How to get Vietnam visa in Cambodia

There are multiple ways for Cambodia citizens and residents to obtain a Vietnam Visa: apply online for a pre-approved visa letter, or to obtain the visa directly at Vietnamese embassy or consulate in Cambodia.

This how to guide is for:

  • Holders of Cambodia Passports
  • Holders of Foreign passports currently residing in Cambodia

There are two options for travellers to apply for a visa to Vietnam from Cambodia:

1 - Visa at local Embassy

Location Address
Battambang Road No. 03 – Battambang, Cambodia (Opposite the Total gas station)
Phnom Penh 436 Preah Monivong Blvd (93), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Siem Reap The Nearest Vietnamese Consulate General is in Battambang (164km, 4-hour bus)
Sihanoukville JGG8+74 Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

To apply for a Vietnam visa at the embassy of Vietnam in Cambodia, you will need to:

  • Submit a print-out of your completed visa application and supporting documents.
  • Submit original passport which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date.
  • Pay the visa fees: Money order/check, or cash in case you apply at the embassy in person.
  • Have 02 passport-sized photos taken with no glass wears.

2 - Visa on arrival from Cambodia

Visa on arrival is available for those who fly from Cambodia to Vietnam, below are the three simple steps:

  • Apply online using our secure form
  • Receive the pre-approved visa letter in 3-5 working days.
  • Print the documents, prepare entry/exit form and the stamping fee in cash, board the plane to Vietnam and pick up the visa stamp upon arrival at Vietnam airport. That it is!

For detailed information about visa on arrival, please click here!

Frequently asked questions

Need 2 Vietnam Visa's for a river crossing. 2 British Citizens


Me and my partner need a 30 day Vietnam tourist visa. I am very confused to how we are supposed to enter Vietnam via boat on the Phnom Penh to Chau Doc river crossing, as many sites including yours state you can only get an e-visa approved at an AIRPORT. Not a river port. Can I get a Vietnam Visa at the Embassy in Phnom Penh? And will this allow. Me to cross into Vietnam via Boat? Also how long will the visa take? And how much is it please? Thank you, we are going to make the crossing on the 16th on February (3 days) is this possible??

Answer: If you are currently in Phnom Penh, you can contact the embassy there to apply for your visas. The process takes about 3 working days with the fee of about $40 US for a 30 day visa.

Visa for overland border crossing for Swiss citizen

Question: I need visa information for my daughter with Swiss citizenship. What type of visa do we need in order to cross the Ha Tien land crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam if we plan to exit Vietnam on the same day?  

Answer: As Swiss passport holders need a visa to visit Vietnam, we advise that you contact the embassy of Vietnam in Cambodia to apply for a visa in advance to travel overland from Cambodia to Vietnam via Ha Tien border.

Expedited Paper VISA

Question: I am traveling with three others to Cambodia and Vietnam and are planning to go by boat from Phnom Penh to Vietnam, Chau Doc.  We leave in three days and just found out we require a paper VISA. We do not have enough time to apply for the VISA before we leave and have it mailed to our home address.  Is it possible to have it mailed to the hotel in Phnom Penh?

Answer: If you do not have time to obtain the visa before you go, you can wait until you arrive in Cambodia to apply for one as it takes only 1-2 working days at the embassy in Phnom Penh. You can also opt out for the e-visa option as it will be sent to you by email.

Looking for expedited e visa at moc bai border


I'm currently in Cambodia trying to enter Vietnam. Is it possible to pay to get an e-visa today? If so how much would it cost? Thanks, James Kritch


Hello James,

We are afraid that there is no expedited e-visa service available, it takes at least 3-5 working days to get an e-visa through the official website. We advise that you contact your hotel in Cambodia to see if they can help you with an emergency visa service. We found the article below helpful for getting your visa at Moc Bai border:

95 days in Vietnam with occasion visits to Cambodia


I will arrive in Hanoi airport on 5th September and leave Hanoi on 7th December. I am a UK citizen so eligible for the free waiver for 15 days. Should I ask for a multiple 90 day visa to be used after my 15 days waiver has expired?

(David Payne)


Dear David,

There are two scenarios:

  • 1 - You stay for less than 15 days on your first entry: our answer is No just apply for a 3 month visa when you exit Vietnam.
  • 2 - You stay for longer than 15 days on your first entry: our answer is Yes, please apply for a multiple entry visa to cover your trip. Then, when the 3 month visa gets expired, you can use the free-visa waiver to re-enter Vietnam.

Have a good day!

Cambodia and vietnam visa entering by bus


Hi there,Myself and my boyfriend will be travelling into Cambodia by bus from Thailand, staying for 1 week then travelling to HCMC by bus arriving on the 3rd of April 2020. We will be in Vietnam for approx 3 weeks before travelling to Laos. Please can you advise on the required visa's we will need. Travelling for tourism only. Thank you. (Eleanor White)


You will need a single entry 30 day visa to cover your trip to Vietnam. Therefore, we advise that you contact the embassy of Vietnam in Cambodia to obtain your visa before travelling to Vietnam.

Contact sales if you have additional questions.

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