Sounds like a plan? Then let's take a closer look on Cambodia, a country of incredible natural beauty and rich cultural history, but also a country that has been through a lot in a pretty short amount of time. Political instability led to violence and poverty within the country, from which Cambodia had to slowly recover - and still is. You can probably tell that there are many ways you can help if you decide to volunteer in Cambodia. So find out all you need to know about volunteering and living in Cambodia below.
The biggest problem was the political instability and the violence that came with it. When the communist Khmer Rouge regime took over Cambodia in the 70s, they made it one of their goals to kill all educated people in the country. Their idea was to create a Cambodia free from central power. Instead this massacre - obviously - led to a society marked by violence and poverty.
The country has been slowly recovering from this instable period in its history, but there's still a lot that needs to change. Needless to say, as a volunteer in Cambodia you have many opportunities to support the ongoing change and help to realize sustainable solutions.
For this visa type, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched an e-Visa process. It lets you complete an online application, pay with your credit card and receive your Visa via email. You then need to bring a printed copy of it when you travel to Cambodia. Please be aware that the e-Visa will only be accepted at some airports, so keep that in mind when planning which visa to get and where to fly to.
Furthermore, the e-Visa process doesn't support the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Arab Saudi, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Nigeria. If you're from one of those countries you have to apply for your visa at the nearest Cambodian embassy or on-arrival at all major checkpoints.
Fees for the Visa: USD30 + USD7 (processing charge)
Length of stay: 30 days (can be extended for another 30 days)
Required documents: A passport validity of more than six months at the time of entry, a recent passport-size photo in digital format (JPEG or PNG format), a valid credit card (Visa/MasterCard)
Ports supporting e-Visa when entering Cambodia: Bavet (Svay Rieng), Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey), Cham Yeam (Koh Kong), Siem Reap International Airport, Phnom Penh International Airport
This type of visa can only be issued by a Cambodian Embassy. Find the nearest embassy here and contact them for further information.