People travelling on a Hong Kong passport need a visa to visit Cambodia. The good news is that compared to other visa processes, this one is relatively simple and not too costly.
Visa in Hong Kong
You can apply in person at the Cambodian consulate. It is at Unit 1218, 12/F, Star House, No. 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (telephone 2546 0718). You can download the application form from the HKTDC site here. As well as a completed application form, you need to take a 4cm x 6cm photo, a photocopy of your passport’s personal information page and ensure that your passport has at least six months’ validity remaining.
The fee for the visa is HK$290, payable in cash. The friendly staff at the consulate only take about half an hour from the time you submit your application to returning the passport with visa so the whole thing can be done in a single visit and there is no need for express fees even if you are in a hurry. The visa will have a validity of up to three months, for one stay of a maximum length of thirty days.
Visa on Arrival
If you prefer, you can also get a visa on arrival either by air or by land. Only single visit though. This is probably the easiest, and cheapest at $30 USD, but make sure you have exact change. If you don’t, make sure you check your change, they will try to short-change you! I know from experience. I gave them $40 and they only gave $5 back instead of ten and I had to tell them.
You can also apply online for an e-visa. This will have a validity of up to three months, for one stay of a maximum length of thirty days. The processing time is said to be approximately three days although you may well receive it in less than that.
For a single entry visa the cost is US$37 (a $30 fee and $7 “processing charge”) (HK$287) payable by credit card. Full details of the e-visa scheme are published here.
Guest Blogger: Christopher R.