Traveling to Myanmar and want to apply for the Myanmar eVisa online? Getting a Myanmar visa is so easy in 2021.
We just returned from our first trip to Myanmar and got our visa online and here’s how to do it!
How To Get An Myanmar eVisa Online
Before you travel to Myanmar check the visa regulations for your nationality. We are American citizens and had to apply for a Myanmar visa online prior to travel. We applied for a Myanmar visa online here and were approved within 3 days.
The easiest way to get a Myanmar visa is with iVisa. For those that want to have a professional company handle your Myanmar visa for you, iVisa can do that for you. It’s super cheap & quick. Click here for more details on iVisa Myanmar visa process, the service fee is only $25.
Where to Get A Myanmar Visa the Easiest
Hands down the easiest way to get a visa is by hiring a visa company. We highly recommend iVisa, they are the visa professionals that will sort your visa out for you and only for a $25 visa fee. They’ll let you know exactly what you need, what documents your missing, and apply for your visa according to your travel dates. Click here for more details.
Information Needed to Apply for Myanmar eVisa
- Port of entry which specific airport or land border you will enter Myanmar. However you may be able to enter any of the designed International port of entries, but it will be easy & faster if you use the one listed on your visa.
- Digital color passport photo, there is a resize tool on the application website, the image must be resized or the photo will be distorted. Our photo dimensions were 833 x 1000 px.
- Accommodation in Myanmar, I just listed my first hotel’s name and address.
- Occupation, if you are unemployed and traveling it’s best to list your old job title. This is what we always do when filling out visas and immigration forms.
- Passport number, expiration date, and issued date.
Note: You may be asked to present an onward ticket when checking into your flight or from the immigration officer. Even though you may have a visa the airline or immigration officers may deny you if you can’t provide one.
Other Things To Know Before Applying For An Myanmar Visa
- Passport must be valid for 6 months from arriving into Myanmar. This is a common rule. Just think it as your passport expires 6 months before the actual expiration date.
- Passport Color Photo must have been taken in the past 3 months.
- Credit card needed to pay the application fee.
- 3 business days average time to process applications. Be mindful of the Burmese holidays.
- Arriving by cruise ship you cannot apply for eVisa to Myanmar.
Who Needs A Myanmar Visa
Almost all foreign tourists require a visa to enter Myanmar. Only the following nationalities can travel to Myanmar without a visa:
For a complete list of the countries who can apply for a Myanmar eVisa click here.
Please do NOT send us an email asking us questions about getting a Myanmar visa, we will not respond to these emails. Please reach out to iVisa they can help with your visa questions and needs.
Quick eVisa Facts & FAQ
- A Myanmar eVisa costs $50 USD
- Single Entry Visa
- 28 Day Visa
- Valid for 90 days from issue date
Note: You are not guaranteed your Myanmar visa will be approved and if it isn’t approved you will not be refunded the visa fee.
We paid the visa online with our credit card and we were emailed a copy of our visas. Make sure to print out a copy or two of your visa to present when arriving in Myanmar.
We were asked to show our visas when checking into our flight at the Chiang Mai airport. We also had to present our Myanmar eVisa at Mandalay airport immigration.
We were never asked to show our eVisa again but had the extra copies available if needed.
Myanmar Entry Points Allowing eVisa
Right now you can travel to Myanmar with an eVisa and enter from the following locations:
- Yangon International Airport
- Mandalay International Airport
- Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
- Mae Sai/Tachileik land border
- Mae Sot/Myawaddy land border
- Ranong/Kawthaung land border
- Tamu Land Border
- Rih Khaw Dar Land Border
The eVisa is only valid for the above entry points. If you enter from another China, India or other Thailand border control points your visa will not allow entry into Myanmar. We traveled through Mandalay International airport and had no issues.
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How Long is A Myanmar Visa Valid?
Myanmar eVisa’s are valid for 90 days from the issued date. Our visas were issued on December 28th, 2016 and therefore they were valid until March 28, 2017. The eVisa however, is only valid for a 28-day stay and it’s a single entry.
So if you plan on spending 2 weeks in Myanmar and then 2 weeks in Thailand but want to go back to Myanmar you’ll have to apply for another Myanmar visa on your return trip. If you’d like to stay longer than 28 days in Myanmar you could overstay your visa, more detail below.
Overstaying On A Myanmar Visa
If you happen to fall in love with Myanmar and want to spend more than 28 days it is possible to overstay your visa. In other countries like Thailand, you’d go and get a visa extension in advance but in Myanmar, you’ll just pay an overstay fee. The cost to overstay a Myanmar visa is $3 per day. Unlike Thailand that charges 500 baht a day for overstaying.
At the international airports, you’ll see a sign for Immigration Over Stay this is where you’ll pay the additional fee for overstaying Myanmar visa. They will put an overstay stamp/stay permitted in your passport, don’t worry this isn’t a bad thing like in other countries. I have been told you can also pay the overstay fee at the land borders, but haven’t personally been there to witness this.
Note: While you are traveling around Myanmar your visa will have an expiration date that has expired and some guesthouses will not allow you to stay there on an expired visa. They are afraid of getting in trouble with the government as the hotels are very compliant with the rules. You can try and explain to them you are overstaying Myanmar visa and paying the fee when leaving.
Myanmar is an amazing country and one that we urge travelers to get to sooner than later. Myanmar is changing at a rapid pace and we felt our trip in 2017 was even a few years late. We would have loved to travel to Myanmar 10 years ago.
That being said, you can still climb up the temples and get some epic views which is likely to change soon. I wouldn’t be surprised if UNESCO put a stop to this in the coming years limiting the number of temples travelers can access.
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