Welcome to the website of the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) in Cambodia. General information on Australian visas and citizenship are found on the Home Affairs website.
This website contains supplementary and country information specific to applicants residing in Cambodia.
***Beware of Visa Scams ***
The Australian Embassy in Cambodia has become aware of recent scam emails and phone calls from someone claiming to be an official of Home Affairs and requesting money to progress a visa application or guarantee a visa outcome. No one can influence the outcome of a visa application or the visa decision-making process. You are required to meet all the visa requirements and only authorised officers from Home Affairs can issue you with a visa. For information on how to protect yourself including how to report a suspected visa fraud, go to Visa Scams.
To avoid being scammed, you can check the Register of Migration Agents on the OMARA website, to receive the protections of an OMARA registered Migration Agent. There are Australian registered migration agents working all around the world. These agents are subject to the same Code of Conduct, professional development and regulations as registered migration agents based in Australia. More information about Australia’s efforts to ensure the integrity of the migration advice profession is available at: https://www.mara.gov.au/
You must have a valid Australian visa to travel to and enter Australia. It is your responsibility to apply for the visa, which most suits your personal circumstances.
The following pages provide supplementary information and document checklists for the most commonly lodged visas in Cambodia.
Apply for a Visa
You can now apply for most visas online through ImmiAccount. This is the preferred and most efficient way to apply.
Providing documents online
Please ensure that in all cases you submit colour scans of the original documents (not certified or notarised copies) together with English translations at the time of application.
All supporting documents should be a clear, high quality scan (at least 300 dpi resolution, up to 2MB in size). If you attach low quality scanned documents, processing of your application may be delayed.
If you have any enquiries or issues regarding your ImmiAccount, including information on how to upload documents online, please go to Applying online in ImmiAccount.
You can also make an appointment to lodge a visa application at the AVAC in Cambodia operated by VFS Global.
Address: Phnom Penh Tower, 12th floor
Preah Monivong (Street 93), Phnom Penh
Telephone: +855 23 964 333
Email: [email protected]
Business hours: 08:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday (Except during VFS (AVAC) Closures)
For more information about lodgement procedures, fees charged, contact details, office locations and office hours, please visit www.vfsglobal.com/Australia/Cambodia
What to include in your application
Appointing a Migration Agent
Information on Australian citizenship is available on the Home Affairs website.
The following pages provide supplementary information for citizenship applicants in Cambodia.
Visa Holders – Update and Check your details
Australia's modern electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport. Before you travel to Australia, you should check that your visa is valid, that you understand the conditions of your visa, and that all your details are correct.
You can use online services to:
- Check your visa details and conditions
- Update your passport details and
- Notify us of any other Changes in your Situation
Adoptions, Foster Care and Surrogacy in Cambodia
Adoptions and Foster Care arrangements
The Australian Government strongly warns Australians against trying to arrange domestic or private adoptions through an overseas country, even if they hold citizenship or rights to permanent residency in that particular country. You should seek independent legal advice both in Australia and in the child’s country of usual residence before going ahead with any application to an overseas authority.
Expatriate adoptions occur when an Australian citizen or permanent resident living abroad for 12 months or more adopts a child through an overseas agency or government authority. Australian adoption authorities are not responsible for expatriate adoptions, and do not assess or approve applicants for such adoptions. There are specific requirements that must be met in order to be eligible to be granted an Australian adoption visa, including living overseas for at least 12 months prior to lodging an application, that this time overseas was not contrived to circumvent the requirements for entry to Australia of a child for adoption and that you have lawfully acquired full parental rights for the child you have adopted. More information on expatriate adoption and immigration requirements is available here.
The Australian Embassy does not issue 'Letters of No Objection', 'Letters of Support', or 'To Whom it May Concern Letters' in connection with any foster care arrangement or adoption in Cambodia.
The Royal Cambodian Government has formally advised that the act of surrogacy is prohibited and punishable under Cambodian criminal law.
We do not provide pre-lodgement visa or immigration advice. We encourage you to use the visa and citizenship information available on the Home Affairs website and use our online services to assist you with your visa and citizenship enquiries.
Alternatively, you can also contact the AVAC using the VFS Global Helpline by telephone or email. Please note that the AVAC cannot provide advice on applications already submitted to, or decided by Home Affairs.
We value your compliments, complaints and suggestions. You can provide feedback by completing an online feedback form.
Complaints concerning corruption, misconduct and unethical behaviour should be reported here.
If you are aware of suspicious activity such as someone who might be working illegally, have no right to be in Australia or is potentially involved in smuggling or other criminal activities, we want to hear from you. Go to Report something suspicious page.