Acquiring a visa for Myanmar is no longer a hassle today. Of course, this applies only to Australian who qualifies for an evisa. However, the list of eligible nationalities continously growing. You can find out if you are among those eligible nationalities, simply visit iVisa’s website and use the Visa Checker. It will tell you right away if you qualify for a Myanmar evisa or not. Count yourself as lucky if you do because you are no longer required to go to an embassy to get your documents. The application process is entirely online, and it should take you about 10 to 20 minutes to finished.
What do you need?
Prior to the application form, it is best if you collect everything you need. It makes the process smoother. iVisa will sort all the bureaucracy and whatnot, but you need to provide a few pieces of information. Here is what you need:
Valid passport – getting a passport should not pose any challenges for you, and if you already have one, make sure that it is still valid for 6 months after your intended date of arrival. An expired passport will result to a denied application, and you will waste time and money.
Digital photo of yourself – the photo should be as recent as possible, and make sure that it meets the criteria (white background, no face gestures, etc.)
E-mail address – while the visa will be linked to your passport electronically, you need a copy to show at the immigration office in Myanmar. iVisa will send you one via e-mail in PDF format. Print a few copies so that you can put one in each bag. It never hurts to have a spare.
Means of payment – during the application process, you will be asked to make the payment for both the visa and service fee for iVisa. You can do that using a credit or debit card, and if you have PayPal, you can use that too.
Myanmar evisa – processing time and cost
Most Australian are concerned about service fee and waiting time for their visa to arrive. It is a natural concern, and you would think that having someone else handling this type of situation would cost you a hand and a leg. You couldn’t be more wrong. iVisa provides esuperb service at competitive prices. The cost of your visa is determined by the processing time you select. As for that, Australian have three options:
Standard processing – choosing this option means that your application will be processed within 72 hours. It is the cheapest option you have. It costs only USD 75.00 (or the equivalent in your country’s currency.)
Rush processing – this time, your visa will be ready within 48 hours, and you will be charged USD 105.00 for it.
Super Rush processing – if you find yourself in a hurry or if you have an emergency, you can choose this option and have your application processed within just 12 hours. You will be charged USD 135.00 for this option.
The application form
Most people don’t like forms, but iVisa provides straightforward form. There are three steps Australian need to complete, and if you find yourself in need of help, iVisa provides excellent service 24/7.
The first thing Australian need to do is input general information such as name, address, e-mail, passport info, and so on. It should take you about five minutes to do so. Also, Australian must choose one of the processing times mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to make the payment and make a quick revision of the provided information in step one. It is critical to insert your info accurately. You do not want to go through the entire process again, do you? Not to mention that iVisa has a strict no-refund policy after your application is processed.
The last step consists of photo upload and a personal questionnaire. Depending on your circumstances, Australian will be informed of what exactly you need to upload. After all that is done, you can submit your application and wait.
The Myanmar eVisa is valid for 90 days after issued and allows a 28 days Total stay inside the country. However, keep in mind that there are specific points of entry Australian can use. On an electronic visa, you can only enter the country through Yangon International Airport, Naypyidaw Airport, and Mandalay International Airport. If you go by land, you need to use the Tachileik, Myawaddy, and Kaethaung land border checkpoints.