Myanmar is a popular travel destination that attracts many visitors each year. However, in order to enter this unique country, most travelers should have a visa, otherwise, they will be denied entry. Applying for a Myanmar visa is easy, due to the online e-visa system Myanmar has put into place since 2014.
If you plan on visiting Myanmar and are wondering how to get a Myanmar visa, where to apply and how much it costs, here’s all the information you need.
Make sure you have a valid passport, otherwise you won’t be able to apply for a visa.
Who needs a Myanmar visa?
Most foreign citizens require a visa to enter Myanmar. Visa-free travel is only permitted for :
- People who have passports from Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos and are permitted visa-free travel for 14 days approximately.
- Also, citizens from South Korea, Macau, Japan, and Hong Kong are permitted visa-free travel for up to 28 days.
Everyone else who wants to visit Myanmar either for a holiday or business purposes is required to get a visa first.
Types of Myanmar visas
There are three types of Myanmar visas you can apply for, tourist visas, express tourist visas and business visas.
Tourist visas cost 99 EUR and allow you to stay in the country for 28 days, which can be extended by 14 days.
Business visas allow you to stay for 70 days in Myanmar.
You can also apply for express tourist visas allow you to stay for 28 days in the country like the standard ones but the difference is that they are processed faster.
Each visa is valid for 3 months after the date of her issue.
How do I get a Myanmar visa?
You can apply for a visa in the Myanmar embassy of your country by having a valid passport, some recent photos of you and cash or a credit card. Consular officers will explain to you everything you need to do. However, if your country doesn’t have a Myanmar embassy, don’t worry. There is an online e-visa system where you can apply in order to get one. You should visit the official Ministry of Immigration website, fill in an application for your visa, and make a payment with your credit card.
How long until I get my Myanmar visa?
When it comes to Myanmar visas you won’t have to wait for long. The amount of time it takes for your visa application to be processed can vary from one to three working days. When you apply for a tourist e-visa, you can choose between 3 types of processing :
Standard processing is the most affordable of the three.
Rush processing 1 which costs 99EUR and you will have your visa in 2 business days
Rush processing 2 which comes at a cost of 99EUR and is the fastest, since it gives you the opportunity to have your visa in 12 hours.