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Myanmar Visa Overview

Starting 1st. September 2014, you can apply for Myanmar e-visa online through Myanmar Government website. Payment can be made online using a credit card. Acknowledgement will be sent to the applicant's email, and the process will take up to 5 working days.

A passport with at least six months validity, and an entry visa is required for all visitors to Myanmar. Basically, there are four types of visa issued by Myanmar embassies and consulates: Tourist Visa, Social Visit Visa, Business Visa, and Meditation Visa.

You can enter Myanmar through either Yangon or Mandalay International airports. However, Myanmar immigration requires you to leave the country at the same port of entry. Another way to enter Myanmar is through Myanmar-China border, or Myanmar-Thailand border. Overland entry is permitted to China and Thai nationals at their respective border points with border pass. Third party tourists from other countries require a valid passport with a Tourist Visa (Package Tour) and must be picked up at the border point by their tour operators.

For official updates, please refer to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website: http://www.mofa.gov.mm

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Did you know?
Myanmar has changed its national flag in 2010. Yellow, green and red stripes were originally used during 1943-45 period.

Tourist Visa

Tourist visa is valid for a stay of 28 days, and it is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Tourist visa cannot be extended or renewed. The two sub-categories of tourist visa are Foreign Independent Travel (FIT) and Package Tour Group (EVT).

Package Tour Group requires a letter of invitation from a registered tour company, such as Asia Pearl Travels.

Social Visit Visa

Ex-Myanmar citizens and immediate family members are eligible for a single entry Social Visit Visa valid for a stay of 28 days.

Social Visit Visa is extendable at the Immigration Department in Yangon for 3 months, and it is possible to extend further.

Your second extension of the Social Visit Visa will be valid for an another 3 months. As of early 2012, division level immigration is issuing subsequent extensions 3 months at a time instead of 1 year.

Please note that after change in government in 2011 with more authorities given to the local and division levels, there are now more application steps.

First, you must get necessary paper from your neighborhood Council "Yut-Kwat". With the recommendation from "Yut-Kwat" in a standard form, get the paper work done at the Township ( Myo Nare) level.

In addition, you must now go to Regional District ( Khayaing ) and Division ( tine ) to submit Form-C and Stay Extension Documents. Be sure to get your file number and note down the date of submission.

Keep photo copies of your original Form-C application at the Regional District office if you plan on making further extensions, as it must be attached in subsequent applications.

Processing time at Division level immigration department (now located at former parliament building) will take about a week from the day you get your file number. If your visa should expire prior to the completion of this process, you will NOT be fined for visa overstay, provided that your visa is still valid at the time you get your file number.

Finally, go to the immigration office on Pan-Soe Dan Road. You must submit additional two photos, and fill up more forms. Bring photocopies of necessary documents and your passport. It would be a good idea to make your first trip there for inquiries and to get the forms.

If you arrive to the office around 10:30 AM, you should get your visa sticker in the afternoon. Do not go so early. Office work usually starts around 10 AM.

Finally, make your payment in dollar or FEC.

You can expect the whole process to take anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 weeks depending on the workload at each department. Be prepared to spend about 30,000 kyats for each extension plus the extension fee, which is not much compared to other countries.

Business Visa

Latest: The immigration department has planned to issue On arrival Business Visa that allows 70 days stay starting June 1st, 2012. The application fee is USD 40.

Business Visa is valid for a stay of 10 weeks, extendable up to 12 months on case-by case basis.

Business travelers who enter Myanmar frequently (3 or more times in a year) could take advantage of the Multiple Journey Entry Business Visa (MJEV), which may be obtained at the discretion of the embassy official.

First time visitors are not eligible to apply MJEV.

Meditation Visa

Myanmar is the only country in the world to issue a type of visa called Meditation Visa, which is valid for a 3 months stay.

Original sponsor letter from the meditation Center/Monastery/ Venerable Sayadaw in Myanmar is required.

Stay Vs. Validity of Visa

This question needs further elaboration. A tourist visa, for example, is valid for a stay of 28 days. The visa sticker pasted by the embassy on your passport states that the visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue. Does it mean that the 28 days stay must be included within those 3 months? For example, if the visa is issued on August 1st and valid until November 1st, must you enter the country by October 4th, so that you can stay for 28 days till November 1st.?

The answer is no, the 28-days stay does not fall within those 3 months. You can enter Myanmar any time before the date of your visa expiration date. The Immigration at the airport will stamp a 28-day stay from the date of your arrival. But, why wait till the last minute?

