Places in Myanmar

Myanmar Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes

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Passports

To enter Myanmar, a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of intended departure is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas for Myanmar are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. 

All nationals listed in the chart above are eligible to apply online for an eVisa. You must enter at Myanmar at Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay international airports or at Tachileik, Myawaddy or Kawthaung land border checkpoints.

Visa note

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 currently only available to nationals on business or transit trips from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Canada, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA, Ukraine and Vietnam.

There are plans to extend the visa on arrival eligibility to tourists from Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and Switzerland. This is scheduled to come into effect on 01 October 2019 and will be granted at Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon international airports.

Types and cost

eVisa: US$50; business eVisa: US$70.

Tourist visa in advance: £14.

Single-entry business visa in advance: £20; six-month multiple-entry business visa in advance: £100; 12-month multiple-entry business visa in advance: £200.

Validity

eVisa/tourist visa: 28 days within three months of issue; business eVisa/single-entry business visa: 10 weeks within three months of issue; multiple-entry business visa: 10 weeks within six or 12 months of issue.

Transit

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 The service is periodically withdrawn however, and airline staff may not allow you to fly into Myanmar without a visa in your passport.

Application to

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.

Working days

Allow three to five working days for visa processing if applying to the embassy and three days if applying online.

Sufficient funds

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: +95 137 0865. Website: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-rangoon Opening times: Mon-Thu 0800-1630; Fri 0800-1300.
Embassy of Myanmar in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 332 3344. Website: http://www.mewashingtondc.org/ Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1200 and 1300-1700.
Embassy of Myanmar in the UK
Telephone: +44 0207148 0740. Website: https://www.londonmyanmarembassy.com/ Opening times: Mon-Fri 100-1200 and 1500-1600

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.