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Did you pay tee money for your Cambodia visa?


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The Cambodian immigration people at the border near Koh kong have a great racket going. They wont accept $20, insisting on 1,000 baht, the bitch on the counter even told me to go back into Trat and use an ATM to get more thai money. She eventually accepted $20 and 500 baht, which was all i had.

Locals in KK said she had been doing it for years, had a huge house and they were all in on it. lots of complaints but nothing ever done. I sent an email to Cambodian Immigration and the PP newspaper, of course nothing happened.

An e-visa would have been the answer here.

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Get a Cambodian evisa next time, and theres no tea money to pay. It is what it is with these border runs and you deal with them as you so wish. One prick before wanted to sell me a Thai immigration card for 200 baht.

Evisas are not available for Chong Chom.They are only for Poipet and airport.

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Get a Cambodian evisa next time, and theres no tea money to pay. It is what it is with these border runs and you deal with them as you so wish. One prick before wanted to sell me a Thai immigration card for 200 baht.

Evisas are not available for Chong Chom.They are only for Poipet and airport.

... and Hat Lek.

Exit through any border point.

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I go there many years already. always pay 1100 baht and at the U-turn 300 baht.

Only 1 time they asked at the U-turn 400 baht.

I was surprised , but 400 baht it was.

All other times after that it was always 300 baht again. without any hassle.

it means that I paid to much (1100 baht) despite all the Cambodian visas in my passport.

I will see how to do next time.

I have never done a u-turn at any border, but wouldn't it be easily possible to avoid this fee? Just spend at least a few minutes walking around the market then come back, or preferably a few hours. I don't see any reason to pay the u-turn fee. I once left on the same day I arrived (albeit many hours later) and was not asked for a fee, in fact it was not even hinted at. I suspect in your case the officers at the departure channel saw you having just entered or also stamped your passport upon departure - but normally they are not the same people who stamped you in.

I have heard of overcharging for the visa, but the u-turn fee seems unreasonable and you should refuse to pay it.

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A moot point now that the Thais have banned in-out visa runs....e

Not all together. If you have a 2 or 3 entry tours visa or a An O-multy you have to do the out-in to activate the next entry.

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A moot point now that the Thais have banned in-out visa runs....

not true;

al they have done is try to stop the worthless freeloaders that want to make Thailand their home and cant or wont get the correct visa.

PLUS this does not stop those that have tourist visas ( double/ triple entires an need re activate the second, third one) or those on Non B or O visas an need leave every 90 days.

PLus it does not go fully into effect till August 12th

PLus if your able to show your a true tourists, ( hotel bookings, flights planned) they will allow you more than one overland visa exmept entry.

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It is already in effect for land borders, it is only the air borders that aren't until Aug 12 (which I think is not the topic here).

But quite correct that only applies to those doing a visa exempt in-out.

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At the airport always $20 tourist or $25 buisness at land crossing they refused $20 US and demanded 1000 baht, and I have many Cambodian visa's in my PP but I heard now the want 1200 baht at the land crossing's. TEE MONEY.

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At the airport always $20 tourist or $25 buisness at land crossing they refused $20 US and demanded 1000 baht, and I have many Cambodian visa's in my PP but I heard now the want 1200 baht at the land crossing's. TEE MONEY.

I easily got 2 Cambo visas at Poipet earlier this year, one tourist and one business for the official price (well the second time I paid $2 extra for not having a photo but that was my fault). Didn't have to struggle too hard for it either. Oh and at Poipet they'll only fish for 800 Baht or US$20 + 100 Baht, but you can avoid paying that if you just wait patiently for an extra minute or two, like I did.

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Visa for Cambodia is now $30, best to get e visa, will cost extra $5 "processing" whatever that means, but saves all the hassel with the corrupt

border pricks., and saves a page on your passport.Accepted at most land crossings, check first.

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Visa for Cambodia is now $30, best to get e visa, will cost extra $5 "processing" whatever that means, but saves all the hassel with the corrupt

border pricks., and saves a page on your passport.Accepted at most land crossings, check first.

Nearer to $40 with $30 + $7 and the processing fee.

Only 2 land crossing allow entry by e-visa ... Poipet and Hat Lek.

I would take the e-visa everytime if I could

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