Ultimate Guides to Get Myanmar E - Visa

07 Jun 2019 by Admin

It is required to get a visa if you want to come to Myanmar for traveling or businesses. Now, before travelling to Myanmar, tourists and business travelers are eligible to apply for a Myanmar E - Visa online instead of a traditional one with simple requirements and straightforward procedures.


The pilot program of visa exemption for citizens from Japan and South Korea has been extended until 30th Sept 2020. Passport holders from these countries are allowed to enter and exit Burma at all international checkpoints. The length of stay can go up to 30 days.

For passport holders from Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Russia, China, you can apply for MYANMAR VISA ON ARRIVAL at Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw international airport at the cost of $50 USD. The validity can last up to 30 days from the date of entry and cannot be extended.

From 1st Jan 2020 (for 3 year trial), 5 countries of Austria, Hungary, New Zealand, Czech and Luxembourg are added in the list of countries that can be applied for Myanmar visa on arrival as well.

» For tourists not from the countries mentioned above, please read this necessary information about Myanmar evisa.


It is required to get a visa if you want to come to Myanmar for traveling or businesses. Now, before travelling to Myanmar, tourists and business travelers are eligible to apply for a Myanmar eVisa online instead of a traditional one. Website to apply Myanmar eVisa: https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/

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The whole process of a Myanmar visa online can be absolutely completed online which makes it much more convenient.

» Things You Need to Prepare to Apply E Visa for Myanmar Are:

  • A passport with at least 6 months of validity.
  • A color photo sized 4.8cm x 3.8cm, taken within the past 3 months.
  • Credit cards of American Express, JCB, Visa and Master for processing payment ($50USD for tourist visa/$56USD for express tourist visa/ $70USD for Bussiness visa)
  • An invitation letter from a local company in Myanmar with which you are about to partner (For Business visa)


After submiting all the necessary information on the offical Myanmar evsia website and the payment made successfully, an acknowledgement letter will be sent to your email in within 1 hour (note: this is not a comfirmed visa letter). This paper is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. If it is expired, you will have to do the process all over again.

Next, your application will undergo an approval process which takes about 3 working days (Myanmar time, except for weekends and public holidays). If you apply for the express visa, the process only takes 24 hours.

Then, when you get your approval letter, present it at the checkpoints for a sticker on your passport.

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Myanmar tourist visa gives you 28 days staying in Myanmar and can be extend for 14 days with selected countries (see the list below). Business visa has the validity of 70 days.

Passport holders with Myanmar eVisa can  enter the country through:

  • Yangon International Airport
  • Mandalay International Airport
  • Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
  • Tachileik Land Border Checkpoint
  • Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint
  • Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint
  • Tamu Land Border Checkpoint
  • Rih Khaw Dar Land Border Checkpoint

For travelers who arrive at other airports or for different purposes, you should summit a traditional Myanmar visa application.

» Passport holders from these following countries are allowed to extend their stay in Myanmar:

No Name of Country Exemption Period
1 Brunei 14 days
2 Cambodia 14 days
3 Indonesia 14 days
4 Laos 14 days
5 Philippines 14 days
6 Thailand 14 days
7 Singapore 30 days
8 Vietnam 14 days

» Passport holders from these following countries and Taiwan are allowed to apply for Myanmar Evisa:

No Name of Country No  Name of Country No Name of Country


Name of Country
1 Albania 26 Denmark 51 Kenya 76 Poland
2 Algeria 27 Ecuador 52 Korea, DPR 77 Portugal
3 Argentina 28 Egypt 53 Korea, Republic 78 Qatar
4 Australia 29 Eritrea 54 Kuwait 79 Romania
5 Austria 30 Estonia 55 Kyrgyzstan 80 Russia
6 Bangladesh 31 Fiji 56 Laos 81 Saudi Arabia
7 Belarus 32 Finland 57 Latvia 82 Serbia
8 Belgium 33 France 58 Lithuania 83 Singapore
9 Bhutan 34 Georgia 59 Luxembuorg 84 Slovakia
10 Bolivia 35 Germany 60 Malaysia 85 Slovenia
11 Bosnia 36 Ghana 61 Maldive 86 South Africa
12 Brazil 37 Greece 62 Malta 87 Spain
13 Brunei 38 Guatemala 63 Mauritius 88 Sri lanka
14 Bulgaria 39 Guinea 64 Mexico 89 Sweden
15 Cambodia 40 Hungary 65 Monaco 90 Switzerland
16 Cameroon 41 Iceland 66 Mongolia 91 Thailand
17 Canada 42 India 67 Morocco 92 Turkey
18 Chile 43 Indonesia 68 Nepal 93 Uganda
19 China 44 Ireland 69 Netherlands 94 Ukraine
20 Colombia 45 Israel 70 New Zeland 95 United Kingdom
21 Costa Rica 46 Italy 71 Norway 96 United States of America
22 Côte d’Ivoire 47 Jamaica 72 Pakistan 97 Uruguay
23 Croatia 48 Japan 73 Panama 98 Uzbekistan
24 Cyprus 49 Jordan 74 Peru 99 Venezuela
25 CZECH 50 Kazakhstan 75 Philippines 100 Vietnam 

» Source: Luxury Myanmar River Cruises

» For more useful tips for travelling in Myanmar, please see Myanmar Tourist Guide

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