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 have a Malaysian passport, do I need a visa to Myanmar?
If you're from Malaysia, you'll need a visa to enter Myanmar, but as we mentioned before, you can apply for a Myanmar e-Visa.
What is a Myanmar e-Visa?
This is an official and mandatory travel requirement for foreign nationals who wish to visit the Republic of Myanmar, for both tourism or business purposes. You can either apply for a Tourist Myanmar e-Visa or a Business Myanmar e-Visa
If I apply for this e-Visa, how long can I stay?
You can stay 28 days Total after entering Myanmar with the Tourist e-Visa.
On the other hand, with a Business e-Visa you can stay 70 days Total.
What documents do I need to apply?
iVisa deals with bureaucracy so that Malaysians don't have to. However, you need to provide a few pieces of information to help us get started. The requirements are easy to get, and chances are you 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, 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 – 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 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 – 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.
How long is the Myanmar tourist e-Visa valid?
This electronic visa is valid for 90 days after issued.
What are the prices and processing times for this Myanmar visa?
One of the common worries about electronic visas is the price, and at the same time, how long will it take to get that visa. With iVisa, applicants have three options when it comes to processing time and this will also determine the price. The three choices we have are:
- Standard processing – With this method, your visa application is ready in 3 Business Days and it has a price of USD 75.00 (services fee included).
- Rush processing – for this option you can get your visa ready in 2 Business Days with a price of USD 105.00 with all the services fee included.
- Super Rush processing This is the fastest option you can choose. With this one, you can get your visa in 12 hours. This visa costs you USD 135.00 (services fee included).
How long does it take to apply for this Myanmar e-Visa?
It should take you only 10 minutes or even less than that. After that, iVisa will take care of the rest of the process, so you don't have to worry about.
How Can I apply for this Myanmar e-Visa?
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 general information 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 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.
How many times can I enter Myanmar with an e-Visa?
It depends on the type of visa. In the case of tourism, you have a visa with Single Entry.
If I travel with my kids, do they need a Myanmar e-Visa too?
If they're older than 7 years old, yes, they have to. If your children are under 7, then they must apply with you and it doesn't have any additional fee. In other words, you'd still have to pay USD 50.00 per person, but not any extra fee.
I don't have any hotel bookings, can I still apply online?
Yes, totally. You don't need a booking to apply for a Myanmar e-Visa online. However, in case of foreign nationals, they must stay in registered hotels, motels, inns, guest houses or resorts.
How do I know if my Myanmar e-visa is ready?
We will let you know about the validation of the process by email. This will be done as soon as the Myanmar Government approves the visa.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my Myanmar e-Visa 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.
How does this e-Visa look like?
Can I enter anywhere with this e-Visa?
No, that's not possible. There are certain restrinctions to where you can use this e-Visa. The only available ports of entry into Myanmar are as follows:
- 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.
I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more information about Myanmar and its visas?
If you want a better resolution to your questions, then click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. You also can find more information about this country, including different types of visas and more FAQs here.