Myanmar Visa and Passport Information
Once travelling to another country, visa is an indispensable formality with travelers. Specially, Myanmar visa is even more important for you if you intend to visit this country. In the Yangon travel guide here, we provide some information about this which can make your trip easier at the first steps.
But before digging deeper into the detailed instructions to get your Myanmar Visa, here are somethings you need to know:
Tourists from Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Spain, China, Macau and Hong Kong are permitted to apply for Myanmar Visa on Arrival at 3 international airports of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw from Oct 1st 2019 (1 year trial). Visa fee costs $US5o for 1 single entry with maximum staying of 30 days and cannot be extended.
Besides, Japanese and South Korean travellers are NOT required to pay visa fee when entering Myanmar from Oct 1st 2018 to 30th Sept 2019.
TOURIST MYANMAR VISA ARRANGED IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY
For the vast majority of travelers to Myanmar, the easiest visa to obtain is a tourist visa. A tourist visa can be applied directly at the Myanmar Embassy of your home country. A tourist visa costs between US$20-50 but runs up to €50 in some Western Europe countries. Travelers will be required to submit the following when applying for a visa:
➡ A visa application form
➡ A photocopy of the passport photo page
➡ Three passport-sized photos with a white background
➡ Application fee
Those who intend to visit Myanmar are advised that a single entry tourist visa’s validity expires 90 days after issue and only allows a 28 days visit. Customs and immigration forms must still be filled out upon arrival.
MYANMAR VISA & E-VISA SERVICE
The electronic visa system is the most efficient way to obtain a 28-day tourist visa. The process takes 5 business days and costs 50 USD which must be paid in advance by credit or debit card. It is currently (as of October 2014) available for citizens of 67 countries but more countries are being added on a regular basis.
The visa is valid for arrival at Yangon International Airport only but should be available for Mandalay International Airport in the near future. Applications can be made on the Ministry of Immigration’s website: http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
Please be aware of the following information for any visa application:
♣ Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months at the time of departure from Myanmar
♣ You must provide a photograph (4cm x 6cm) taken within 3 months from the date of the visa application and the return airline ticket
♣ The maximum stay in Myanmar is 28 days
♣ The application fee of 50 USD per person can be paid by credit card (Visa, Master) and will not be refunded if visa application is rejected
♣ A confirmation email will be sent to you within one hour after submitting your application
♣ The average processing time for each application is 5 days
♣ The e-visa is valid for a period of 3 months after the date of issue
For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Immigration above.
EXTENSIONS & OVERSTAYING YOUR MYANMAR VISA
Travelers to Myanmar are not permitted to extend their tourist visas, but overstaying is a possible option for those who may exceed their 28 days within the Union. A fine of $3 per day plus a $3 “registration fee” is charged. There is no exact regulation, but travelers should not exceed this by over two weeks.
Over stayers are advised to have exact change ready at the immigration department at the airport (as they are not likely to change $100 bills and they won’t take Kyat). Note, overstaying your visa may lead to difficulties with airport immigration if you’re planning domestic flights, particularly in far-flung airports (like Sittwe or Myitkyina). It’s wise to stick with land routes.
MYANMAR VISA & PASSPORTS
All visitors to Myanmar are required to carry a valid passport and a Myanmar visa. The passports must be valid for six months beyond the intended stay.
Certain regions in Myanmar require special permission for travel. In order to secure this approval we may ask for a scanned copy of your passport in advance. For specific areas, we need this scanned copy at least 3-4 weeks in advance in order to assure the paperwork completion.
From time to time, due to varying issues, places are closed without prior notice. In this case we will do our best to propose and alternate plan after consulting with you.
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