtaining a visa on arrival, bring two passport photos with you.

Nationals of a number of countries are eligible for visa-free stays under a certain amount of days; check with your relevant embassy.

Visa Note

Postal applications should included a self-addressed envelope for the return of passports. You must provide your flight details or travel itinerary with your visa application.

Nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA are also eligible to apply for an ACMECS visa, which is a 90-day joint visa allowing entry to Thailand and Cambodia. It's only really worth obtaining this visa if you're planning on spending more than 30 days in Thailand however, as nationals of these countries can travel visa-free to Thailand for visits of 30 days or less.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Overstaying is serious and you’ll be detained until a fine is paid.

Types and Cost

Tourist (single-entry): £25; business (single-entry): £30; tourist e-Visa (single-entry): US$36.

To obtain a visa on arrival, bring two passport photos and US Dollars (US$30 for a tourist visa or US$40 for a business visa).

Visitors can apply for an electronic visa (e-Visa) online through the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation. It’s advisable to apply for this at least two weeks before your departure. It is possible to change a departure date after you have applied for a visa, as long as it is before the visa expiry date. You can only use an e-Visa at certain border crossings, so check in advance that it will be valid at your port of entry.

If you apply for an ACMECS visa from the Cambodian Embassy, you pay the usual tourist visa fee for Cambodia then pay Thailand's tourist visa fee at the international border.


All visas are valid for 30 days and must be used within three months of the date of issue.

The ACMECS visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue, allowing up to 60 days in Thailand and up to 30 days in Cambodia.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section of embassy), online (see above) or on arrival.

Working days

Visas for Cambodia typically take five working days if you apply in person or six working days for postal applications. e-Visas are issued within three working days, with the visa delivered electronically to the applicant's mailbox.

Extension of stay

Extensions of up to one extra month for tourist visas, or one, three, six or 12 months for business visas (which can be multiple-entry) may be granted by the Immigration Department in Phnom Penh.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Cambodia

Telephone: (0) 23 427 124.
Address: Sangkat Srah Chak, Khan Daun Penh, 27-29 Street 75, Phnom Penh, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0815-1645, Fri 0815-1315 (office); Mon-Fri 0830-1130 (consular).

Embassy of Cambodia in the USA

Telephone: (202) 726 7742/7824.
Address: NW, 4530 16th Street, Washington, DC, 20011,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1200 and 1400-1700.

Royal Embassy of Cambodia in the UK

Telephone: (020) 8451 7850.
Address: Willesden Green, 64 Brondesbury Park, London, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1630 (general); Mon-Fri 0930-1230 (consular section).

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