Burma (Myanmar)

Visa & Passport

Visa & Passport

The citizens of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam can enter Myanmar without a visa for a stay of up to 14 days, provided they enter by air. This 14-day stay is not extendable for any reason. All other nationalities must apply for a visa in advance. Some restrictions, requirements or additional conditions may apply to applications. The reports include the need for a detailed itinerary, a detailed work history, etc. Prepare for some unusual questions (either on the forms or consulate staff) when you apply for your visa.

Myanmar's E-Visa Online is fully operational as of September 2014. To apply for a visa you need a digital photo of yourself (verify requirements), $ 50 and provide an address in Myanmar. It takes up to 3 business days and then an "Visa approval letter of entry to Myanmar" is sent by email.

Alternatively, there is another option to get your coveted Myanmar visa and is to use the services of an organization like Evisa Asia. In this way, you will not even have to visit a Myanmar embassy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, issues the online approval letter. You must enter Myanmar through international airports and not through the border. The visa label will be stamped in your passport upon arrival.

You can issue a visa the same day at the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok. To obtain the visa on the same day, you must tell the person in charge of the visa that you are going to leave tomorrow. Your visa will be issued later that day before 3:30 p.m., valid from the date of issue. There are also cheaper visas for 48h and 76h.

Myanmar has announced the resumption of Visa On Arrival (VOA) for business visas, starting in June 2012 for several countries, including all ASEAN member states. Despite reports that the government has reintroduced VOA for tourists, as of June 2012, all tourists must submit their application through embassies.

The easiest way to obtain a visa is to submit an application through a travel agency in your country of origin. The form is simple and requires an identification photo or two. In Bangkok (132, Sathorn Nua Road, train station: Surasak), it takes one, 2 or 3 business days (the price varies). A standard application for a tourist visa requires: a complete visa form (available at the Myanmar embassy), a completed arrival form (again, from the embassy), a photocopy of the photo page of your passport, two photos of passport size, the rate (810 baht / USD24). In Hong Kong, you can obtain the visa if you request it between 09:00 and 12:00 and pick it up after 15:00 the next business day (your passport, 3 passport photos, business card / letter from your employer or Permit letter). student identification if you are a student and application fee of HK $ 150 / USD19).

Tourist visas are valid for 3 months. The visa is valid for a stay of up to four weeks (from the date of entry), although it may be exceeded if you are willing to pay a fee of USD3 per day when you leave. Employment with a tourist visa is not allowed, and working without proper authorization runs the risk of being arrested and deported. Successful applicants will also receive an "Arrival Form", which will be stapled in their passport and must be presented upon arrival in Myanmar, along with their passport that contains the visa label.

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