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Visas

General Information

The consular section of the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh processes applications for both nonimmigrant visas and immigrant visas to the United States.

Nonimmigrant Visas: required for travelers who are not under the Visa Waiver Program who intend to visit, work or study for a temporary period. Please select the appropriate type of visa for the purpose of your travel. Also please note that nonimmigrant visas for Cambodian citizens are generally valid for three months, so you should apply for a visa within three months of your departure date.

Immigrant Visas: all persons who plan to travel to the United States to establish permanent residency must obtain an immigrant visa prior to entering the United States.  In general, in order to be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen, an LPR relative, or a prospective employer.

Changes in Visa Fees

In Fiscal Year 2012, the Department of State estimates it will process 10.5 million nonimmigrant visas and one million immigrant visas.  Based on an update to the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ cost-of-service model conducted in December 2011, we are adjusting the fees for processing these visas to better reflect the costs of providing these services.  On April 13, 2012, we will adjust nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing fees as follows:

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of VisaPrevious FeeNew Fee
Tourist, Business, Transit, Crew Member, Student, Exchange Visitor, and Journalist visas $140 $160
Petition-Based visas (H, L, O, P, Q, and R) $150 $190
Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E) $390 $270
Fiancé(e) visas (K) $350 $240
Border Crossing Card (age 15 and older) $140 $160
Border Crossing Card (under age 15) $14 $15

Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

Type of VisaPrevious FeeNew Fee
Immediate Relative and Family Preference Applications $330 $230
Employment-Based Applications $720 $405
Other Immigrant Visa Applications $305 $220
Diversity Visa Program Fee $440 $330
Determining Returning Resident Status $380 $275

For more information about fees change, click here.

Important Notice

  • On March 7, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will introduce an exciting new service making it easier for all nonimmigrant visa applicants, to schedule their appointments, obtain information about the visa application process. Please click HERE to learn more about the new nonimmigrant visa application procedures and the introduction of our new Call Center.

    Fee payment change for fiancé (K) visa applicants
    As part of a new, expanded system of services for visa applicants applying at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, all fiancé(e) applicants with interview appointments starting from April 1 onward will be required to pay their visa application fees at ACLEDA Bank Plc. before appearing for their visa interview.  
    Please click here to learn more about how to pay the fee.
    Fee payment change for fiancé (K) visa applicants:

    As part of a new, expanded system of services for visa applicants applying at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, all fiancé(e) applicants with interview appointments starting from April 1 onward will be required to pay their visa application fees at ACLEDA Bank Plc. before appearing for their visa interview.  Please click here to learn more about how to pay the fee. 

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