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Has your carnet been stamped on arrival to Cambodia?

Hi all,

Greetings from Siam Reap!
Crossed the border to Cambodia today and for my surprise my carnet was stamped. Has this happened to you?
Bike has not been stamped to my passport.

I was planning to leave bike to Phnom Penh and fly to Germany for Christmas to get new Montana under warranty, get some tires and buy new boots.
What do you think, can I still leave my bike here even my carnet was stamped?

-Hemuli

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Our carenet was stamped too, dont know if it has to be but it was super easy, just male sure when u leave u have the carnet stamed out thats the most important thing... dont know how long the bike can stay in county but usually nothing to do wiht the carnet.. more import regulatione.. temporarly etc.... no clue.. shouldnt be a problem though...


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Our carenet was stamped too, dont know if it has to be but it was super easy, just male sure when u leave u have the carnet stamed out thats the most important thing... dont know how long the bike can stay in county but usually nothing to do wiht the carnet.. more import regulatione.. temporarly etc.... no clue.. shouldnt be a problem though...


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Thanks RTWbyBIKE,
Yes, it was really fast and easy process. I think one of the fastest carnet stamps what I have had.
Need to see if someone else have any experience of leaving bike behind for some time.
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I left my truck there a couple of times. No issues, but no carnet either.
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If bike is not stamped to my passport, I should be able to leave bike behind? Right?
I do not know if it´s anywhere mentioned how long time you are allowed to keep the bike in one country under carnee. No other papers were given to me or stamped...
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Which border did you guys take?
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Which border did you guys take?
Dont remember the name but it was close to the 4000 islands (was great! the boat trip was just shocking... 2 small boats with some peaces of wood and our AT with 450kg on it...), there is only one border crossing. Kind of stress free, they tried to charge us 20USd but we gave them as far as I remember 2USD... Dont cross at a public holiday or Sundays... they will try to get you for this...


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I took the Poipet border crossing.
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Hi all,

Greetings from Siam Reap!
Crossed the border to Cambodia today and for my surprise my carnet was stamped. Has this happened to you?
Bike has not been stamped to my passport.
Hey there, I was considering to do the same, leave the bike in Cambodia when I fly home for Christmas. Did they do any other paperwork for teh bike besides the carnet? Anything that says how long the bike can stay?
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dont know how long the bike can stay in county but usually nothing to do wiht the carnet..


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Hmmm, the carnet is the ONLY thing to do with the bike, if the bike is in country the carnet must NOT be stamped out, that is what a carnet is for

Now, a visa on the other hand has nothing to do with the bike

Can you clarify this info please as I will be arriving in Cambodia soon, I do have a carnet book for my bike
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Hey there, I was considering to do the same, leave the bike in Cambodia when I fly home for Christmas. Did they do any other paperwork for teh bike besides the carnet? Anything that says how long the bike can stay?

Hi Bokad,

Departure card said "Arrival on motorbike", but it did not cause any problems when I crossed the border to Vietnam without the bike.
So, looks like it should be safe to leave the bike there.
At least I do not know that Carnet would have any max days.

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Hmmm, the carnet is the ONLY thing to do with the bike, if the bike is in country the carnet must NOT be stamped out, that is what a carnet is for

Now, a visa on the other hand has nothing to do with the bike

Can you clarify this info please as I will be arriving in Cambodia soon, I do have a carnet book for my bike

Hmmm too, no idea actually. I just know from Thailand that even if you enter with a carnet (which you dont have to) you or your bike can stay max only for 6 Month. So no idea about Cambodia....

good luck and let us know when you found out.

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The last advice I got was that I was in for an interesting time. :shock:

I don't like the word 'interesting' in the same sentance as border crossing!!!!!

I will try and document the process for the future
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Hey guys,

i just crossed the Poipet border into Cambodia this saturday (on my german registered honda transalp),
as i gonna stay in thailand for longer i had to get my bike out.
So this crossing was very important for me and i was a bit anxious about the fact that i overstayed my temporary import permit for Thailand and had to make sure i don't get a "import registration" from Cambodian customs (i want to park the bike there for 2 years).

well, everything worked like a charm, arrived at the border at 2pm, queued up for thai immigraiton exit stamp, went back to get my bike, got stopped by Thai customs to hand over my temporary import permit, paid 1000 bath (i overstayed 10 days, you pay 100bath for each day you overstay, but a maximum of 1000bath if you overstay less than 2 month, a maximum of 2000bath if you overstay between 2 and 6 month),
continued to the Cambodian side, got a visa, queued up for immigration, went back to the bike and just went trough where all the small scooters where going through (no gate).
The Cambodian customs office is just a few meters from where you queue up for immigration and i parked my bike 4 meters away from the office. at some point some officials where "playing" with the bike, but when i finished my visa nobody was there.

So i think it's kind of a voluntary thing to do customs in cambodia

Beside all that the border was so crowded with tourists that it took me 4 hours to cross...

I heard stories of people that have been turned back because they had no carnet, but i believe that was because they tried to enter with thai rented bikes, which is a totally different story.

Hope that's helpful for someone,
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