If you wish to visit Myanmar, you may be able to apply for a Myanmar eVisa. It is the electronic version of a consular visa so Malaysians can apply online with iVisa. No need for a trip to the embassy and as you can see, it's quite easy!
However, there are some questions that you might have before applying to this e-Visa, and iVisa is ready to answer them with this article.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I hold a passport from Malaysia, this means I need a visa to Myanmar?
As a Malaysian citizen, you are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Myanmar. The good thing is that your country is part of a program, the Government of Myanmar introduced some years ago, that allows you to apply for a Myanmar eVisa online.
What does the eVisa means?
The electronic visa, as its name says, is a visa that helps you to process and obtain the document online without the needing of going to an Embassy. Myanmar as many other countries issues this eVisas only for tourism or business reasons. In the case of Myanmar, it has both types of eVisas, and both can be obtained online.
How much time can I spend in Myanmar with the eVisa?
From the moment you arrive in Myanmar, you have 28 days in Total to enjoy this country.
On the other hand, if you get the Business eVisa, then you can remain in Myanmar for 70 days in Total.
Which documents do I need to supply first?
iVisa deals with bureaucracy so that Malaysians don't have to. However, some pieces of information will be necessary to help us get started. The requirements are easy to get, and chances are you have everything you need. Please revise each item and then gather all of them before applying:
Valid passport – getting a passport should not be difficult for you, and if you already have one, make sure that it is still valid, in other words, at least with 6 months of validity. You will waste time and money because an expired passport will lead to a rejected application.
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.)
Email address – as the visa will be linked to your passport in an electronic way, you need a copy to show at the immigration office in Myanmar. iVisa will send you the eVisa via email 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 – in one part of the online form you will be asked to make the payment for both the visa and service fee for iVisa. We are accepting credit or debit cards, and Paypal too.
What's the validity of the eVisa?
This eVisa has a validity of 90 days after issued.
How many processing times do you have for the eVisa?
We are currently offering 3 options for those who want to visit Myanmar:
Standard processing (3 Business Days) - USD 75.00.
Rush processing (2 Business Days) - USD 105.00.
Super Rush processing (12 hours) -USD 135.00.
How long does it take to apply for this Myanmar eVisa?
It should take you only 10 minutes to send your eVisa request to us.
Can you explain each part of the online form?
Of course! Rest assured that the process is simple when getting a Myanmar visa for Malaysians. You just need to fill in an online form that is broken down into three steps.
The first one will require you to input your basic details starting with your email address and name and ending up with your passport info. It should not take you more than 5 minutes to do so. Also, you must choose a processing time. It will determine the cost of the visa, so read carefully.
The second step consists of a fast revision and payment. You can do that by following the instructions on the screen. As for the review, it is important that you enter every piece of information accurately. Mistakes are quite common, and revisions are impossible to make after your application will have been processed.
The last step consists of a personal questionnaire and photo upload. Malaysians may need to upload additional documents, so never expect to have the same requirements for everyone. After you are finished with the steps, just click on the submit button and wait for your visa to arrive within the timeframe of your choosing.
Am I able to enter Myanmar as many times as possible?
The number of entries to this country will depend on which type of visa you select. If it is for a Tourist eVisa you have just a Single Entry to visit Myanmar.
My kids must get an eVisa to Myanmar too?
Here we explain the two ways of applications for children:
Minors older than 7 years old need to apply for their own eVisa.
Children under 7 years old are able to apply along with their parents application and pay just USD 50.00 per person. Additional fees are exempted for minors under 7 years old.
Can I still apply online, If I didn't book my hotel yet?
Yes, totally. It is not necessary to book your hotel before the online application. However, in the case of foreign nationals, they should be registered in any hotel, resort, guest house, etc; in Myanmar.
How do I know if my Myanmar eVisa is ready?
Once the Government of Myanmar sends us their response to the eVisa request, we will email you the eVisa in PDF format, so you can print it and have it ready before your trip.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my Myanmar eVisa application?
If you realize that you made a mistake when entering your data online, then you have to contact one of our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Can you please show me a sample of the eVisa?
Is it possible to enter Myanmar using any checkpoint?
No, that's not possible. For those who decide to obtain an eVisa, they can enter to Myanmar using just these entry points:
- One of the 3 International Airports: Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw
- One of the 5 International Land Border Checkpoints: Tachileik, Myawaddy, Kawthaung, Tamu-Moreh, Rih Khaw Dar-Zokhawthar.