The serene nation of Myanmar offers a compendium of places that offer peace and quiet away from the humdrum of city life. Alternatively, the growing economy of the nation, also known as Burma, should be considered as a potential work place. Here are a few things that you should know about Myanmar before visiting the nation. It is officially called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The official language of Myanmar is Burmese, other regional languages like Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, and Shan are also used.
There are places which showcase the rich culture, tradition and history of Myanmar. Some of the beautiful places to visit in Myanmar are Sule Pagoda, Mount Popa, Chauk-htat-gyi Buddha Temple, Shwedagon Pagoda, Bagan, Inle Lake, Ngwe Saung, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kakku Pagodas and Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Kalaw, Mandalay, Ngapali, Pindaya, Hsipaw, Hpa-An, Mawlamyine, Mergui, Naypyidaw, Mrauk U, Shan State, Gokteik Viaduct, Macleod Island, and Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda.
The applicant needs to apply for Myanmar Visa at the official website of Myanmar Embassy. The applicant firstly needs to fill the online application form which is available on the official website of Myanmar Embassy.
The applicant needs to follow all the instructions and fill up the correct information. The form asks for personal details like name, age, gender, address, and contact details. Other than the personal information there are fields like the purpose of visit, type of visa, the documents that will be submitted and many more. The applicant must make sure he/she fills up all the mandatory details; otherwise, the form can get rejected.
After filling up the application form the next step is to choose a payment method for the fees. Only Demand Drafts and Bank cheques are accepted for offline payment. For online payment, a credit card with a visa or master card is accepted. The cost may vary based on the type of visa and the number of travelers.
Once the payment is accepted the applicant will receive an email with the application code. Within 1 to 3 days the applicant will receive the confirmation letter through a mail. The applicant needs to attach a printout of the confirmation letter with the other documents that are to be submitted to the authorities. The applicant needs to show the print out of the Visa at the airport, after checking all the details the applicant’s passport will be stamped.
The applicant can apply online, and the process is explained above in brief. After filling up the form, the applicant needs to submit the required documents. There are countries which officially works for the Myanmar Embassy. The applicant can submit the documents to the Myanmar Embassy in his/her country.
The Embassy is open for five business days, i.e. Monday to Friday. The office remains closed on Saturday and Sunday. The office working hours are 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM. The applicant can visit the Myanmar Embassy during office hours.
Address- 3/50F, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri,
Contact details- 011 2467 8822
Myanmar Visa is processed only after the application form is filled with proper details and full payment is made. The processing time is typically three business days.
It is advised to apply for a visa before one month from the travel date. So that it does not delay or cancel your trip.
The applicant is eligible for Visa only if he/she meets the requirements of the Visa. The requirements depend on the type of Visa.
Visa on arrival is also known as VOA. Visa on arrival is a visa that is issued to the applicant after the applicant reaches the destination. There is no need to issue your visa beforehand. Visa on arrival might sound like an easy process, but sometimes it can be a lengthy process. As people have started using VOA more frequently, people have to wait for their turn. All the countries do not offer visa on arrival.
Myanmar allows Visa on Arrival to few countries, India is one of them. Visa on Arrival can be collected from Yangon International Airport.
Tourist Visa is granted to the applicants who visit Myanmar for tourism purpose. Tourist Visa is a single-entry visa.
Social Visa is issued to the applicants who go to Myanmar for the purpose like a family gathering, meeting a friend or relative. Social Visa is a single-entry visa as well as multiple visa entry.
Education Visa is issued to the applicant who is going to Myanmar for educational purpose. The purpose can be studying and teaching. Students and Professors are entitled to Education Visa. Education Visa is a single-entry visa as well as multiple visa entry.
Journalist Visa is issued to the applicant who is from the media background or is involved in any media activities. Reporters are entitled to Journalist Visa. Journalist Visa is a single-entry Visa.
Crew Visa is issued to members of the crew. Crew Visa is given to the applicant who visits Myanmar for a short period to perform his/her predefined duty in a particular area.
