Myanmar Visa Policy

Learn about the Myanmar visa policy and discover the travel requirements for your nationality.

Visa Policy for Myanmar

The Myanmar visa policy determines who can enter Myanmar (formerly Burma) without a visa and the requirements for those nationalities that need a visa to travel to and enter the territory.

On this page travelers can learn all about the visa policy of Myanmar and check the visa requirements for their nationality.

The immigration policy of Myanmar currently states that there are no foreign nationals who can enter Burma without a visa.

However, the government of Myanmar has implemented a online electronic visa for nationals of over 100 countries across the world, which allows travelers to obtain a eVisa before departure and greatly expedites the application process.

This eVisa allow holders to visit Myanmar for purposes of either tourism or business. The period of permitted period of stay is 28 days for tourism, or 70 days for business. Both eVisa types are valid for 90 days to enter Burma from the date of approval.

Those not eligible to apply for an eVisa, or those who wish to visit the country for other permitted purposes, need to obtain an embassy visa before departure from the nearest diplomatic office of Myanmar. Applicants are required to specify the correct embassy visa type required depending on the purpose of their visit, whether for tourism, business, to work, or study, or to transit to an onward destination.

The Myanmar visa policy states that all individuals visiting the country, whether they require a visa or not, need to travel with a passport valid for at least 6 months from the expected arrival date.

See below a full list of the travel visa requirements for Myanmar. Check the list to discover which requirements you need to meet regarding your nationality

Tourist Visa Policy for Myanmar

Myanmar visa laws state that foreign nationals who are planning to travel to Myanmar for tourism should first check if they need an eVisa or an embassy visa to enter and stay in the territory.

Visitors of around 100 countries across the world, including all European Union states, the United States, and Canada; are eligible to apply for a Myanmar tourist eVisa through a simple online application form. Once approved, a copy of the eVisa authorization is sent to the applicant by email, eliminating the need to obtain a paper visa from an embassy.

This eVisa is only valid for tourism and business purposes. Online visa-eligible citizens planning to visit Myanmar for other purposes, such as to study or work, as well as all travelers from all visa-required countries, are required to apply for a Burma embassy visa well in advance of their expected departure date.

Find more information about the tourist visa policy of Myanmar below, as well as the different visa types that may be required for your nationality.

eVisa for Myanmar

The eVisa for Myanmar is an electronic visa implemented by the Government of Burma: Republic of the Union of Myanmar in 2014. The Myanmar eVisa is currently required for travelers of over 100 nationalities across the globe to travel to Burma for short stays for tourism.

An approved online tourist visa for Myanmar allows the holder to visit the country for up 28 days for tourism and is valid for 90 days to enter Burma from the date of approval.

Applicants for the online Myanmar visa are required to complete a quick and easy online application with personal, passport, and travel information. They will also have to submit some basic additional supporting documentation, including a recent photograph.

Once the application has been processed, the applicant will receive a copy of the approved Myanmar eVisa sent by email. They can then print a copy to present upon arrival at Burmese border control at select points of entry (see below for further information).

All travelers from eligible countries must have an individually approved eVisa to travel to Myanmar, with the exception of children under the age of 7 included on the passport of their parent or guardian, who may be included on the adult’s application form.

Foreign nationals who are planning to spend more time in Myanmar, or who need to travel for other purposes, will have to submit an embassy visa application at the nearest Myanmar diplomatic mission.

However, some foreign nationalities are also able to apply for a business visa online in addition to a tourist eVisa (see below).

Check below for a complete list of countries for which a eVisa is required to travel to Myanmar.

Myanmar Business eVisa

Among the 100 nationalities eligible to obtain the the tourist online visa, citizens of around 50 of these countries are also able to apply for a Myanmar eVisa for business purposes.

The application for obtaining a business eVisa for Myanmar is as simple as a tourist visa application, and can also be completed in just a few minutes. The only additional requirement is the need to provide a letter of invitation from a company in Myanmar during the application process.

Unlike the online tourist visa, the Myanmar business eVisa permits a total stay of 70 days in Burma, and may also be extended once the holder has entered the country. A business visa online is valid to enter Myanmar for 90 days from approval.

Both the online tourist and business visa allow holders to enter Myanmar through one of the following select air and land ports of entry:

  • Yangon International Airport
  • Mandalay International Airport
  • Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
  • Tachileik Land Border Checkpoint
  • Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint
  • Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Myanmar visa regulations state that around 140 countries need to apply for an embassy visa for Myanmar, regardless of the amount of time they plan to stay in Burma or the purpose of the visit.

Passport holders of these nationalities are required to submit an embassy visa application at the nearest Burmese embassy or consulate in advance of their expected date of arrival in Myanmar.

In order to obtain an embassy visa, applicants must first make a visa appointment at a diplomatic mission of Myanmar well in advance of the intended stay, as the processing of an embassy visa may take up to 2 weeks or more. The exact processing time will be confirmed by the individual consular office.

After applicants receive confirmation of the visa interview, they are usually required to complete an embassy visa form to bring to the appointment, alongside varying additional supporting documentation depending on the visa type they need.

It is also necessary to select the correct type of visa the applicant needs on the embassy visa form, whether for tourism, transit, business, to work or study, or for other purposes.

Browse the complete list below to see if your nationality is listed in the embassy visa required country list.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

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