Do E-Visas work at the Xa Xia / Prek Chak Crossing?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 12:52 AM Last Post By: rbakels
Nov 14, 2012 4:17 AM
Do E-Visas work at the Xa Xia / Prek Chak Crossing?Hello Fellow travelers
Just wondering if E-Visas work at the Xa Xia / Prek Chak Crossing?
I've read conflicting reports about this. I'll be traveling from Phu Quoc to Sihanoukville in December and wondering whether to save time and get an e-visa online or just get one at the border crossing. Has anyone tried this recently?
Kind regards Gordon
Nov 14, 2012 5:28 AM
Nov 14, 2012 12:31 PM
Nov 14, 2012 12:42 PM
Nov 14, 2012 3:58 PM
Nov 15, 2012 12:40 AM
5I was also thinking about this e-visa option but will not do it.
You have to print it 2 times (one for arrival, one for departure) and take it along, if you loose it - visa gone. And it is paper, can get wet, burned, eaten by a dog or whatever. Sure this can happen to your passport too but it increases the number of items you will have to watch while travelling.
Just make sure to take along the necessary passport sized photos.
I will cross that border but coming from Kampot - I will arrange for a multi entry visa for Vietnam so I will actually only leave at that border. I have read that it is kind of small out there so I just will look for a friendly driver who will then have to wait (no waiting - to tipps) with me at the border and then directly drops me in Ha Tien - at least that is the plan so far :)
Nov 15, 2012 3:46 AM
6Miss kelly - it is not a big problem. They will staple the 2nd visa in your passport with the departure card so once you are in Cambodia th only problem will be if you lose your passport. If you lose the visa before entry again as long as you have kept the email you can just print out more copies
Nov 15, 2012 7:45 AM
Nov 19, 2012 12:52 AM
8Two years ago I took the bus from Ha Tien (where the Phu Quoc ferry moors) to Sihanoukville and paid the visa when I bought the bus ticket. At the border, you have to wait until everybody who needs a visa has a visa anyway, but the procedure is easy. It is all very relaxed - but the trip is long, especially given the fact that Phu Quoc geographically is very close to Sihanoukville. While the distance Phy Quoc city to Sihanoukville is just 65 km as the crow flies, the trip takes about 12 hours.
Coming from Vietnam with its ever agressive merchants, I found it a true culture shock to get used again to the friendly and helpful Cambodians. When I spoke to a Cambodian taxi driver like I had to to Vietnamese taxi drivers, he just said "sir, this is Cambodia!" Great people!
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