Tourism in Cambodia is on the rise, with more than 6 million travelers per year visiting this fascinating country’s exquisite beaches and captivating temples. However, most tourists, including those from Israel, require a valid visa in order to enter the country.
Thankfully, a simple and straightforward Cambodian e-Visa for Israeli citizens can be obtained within a few business days, allowing travelers to enter the country for up to 30 days of hassle-free travel.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about Cambodian visa requirements for Israeli citizens.
Online Visa Requirements for Israeli Citizens
Applying for a Cambodian e-Visa as an Israeli citizen is a quick and user-friendly process. It can be completed from home in less than half an hour and requires a just simple application form, a valid passport and digital photo, and an online payment.
Please have the following visa requirements for Israeli citizens on hand to apply:
- Application Form: One e-Visa application form
- Valid Passport: Your Israeli passport, valid for 6 months from the date upon which you’ll enter Cambodia
- Digital Photo: One recent passport-sized digital photo, in either JPG or PNG format
- Application Fee: Secure online payment is processed via debit or credit card
- Email address: A valid email address is required as part of the application process
The Process of Applying for a Cambodian e-Visa as an Israeli Citizen
When planning a trip to Cambodia, it is advisable to apply for the online e-Visa 4 business days before the proposed date of travel. The process takes between 1 and 3 days from application to issue, provided all of the necessary information and documents are supplied.
The process begins with the completion of an online application form. Completing this form should take between 15 and 20 minutes, and requires information such as the reason for travel, as well as the traveler’s name and address, date of birth and passport details.
It is important to note that the applicant must hold a passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of proposed entry into Cambodia.
A recent digital passport photograph will be required during the application process. This can be in either PNG or JPG format and must be a full-color photograph with a white background and the applicant looking directly ahead.
A secure online payment by means of credit or debit card should be made on completion of the application form.
Whilst the majority of visa applications by Israeli citizens are approved without delay, in some cases supporting documentation may be requested by the embassy. Therefore, it is advisable to have further information on hand should it be required. These may include health information such as immunization and vaccination details, as well as financial information such as bank statements or a letter from an employer.
On issuance of the e-Visa, a copy is emailed to the applicant using the email address supplied. Although the e-Visa will be linked to your passport, a printed version should be kept on hand in the event that an immigration officer requires a paper copy of the document.Online Application Form
Visa Validity and Extensions
Cambodian e-Visas for Israeli citizens are typically issued for a period of travel no longer than 30 days from the date of entry into the country.
However, it is possible to extend your stay for a further 30 days, up to a maximum length of 60 days, by means of a visa extension. This can be applied for in the country.
Common Ports of Entry for Tourists
Most Israeli tourists visiting Cambodia will enter via one of the country’s three international airports:
- Phnom Penh International Airport
- Siem Riep International Airport
- Sihanoukville International Airport
Tourists may also enter the country via one of the overland ports of entry:
- Thailand: Cham Yeam – Koh Kong
- Thailand: Poi Pet – Banteay Meanchey
- Vietnam: Bavet – Svay Rieng
- Laos: Tropaeng Kreal Border Post
Entry via one of Cambodia’s seaports is not possible for holders of the tourist e-Visa.
Ensuring you Apply for the Correct Visa Type
All travelers to Cambodia from Israel should be aware that several visa types exist, and it is essential to apply for the category of visa that best suits the intention of your visit. If the purpose of your trip to Cambodia is not related to tourism, you will be required to apply for one of the following visas:
- Business Visa
- Student Visa
- Retirement Visa
Please visit the Cambodia Visa Types page for more information.
Whether you are traveling to Cambodia for a relaxing beach holiday or to explore the country’s many cultural and heritage sites, by applying for your Cambodian e-Visa online before you travel, you can be assured of a simple and straightforward entry into the country on arrival.