Cambodia’s e-visa intiative is fantastic. Other countries should have a look at it. I got mine overnight! I arrived at Siem Reap (on an Indian passport) with my wife Maria (Philippines) on 13th July, 2007 afternoon from Mumbai, changing flights at Singapore.
The airport was pleasant and clean, and the well-marked e-visa counter was easy to find. However, it took me 15 minutes to clear immigration, which was a little surly. And that was after waiting more than 20 minutes for the only two passengers ahead of me to get cleared. Each time a supervisor had to be called. I had to show them the exit stamp of Mumbai immigration, but they couldn’t understand why there was no Singapore immigration stamp although I was only in transit at the airport there.
The delay didn’t seem to have anything to do with the e-visa itself; a little more training in handling passports seems necessary. I can’t imagine such a long immigration clearance time being tenable during the peak tourist season. Anyway, that apart, we had a wonderful 6 day stay at Siem Reap, and people everywhere were warm, pleasant, polite and fun.
We have been telling everyone about our unforgettable Cambodia experience, and not everyone believes us when we tell them about the e-visa!