Myanmar eVisa can now easily be obtained if you plan to travel to Myanmar soon. It is an electronic visa equivalent of a consular visa. iVisa issues such a document and South African citizens can now apply online. A visit to the embassy is no longer needed so there will be less effort for you. All you need to do is verify if you are qualified via iVisa’s Visa Checker. Select Myanmar as your destination after choosing your country of origin from the drag-down menu. If you are eligible for Myanmar eVisa, you will be able to apply on the spot.
What are the requirements?
The bureaucracy will be worked out by iVisa so South African citizens didn’t have to stress about it. They will start processing your application as soon as you submit the required papers. You may already have everything you need since these requirements can be easily obtained. Here is a list of what you need to provide:
Valid passport – acquiring a passport should not be difficult and make sure that it is still valid if you already have one. To avoid wasting time and money, make 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 need a copy to show at the immigration office in Myanmar. iVisa will send your eVisa via e-mail in PDF format. It never hurts to have a spare so print a few copies so that you can put one in each bag.
Payment modes –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
Myanmar eVisa – the application process
Obtaining a Myanmar visa for South African citizens is really straightforward process. The online form itself can be accomplished within 5 minutes because it only consists of three steps. In the first step, fill in your general information starting with your e-mail address and name and ending up with your passport info. Take note, your fee will be determined by the processing time that you opted for.
You will be doing a quick review and revision in the second step. The on-screen instructions will guide you when paying. Since corrections are no longer allowed once your application was processed, it is essential for South African citizens to input all information carefully.
A personal questionnaire and photo upload are what the last step is made of. There will be varying requirements for each South African citizens so additional documents might be needed. Complete the steps by clicking the submit button. After that, just sit back and wait for your visa to arrive in your selected timeframe.
Processing time and cost
For South African citizens who have time constraints, iVisa have three amazing options for you. As always, your visa cost is higher for faster processing time. Here is what South African citizens can go for:
Standard processing – Only USD 75.00, it is the cheapest option you have. iVisa will have your application processed within 3 Business Days.
Rush processing – for USD 105.00, your visa will be ready within 2 Business Days.
Super Rush processing – you can choose this option and have your application processed within just 12 hours. Perfect if you are in a hurry or if you have an emergency. You will be charged USD 135.00 for this option.
The Myanmar eVisa enables travelers a maximum stay of 28 days Total and is valid for 90 days after issued. Please be reminded that this type of document allows South African citizens to enter the country on specified points of entry: Yangon International Airport, Naypyidaw Airport, and Mandalay International Airport if you traveled by air. You are only allowed to enter through Tachileik, Myawaddy, and Kaethaung land border checkpoints if you go by land.