It is now feasible to apply for a Myanmar visa while traveling in another country in Southeast Asia. So it has become possible to extend your trip to Myanmar without first having had a visa issued in your own country.
You can get a Myanmar tourist visa valid for three months and for a single-entry 28-day stay, from the embassies in major cities such as Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. It takes between 1 and 4 working days to issue a visa, depending on the fees paid.
- Basically, you need a passport with at least 6 months’ validity and enough blank pages, a photocopy of your passport, 2 passport photos, a completed application form, and copies of travel documents
- Apply in the morning and pick your visa up in the afternoon, at Myanmar’s embassy in the city
- Visa fees are payable in cash only
- Please check the embassy holidays carefully
- Do not lose your receipt, important for picking up your passport
- Double-check your visa information before leaving the embassy
- Obtain a visa on your passport, different from an E-visa
Applying for a Myanmar visa from cities in southeast asia
Many tourists would prefer this way of obtaining a visa to Myanmar, especially those who do not have a Myanmar embassy in their home towns. It requires pretty much the same time and trouble as obtaining an E-visa online, which needs to be stamped onto your passport at a specified place of entry.
Please have your hotels and return flights in Myanmar booked, to be provided as supplementary application materials. Double-check the process time and embassy holidays to make sure you get your visa on time.
Getting a Myanmar visa from Bangkok
Bangkok is the most popular city from which foreigners apply for a Myanmar visa, with a simple and quick process. You should try to get to the embassy early, maybe around 7 am, to be near the front of the queue. You can get your application form from the copy shop 100 m down the street, to get everything ready and save time.
- Bring your passport, a photocopy of your passport, 2 passport photos and the address where you will be staying in Myanmar
- Fill in the application form, which can be found at the front counter
- Prepare one photo glued to the application form and another loose
- Have all the paperwork ready and obtain a queue number from one of the windows
- Sit and wait for your number to be called (normally around 2 hours)
- Turn in all your documents and you may be questioned about travel arrangements
- Pay the visa fee (cash only) in exchange for a receipt and be informed when to pick up the visa (usually in the afternoon from 15:30 to 16:30 hrs)
- Pick up your visa using your receipt and double-check it before leaving the window
Address: 132, Sathorn Nua Road, BANGKOK 10500
Opening Hours: 09:00–12:00 and 13:00–16:30 hrs from Monday to Friday
Processing Days and Cost: 3-day pick up – 800 Baht
next-day pick up – 1000 Baht
express one-day service – 1260 Baht
Getting a Myanmar visa from Chiang Mai
The embassy re-opened just 3 years ago and is not as crowded as in Bangkok. The process is easy. It normally takes around 15 minutes to pay for your visa. But it takes around 3-4 days to get your passport back with the regular service.
- Fill in the application forms after arriving the embassy at the opening time
- Bring your passport, a photocopy of your passport, 2 passport photos and the address of where you will be staying in Myanmar
- One photo glued to the application form and another loose
- Get in line to submit all your documents (the waiting time depends on how many people are ahead of you)
- Pay the visa fees (cash only) in exchange for a receipt and find out when to pick up the visa (probably in the afternoon from 15:30 to 16:30 hrs)
- Use your receipt to pick up your passport and double-check it before leaving the window
Address: 9/4 Manee Nopparat Soi 3, Amphoe Mueang, CHIANG MAI 50200
Opening Hours: 09:00–12:00 and 13:00–16:30 hrs from Monday to Friday
Processing Days and Cost: 3-4 days standard service – 1600 Baht one-day express service – 2400 Baht
Getting a Myanmar visa from Singapore
It is more complicated to get a Myanmar visa from Singapore than from other places. You have to make an appointment online before visiting the embassy, which is not in a convenient location. It is much easier and cheaper to have a travel agent do it for you.
