cambodian visa on entry?
Replies: 27 - Last Post: Dec 20, 2011 4:20 AM Last Post By: alwaystwirling
Aug 31, 2011 3:12 PM
cambodian visa on entry?i will be travelling to thailand at the begining of december and then heading towards cambodia in jan, can anybody tell me the best way to go about getting a cambodian visa? or will i be able to get one on entry? also if anybody has info on best way to get vietnamese visa it would be hugely appreciated!!!!! thankyou all very much for taking the time to read and hopefully leaving advice :) kyle
Aug 31, 2011 3:47 PM
1Cambodia has Visa On Arrival (VOA) at all land crossings and airports, cost $20USD (bring US cash, and visa photo). Koh Kong in the south is the only land crossing where there are still real issues with over charging. Just politely insist on paying just $20USD, explain that you spent all your Thai baht in Thailand and only have the correct fee ($20) in US cash. They may keep you waiting while they process others, but in due time they will grudgingly accept the $20.
If you will enter Vietnam overland, get your visa in Cambodia, cost about $45USD. The embassy in PP has same/next day processing, or SihanoukVille has walk-in service, takes about 15 minutes. Or travel agents will get it for you at around the same cost.
If you'll enter Vietnam by AIR get a pre-approved visa online, cheapest I've found are http://www.hotels-in-vietnam.com and http://www.vietnamvisapro.com both have good service and low fees.
Aug 31, 2011 9:06 PM
Sep 1, 2011 6:40 AM
3Have no idea where davyd is coming from. His suggestion that using a travel agent in Bangkok is just a waste of time, and money.
Sep 1, 2011 7:41 AM
Sep 2, 2011 1:25 PM
Sep 2, 2011 2:00 PM
Why waste time/money when you get the visa on arrival?
In many cases exactly the opposite happens - when tourists pay more money for transport, waste more time in arguing and in the end just give up and pay more for the visa.
I just came from Phnom Penh to Bangkok via Siem Reap but those whom I met came from Bangkok and said border visa mafia was vicious.
One Australian girl told me she paid 25 dollars but she used local transport (first by train then by tuk-tuk and local buses on Cambodian side) and had a lot of time for arguments insisting on her rights. In the end she paid 25 US dollars (apparently 5 dollars extra). So what if she just paid 28 US dollars in Bangkok? Little bit more but much more convenient and easy and who knows she could even save money if she prefer direct buses to Siem Reap (passengers change buses on this border unlike Kampuchea-Vietnam border).
Sep 2, 2011 2:07 PM
7How can it be "more convenient and easy" going to the Embassy twice?... Waste of a day in Bangkok ..
Sep 2, 2011 3:01 PM
Sep 2, 2011 3:47 PM
9she could even save money if she prefer direct buses to Siem Reap (passengers change buses on this border unlike Kampuchea-Vietnam border)
Ah, you mean the scam buses from KSR?? Lol!!!
Honestly, I think you're flogging a dead horse with your arguments here.
Sep 3, 2011 2:05 AM
10ok, thanks for all the comments people! so i gather the best way is to just pay $20 at the border after a little argueing?
now the scam busses? what the hell are they? spent some time in thailand before, are you refering to the tour agencies on the khao san? i dont want to ride the scam bus so whats the best way to get to the cambodian border? you guys seem to know what your talking about so any advice is welcome!! so long as its good advice!!!!!
many thanks, kyle :-)
Sep 3, 2011 2:16 AM
Sep 3, 2011 3:19 AM
12Sheeed is right.
Get to Morchit, get on the bus to Arayaprathet, get to the border by moto or tuktuk, cross border, taxi or bus to Siem Reap.
Sep 3, 2011 6:56 AM
13All the buses that you can buy tickets for on or near KSR are the SCAM BUSES only take buses from a government bus station. Read the Tales of Asia website, linked above, for step by step directions on crossing at Poipet.
Sep 4, 2011 12:56 AM
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