Obtain Vietnam Visa in Phnom Penh (or Siem Reap)

Hi, I am an American citizen and will be traveling in Vietnam later this month. Before going to Vietnam, I will be traveling to Siem Reap and then to Phnom Penh. I was wondering if it will be possible to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa (the less than 15 days option) while in Phnom Penh. Please note that I will only be in Phnom Penh for a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and a Monday. I noticed that the embassy is closed on the weekends. I would thus have to be able to obtain my Vietnam tourist visa within 24 hours (on Monday), as I will leave early Tuesday morning. Will this be possible to do? I have also considered the Vietnam visa on arrival option, but do not believe that this is an option for me as I will be traveling into Vietnam by land. Also, would it be possible for me to obtain a Vietnam visa while in Siem Reap? How long would that process take?

Question by Peter Wasserman
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Answer by Phuong

Hi Peter, sure, you can get your Vietnam visa in Battambang (south of Siem Reap) for around 25-50 USD and in around 20 minutes. same process for Phnom Penh. hope that helps.

*The actual price may change

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Answer by Peter Wasserman

Hi Phuong, thank you for your response. I see that it is possible to get a Vietnam visa while in Cambodia. I could not find the answer, however, to how long it takes to get the visa while in Phnom Penh (I would need to receive my visa within 24hrs), and how long it would take to apply for a visa while in Siem Reap? Thanks!

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Answer by Phuong

Hi Peter

thank you for your question.

i am happy to tell you that you can apply for visa to Vietnam beforehand in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, we have put a very detailed guide for this questions here:


visa on arrival will not work for you since you enter by land.

we hope that answered your questions.

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