If you answer briefly whether Russians need a visa to Cambodia, then the answer will be yes. However, there are different options for obtaining. A visa does not always mean preliminary preparation, sometimes it is just enough to buy a ticket to the country, as if it were visa-free. So it is with Cambodia.
The content of the article
- one Visa to Cambodia on arrival
- 2 Visa to Cambodia through the embassy
- 3 Electronic visa to Cambodia (e-visa)
- 4 Cambodia visa extension
- five Embassy of Cambodia in Moscow
Visa to Cambodia on arrival
A visa to Cambodia for Russians can be obtained at any international airport in Cambodia. There are, however, only two - Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. And also at any of the ground checkpoints, the number of which is expanding every day.
Documents that will be asked of you for a visa on arrival:
- valid international passport;
- one passport-sized photograph, the face on which must be photographed no later than six months ago. If suddenly you do not have a photo with you, then you will need to pay something like «penalties» in the amount of 3 US dollars and documents will be accepted from you without ... photos.
- in addition, you will need to fill out an application form that will be given to you right there on the spot.
The standard price for a tourist visa for a month is $ 30. Processing time - 20 minutes.
Well, if your stay in Cambodia is planned for a longer period than a tourist visa, it is most advisable to apply for a business visa right away. It is also issued for 30 days, but in the future it can be extended for six months or even a year. The cost of a business visa is $ 40, an extension for 6 months is $ 160 and $ 300 - for a year (prices have changed, approximate).
All of the above prices are based on official airport rates. But at the ground checkpoints, the so-called. border mafia, which for its services charges an amount much higher than stated.
Visa to Cambodia through the embassy
A visa to Cambodia for Russians can be issued without problems in any country where there is a Cambodian embassy. For registration through the Embassy, you must prepare the following documents:
- a valid passport;
- 3 recent photos, standard for such cases, size (4 * 6);
- a questionnaire completed either in Russian (if in Moscow) or in English (the questionnaire is issued at the embassy).
The cost of a visa is $ 30 or the equivalent in rubles (if in Moscow). The processing time is about a day. Time for submission of documents from 9 to 13, issue from 14 to 17.
Electronic visa to Cambodia (e-visa)
Recently, it has become possible to apply for a visa to Cambodia via the Internet (e-visa). True, some reservations still apply here: with such a visa, you can enter the country only through certain border crossings:
- International airports - Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
- land border crossings on the border with Thailand - Cham Yeam and Poipet and land border crossings on the border with Vietnam - Bavet.
To apply for a visa via the Internet, you must visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia and fill out a questionnaire there in English, to which you must attach a scanned photo of your own in JPEG or PNG format. Website address - http://www.evisa.gov.kh
As for the identity document, the standard conditions for its validity apply here - the expiration date of the passport is 6 months or more from the date of the intended entry into the country. If a positive decision is made, then an appropriate notification will be sent to the applicant's email address specified during registration, which must be printed out and presented when passing through customs control..
The cost of an electronic visa is USD 37, payment for which is made by means of plastic cards of international importance (VISA, American Express, MasterCard, Discover).
The validity of the visa is 3 months and the period of stay is 30 days.
Also, such an electronic visa is convenient for those who want to save space in their passport. Therefore, a real physical visa takes up a whole page, and for those who constantly travel to visas, this is too much of a luxury..
Cambodia visa extension
Any visa renewal takes place at the Cambodian Immigration Department. You can apply for renewal yourself, but then the processing time may take up to 21 days, during which you will be without a passport in your hands. If you resort to the services of travel agencies (which will be a little more expensive), the processing time will be a maximum of a day.
The visa can be extended once for 30 days, but already for $ 45.
If your visa is overdue, then upon leaving the country, you will be charged an additional $ 30 plus $ 5 for each overdue day. However, it is better not to joke with delay, because in some cases, for such an offense, they can go to jail.
Embassy of Cambodia in Moscow
The website of the Cambodian Embassy is absent, at least for Russia and Moscow, so they just need to call, or go to them.
Address of the Cambodian Embassy in Moscow:
Starokonyushenny lane, 16
Tel: (7495) 637 4736
Fax: (7495) 956 6573