The application procedure for the Myanmar visa proceeds entirely online. It is not necessary to make a visit to the embassy or consulate. Applying takes five minutes; granting takes several hours to a week, depending on the chosen delivery time.
Step 1: Check if you meet the visa requirements
Virtually all travelers that want to travel to Myanmar meet all of the requirements tied to the visa. Regardless, it is recommended to closely read the requirements beforehand to avoid any potential problems.
Step 2: Gather information
Before the visa for Myanmar is applied for, it is useful to gather some information. This way, the application form in the next step can be ran through quickly and easily.
It is possible to submit an application for a single visa or for an entire group at once. For a group application, the same form can be used. At the bottom of the form, the button ‘add traveler’ can be clicked, making it so extra fields appear an additional traveler. If a group application is utilized for the Myanmar visa, it is important to gather the following information for all traveler who a visa is being applied for.
First of all, the contact information is asked for. This concerns the information of one of the traveler. The e-mail address that is filled in here is used to send all the visas to after approval. If the traveler in the group application live on different addresses, this is not a problem; this information only needs to be filled in for one person.
A number of details regarding the trip need to be filled in, being:
- The expected date of arrival*
- The border crossing or airport of arrival**
- The address of a booked overnight stay in Myanmar***
* = The actual date of arrival can differ from this. Read more about this on the page about the validity duration of the Myanmar visa.
** = It is only permitted to arrive through one of the border crossing or airports that are mentioned on the page with the requirements of the visa.
*** = It is not necessary to have already established all overnight stays, only a single location is asked for.
Of each traveler, certain information needs to be copied from the passport. This concerns:
- The complete first and last name
- Date of birth
- Date of issue and expiration date of the passport
If the traveler has an employer, the profession needs to be provided.
Of each traveler for who a visa is being applied for, a passport photo needs to be delivered. This can be done easily through the upload-tool. Virtually all file formats are accepted. However, it must be a photo with a clear and sharp focus, with a white background. A selfie can also suffice.
Bagan, a popular destination in Myanmar, was the capital of the ancient Pagan empire
Step 3: Filling in the visa application form
Applying for he Myanmar visa happens entirely online through the digital application form. Open it by pressing the button below:
Open the application form “Myanmar visa”
Next, fill in the information as described in step 2. If it is not clear what is meant with a question, click on the input field. On the right, further explanation will automatically appear. If you fill in the form on your mobile phone or tablet, click the symbol with a question mark for more information.
Be careful when copying the passport information
On arrival in Myanmar, you will be asked for printed proof of approval. Furthermore, a check is performed based on the passport number of each traveler. Travelers whose passport number does not appear in the database with approved visas are not allowed entry into Myanmar. If a wrong passport is typed in to the application form, this can result in the visa being declared invalid. Very carefully check all filled in passport information before submitting the application.
Step 4: Pay for the visa cost
After the application form has been completely filled in, click ‘Apply for visa’ at the bottom of the form. You will be forwarded to the control page. Here, you can once more check all filled in information for any mistakes. If required, you can remedy them here.
At the bottom of the control page, you will be asked to choose a payment method to pay for the Myanmar visa cost. Here, a choice can be made from Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal. No transaction costs are charged, regardless of the chosen method.
Step 5: Provide a passport photo (upload)
Right after completing the payment, the upload page is shown. Here, a passport photo can be uploaded for each traveler whom a visa was applied for. Virtually all formats and file sizes are accepted. The passport photo is automatically cropped in the right proportion.
Step 6: Receive Approval Letter
If a normal application is submitted, an Approval Letter is sent by e-mail within 7 days. This is a confirmation that the visa is granted. The actual visa is only applied to the passport after arrival in Myanmar. It is not necessary to make an appointment with a consulate or embassy beforehand. No additional costs are charged for applying the visa to the passport in Myanmar.
Application that are submitted through an urgent application are granted sooner. Tourists with urgency receive their Approval Letter within 24 hours.
Step 7: Travel to Myanmar and passing the passport check
It is very important that each traveler takes their passport and their own Approval Letter on their trip. These need to be provided on arrival in Myanmar. The Approval Letter needs to be printed on A4 (black and white or colour). Showing the Approval Letter on a digital screen is not enough. At the moment that the visa is applied to the passport in Myanmar, it is stamped right away; from that moment, the validity term starts. This is 28 days for tourists. Travelers need to leave the country on the final day of this term at the latest.