Obtain Vietnam Visa in Phnom Penh (or Siem Reap)


Hi, I am an American citizen and will be traveling in Vietnam later this month. Before going to Vietnam, I will be traveling to Siem Reap and then to Phnom Penh. I was wondering if it will be possible to obtain a Vietnam tourist visa (the less than 15 days option) while in Phnom Penh. Please note that I will only be in Phnom Penh for a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and a Monday. I noticed that the embassy is closed on the weekends. I would thus have to be able to obtain my Vietnam tourist visa within 24 hours (on Monday), as I will leave early Tuesday morning. Will this be possible to do? I have also considered the Vietnam visa on arrival option, but do not believe that this is an option for me as I will be traveling into Vietnam by land. Also, would it be possible for me to obtain a Vietnam visa while in Siem Reap? How long would that process take?


Hi Peter

thank you for your question.

i am happy to tell you that you can apply for visa to Vietnam beforehand in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, we have put a very detailed guide for this questions here:


visa on arrival will not work for you since you enter by land.

we hope that answered your questions.

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