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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby PSD_Kiwi » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:47 pm

Playboy wrote:
PSD_Kiwi wrote: ... It would be great if the MoFAIC and Immigration department would release a statement and update the Prakas with clear and concise details.

Ha Ha Ha - oh, wait, were you being serious ??!?!


No...just wishful thinking :-D
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby Kachang » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:43 am

I went for a visa extension today, and even though my passport is still valid until Arpil 2018 I was denied a one year extension. After the visa expires, you need to have at least 6 months validity left in your passport. I was never aware of this, and I can't remember having this trouble when I got my new passport 3,5 years ago. So for all those close to the expiring date of their passport - be careful. Even a 3M extension might not be given to you if your passport expires in less than 9 months.
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby claptrap1 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:27 pm

I can confirm that the new overstay rule is in place: I came back the same day as the expiry date on my visa: first the immigration officer mentioned it and when I went to get a new visa, the agent charged mea one-day fine, $10.

After the visa expires, you need to have at least 6 months validity left in your passport.

I am a bit concerned that your visa extension was denied even though you have more than a year in your passport (unless your date is a typo)! I haven't had this problem and won't for a while, so just being curious of what do you do if your passport hasn't run out but has less than 6 months on it? Will you need to apply a passport several months earlier, depending how quickly it will be processed?
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby C-Mon » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:03 pm

That's true and kind of normal precedure in many countries. Your passport needs to be valid for more than six months to get a visa. But I think if you have more than 6 months left you can apply for a half year visa. If you have less than six months, you'll have problems to apply anyway.

I got a new passport last year January. My last visa in there is valid until 19th Jan 2016. The passport was valid until 5th June 2016. I applied for a new passport beginning of Jan 16 (careful, it can take two weeks or so!) and picked it up on the 18th of Jan 16. Perfect timing. Next time I will do it earlier though...
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby chkwoot » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:33 am

Kachang wrote:I went for a visa extension today, and even though my passport is still valid until Arpil 2018 I was denied a one year extension. After the visa expires, you need to have at least 6 months validity left in your passport. I was never aware of this, and I can't remember having this trouble when I got my new passport 3,5 years ago. So for all those close to the expiring date of their passport - be careful. Even a 3M extension might not be given to you if your passport expires in less than 9 months.

I've had this happen twice. My 10 yr. passport is really only good for 9.5 yrs. Now it doesn't matter. I will definitely run out of pages way before 10 yrs.
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby Kachang » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:01 pm

C-Mon wrote:That's true and kind of normal precedure in many countries. Your passport needs to be valid for more than six months to get a visa. But I think if you have more than 6 months left you can apply for a half year visa. If you have less than six months, you'll have problems to apply anyway.

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You don't get it.

I left Cambodia through Pochentong 2 weeks ago, and asked the officer checking my passport about the rules. She confirmed what I wrote before:

In order to get a visa extented, your passport needs to be valid for at least the duration of the visa plus 6 months added. So for a one month visa (extension), you need at least 7 months of validity, for a 3 month visa (extension) nine months, and for a one year extension you need 18 months validity left in your passport. When I applied for a one year extension my passport had (only) 17 months left and I was denied a one year extension, instead I got only a 6 month extension. Please note the only multi entry extensions are the 6- and 12 month extensions, so for some (at least for me) a 3 month extension is useless.
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby PSD_Kiwi » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:12 am

^ that is correct, kind of ridiculous, but true.

BtW, I just got a 12 month extension of stay for only $170...the official price!
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby walkjivefly » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:48 pm

PSD_Kiwi wrote:^ that is correct, kind of ridiculous, but true.

BtW, I just got a 12 month extension of stay for only $170...the official price!


How, where, and how long did it take?
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby PSD_Kiwi » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:46 am

^ immigration department opposite airport, 3 days
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby adele_tang » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:39 pm

Hi, would appreciate some advice here.

Has anyone done a conversion of the tourist visa to a 1-year ordinary visa? How much did it cost and how long did it take? I know it is possible but I've feeling we are being ripped off for this. Agency wants $335 for 6 months extension.
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby Lucky Lucan » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:04 pm

You can't convert a tourist visa to an ordinary one, you have to leave and re-enter. The agent will have to get someone to do this for them, and there is always a large charge for this service, which by the way is illegal.
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby PSD_Kiwi » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:38 pm

adele_tang wrote:Hi, would appreciate some advice here.

Has anyone done a conversion of the tourist visa to a 1-year ordinary visa? How much did it cost and how long did it take? I know it is possible but I've feeling we are being ripped off for this. Agency wants $335 for 6 months extension.


It is illegal, hence the high price charged by agents who do it. Cheaper, and safer, to do a border run.
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby racontuer » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:35 pm

Is Lucky Lucky Motorcycle as stated on page one the Agency of choice to do a visa extension, or is their a better more current agency I should seek?... Mine is an ordinary visa I will extend for 6 months.....
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby Lucky Lucan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:18 pm

racontuer wrote:Is Lucky Lucky Motorcycle as stated on page one the Agency of choice to do a visa extension, or is their a better more current agency I should seek?... Mine is an ordinary visa I will extend for 6 months.....


I haven't had to use them for a long time but they were always very reliable for the first few years I was here.
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Re: Cambodia Visas

Postby Jessb52 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:51 pm

A year tourist visa?
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