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.CountryNo.Country
    1Australia8Italy
    2Austria9Luxembourg
    3China10New Zealand
    4Czech11Russia
    5Germany12Spain
    6Hungary13Switzerland
    7India

    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 visaDuration of stayVisa fee
    Business Visa70 days50 USD
    Workshop/ Seminar/ Meeting/ Research Visa28 days40 USD
    Transit Visa24 hours20 USD
    Crew Visa28 days40 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.CountryNo.Country
    1Australia28Laos
    2Austria29Latvia
    3Belgium30Lithuania
    4Brazil31Luxembourg
    5Brunei32Malaysia
    6Bulgaria33Malta
    7China34Norway
    8Canada35New Zealand
    9Cambodia36Netherland
    10Czech37Nepal
    11Cyprus38Poland
    12Croatia39Philippines
    13Denmark40Portugal
    14DPRK41Romania
    15Estonia42Russia
    16France43Switzerland
    17Finland44Singapore
    18Germany45South Africa
    19Greece46Spain
    20Hungary47Sweden
    21India48Slovakia
    22Indonesia49Slovenia
    23Italy50Thailand
    24Ireland51UK
    25Israel52USA
    26Japan53Ukraine
    27Korea54Vietnam

    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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