Guys, is it possible to get a tourist visa at the vietnam / cambodian Moc Bai border crossing? My lonely planet says it's not a problem, but many websites say that it is not possible to get one on entry at this particular land border. Has anyone passed through here lately?
Someone even told me I can't get the cambodian visa in HCMC - although there seems to be a consulate. Anyone know?
Normally this is not a problem. It will cost you 25$ and some time!
It is easy to arrange a cambodian visa in HCMC, every hotel or GH can almost do it (also 25 $)
This takes 1-2 days. So if you have to stay for 2 days in HCMC you can get the visa there. You have a direct bus to PP for 10$ or you can change bus at the border (6$)
The direct takes normaly 5h, the other one can take a while at the border and may be 8h
I did this trip in March; HCMC-PP on Sign Cafe-Capitol GH bus, $6. I have photos of the Moc Bai border in my gallery. It is $20 for 'visa on arrival' for your Cambo visa. Touts are at the border to help carry your gear and help you fill out the paperwork. You DO NOT! need them. It is easy to do on your own. Have visa photos ready, $20, a pen, fill it out. PM me if you have questions.