Employment Visa is issued to the employee who is appointed by the Myanmar Company. This allows the applicant to stay in Myanmar and work for the Myanmar Company. Employment Visa is a single-entry Visa.
This Visa is granted to the applicants who visit Myanmar to attend a workshop, seminar or a meeting that is held in Myanmar. This kind of Visa is also given to the researchers to visit Myanmar for research purpose. This is a single-entry Visa.
Diplomatic Visa is granted to diplomats. Diplomats are the foreign or Indian citizens who have a diplomatic passport and needs to travel to Kenya to perform his/her official duties. Diplomatic passport holders are the representatives of a particular country. E.g., Mr Narendra Modi is the representative of India and therefore he is a diplomatic passport holder.
Official Visa is a visa that is granted to the government officials with service passport. Government officials who visit Myanmar to perform their official duties.
Transit Visa is a temporary visa that is given to an Indian traveller when he/she needs to halt at Myanmar to reach his/her destination. Transit visa is not granted to the people who wish to stay in Myanmar for business, tourism or medical purpose. Transit Visa is a single use visa. Transit Visa is valid for at least three days.
Business Visa is a visa that is granted for business purpose, and Myanmar offers business to people from all over the places. Just make sure you mention the type of business
Religious Visa is issued to the religious workers who are allowed to perform religious practices in Myanmar which helps the residents of Myanmar. One of the best examples is the monk who visits the monasteries in Myanmar and learns the Buddhist practices.
The Myanmar visa cost is based on the type of Visa the applicant has applied for. Please note that the fee is supposed to be paid through demand draft or by bank cheque. The costs listed below are for a single person according to the type of Visa.
|SR.NO.||TYPE OF VISA||SINGLE ENTRY VISA (approx.)||MULTIPLE ENTRY FOR 3 MONTHS
|MULTIPLE ENTRY FOR 6 MONTHS
|MULTIPLE ENTRY FOR 12 MONTHS
|1.||Tourist Visa||Rs 2,800||-||-||-|
|2.||Social Visa||Rs 3,500||Rs 10,500||Rs 21,000||Rs 31,500|
|3.||Education Visa||Rs 3,500||Rs 14,000||Rs 28,000||Rs 42,000|
|4.||Journalist Visa||Rs 2,800|
|5.||Crew Visa||Rs 3,500||Rs 14,000||Rs 28,000||Rs 42,000|
|6.||Employment Visa||Rs 3,500||-||-||-|
|7.||Workshop/Seminar/Meeting/Research Visa||Rs 2,800||-||-||-|
|8.||Gratis Diplomatic/Courtesy Visa||-||-||-||-|
|9.||Official Visa||Rs 3,500||-||-||-|
|10.||Transit Visa||Rs 1,400||-||-||-|
|11.||Business Visa||Rs 3,500||Rs 14,000||Rs 28,000||Rs 42,000|
|12.||Religious Visa||Rs 3,500||Rs 10,500||Rs 21,000||Rs 31,500|
The fees can be paid by demand drafts, bank cheques, visa card, master card and credit cards.
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Myanmar Visa fees are based on the types of visa you are applying for and also on the number of travellers.
Myanmar work visa is for those applicants who visit Myanmar for a work-related purpose. Businesspeople from India or Traders from India can apply for Myanmar work visa.
Yes, Myanmar Visa is for all those who want to visit Myanmar for any purpose. Indians can also apply for Myanmar Visa. Indians can apply for the Myanmar Visa at the Myanmar Embassy at New Delhi. They will explain what documents are required, the fees and all other essential details.
Yes, Indians are eligible for Visa on Arrival. But the applicant needs to have all the required documents. And the documents provided must be accurate.
The application is rejected if you submit any false document or you don't fill up the mandatory details in the application form or if they find anything suspicious in your application. You can apply for the Visa again after six months, but there are chances it will be rejected this time too.
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