Overstays MUST be paid in Phnom Penh or airport, can't pay at land borders anymore

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Overstays MUST be paid in Phnom Penh or airport, can't pay at land borders anymore

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:34 am

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'Please be advised that effective from today visa overstay fines, currently $10 per day, cannot be paid at the border. You may be turned back from the border and not allowed to leave Cambodia until your fine is paid. This new directive still applies even if you have already paid for a visa for the country you wish to enter. If you are concerned that you may have remained in Cambodia beyond the expiry date of your current visa please come to see us before you try to leave Cambodia! Do not delay coming to see us as our staff are able to advise you on your individual visa requirements and the visa extension process.'
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Post by angkorjohn » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:37 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:34 am
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I'd wait for something more official. That lady in Kampot likes to peddle sensational stories to get people going only to backpedal when clearer information arises.
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Post by fax » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:43 am

Isn't that the same woman who very recently claimed to have had a bunch of passports and dozens of thousands of dollars stolen? She was issuing warrants and stuff looking for some bushman.
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Post by fax » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:54 am

Someone said they needed the help of a "high rank7ng immigration official" to get their passport returned from this agent.
olivier.morandi wrote:
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Was it meta visas? I went there and after 3 weeks i only got my passport back due to the intervention of a high rank7ng immigration official that i knew personnally, but with no visa extension. Had a receipt, and she did not dare withholding the money. The immigration guy was riding her hard! Just 5ell me if it was meta, mrs lai, please
They apparently lost hundreds of passports and thousands of dollars last year.

A search returns a lot of false info. Sensational stories seem to be the norm for this one, yes. Better tread with caution because this agent seems very sketchy.
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Post by angkorjohn » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:37 am

fax wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:54 am
Someone said they needed the help of a "high rank7ng immigration official" to get their passport returned from this agent.
olivier.morandi wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:21 pm
Was it meta visas? I went there and after 3 weeks i only got my passport back due to the intervention of a high rank7ng immigration official that i knew personnally, but with no visa extension. Had a receipt, and she did not dare withholding the money. The immigration guy was riding her hard! Just 5ell me if it was meta, mrs lai, please
They apparently lost hundreds of passports and thousands of dollars last year.

A search returns a lot of false info. Sensational stories seem to be the norm for this one, yes. Better tread with caution because this agent seems very sketchy.
Yeah correct, she was out of the country conveniently when all this happened and the people did a runner. It was all very dodgy, a few buddies in Kampot had a similar experience to you and tried to raise it on the KP noticeboard, but as she is one of the sacred cows of KP their complaints mysteriously disappeared. Anything for a quick buck. Saw a few weeks back she was saying "visas taking up to 4 weeks plus, not my fault but make sure you get the visa early" wonder if that was true or just a way for some quick money.

Also as the land border is so close to KP makes ya wonder if this is another story to get people in. Although in this case any loser who does get an overstay fine deserves what they get, unlesss it was because Meta visa kept the passport too long!!! :stir:
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Post by IraHayes » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:00 pm

Probably a scam. Pay her, arrive at the border and find you have to pay again as the paperwork you have been given ain't worth sht. People who have overstayed by a few days won't want to overstay any more and incur an even greater penalty/fine. So they pay up, whine, grumble but forget about it in a few days. Meanwhile, the lady keeps reeling in the suckers.
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Re: Overstays MUST be paid in Phnom Pehn or airport,cant pay at land boarders anymore

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:09 pm

:please: :facepalm:

ur missing the point and the post is NOT about if meta scams people or not, she is merely pointing out what she heard..
On her fb page which i linked;
this letter information sent to us thruoghtout our big contact in visa immigration

Update news for over stay on visa !!from monday any overstay will not allow to pay at any border crossing ,all over stay have to request payment in pp imigration first before you allow to leave the country !!
what i got is that you can not longer go to the land border and pay an overstay fee but must do it in advance.

So can ANYONE confirm or deny this??
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Post by angkorjohn » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:57 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:09 pm
:please: :facepalm:

ur missing the point and the post is NOT about if meta scams people or not, she is merely pointing out what she heard..
On her fb page which i linked;
this letter information sent to us thruoghtout our big contact in visa immigration

Update news for over stay on visa !!from monday any overstay will not allow to pay at any border crossing ,all over stay have to request payment in pp imigration first before you allow to leave the country !!
what i got is that you can not longer go to the land border and pay an overstay fee but must do it in advance.

So can ANYONE confirm or deny this??

Think you are missing the point PR. Nothing Meta usually says is true so considering there is nothing in the news or anywhere else we can conclude this is in the "not true" basket :beer3:
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:03 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:09 pm
:please: :facepalm:

ur missing the point and the post is NOT about if meta scams people or not, she is merely pointing out what she heard..
On her fb page which i linked;
this letter information sent to us thruoghtout our big contact in visa immigration

Update news for over stay on visa !!from monday any overstay will not allow to pay at any border crossing ,all over stay have to request payment in pp imigration first before you allow to leave the country !!
what i got is that you can not longer go to the land border and pay an overstay fee but must do it in advance.

So can ANYONE confirm or deny this??
theyre not missing the point, theyre just rightfully pointing out that this woman isnt a reliable source of information and have been giving examples and people should wait until an official announcement
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Post by violet » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:08 pm

Wouldn't surprise me though...that this change comes in to force.
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