If you wish to visit Myanmar, you may be able to apply for a Myanmar eVisa. It is the electronic format of a consular visa. Japanese can now apply through the internet using iVisa’s services. No need for a trip to the embassy and zero effort on your part to obtain it. To check your qualification, you can use iVisa’s Visa Checker. Simply select your country of origin from the drop-down menu and choose Myanmar as the destination. If you do qualify for an electronic visa for Myanmar, you will be able to apply right there and then.
What is required of you?
Japanese don’t have to deal with all the bureaucracy as iVisa will deal with it. You just need to provide a few pieces of information to help them get started. The requirements can be obtained without any difficulty. Chances are you already have everything you need. Here is a list of what you need to provide:
Valid passport – getting a passport should not be difficult for you, and if you already have one, make sure that it is still valid. An expired passport will lead to a rejected application so avoid wasting time and money because of this.
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 electronically linked to your passport, 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. You can also pay via PayPal if you have one too.
Myanmar eVisa – the application process
You can rest easy that it is a simple process when getting a Myanmar visa for Japanese. The online form is broken down into three steps which you just need to fill in. The initial step will require you to input your general information starting with your e-mail address and name and ending up with your passport info. Doing so should not take you more than 5 minutes. Also, Japanese citizens must choose processing time. Read carefully as processing time will determine the cost of the visa.
You will be doing a quick revision and payment in the second step. Simply follow the on-screen instructions. It is important that Japanese insert every piece of information accurately when reviewing your information. While mistakes are common, please keep in mind that revisions are no longer allowed after your application have been processed.
The last step consists of a personal questionnaire and photo upload. Never expect the same requirements for everyone as some Japanese may need to upload additional documents. After completing the steps, just click on the submit button and wait for your visa to arrive within your selected timeframe.
Processing time and cost
iVisa provides three excellent options for Japanese who considers time as gold. As expected, the higher you must pay for a quicker visa processing. Here is what Japanese can choose:
Standard processing –this option will have your application to be processed within 72 hours. It is the cheapest option you have. It costs only USD 75.00.
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 Myanmar eVisa is valid for 90 days after issued. It also permits a maximum stay of 28 days Total in Myanmar. At the same time, take note that this type of document will enable Japanese to enter the country using specific points of entry: Yangon International Airport, Naypyidaw Airport, and Mandalay International Airport if you travel by air. If you go by land, you can only enter through Tachileik, Myawaddy, and Kaethaung land border checkpoints.