Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

  • Telephone: (855 23) 962 530 (for Nonimmigrant Visas)
  • Email: We cannot take phone calls from individuals inquiring about visa cases. Please send your visa inquiries to the following emails:Nonimmigrant Visas: support-cambodia@ustraveldocs.comImmigrant Visas: IVPhnomPenh@state.gov
    Please include the words “IV Inquiry” and your case number (which begins with the letters “PHP” followed by ten digits) in the subject line.

Embassy security procedures require that all visitors receive a security inspection. You will be allowed to check one cell phone at the Embassy gate but the US Embassy and the Embassy guards are not liable for any loss or damage to your cell phone while it is checked. You will NOT be allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy for your appointment carrying any of the following items:

  • Any other battery-operated or electronic devices such as computer tablets, digital diaries, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players.
  • Any oversize shoulder bags or purses.
  • Any oversize handbags and travel bags, large back-packs, briefcases, or suitcases. Applicants can only carry in clear bags containing papers needed for their appointment
  • Any food item.
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Cigarettes / cigars / match boxes / lighters.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files.
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any kind.

The list provided above is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff. Other than the one allowed cell phone, the US Embassy will not accept the storage of any of the above prohibited items. You will have to make alternate arrangements to store these items before you enter the Embassy.

Only visa applicants with confirmed appointments will be granted access on to the Embassy compound. Accompanying persons are required to wait outside the Embassy entrance.

If you fail to follow these security requirements you may face delays or cancellations to your visit.

Please visit State Department’s website for information about Diplomatic or Official Visas. For information on how to apply for the diplomatic or official visas, please click here. You may email us at dipvisasphnompenh@state.gov for questions about diplomatic or official visas.