No more way to be expat in Cambodia, no more visa for non-retired and non-worker

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Re: No more way to be expat in Cambodia, no more visa for non-retired and non-worker

Post by bangkokhooker » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:37 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:35 pm
bangkokhooker wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:59 pm
John Bingham wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:30 pm
That's a bit steep, a 32 page Irish passport is $93, the 66 page one is $128.
And can be ordered online and delivered anywhere on the world.
Actually, thinking back on that the distance to Hanoi with DHL costs make the Irish one way more expensive. The online service is great but you can only pay for the book by card, the €30 courier fee ended up costing me $118 because it could only be paid for by wire transfer. Children's passports can't be done online, which is understandable but still tricky. Those are the breaks, could be worse.
Why can’t you pay for all of it on a card? Why did it cost $118?

Maybe wiser to go to Hanoi.
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Re: No more way to be expat in Cambodia, no more visa for non-retired and non-worker

Post by thePeck » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:55 pm

I just came back after being gone for awhile. I'm doing my extension now. The lady, who I've used since 2010 said it just takes a visa run every 6/7 months. Just come back get another business visa and submit for the 6 month extension.

Which this is subject to change day to day.

Side note, now to renew my drivers license I have to actually go to the dept. to do it. I wish I could just throw money at them as I pass by and it would be all done.
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Re: No more way to be expat in Cambodia, no more visa for non-retired and non-worker

Post by yongchi » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:23 pm

thePeck wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Side note, now to renew my drivers license I have to actually go to the dept. to do it. I wish I could just throw money at them as I pass by and it would be all done.
You can do it at Aeon II. It is a bit far out, but the money you save makes for a few nice meals there. And - you can take it with you right away.
See this thread:
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Re: No more way to be expat in Cambodia, no more visa for non-retired and non-worker

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:47 pm

thePeck wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:55 pm
I just came back after being gone for awhile. I'm doing my extension now. The lady, who I've used since 2010 said it just takes a visa run every 6/7 months. Just come back get another business visa and submit for the 6 month extension.

Which this is subject to change day to day.
Your agent is talking about the 6 month EG (General) Extension of Stay. For now it is possible, but no doubt they'll start cracking down on this sometime in the future.
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Re: No more way to be expat in Cambodia, no more visa for non-retired and non-worker

Post by whiteribbon » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:45 pm

thePeck wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:55 pm
I just came back after being gone for awhile. I'm doing my extension now. The lady, who I've used since 2010 said it just takes a visa run every 6/7 months. Just come back get another business visa and submit for the 6 month extension.

Which this is subject to change day to day.

Side note, now to renew my drivers license I have to actually go to the dept. to do it. I wish I could just throw money at them as I pass by and it would be all done.
Go to a different agent to get a freelance WP, takes a week, and than it's easy to get a 1Y BE. It's also correct since you don't work unless someone hires you. Drivers licence can now be done in both Eaon Malls.
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Re: No more way to be expat in Cambodia, no more visa for non-retired and non-worker

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:32 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:22 pm
New Oz passport a couple of months ago, 10 years, 34 pages = $303.00 USD. That includes a $82 Overseas Processing fee.
Really, that seems quite steep, I thought Aussie passports would be about the same as Kiwi passports...

NZ passport renewal, entire process completed via online portal, no need to print anything off, submit any documents or go for any interviews.

Valid for 10 years if 16+, 5 yrs if under 16yrs old. 43 pages for visas and stamps.

Adult = 102.45 USD Child = 91.30 USD (No GST tax paid if classed as non-resident for tax purposes in NZ :thumb: )
DHL Courier fee = 9.80 USD
Time from submitting application to delivery from NZ to PP = 5 days
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Re: No more way to be expat in Cambodia, no more visa for non-retired and non-worker

Post by onico » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:50 pm

Hey guys! I bump that post.

I am now on my very first Tourist Visa in my whole life ! :-) What a big sticker which fill 1 full page of my precious passeport for only 1 month (extendable for 1 month).

I took that tourist visa because I plan to move outside the country for Christmas, so, 2 months are enough for now... waiting to see another solution, but asking Kim (for those who knows) situation is still the same and trying to get a retired visa with my age and the lack of documents seems tricky... So, will see again in January 2019 when I will bump this topic again to keep you in touch of my Cambodia visa troubles.

Cheers
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