For all those travelers who want to visit Myanmar anytime soon, you should know that it is possible to get a Myanmar e-Visa now.
And in the case of the Russian citizens, this nationality is part of the lucky list for this e-Visa. All you need to do is simply to complete some steps and also to proceed with the proper documentation.
Of course, we know that it causes some questions, so that's why we decided to bring you this article answering all of your doubts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I'm a Russian citizen, do I need to have a visa to travel to Myanmar?
If you're a Russian passport holder, you must apply for a visa to enter Myanmar, but as we commented before, you can apply for a Myanmar e-Visa.
What is a Myanmar e-Visa for Russians?
This is an special travel requirement that foreign citizens need if they want to enter Myanmar. It can be used for tourism or business purposes. You can apply for a Tourist Myanmar e-Visa to easily enter this territory.
How many types of Myanmar e-Visas are there?
There are only two:
- Tourist e-Visa
- Business e-Visa
If I apply for the Myanmar e-Visa, how long can I stay there?
With your Russian passport, you can stay there 28 days Total after entering Myanmar with the Tourist e-Visa.
What are the requirements?
Russian citizens don’t have to deal with any of the bureaucracy as iVisa will handle it for them. Simply do your part by uploading your requirements so your application will be processed. Most requirements can be easily obtained. Most probably, you may already have everything you need. Below is the list of what you need to provide:
Valid passport – getting a passport should be easy. In case you have one, just make sure that it is still valid if you already have one. Avoid wasting time and money by making sure that your passport is not yet expired as this will lead to a denied application.
Digital photo of yourself – it should be the most recent photo. 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 still should get a copy to show at the immigration office in Myanmar. iVisa will send your evisa via e-mail in PDF format. It is advisable to have a spare so print a few copies so that you can put one in each bag.
Payment methods –you will be asked to make the payment for both the visa and service fee for iVisa. You can either pay using a credit or debit card. You can use PayPal if you have an account.
How long is the Myanmar tourist e-Visa valid for Russian citizens?
You can have this e-Visa for 90 days after issued with your Russian passport.
What are the processing times and costs for it?
iVisa offers you three great choices for you to select the best according to the urgency. Just take note that faster processing time, clearly the higher service fee. Here is what Russians can select:
Standard processing – It has a price of only USD 75.00, it is the least expensive option you can select. iVisa will have your application processed within 3 Business Days.
Rush processing – this time, your visa will be proceeded within 2 Business Days for a total price of USD 105.00.
Super Rush processing – if you find yourself in an urgency, you can select this alternative and get your application processed within just 12 hours.You will be charged USD 135.00 for this option.
How long does it take to apply for this e-Visa?
You shouldn't spend more than 20 minutes or even less. After you finish the entire process, iVisa will take care of the other part, so you don't have to stress about going to any embassy.
How can I apply?
It is an easy process to acquire a Myanmar visa. In fact, you can complete the online form within 20 minutes since it only consists of three steps.
You have to fill in your general information in the first step. Starting with your e-mail address and name and lastly, with your passport info. Once done putting in your details, select the processing time which your visa cost is determined.
In second step, you should review the details and maybe, do a revision. After that, you can pay by following the on-screen instructions. It is highly recommended that Russian citizens carefully input all details. Revisions are no longer allowed once your application was processed.
You might answer personal questions and upload photos upload in the last step. Additional documents might be needed so there will be different requirements for Russian citizens. Once you’ve completed all, click on the submit button then sit back and wait for your visa.
How many times can I enter Myanmar?
If you have your e-Visa available, it means you have a Single Entry.
If I travel with my kids, do they need a Myanmar e-Visa too?
This will vary according to their age. If they're older than 7 years, then yes, they have to apply separately. But if your choldren are under 7, then they can 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 nothing else aside from that.
Can I apply without any hotel reservation?
Yes, totally. You don't need to have any reservation to apply for a Myanmar e-Visa online. However, don't forget that you must stay in authorized hotels, motels, inns or guest houses.
How do I know if my Myanmar e-visa is ready?
You'll receive the information of the whole process through an email, so be sure to give us the proper e-mail address. This will be ready as soon as the Myanmar Government approves your electronic visa.
Can I enter anywhere in Myanmar?
With your e-Visa, no, you can't. Russian citizens posessing this document will be able to enter Myanmar on specific locations, including: Yangon International Airport, Naypyidaw Airport, and Mandalay International Airport if you travel by air. In case you decide to go by land, you can only enter through Tachileik, Myawaddy, and Kaethaung land border checkpoints.
How does the Myanmar e-Visa look like?
What can I do if I make a mistake?
If you saw the mistake when first entering your data, then you can contact one of our customer service agents as soon as possible through an online chat.
I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more information about it?
If you want a better and faster resolution to your questions, then you can click here and start chatting to one of our customer service representatives. You also can find more information about Myanmar, including different types of visas and more FAQs here.
You're just a click away by applying for a Myanmar Visa Online with iVisa! Take advantage of it and just worry about your luggage!