Guide to Get Myanmar Visa/ Evisa for Tourist

If you are planning to travel to a foreign country, you need to apply for a visa first and foremost. As the procedures and ways to apply for a visa differ from countries, many tourists are struggling to get this piece of paper. Here, we provide the ultimate myanmar visas guide that will definitely save your time and budget.

» GOOD NEWS FOR TRAVELLERS - VISA ON ARRIVAL & VISA FEE:

For citizens from ITALIA, SPAIN, AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, RUSSIA, and SWITZERLANDTravellers can apply for a Myanmar visa on arrival at Mandalay, Yangon and Naypyidaw airport with the fee of $50USD. The validity lasts up to 30 days from the date of entry. (Apply from 1st October 2019 to 30 September 2020)

For citizens from SOUTH KOREA and JAPAN: Visitors are allowed to enter Myanmar without paying any visa fee.  (Apply from 1st October 2018 to 30 September 2019)

For citizens from CHINA, MACAU and HONG KONG: Travellers can apply for a Myanmar visa on arrival at Mandalay, Yangon and Naypyidaw airport with the fee of $50USD. The validity lasts up to 30 days from the date of entry. (Apply from 1st October 2018 to 30 September 2019)

For citizens from other countries, there are 2 ways to apply for a Myanmar visa: via the embassy and via the website of Myanmar Immigration (evisa) in which the online visa is more preferable. Below is the necessary information that you should keep in mind.  

EVISA PROCEDURE - GUIDE AND TIPS

1. Validity

Tourist visa validity vary from circumstances.

You can stay 28 days continuously from the date of arrival in Myanmar.

Ordinary passport holder of these countries is giving visa exemption:

  • 14 days staying: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • 30 days staying: Singapore.

2. Myanmar eVisa:

What is eVisa? eVisa is an electronic visa which is able to apply online. It is a quick process and citizens of 101 countries can apply for an eVisa process (see the list below). eVisa policy is different in each country. In Myanmar eVisa, pay attention to these notifications:

  • The validity of eVisa approval letter is 90 days from the issued date. If it is expired, entry will be denied.
  • EVisa is an only valid for a single entry. If you re-enter, you need a new one.
  • EVisa service is not refundable.

» Myanmar evisa is available for citizens of these following countries and Taiwan:

No Country Name No Country Name No Country Name No Country Name
1 Albania 26 Denmark 51 Kenya 76 Poland
2 Algeria 27 Ecuador 52 Korea, DPR 77 Portugal
3 Argentina 28 Egypt 53 Korea, Republic 78 Qatar
4 Australia 29 Eritrea 54 Kuwait 79 Romania
5 Austria 30 Estonia 55 Kyrgyzstan 80 Russia
6 Bangladesh 31 Fiji 56 Laos 81 Saudi Arabia
7 Belarus 32 Finland 57 Latvia 82 Serbia
8 Belgium 33 France 58 Lithuania 83 Singapore
9 Bhutan 34 Georgia 59 Luxembourg 84 Slovakia
10 Bolivia 35 Germany 60 Malaysia 85 Slovenia
11 Bosnia 36 Ghana 61 Maldive 86 South Africa
12 Brazil 37 Greece 62 Malta 87 Spain
13 Brunei 38 Guatemala 63 Mauritius 88 Sri lanka
14 Bulgaria 39 Guinea 64 Mexico 89 Sweden
15 Cambodia 40 Hungary 65 Monaco 90 Switzerland
16 Cameroon 41 Iceland 66 Mongolia 91 Thailand
17 Canada 42 India 67 Morocco 92 Turkey
18 Chile 43 Indonesia 68 Nepal 93 Uganda
19 China 44 Ireland 69 Netherlands 94 Ukraine
20 Colombia 45 Israel 70 New Zeland 95 United Kingdom
21 Costa Rica 46 Italy 71 Norway 96 United States of America
22 Côte d’Ivoire 47 Jamaica 72 Pakistan 97 Uruguay
23 Croatia 48 Japan 73 Panama 98 Uzbekistan
24 Cyprus 49 Jordan 74 Peru 99 Venezuela
25 CZECH 50 Kazakhstan 75 Philippines 100 Viet Nam

» Evisa for children:

♦ Children more than 7 years old apply for eVisa, their guarantees have to apply individual information data form for a visa.

♦ Children under 7 years old can travel to Myanmar without e-visa if they satisfy these requirements:

  • Children have to travel with their parents or their guarantee.
  • Children information is applied in their guarantee passport.
  • Children information is added in the guarantees eVisa.
  • No permission paper will be denied to enter the country.

3. Document needed to get a Myanmar Visa

  • Passport validity must have at least 6 months till it expired.
  • One color photo (3,6cm x 4,8cm) of the last 3 months must be uploaded.
  • Visa, master, American Express or JCB credit card for 50 USD payment.

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Myanmar evisa photo requirement

⇒ Click here to get Myanmar evisa application form.

After apply for evisa application in the link above and the payment is made successfully:

  • You will receive an email acknowledgement within 1 hour after successful payment.
  • The processing time is up to 3 working days (Burmese time) for normal Tourist Visa, and 24 hours for Tourist Visa Express Service. Processing time starts when the application acknowledgement email is sent, after application is accepted and online payment is successful.
  • If the applicant has children under 7 years old on the same passport, you have to put the name of that child, date of birth in the minor section of the application form.

4. eVisa Fees & Available Port of Entries

♦ eVisa Fee:

  •  A single tourist entry visa for 28 days staying costs 50 USD.
  •  A tourist visa express service for 28 days staying cost 56 USD.

♦ Available Port of Entries for Myanmar evisa

  • Yangon International Airport
  • Mandalay International Airport
  • Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
  • Tachileik Land Border Checkpoint
  • Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint
  • Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint
  • Tamu Land Border Checkpoint
  • Ri Khaw Dar Land Border Checkpoint

If you are visiting Myanmar via cruise, please contact your tour agent for Pre - arrangement Visa on Arrival. You will not be able to use eVisa to enter Myanmar via seaport.

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5. Getting Myanmar visa from an embassy

You will receive your visa after few days apply at the Myanmar embassy in your country. If not, you can come to Myanmar embassies and consulates and addresses to get a visa.

You could get your visa at one of the most likely places: Thailand, either in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. The process in Bangkok is straightforward:

  • The visa section at the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok is open from 9am to 12pm (at noon) for applications and closed at weekends.
  • Tourist visa costs 1600 Thai baht (around $49USD. Rate can vary. Check again at https://www.xe.com/). Needs extra fee for faster process and done in day completion requires you to show plane tickets to Myanmar within 24 hours.
  • You will need two passport photos and a photocopy of the photo/personal details page of your passport. For same day visa completion, you will also need to show your plane ticket to Myanmar.
  • Visa is picked up from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

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Myanmar Visa Office in Bangkok

Address: 69 Pan Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

Completing those complicated procedure processes, you are ready for an exciting vacation right in Myanmar. 

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