Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

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Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by SiemReapRoddy » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:16 pm

I know they've cracked down in recent years and you need extra docs unless you're retrement age.

Was just wondering if it's relaxed a little in recent times.

Like how hard would it be to get 1 year extensions as a 'freelancer' after the 6 month EG extension is finished?

I've not heard much chatter about it for ages.

It's almost impossible to stay in Thailand these days.

Anyone got any news?
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:21 pm

Obtaining long term Visa Extensions of Stay require justification, supporting documentation is required.

There are still plenty of dodgy agents who will create a fake employment letter in order to illegally obtain a 1 yr EB EOS for you though. Buyer beware.
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by angkorjohn2 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:02 pm

SiemReapRoddy wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:16 pm
I know they've cracked down in recent years and you need extra docs unless you're retrement age.



Like how hard would it be to get 1 year extensions as a 'freelancer' after the 6 month EG extension is finished?
you might get a lot of resistance from the competition at GSM
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by cptrelentless » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:30 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Obtaining long term Visa Extensions of Stay require justification, supporting documentation is required.

There are still plenty of dodgy agents who will create a fake employment letter in order to illegally obtain a 1 yr EB EOS for you though. Buyer beware.
They charge additional money for the letter now, on top of the ~$300 for the visa. But it's still a perfectly valid visa.
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by juhojuho » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:10 am

Asking here. Is it possible to get tourist visa 30 days+30 days extension many time in passport? After that going visit Thailand (maybe one or two week) and come back again 30+30? etc...
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by VaperDude » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:27 am

I was told you can arrive and get an Ordinary Visa for 1 month, extend for 6 months, leave and come back rinse repeat.

Is this no longer possible?
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by Kammekor » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:31 am

VaperDude wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:27 am
I was told you can arrive and get an Ordinary Visa for 1 month, extend for 6 months, leave and come back rinse repeat.

Is this no longer possible?
Still is.

Until they decide....
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by hunter8 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:30 pm

What do you write in the purpose of visit to get an Ordinary visa if the real purpose is just being a long-term tourist?
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by Mishmash » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:46 pm

Follow @PSD-Kiwi advice.

On this forum he is the undisputed expert.

I have never seen him give a bum steer - ever.

People say I am a mug because I use Lucky Lucky and spend a lousy few bucks extra for service, but the ladies down there have always delivered in quick style, no bullshit follow the law manner.

Mish prefers business, beer and ladies than the intricacies of Khmer Paperwork.
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Re: Is it still hard to get a long term Cambodian visa?

Post by clutchcargo » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:57 pm

Mishmash wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:46 pm
I use Lucky Lucky and spend a lousy few bucks extra for service, but the ladies down there have always delivered in quick style
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