Myanmar Visa on arrival

Most of nationalities need a visa to visit Myanmar, except for 14 countries which are granted an exemption. Previously, travelers get E-visa or Visa stamp prior to arrival through Myanmar Embassy/Consulate. Visa On Arrival (VOA) is now available to some nationalities.

Visa on Arrival Booth at Yangon International Airport

Visa on Arrival Booth at Yangon International Airport T1 (it is just before Immigration)

Some people misunderstand that Visa on arrival is the same as E-visa. In fact, they are two different ways to get Visa to Myanmar. E-visa is applied online in advance to get an approval letter. Travelers must show approval letter when they enter Myanmar. Visa on arrival is much more simple as you need to do nothing before the trip. You just fly in and get Visa granted at the arrival airports in Myanmar. Here is some updated information related to Visa on Arrival in Myanmar: Visa type, Fee, Citizen and VOA Requirement…

Tourist Visa

1. General information

– Visa fee: 50 USD
– Duration of stay: 30 days. It cannot be extended
– Only valid for a single entry. Re-entry will require a new visa.
– Visa on arrival is only issued at one of three international airports:
+ Yangon International Airport
+ Mandalay International Airport
+ Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
– Travelers are allowed to exit through any one of the International entry/exit points.
– Travelers can visit any places within the country, except for the restricted area for security reason.
– If applicant is denied to enter, you must return by the same flight.

2. Passport holder from the following countries are eligible to apply Visa On Arrival for Tourist Visa:

No. Country No. Country
1 Australia 8 Italy
2 Austria 9 Luxembourg
3 China 10 New Zealand
4 Czech 11 Russia
5 Germany 12 Spain
6 Hungary 13 Switzerland
7 India

3. Visa Exemption

Ordinary passport holders from the following countries are giving visa exemption for 14 days.
(a) Brunei
(b) Cambodia
(c) Indonesia
(d) Japan (30 days)
(e) Laos
(f) Philippines
(g) Singapore (30 days)
(h) South Korea (30 days)
(i) Thailand (by air via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay only)
(k) Vietnam

4. Requirements

– Have a valid passport which is still valid within at least 6 months from the date of entry into Myanmar.
– Bring two color photos (4cm x 6cm) which are taken within the past six months.
– Get a Visa On Arrival application form from the airlines, fill the information and submit at Visa on arrival counter at arrival airport.
– Prepare cash (USD notes) for visa fee. Credit card is not accepted.

Other Types Of Visa

1. General information

– Visa fee & duration of stay

Type of visa Duration of stay Visa fee
Business Visa 70 days 50 USD
Workshop/ Seminar/ Meeting/ Research Visa 28 days 40 USD
Transit Visa 24 hours 20 USD
Crew Visa 28 days 40 USD

Children under 7 years old accompanying with parents in the passport will be granted visa free of charge.
– Stay cannot be extended
– Port of entry:
+ Yangon International Airport
+ Mandalay International Airport
+ Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
– Applicants are not allowed to engage in any sort of work with or without charges, apart from the professions mentioned in the visa application form.
– Stay at the hotels, motels and guest houses holding legal licenses issued by Myanmar Government, and factories and workshops legally permitted as well as human dwellings; and exactly mention the address the applicant will stay at.
– Not be allowed to travel to the restricted areas without seeking prior permission.
– If applicant is denied to enter, you must return by the same flight.

2. Passport holder from the following countries and Taiwan are eligible to apply Visa On Arrival for Business Visa, Workshop/Seminar/Meeting/Research Visa, Transit Visa and Crew Visa:

No. Country No. Country
1 Australia 28 Laos
2 Austria 29 Latvia
3 Belgium 30 Lithuania
4 Brazil 31 Luxembourg
5 Brunei 32 Malaysia
6 Bulgaria 33 Malta
7 China 34 Norway
8 Canada 35 New Zealand
9 Cambodia 36 Netherland
10 Czech 37 Nepal
11 Cyprus 38 Poland
12 Croatia 39 Philippines
13 Denmark 40 Portugal
14 DPRK 41 Romania
15 Estonia 42 Russia
16 France 43 Switzerland
17 Finland 44 Singapore
18 Germany 45 South Africa
19 Greece 46 Spain
20 Hungary 47 Sweden
21 India 48 Slovakia
22 Indonesia 49 Slovenia
23 Italy 50 Thailand
24 Ireland 51 UK
25 Israel 52 USA
26 Japan 53 Ukraine
27 Korea 54 Vietnam

3. Requirements

– Have a valid passport which is still valid within at least 6 months from the date of entry into Myanmar.
– If you have children under 7 years’ old who hold separate passport, must prepare evidence of parent – children relationship.
– Bring two color photos (4cm x 6cm) which are taken within the past six months.
– Get a Visa On Arrival application form from the airlines, fill the information required and submit at Visa on arrival counter at arrival airport. Children above 7 years old need a separate form.
– Have the letter of invitation from the sponsoring company
– Prepare copies of company registration/business license/ evidence of permission to do business issued by the ministries concerned together with the application if the applicant is working in Myanmar.
– Have a letter of invitation by the ministries concerned if the applicant is going to attend meetings, workshops, events and ceremonies.
– Have an air ticket to the destination if the applicant is applying for transit visa.
– Prepare cash (Only new US Dollar notes) for visa fee. Credit card is not accepted.

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