Sunday, May 27, 2007

e-Visa update

The folks at Cambodia's Foreign Ministry are pushing hard the convenience of their new e-Visa online service for travellers. So far 10,000 applications have been processed and getting your visa beforehand avoids any delay on arrival at the five entry ports it currently supports - Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports, Koh Kong, Poipet and Moc Bai. Everyone arriving at Phnom Penh airport will have their own comic story of the fifteen-minute wait as a dozen or so officials handle your visa application and passport. The e-Visa costs an extra $5 to process (so $25 in total) but it'll be processed in just three days and arrive in your e-mail inbasket and the application form now supports 25 languages. The e-Visa website makes the process a straightforward one, uses paypal for the payment section and also contains a blog to keep you up to speed with further developments as well as a page for sharing your stories about your Cambodia experiences. The e-Visa won't suit everyone but credit to the Foreign Ministry for increasing our service options.

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