Getting a visa for Cambodia is relatively easy, and extending it is just as simple. You can renew your visa for one to month up to a year!
**Important notice: As of September 4, 2017 the laws for long term visa extension have changed. This article has been edited to reflect that. You can read more about the changes here.
Note: The list of countries which can get a Cambodia Visa extension is here.
Which Cambodia Visas can you extend?
There are two types of Cambodia visas you can extend without leaving the country: TOURIST (T) Visa or ORDINARY (E) Visa.
There are 4 different types of Ordinary (E) Visas: (EB) Visa: Business, (EG) Visa for those searching for employment, (ER) Visa for Retirement, and (ES) Visa for Students. You can choose which type you would like when you extend your visa. Read more about each type of (E) visa here.
Which Visa should you get?
If you plan to stay in Cambodia less than 2 months, get a TOURIST (T) VISA. You can get a 1 month tourist Visa on-arrival via land or airport and extend it for 1 more month at a travel agency without leaving the country.
If you plan to stay in Cambodia for longer than 2 months, get an ORDINARY (E) VISA, which you can also get on-arrival via land or airport. After one month you can extend it for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. The 6 and 12 month extensions allow multiple entries into the country, meaning you can leave Cambodia and come back on the same valid visa.
**Note: As of September 4, 2017 you can only apply for a 6 or 12 month visa if you are a new arrival to Cambodia. Subsequent 6 and 12 month visas will require proof of a valid Work Permit.
Your TOURIST (T) VISA or ORDINARY (E) VISA can easily be extended within a few days at many travel agencies in Phnom Penh.
Travel Agent Suggestions in Phnom Penh
Near Russian Market
• East West Travel Co. #16 Street 57
• 2World Travel #270eo Mao Tse Toung Blvd. (Corner of Street 199)
Near Central Market
• Lucky Motorcycles # 413Eo Monivong Blvd (west side, about 50 yards south of the intersection with St 182)
• Sorya Travel Street 63 near BKK market
Near the Riverside
• LMN Travel Agency #211 Sisowath Quay (on the Riverside near Paddy Rice Irish pub)
How to Extend Your Visa from Another Province
To extend a Cambodia visa, your passport must be processed at the Department of Immigration in Phnom Penh. If you are in another province it may be possible to have your passport sent to Phnom Penh through a travel agency. There will be an additional fee for this service and it may take a few extra days. Compared with the added cost of traveling to Phnom Penh yourself, sending your passport may be a more cost effective option. Though it might seem scary to give your passport to a stranger, this is how it is done.
Cost to Renew a Cambodia Visa (As of September 2017)
NOTE: If you want to extend your visa for longer than 1 month, you must enter the country on an ORDINARY (E) VISA.
1 month TOURIST (T) VISA/ ORDINARY (E) VISA- Not valid for re-entry once you exit Cambodia $45 – $50
3 month visa (ORDINARY (E) VISA ONLY) – Not valid for re-entry once you exit Cambodia $75-$80
6 month visa (ORDINARY (E) VISA ONLY) – Multiple entries $160
1 year visa (ORDINARY (E) VISA ONLY) – Multiple entries $288
Usually takes 2 to 5 days to be processed and must be done before your visa expires, otherwise it may cost you $10 per day you have over-overstayed.
Remember to Bring:
- Your passport
- An additional passport photo (6×4)
- The required fee in cash
Have you ever renewed your Cambodia Visa? How was your experience?
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