Myanmar Visa Information

Birmanie_visaGuide for Myanmar visa! We offer brief Myanmar visa information including: where to apply Myanmar visa, the requirements, and eVisa.
Obtaining a visa is required to enter Burma except for people in some Asian countries that have signed a bilateral agreement with Burma.

The visa can be issued:

  • either directly by the Embassy / Consulate of Myanmar in your country of residence
  • either online (eVisa)
  • or upon arrival at Burmese airports (only for business trips)

Please note that the visa issued by the Burmese authorities is valid for 3 months after the date of issuance or for a period of 28 consecutive days on site. Also, we advise you not to ask too soon but not at the last minute either. Embassies and consulates require between 5-10 working days for the formalities. It is best to start your process at least three or four weeks before departure to avoid any unexpectancy.

Obtain at embassy/ consulate
Notable Myanmar visa information- the procedure for obtaining a visa. The requirement of applying Myanmar visa at embassies is slightly different, sometimes it takes two photos, sometimes only one. Therefore we recommend you check their formalities first. In addition, it is best to call before going to embassy to make sure it is open because sometimes embassies closed several days in the Burmese New Year in April, for example. The visa can be obtained by mail in France and Switzerland. It is free for children under 7 on the passport of one parent.

Necessary papers to the embassies:

  • the passport valid 6 months after return date and with a blank page;
  • 1 completed visa application form (Form 2 for Belgium);
  • 2 passport size color photos, recent and identical (for Belgium it takes 1 scanned photo on CD, memory card or USB key in addition);
  • Visa fees are payable in cash at the Embassy of Myanmar (EUR 25 for France and Belgium, 30 CHF for Switzerland; 30 CAD in Canada);
  • Roundtrip airfare for Switzerland only.

Here is the list of Burmese Embassies: http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/embassy.aspx

Myanmar Visa online (eVisa)
Birmanie_visa2This simple and convenient formality for travelers was implemented in September 2014.
So you can apply for your eVisa on the official website of the Burmese Ministry of Immigration: http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/index.aspx .
The approval of this visa will be sent (in your email) within 3-5 working days after the request. This is considered a prior authorization for the real visa on arrival. You must print it to present to the Burmese Immigration on arrival at one of the international airports in Myanmar: Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw. They will stamp your passport.
Evisa costs 50 US dollars. This amount is not refundable in case of refusal (rare for tourists). Payments will be made directly on the site by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB card).
Please note that your passport valid for 6 months after date of return is still required.

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