Tour Burma: Visa Information And Requirement

If you want to tour Burma, Visa is certainly the first procedure which must be completed. You can apply for your tourist Visa online (eVisa) or at Myanmar embassies/consulates. Note that Myanmar visa on arrival tourist has not been available since 2015, which means you have to get the Visa before your trip. Here is all useful information for you about Myanmar tourist Visa.

Visa exemplification

There are only 7 countries that are exempted from visa for 14 days in Myanmar. These countries are Laos, Philippines, Thailand (only by air), Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. While Singapore passport holders have 30 days free of visa.
If you are a passport holder of the countries above and wishing to tour Burma in a period of longer than 14 days, you can apply for an eVisa. While on the other side, Myanmar launched the eVisa to 100 countries in the world. Check the list of these countries at:

Where to get your tourist visa?


Applying for a tourist eVisa through the official website for Myanmar eVisa ( is pretty easy and straight forward. You will need the following before you apply:
– Your passport validity must have at least (6) months.
– You have to upload one COLOR PHOTO (4.8 cm X 3.8 cm) taking during last (3) months.
– Visa, Master, American Express or JCB credit cards for the payment of USD 50.00
Follow these steps for online eVisa application
– Select your eVisa type (Tourist / Business)
– Choose your nationality
– Choose your port of entry
– Fill out the Myanmar tourist visa application form
– Upload your passport photo
– On the address of accommodation, place a business address. Even you think you won’t be staying there, it is necessary to get a valid commercial address when you have a Myanmar travel.
– Payment
It costs you $50 for your tourist visa and eVisa service is nonrefundable. Within 1 hour after successful payment, you will receive an email acknowledgment. After 3 working days, the eVisa approval letter will be sent to you via email. The letter is valid during 90 days from the issued date. If it is expired, the entry will be denied. The length of your stay is 28 days from the date of arrival in Myanmar. If you overstay, you will have to pay $3 per day when exiting the country.


Burmese Embassies are starting to settle throughout the world now. Applying for a visa through a Burmese embassy is commonly cheaper and sometimes faster. Commonly, it costs about $30 for tourist Visa and the processing time is of 3 days. Follow the instructions to apply successfully:
– Show up to the Embassy n your country as early as possible
– Fill out the Myanmar tourist visa application form
– Make sure you have an updated passport photo
– An address of your hotel, hostel, or guest house
– Passport with 6 months validity
– Submit your application form together with your passport photo and your passport
– Pay in cash (or credit card)
– Check your receipt and come back on the day and/or time to pick up your passport

How to use your tourist E-visa

In the eVisa terms and conditions, it is said that currently passengers with eVisa are only permitted to enter via 3 International Airports at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw and 3 Land Border Checkpoints at Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung. It is also mentioned that you can only use your tourist eVisa to enter and exit Myanmar through the port you registered in the application. However, some travelers said that they could actually use their tourist eVisa by land or border crossing for their Burma tours.
Similarly, it’s prescribed that tourists must stay in registered hotels, motels, inns, guesthouse and resort during their stay in Myanmar. In fact, you may have other choices.
When you decide to tour Myanmar, remember the essential information to apply for your tourist Visa smoothly. As a good beginning makes a good ending, your trip would be certainly perfect!

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