Regardless of the alleged visa on arrival program posted on Myanmar governmental web sites, your very best bet for a visa to Myanmar (outside your home country) is the Myanmar Embassy in Thailand.
The Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok is reliable and can be quick in the event you are in a hurry. When I arrived at 8:30am there was already a line of about 30. Carry on down the block (away from Sathon Road) and you will see a couple of yellow signs for a copy shop that’s tucked into an aspect road.
Here you can get the needed photocopies of your passport and flight reservation (only needed for same-day express visas). Additionally they do passport pictures. You can really get the Myanmar visa application here for a few baht cash and fill it out at tables right here or while you’re waiting around in line for the visa section to open.
When I returned with my visa application a couple of minutes later the line experienced exceeded forty. By 9 am when the doorways opened (promptly), the line had to be close to eighty. Regardless of the numbers, it took about 15 minutes prior to I was inside the air-conditioned waiting around room. From there the line moved a bit more slowly. In 30 minutes I handed my application in at Window 1, the clerk seemed it more than for anything missing, she glued the photo on (the copy middle even included a paperclip with the application for the second needed photo). She gave asked me why I required an specific visa. Technically they don’t have to give it if you have no proof of the requirement to hurry it (ie. a flight departing as well quickly for you to wait around). I experienced a flight that day to Vietnam and my Myanmar flight which was too close to my return date to Bangkok to get a visa. So I experienced both itineraries to display her, but later in the day I discovered other vacationers who merely experienced claimed the impending flight without any paper evidence.
The application asked for an deal with in Myanmar. I currently experienced a hotel reservation (with free cancellation) from Agoda.com; others just place a most likely hotel deal with.
For a tourist visa you’ve to consist of a short work history. What had been your last two jobs, starting and end dates, work phone quantity, job title. It is important not to consist of the obvious red flags: journalist, photographer, human legal rights activist, rabble rouser, terrorist, missionary.
When the clerk at the first window affirms that you simply have stuffed in every thing necessary and supplied all the paperwork, you receive a quantity and wait to go to Window 2 to pay the fee. This was about an additional 5 minutes wait around for me. Cash only (Thai baht) and plan for precise change because there is no assure they’ll have it. (I paid out 1260 baht on February 1, 2013). You hand in the paperwork and your passport, hand over the money, and obtain a receipt telling you to return at 3:30pm that day (hours can alter but will be posted outside the door) with the receipt to collect your passport. I was back on the Skytrain system by 10 am. One hour from doors open to heading home.
I returned at about 3:15 and the line was 100 people long! When the doorway opened, it moved quick as the line break up into normal visas (Window 1), express visas (Window 2 and the distinct vast majority that day), and business visas (Window 4). Regardless of the long line, I was inside in under 15 minutes and up to the counter to gather in another 15 minutes, so a 30-minute wait around from when the doorways opened at 3:30pm.
There is also a new Visa on Arrival in Myanmar. Or so the authorities formally says. The Myanmar Visa on Arrival isn’t recommended. (Please read in the event you need convincing.)
Give your self time and do it with a couple of days to spare if you can. It will take two business days usually, or one business day for a fee, and the specific visa (as indicated here) for one more charge. The Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Bangkok is closed on each Thai and Myanmar public holidays.
132 Sathorn Nua Road, Bangkok 10500 (entrance is on Thanon Pan not Sathorn)
Tel : (662) 233-2237, 234-4698, 233-7250, 234-4789, 237-7744
Fax : (233) 236-6898
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