For lovers of travel and vacation in the countries of Southeast Asia, Cambodia has become increasingly popular in recent years. Warm, gentle sea and the snow-white beaches of Sihanoukville, the ancient temples of Angkor, the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, untouched, exotic nature – all this attracts tourists from all over the world, including our compatriots. For the last two years (2015-2016), we have chosen Cambodia as our winter destination. Planning the first year of wintering in this country, we naturally asked ourselves – Do Russians need a visa for Cambodia? ? Yes, a visa for Russians in Cambodia is needed , but it is not difficult to get one. Know more about Nikšić.
In this article, we will look at all the design possibilities. visas to Cambodia . There are several types of visas: tourist, work, transit, study. Tourist and work visas are the most popular. A tourist visa for Cambodia allows you to stay in the country for a month (moreover, exactly 1 month, not 30 days, as in Thailand). A tourist visa costs $ 30.
For business or just long trips, a work visa is preferred. Its price is $ 35. Valid for 1 month. Tourist visa can be extended only once for a period of 1 month. The cost of its renovation is $ 45. After the expiration of the tourist visa and if you need a longer stay in the country, you need to leave Cambodia and re-enter it, with a new visa (so-called visarun). They usually go to neighboring Cambodia – Thailand or Vietnam.
If you plan to stay in the country for more than two months, then it is better to apply for a work visa immediately. With a work visa, you will avoid wasting time and money on visarun. A work visa can be extended several times without leaving the country for a period of one, three or six months. Price: $ 50, $ 90, $ 180. At the same time, when you extend for 1 and 3 months, you get a one-time visa. When extended for 6 months, you can get a multivision (multivisa). Having a multivisa, you will have the opportunity to leave and enter the country several times without issuing a new one. visas to Cambodia .
If you have a one-time entry visa, you will have to re-apply for a visa after each departure from the country.
All travel agencies deal with the extension of work and tourist visas. You bring your passports to a travel agency, pay for the permit, and get them back with extended visas. Processing time is approximately one week. We do it even easier. We live in Sihanoukville, we rent a motorbike. When you rent it, your passport is taken as collateral – this is a common practice in Cambodia. Therefore, if you do not want to be without a motorbike for a week, then it is best to apply for a visa extension through the company where you rent it. It will cost a little more (usually $ 5 per passport), but you won’t be left without an iron horse.
Read our article – Independent trip to Cambodia.
Obtaining a visa for Cambodia at the airport upon arrival
The easiest and most reasonable way to obtain a Cambodian visa for Russians will be issued at Siam Reap Airport or Phnom Penh upon arrival. To do this, you need to: go to the VISA ON ARRIVAL counter, fill out immigrant cards (usually issued by plane), a small questionnaire, one 3×4 photo, your international passport (valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip), specify the length of stay and the type of visa you need (tourist or work). After that, you submit the documents and wait for registration. Depending on the number of people, this can take 10 to 30 minutes. The visa is pasted into the passport and occupies the entire sheet. On getting a passport, paying the cost of a visa, going through passport control and that’s it – you’re in the country.
Obtaining a visa for Cambodia when crossing the land border
Often tourists come to Cambodia from neighboring countries – Thailand or Vietnam. To obtain a visa at the border you must: fill out an immigration card, give two 3×4 photos and a passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip. Formally, the price of a visa is the same as at airports ($ 30 tourist and $ 35 business). However, border guards often set their prices, exceeding the official ones by 10-15 dollars. This is especially true of the border with Thailand.
If you are planning to reach Cambodia across the land border and do not want to overpay, we recommend that you obtain an electronic Cambodian visa or apply for a visa at consulates in Vietnam or Thailand.
Electronic visa for Cambodia Russians you can apply online at http://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh/ After entering the site, you must fill out a questionnaire in English and attach a scanned 3×4 photo. You can pay with Visa or MasterCard credit card. Registration costs $ 37. The visa is valid for 3 months, but you can stay in the country for 1 month. The request is considered for 2-3 days, the answer comes by e-mail. Must be printed and presented at passport control. You can enter Cambodia with an e-visa
via Phnom Penh and Siam Reap International Airports. And also through land border crossings on the border with Thailand (Cham Yeam / Koh Kong, Poi Pet / Banteay Meanchey) and Vietnam (Bavet / Svay Rieng).
Applying for a Cambodia visa in Asian countries
If you plan to enter Cambodia from neighboring countries, such as Thailand or Vietnam, you can apply for a visa at Cambodian consulates in those countries. For example, in Bangkok you can get a visa for one day. Package of documents: passport, completed application form, one 3×4 photograph, a copy of the main width of the passport, a copy of the passport page with a Thai visa and an entry visa. The cost of issuing a tourist visa is $ 35. Delivery of documents on working days from 9 to 12. Issuance of ready visas from 14 to 17. Address of the Embassy in Bangkok: 518/4 Pracha Uthit Rd. (Soi Ramkamhaeng 39)
Applying for a visa at the Cambodian consulate in Russia
At the Embassy of Cambodia in Moscow, located at Starokonyushenny p-uk 16, you can apply for a Cambodian visa in advance. Package of documents: passport valid for at least 6 months from the end of the trip, completed application form, 3 3×4 photos, copy of the main passport. If you are planning a trip with a child, you will additionally need: a certificate from the child’s educational institution, a certificate from the place of work of one of the parents, two 3×4 photographs. For children up to 14 years of age: birth certificate of the child with an indication of citizenship (original and copy) and passport of one of the parents. For children over 14 years of age: children’s international passport, power of attorney of the other parent for escort if one of the parents is on the road or power of attorney of both parents if the child is accompanied by third parties, passport of the escort person. Pricevisas to Cambodia $ 30. Payment on the spot in rubles per exchange rate. Processing time 2-3 days. Receiving applications on weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Obtaining ready-made passports from 2 pm to 5 pm.