Visa for Myanmar application
The visa for Myanmar (Burma)
Are you going on a holiday to Myanmar? Then you need to apply for a visa before departure. Applying for a Myanmar visa is quick and easy with the online application form. The costs are £74.95 per person.
Until further notice, it will be virtually impossible to travel to Myanmar due to the strict anti-coronavirus rules that are currently in place. However, you can still apply for a visa for a trip later this year. Before you do, first read all about the coronavirus in Myanmar.
How can I apply for this visa?
1. Apply for visa
Apply for the Myanmar visa by filling in the online application form.
2. Pay online
Pay safely and speedily with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.
3. Print it
The visa is sent to you by e-mail within 7 days. When urgent, often within 24 hours.
Explanation Myanmar visa
All British and Irish citizens that are travelling to Myanmar in 2021 or 2022 must apply for a visa. Only inhabitants of Myanmar and a limited number of other Asian countries do not need a visa to enter the country. Consequently, the visa requirement applies to all British and Irish tourists, regardless of age. In recent years, it has become possible to submit the application online. It is therefore no longer necessary to visit the Myanmar embassy in order to apply for a Myanmar visa.
What is the visa for Myanmar? The visa for Myanmar is an electronic document and is thus also called the e-visa. After approval, it is sent to you by e-mail. Strictly speaking the visa itself is not sent, but a so-called “approval letter”. This is a confirmation which states that the concerning traveller will be allowed to enter Myanmar. At the passport check after arrival, the actual visa will be affixed to the passport. All costs of the Myanmar visa are already charged during the online application procedure. No additional payments need to be made on arrival.
Validity of the visa
The tourist visa has a validity duration of 90 days. During this period, you can stay in Myanmar for a maximum of 28 consecutive days. Even travellers that arrive in Myanmar on the 90th day after approval of the visa can stay in the country 28 days from the day of arrival. It is therefore possible to postpone the final date of arrival after the submission of an application. The visa can be used to enter the country a single time. If you leave and want to return to Myanmar at a later date, you will need to apply for a new visa.
Requirements for the traveller and the trip
To qualify for the electronic travel permit for Myanmar which can be applied for through this website, travellers and their travel plans must meet a number of requirements. The most important ones are listed here:
- The passport of the traveller must be valid for at least 6 more months after arrival in Myanmar
- To apply for a visa, at least one overnight stay must already have been booked
- It is not permitted to perform (volunteer) work with a tourist visa
- Travellers must be able to present a return or transit ticket on arrival
Arrival and departure locations
It is only possible to enter Myanmar at the international airports of Yangon (RGN), Mandalay (MDL) and Nay Pyi Taw (NYT), or through the border crossings of Kawthaung, Tachileik, Tamu or Rik Khaw Dar. Leaving the country is likewise only allowed through these airports and border crossings, as well as at Htikee. Travellers that want to enter the country at a different place need to apply for a specific travel permit at the Myanmar embassy.
Myanmar visa application
Applying for the Myanmar visa can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week entirely online through this website. It is advised submitting the application at least several weeks before departure. It is not necessary to have already booked a flight ticket to apply for the Myanmar visa. The normal procedure takes about a week. Travellers that are arriving within ten days are advised to make use of the urgent procedure.
How does applying for the Myanmar visa work? The first step is filling out the online application form. The next step is making the payment. This can be done with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal. After making the payment, you will be asked to upload a passport photo. This can even be a selfie, provided it meets the requirements listed on the upload page. As soon as this has been provided, the application is processed. Granting usually follows within 7 days, unless the visa is applied for more than 30 days before departure. The visa is sent to you by e-mail. It is important to print it and take it with you to Myanmar. More explanation about the procedure can be found on the explanation page.
Urgent Myanmar visa
Tourists that urgently need a visa for Myanmar can make use of the urgent procedure. This can be done with the same application form used for a normal application. When the option "urgent delivery" is checked, the visa is granted within 24 hours instead of 7 days, often within several hours. An additional fee of £15.00 per person is charged for this.
Apply for the Myanmar visa right away. You can start your Myanmar visa application right away. Do you have any questions? Read the page with frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question there, you can always contact our customer service, by phone or by e-mail.
Experiences with the visa for Myanmar174 people rate the visa with a 9,5/10
Great communication. I was kept up to date about the status of my application throughout the entire process.
Cheap and efficient. Recommend it to all my friends!
Applied for it yesterday, and found the visa in my inbox this morning!
e-Visa.co.uk is a professional visa bureau and supports travellers in acquiring a visa for Myanmar. However, e-Visa.co.uk is in no way part of the Myanmar government. It is also possible to apply for a visa at the Myanmar immigration office (tourism $50 per person via evisa.moip.gov.mm). In that case, you will be unable to use our support centre, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to resolve urgent issues and answer your questions. We also manually check applications and all provided documents for common mistakes before submitting them. We do this within 72 hours at the latest, but usually within an hour after receiving your payment. If we suspect errors or any incompleteness, we will contact you personally immediately to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. Our services have already saved many travellers from major problems during their travels. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the entire purchase cost (unless an application for an visa Myanmar has been rejected for the same traveller before). Read more about our services.