All nationals listed in the chart above are eligible to apply online for an eVisa, but only if entering Myanmar at Yangon
, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy for visa requirements for Myanmar.
A visa on arrival service exists, but it is only available to those needing transit visas, business visas or entry visas for participating in certain events or meetings. It is not suitable for tourists, since it requires additional supporting documents (for example confirming the nature of the business being conducted). Of the countries listed in the chart above, only nationals of Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA are eligible.
Types and cost
eVisa: US$50; tourist visa in advance: £14; business visa in advance: £20; entry visa on arrival (for meetings or events): US$40; business visa on arrival: US$50.
eVisa/tourist visa: 28 days within three months of issue; single-entry business visa: 10 weeks within three months of issue; multiple-entry business visa: 10 weeks within six to 12 months of issue.
Entry visa on arrival: 28 days; business visa on arrival: 10 weeks.
A visa on arrival, costing US$20 and valid for 24 hours, is theoretically available for those in transit who have evidence of an onward flight. The service is periodically withdrawn however, and airline staff may not allow you to fly into Myanmar without a visa in your passport.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy) or, if eligible, online (http://evisa.moip.gov.mm). If you apply for an eVisa, you must print out the approval letter and bring it with you to show immigration officers.
Allow three to five working days for visa processing if applying to the embassy and three days if applying online.
Visitors are not required to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to visit.
Entry with pets
Pets must be accompanied by a health certificate and inspected at the airport’s animal quarantine counter. For cats and dogs the health certificate must show that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies at least a month before arrival.
Embassies and tourist offices
British Embassy in Myanmar
Telephone: (1) 380 322. Website: www.gov.uk Opening times: Mon-Thu 0800-1630; Fri 0800-1300.
Embassy of Myanmar in the USA
Telephone: (202) 332 3344. Website: http://www.mewashingtondc.com Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1200 and 1300-1700.
Embassy of Myanmar in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7148 0740. Website: http://www.myanmarembassylondon.com Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1630 (visa applications 1000-1200).