Entry and Exit
Singaporeans can visit Cambodia for up to 30 days without a visa. As visa requirements often change at short notice, we advise you to contact your travel agency, or the Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore for up-to-date information.
Exit Visa for Lost Passport: Apart from the Document of Identity (DOI) issued by the Singapore Embassy in Phnom Penh to facilitate your return to Singapore, you would also need to apply for an exit visa from the Cambodian National Immigration Department (CNID) at the following address before leaving Cambodia. This application would cost you US$30 and the processing of the application would take 3 working days.
The Cambodian National Immigration Department
Address: No. 332, Russian Boulevard, in front of Phnom Penh Airport
Tel: +855 97 314 09 99
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Exit Visa for New Singapore Citizen: A new Singapore citizen (including an overseas-born child) based in Cambodia who intends to travel on a Singapore passport will have to apply for an exit visa from the CNID before leaving Cambodia. This application would cost you US$30 and the processing of the application would take 3 working days.
Safety and Security
Petty thefts such as bag snatching are common in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Thieves, sometimes on motorcycles, grab bags and other valuables (including mobile phones and passports) from pedestrians, motorcycle and tuk-tuk passengers. Hotspots for petty thefts include the riverfront and BKK areas of Phnom Penh, and on the beaches in Sihanoukville. Do take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Take care particularly at night when travelling alone. If possible, avoid late-night movement and dimly lit areas.
General Travel Advice
Overseas Travel - Be Safe and Be Informed [29 May 2019]
In view of the upcoming school holidays, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorism. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws and customs restrictions, including immigration procedures and entry requirements.
Singaporeans travelling to and from Malaysia, in particular via the land checkpoints, are reminded to ensure that your passport is presented to a Malaysian immigration officer and stamped correctly before leaving the Malaysian immigration booth. Failure to do so is an immigration offence in Malaysia and the penalties can be severe, including detention, a fine, and a ban from future entry into the country.
In 2019, demonstrations have occurred in several major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and to heed advice of the local authorities.
For those planning to travel, here are some tips:
- Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
- Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
- eRegister with us on our website (https://www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.
- Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
- Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
- Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters or terror attacks.
- Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/8855.
Advisory: Email Scams [Updated: 12 May 2016]
There has been an increasing number of reports in recent years of individuals receiving scam emails purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails typically originate from an email address known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.
MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously. Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance. If you receive such emails from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails before responding to their request. It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport nos., address, telephone number, etc. Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails. Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately. Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.