The Visa Situation...

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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby OrangeDragon » Wed May 21, 2014 3:16 pm

You probably need to go to the actual ministry... which is time consuming and difficult, especially if you don't speak khmer. And even then you may end up with miles of red tape that really drag out the process if you're not paying facilitation money. But... it would be a good adventure, and something to make a nice article with!
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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Thu May 22, 2014 1:13 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Chakraphop wrote:Just renewed my visa for 6 months today. Advised by my travel agent that as of today there is a new director at Visa issuing office and prices have gone up by around $5 (just my luck), its now also taking 7 working days as opposed to the couple of days that it used to be. Not sure if that is a temporary thing while they changeover or if its going to be that way permanently, but worth bearing in mind.

Anyway paid $158 for 6 month extension at Cina Travel on street 130
Damn. This is starting to sound official.

This is definitely news!!

In the 5+ years I've been here (brag brag brag) it's never taken longer than a 1 day, or 2 at the very max, and that was likely do to the agent just not submitting it ASAP.

Can you do us a favor and see which official stamped off on it? Would be nice to actually verify the change of director's, as I don't recall reading anything in the papers about it.
My 1 year visa expires June 9th this year, so I will be renewing it for 1 year with the SAME company I used last year within the next week. Last year it only took 2 working days to get it back into my hands. $285. I will go do it next week as it is close to the end of the working week now and I don't want my Passport sitting over the weekend.

I will for sure update this thread with comparisons. I have only done this 1 time before as I have only been in country for almost 12 months now.

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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby Jacobincambodia » Mon May 26, 2014 8:52 am

StroppyChops wrote:^ I should comment that this is the process for getting a business visa and extension at the airport. Many people just get the $25 visa at the airport, and then later pay a travel agent to handle the extension for a fee.
Yes, exactly. No need to pay a bribe for a visa extension. Go to a travel agent. I pay $512 total for my wife and I, then $25/yr for my son. He's under 3.
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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby Jacobincambodia » Mon May 26, 2014 8:54 am

Do NOT forget to renew your visa. You will be extremely pissed at yourself when you have to pay $5/day for overage. Trust me, I know. I forgot to renew my son's visa. I thought his was due the same time as mine. 6 months late. Do the math.
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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby General Mackevili » Mon May 26, 2014 9:22 am

Jacobincambodia wrote:I thought his was due the same time as mine. 6 months late. Do the math.
Ouch! ! (And I can't even do the math.)
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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby phuketrichard » Mon May 26, 2014 9:58 am

6 months late OUCHHHHH i thought it was $5/day 1st month than goes to $6/day
thats like over $1,000!!
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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby Jacobincambodia » Mon May 26, 2014 10:03 am

phuketrichard wrote:6 months late OUCHHHHH i thought it was $5/day 1st month than goes to $6/day
thats like over $1,000!!
They must have given me a special deal then. I paid $625 for a $25 visa.
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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby Alex » Mon May 26, 2014 2:33 pm

My current 1yr extension expires in August. Is it likely that they'd extend it for one more year in June already, if I asked? Or is that too early?
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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby Sohi » Mon May 26, 2014 3:04 pm

I have found if you renew in advance you lose the days so you could renew in June but the new visa would only run till June next year
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Re: The Visa Situation...

Postby StroppyChops » Mon May 26, 2014 3:12 pm

Same. I've heard that lodging your passport for renewal on the date of visa expiry is the best approach financially.
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