- Book the appointment online: http://www.mesingapore.org.sg/visa.html to select a date for going to the embassy
- Complete all your details online and upload a digital photo to the system
- The embassy will email you some documents which need to be printed out and filled in by hand
- Bring everything you need (application form, name card/business card, a photocopy of passport with photo shown, a photocopy of IC/PR/EP/Student Pass both sides, 2 recent photos, valid passport) to the embassy on the appointed date between 8 am and midday
- Hand over all the documents to the staff, who only need 10 minutes more to view it
- Pay the visa fee and obtain your collection slip
- Collect your passport with visa on the afternoon of the same day
Address: 15, St Martin’s Drive, SINGAPORE 257996
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri, 9:00–13:00 and 14:00–17:00
Processing Days and Cost: one-day collection – 35 USD + 10 USD administration fee
Getting a Myanmar visa from Kuala Lumpur
You do not need to go to the embassy anymore to get your Myanmar visa. Three years ago, they outsourced the visa processing to a company named Ever Fine Travel & Tours. You can apply for your visa in the morning and have it on the afternoon of the same day.
- Pick up an application form at the service counter at 09:30 am
- Hand in all your documents (completed application form, 2 passport-sized photos, photocopy of passport, passport, address in Myanmar, return flight confirmation) to staff for checking
- Obtain a queue number and wait in the waiting area
- Submit your passport and all your paperwork to the counter when your turn comes
- Pay the visa fee in cash, to obtain a receipt
- Return in the afternoon between 16:30–17:30 hrs to collect the visa using your receipt
Address: No 19–21, M–Floor, Jalan Tun Perak, 5000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9:30–12:30 and 13:30–17:00 hrs
Processing Days and Cost: one-day collection – 223RM
Getting a Myanmar visa from Hanoi
There is less information showing online than some years ago.
- Please contact the embassy to double-check you have all the documents needed; basically a valid passport, 2 passport-sized photos, an application form, photocopy of passport, passport, the confirmation of your hotels and flights in Myanmar
- Have your passport and all paper work prepared to hand to the staff
- Pay the visa fee (Vietnamese Dong are not accepted)
- Pick up your passport on the agreed date
Address: No. 298A, Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, HANOI
Please contact the embassy to verify the address, opening hours and necessary documents: (+84) (4) 3845 3369 / (+84) (4) 3823 2056.
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri, 9:00–13:00 and 14:00–17:00 hrs
Processing Days and Cost: normal process (6-10 days) – 20 USD express process (2-3 days) – 40 USD
|Bangkok||Chiang Mai||Singapore||Kuala Lumpur||Hanoi|
|Address||132, Sathorn Nua Road, BANGKOK 10500||9/4 Manee Nopparat Soi 3, Amphoe Mueang, CHIANG MAI 50200||15, St Martin’s Drive, SINGAPORE 257996||No 19–21, M-Floor, Jalan Tun Perak, 5000 KUALA LUMPUR||No. 298A, Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, HANOI|
|Opening Hours||9:00–12:00 and 13:00–16:30 hrs from Monday to Friday||9.00–12.00 and 13.00–16.30 hrs from Monday to Friday||Mon–Fri, 9.00–13 and 14:00–17:00 hrs||Mon–Fri 9:30–12:30 and 13:30–17:00 hrs||Mon–Fri, 9:00–13:00 hrs and 14:00– 17:00 hrs|
|Processing Days and Cost||3 days pick up - 800 Baht next-day pick up - 1000 Baht express one-day service - 1260 Baht||2-3 days standard service – 1600 Baht one-day express service – 2400 Baht||one-day collection – 35 USD + 10 USD administration fee||one-day collection – 223RM||normal process (6-10 days) – 20 USD express process (2-3 days) – 40 USD|
|Visa Collection Time||in the afternoon from 15:30 to 16:30 hrs||in the afternoon from 15:30 to 16:30 hrs||in the afternoon||in the afternoon from 16:30 to 17:30 hrs||to be advised|
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