Myanmar Embassies & Consulates Abroad

Note: Consulates are listed with (*).
Country
Address
Phone
Fax
Australia
22, Arkana Street, Yarralumla A.C.T 2600,Canberra
mecanberra@bigpond.com
http://www.myanmarembassycanberra.com
(61-2)6273-3811
(61-2)6273-3751
(61-2)6273-4357
Bangladesh
No.3 Block-Ne(L), Road No 84, Gulshan-2, Dhaka
mynembdk@siriusbroadband.com
mynembdk@siriusbb.com
(88-02)-989 6331
(88-02)-989 6298
(88-02)-989 6373
(88-02)882-3740
Belgium
Boulevard Gineral Washis 9,l030, Brussels.
visa@embassyofmyanmar.be
http://www.mebrsl.freeservers.com/
32 2 701 93 80
32 2 701 93 81
32 2 705 50 48
Brazil
SHIS QL 13, Conjunto 08 Casa 09,
Lago Sul CEP 71635-080 Brasilia-DF
mebrasillia@gmail.com
http://www.mebrsl.freeservers.com/
(00-55-61)248-3747
(00-55-61)364-3145
(00-55-61)364-2747
Brunei
No.14 lot 2185/46292 Simpang 212
Jalan Kampong Rimba Gadong 3385, Darussalam
POST CODE - BE-3119 P.O. BOX 1309, POST OFFICE GADONG 3113
myanmar@brunet.bn
(673-2)450-506
(673-2)450-507
(673-2)451-008
Cambodia
181,Preah Norodom Boulevard
Boeung Keng Kang 1 Khan Chamccarmon
Phnom Penh
mephnompenh@yahoo.com
(855-23)213-663
(855-23)213-664
(855-23)213-6665
Canada
85 Range Road Suite 902-903
Sandringham Bldg,
Ottawa, Ontario, KIN 8J6
meott@rogers.com
(613)232-6434
(613)232-6435
China, People's Republic
6, Dong Zhi Men Wai Street
Chao Yang District, Beijing 100600
info@myanmarembassy.com
(86-10)-6532 1425
(86-10)6532 1584
(86-10)6532-0714
(86-10)6532-1488
(86-10)6532-1624
(86-10)6532-1344
China, Hong Kong*
Room 2401-2405 & 2436-2440, 24th Floor,
Sun Hung Kai Centre,
30 Harbour Road,
Wanchai, Hong Kong
myancghk@netvigator.com
http://myanmar.e-consulate.org
(852) 2827 9843
(852) 2827 6597
China, Kunming*
No. 99 Ying Bin Lu,
Guan Du Qu, Kunmin, 650214 mcg@kunming@gmail.com
http://www.mcg-kunming.com
(86) (871) 816-2810
(86) (871) 816-2805
Egypt
No.24, Mohamed Mazhar St.,
Zamalek, Cairo 11211
embassy-myanmar@access.com.eg
(202)736-2644
(202)735-4176
(202)735-1568
(202)736-6793
France
No.60, Rue de Courcelles,
75008-PARIS
me-paris@wanadoo.fr
(33) 01 42 25 56 95
(33) 01 42 56 49 41
Germany
Thielallee 19, 14195 BERLIN - DAHLEM
emb.my.berlin@t-online.de
(0049 30)206-1570
(0049 30)2061-5720
(0049 30)8441-8390
Greece
No. 10, Skouze Street, Piraeus, GR 185 36
301-452 6026
301-452 4920
India
(009111)688-9007
(009111)688-9008
(009111)687-7942
Indonesia
109, Jl. Hajiagus Salim Menteng,
Jakarta Pusat
myanmar@cbn.net.id
(62 21)314-0440
(62 21)327-684
(62 21)327-204
Israel
12th, Textile Center Bld. No 2, Kufman Street, Tel-Aviv 68012
teltaman@zahav.net.il
http://www.metelaviv.co.il/
(972)(3)5170-7060
(972)(3)516-3364
(972)(3)516-3512
Italy
Viale Gioacchino Rossini,
No 18, Int 2 1st Floor 00198 Rome
meroma@tiscalinet.it
0039-06-8586-3343
0039-06-841-3167
Japan
8-26, 4-Chome,
Kita-Shinagawa-Ku,
Tokyo 140-0001
contact@myanmar-embassy-tokyo.net
http://www.myanmar-embassy-tokyo.net
(81)(03)3441-9291
(81)(03)441-9292
(81)(03)3441-9293
(81)(03)3441-9294
(81)(03)3441-9029
(81)(03)3441-9044
(81)(03)3447-7394
Laos
Lao-Thai Road, Watnak Village,Sisattanak District, P.O.Box No.11, Vientiane, LAO P.D.R.
mevlao@laotel.com
(856)(21)314-910
(856)(21)314-911
(856)(21)314-913
Lebanon
Charles de Gaulle Avenue Debahy Center,
7th Floor Sin El Fil, Beirut,
P.O. Box 11-0346 Beirut, Lebanon.
Jdebahy@Attmail.Com
(9611) 485-375,
(9611) 485-377
(9611) 502-974
Malaysia
No.8(C),Jalan Ampang Hillir
Kuala Lumpur 55000
mekl@tm.net.my

