What is a Cambodian eVisa?

Cambodia is a country of lush green jungles, winding rivers, culture, stunning wildlife and archaeological wonders. As such it is a natural destination to head to as it makes for a truly amazing vacation. If this is your plan and if you can do it, you should apply for a Cambodian eVisa as they are quicker and faster than applying for a conventional visa. With this in mind, let’s take a close look at how to apply for your eVisa and the countries that can do so.

Applying for a Cambodian eVisa

Applications for a Cambodian eVisa are made online. Here, you complete the online form and submit your details. Information you need to provide includes:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Passport details
  • Travel plans such as flights and accommodation details
  • Supporting documentation. This takes the form of a copy of the photo and biographical page of your passport

Once you submit the information applications are normally approved within four days. To be safe it is a good idea to apply a few weeks in advance so should issues arise you can sort them out in time for your trip.

Once approved the visa will be valid for up to three months.

The eVisa is emailed to you. When you go to Cambodia you need to bring your passport and this has to be the same passport you used to apply for your visa. The eVisa is for tourism purposes and it allows up to 30 consecutive days of travel in the country.

Over two hundred countries are eligible for an eVisa but for a few, there are exceptions where requirements are slightly different:

  • Chinese, French, German and Australian citizens need to supply a passport size picture of you when making the application and your passport needs to be valid for a period of six months. When traveling to Cambodia you must print out your visa and bring that with you to enter the country.
  • UK citizens need to have a passport valid for six months.

Countries That Do Not Need a Visa

There are nine countries that do not need a visa to enter Cambodia. They are:

  • Brunei
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

If you are from a country that is not eligible to enter Cambodia on an eVisa, you must apply in the traditional way from the Cambodian consulate or embassy.

Things to do in the Kingdom of Cambodia

Cambodia is a stunning country so here are a few ideas for you to get the most out of it:

  • See the sunrise at Angkor Wat. At around 4:45am the sun rises above this ancient city and it is an experience to savour.
  • See the planktons illuminate at Koh Rong. Head for the island of Koh Rong and when it gets dark in wade in until the water is up to your waist. Stir the water and watch the planktons light up.
  • Go on a gibbon spotting tour. Thanks to much of the country being jungle you can trek through the jungle on a guided tour and see some of the rarest forms of primate in the world.

Cambodia is an amazing country and thanks to the eVisa it is an easy country to enter.

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