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visa-related questions

Post by fuzzywuzzy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:51 am

hi all~

here's the situation:

(i'm sure this question has been asked before...)

i am currently working at a school in p.p. teaching english. before i flew here, i was told by my employer that i should apply for an ordinary visa- not a tourist visa- when i arrived at the airport in phnom penh. when i arrived, i did just that- made sure the ordinary (e) visa box was checked on the application form- and handed my paper to the man behind the counter, then told by the same man to go to the pickup window and wait for my visa. when i was given my visa, though, it was the wrong one, a tourist visa. what could have happened here??

now it would seem that i am faced with having to make a visa run to another country. is my assumption correct, or is it possible to stay in-country and transfer my tourist visa into an e-visa? if not, what would be the cheapest possible visa run option? i don't mind taking the bus. i have heard that the run to vietnam is complicated and a pain in the behind, so i thought of bangkok...

all advice is much appreciated
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Re: visa-related questions

Post by Jerry Atrick » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:09 am

That would be the oldest scam in the book.

If you would have made a scene then and there it would have been set right at the time.

Now, leave, and come again.
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Re: visa-related questions

Post by Cam Nivag » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:11 am

fuzzywuzzy wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:51 am
what could have happened here??

It could have been an honest mistake by the immigration officer. Or, if you are from a non-Western country or have non-white skin, the officer might have done it intentionally because he doesn't think you're worthy of living in Cambodia.
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Re: visa-related questions

Post by Cam Nivag » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:12 am

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:09 am
That would be the oldest scam in the book.

If you would have made a scene then and there it would have been set right at the time.

Now, leave, and come again.
I wouldn't call it a "scam" unless they charged him $35 for the tourist visa.
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Re: visa-related questions

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:04 am

OP...how much did you pay for your Tourist visa? and what is your Nationality?

Yes, you will need to make a border run in order to obtain the E-type (Ordinary) VOA. Some agencies will facilitate it for You, but it is illegal and expensive, not to mention risky because they just get a taxi or motodop to take it to the border.

Easiest way is to just hop on a cheap return flight to BKK...or go to via a land border with Thailand, but be aware that the Immigration officers at the land borders will try to charge you extra.

When you receive your passport back, check that they have issued you the correct VOA type, if not then sort it out there and then.

If you happen to be from a country that is on the unofficial non-publicised list of undesirables, then you will need to apply for your E-type visa, you'll need supporting documentation, from a Cambodian Embassy abroad.
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Re: visa-related questions

Post by Jimmy Crow » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:19 am

Cam Nivag wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:11 am
fuzzywuzzy wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:51 am
what could have happened here??

It could have been an honest mistake by the immigration officer. Or, if you are from a non-Western country or have non-white skin, the officer might have done it intentionally because he doesn't think you're worthy of living in Cambodia.
So only white people are deemed worthy of living in Cambodia,lmao,yeah worthy of teaching English for minimum wage rofl.
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Re: visa-related questions

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:51 pm

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:09 am
That would be the oldest scam in the book.

If you would have made a scene then and there it would have been set right at the time.

Now, leave, and come again.
scam for $5>>> i'd say u ticked the wrong box AND if u gave them $35,they thought u were tipping them :facepalm:


Head to a border,Vietnam is closest or fly to Bangkok for a shopping weekend.
ALWAYS, before u leave immigration everywhere, check u received the correct visa, extension...
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Re: visa-related questions

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:59 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:51 pm
Jerry Atrick wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:09 am
That would be the oldest scam in the book.

If you would have made a scene then and there it would have been set right at the time.

Now, leave, and come again.
scam for $5>>> i'd say u ticked the wrong box AND if u gave them $35,they thought u were tipping them :facepalm:
nope, it happens, happened to me the other year, ticked the Evisa box, checked my passport when i got it back and it was a Tourist Visa, so i immedietly told them i didnt want a Tourist Visa and to give me the Ordinary Visa i originally asked for, they took my passport back, 5 minutes later i got the correct visa
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Re: visa-related questions

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:34 pm

So only white people are deemed worthy of living in Cambodia,lmao,yeah worthy of teaching English for minimum wage rofl
africans get the worst treatment
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