(603)4251-5595
(603)4251-4455
(603)4251-6355
(603)4251-3855
(603)4251-3535
Nepal
Nakkhu Height, Ward No. 4/Gasainbu
BhaiSepati, Lalitpurkathamdu, GPO BOX.2437
emb@myanmar.wlink.com.np

(0097)(1)552-1788
(0097)(1)524-788
(0097)(1)52-3402
Pakistan
House No. 273, Street No. 6,
F-10/3, Islamabad
meisb@isb.comsats.net.pk
(0092) (51) 211 4148
(0092) (51) 211 4148
Philippines
8th FLOOR, Gervasia Corporate centre,
152 Amorsolo Street,Legaspi Village,
Makati City, Metro Manila
myanila@mydestiny.net
(0063-2) 812-3644
(0063-2) 892-8866
Russia
41.Ul.B. Nikitskaya
(Gertsena), Moscow
myanmarembassy@vipmail.ru
(007)(095)291 05 34
(007)(095)956 31 86
Serbia
Kneza Miloza 72, Belgrade 11000
Mebel@Eunet.Yu
(381) (11) 3619-114
(381) (11) 3614-968
Singapore
15, St Martin's Drive
Singapore 257996
ambassador@mesingapore.org.sg
http://www.mesingapore.org.sg
(0065) 735-1672
(0065) 735-6576
(0065) 735-6236
South Africa
210, Leyds Street, Arcadia, Pretoria PO Box 12121 Queenswood 0121
euompta@global.co.za
http://www.myanemb-sa.net/
(27-12) 341 2557
27-12 341 2553
South Korea
723-1, 724-1, Hannam-Dong Yongsamn-Ku,
Seoul, 140-210
myanmar@kotis.net
(82-2) 796-9858, 796-7814
(82-2) (82-2) 796-5570
Sri Lanka
4(A),Rosmead Avenue,Rosmead Place, Colombo
mmembcmb@eureka.lk

(94) (1) 2696 440
(94) (1) 2672 014
(94) (1) (0094-11) 2682 052
Switzerland
(0041-22) 906 98 71
(0041-22) 732 89 19
The Netherlands
Baronielaan 59 48 18 PC Breda, The Netherlands
consul@worldonline.nl
0031 76 565 4870
0031 76 531 7327
Turkey
Cetin Emec Bul Vari, 7 Cadde 55/4, Ankara, Turkey
myanmarmission@verizon.net
(90 312) 472 5078
(90 312) 472 5016,
(90 312) 496 1376
Thailand
132, Sathorn Nua Road,
Bangkok 10500
mebkk@asianet.co.th


(662)233-2237
(662)234-4698
(662)233-7250
(662)234-0320
(662)637-9406
(662)236-6898
United Kingdom
19A, Charles St.
London W1J 5DX
Melondon@btconnect.com
(020) 7499 4340,
(020) 7493 7397
(020) 7409 7043
(020) 7493 9649
USA
2300, S Street, N.W,
Washington D.C. 20008
pyi.thayar@verizon.net
www.mewashingtondc.com
(202) 332-4350
(202) 332-4352
(202)332-4351
USA*
10 East 77th Street
New York, New York 10021
myanmar@un.int
(212) 744-1475
(212) 744-1279
(212) 744-1290
Vietnam
298A, Kim Ma Street, Hanoi
Myan.Emb@Fpt.Vn
(84-4) 3823-2056
(84-4) 3846-3213
(84-4) 3845-2404