You can obtain an eVisa if you wish to travel to Myanmar. This is the same as a consular visa in digital format that Swiss citizens can now apply online using iVisa’s services. It does not require a trip to the embassy so there will be a minimal effort on your part.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do Swiss citizens need a visa to enter Myanmar?
Swiss passport holders need to apply for a visa to enter Myanmar. However, even with an eVisa, you will only be able to enter at the Yangon, Mandalay and Nap Pyi Taw International airports or one of the 5 International Land Border Checkpoints: Tachileik, Myawaddy, Kawthaung, Tamu-Moreh, Rih Khaw Dar-Zokhawthar.
You can check the full requirements here.
What is a Myanmar Tourist eVisa?
The Myanmar electronic visa, or eVisa, is a mandatory travel requirement for foreign nationals from qualifying countries who wish to visit the Republic of Myanmar for tourism purposes.
Which visa types are there for Swiss passport holders?
There are these kinds of visas for Swiss visiting Myanmar:
IMPORTANT: This blog contains information about the Tourist eVisa.
You can check the requirements for all of them here.
How long can Swiss stay in Myanmar with a Tourist eVisa?
Swiss can enter Myanmar for a maximum stay of 28 days Total. Visits are limited to tourism and business visits only, and you must not engage in paid work or employment.
This eVisa is valid for 90 days after issued and permits you a Single Entry to the country.
What do I need to apply for a Myanmar tourist eVisa?
iVisa will deal with the bureaucracy so Swiss citizen doesn’t have to loose valuable time. Your application will start as soon as you have provided all the necessary documents. It is possible that you already have most of the documents since these can be obtained without any difficulty. Here is a list of what you need to provide:
Valid passport – Make sure of its validity since an expired passport will lead to a rejected 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's always useful to have a spare so print a few copies so that you can put one in each bag.
Means of payment – you will be asked to make the payment for both the visa and service fee for iVisa during the application process. You can pay using a credit or debit card. You can also pay through PayPal if you have an account.
What are the processing times and prices?
iVisa have three amazing options for Swiss citizen who places utmost importance to time. Logically, your visa cost is higher for faster processing time. Here is what Swiss citizen 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 – this time, your visa will be ready within 2 Business Days for a cost of USD 105.00.
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.
Click here to start your application.
How does the Myanmar Tourist eVisa work?
The Myanmar Tourist eVisa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Myanmar Government.
iVisa uses the Myanmar eVisa system to process your eVisa by entering the applicant's information into the eVisa system and after they check it out, we are advised of the outcome of the Myanmar eVisa application.
How long does it take to apply for a Myanmar visa?
The application process will take you no longer than 10 minutes.
How to obtain a Myanmar eVisa?
The Myanmar eVisa application form is divided into three easy steps for Swiss citizens.
It only takes 5 minutes to input your general information starting with your e-mail address and name and ending up with your passport info. Your visa cost is determined by the processing time that you choose.
You will be doing a quick revision and payment in the second step. Simply follow the on-screen instructions. It is crucial for Swiss citizens to carefully input all information. Once your application has been processed, revisions are no longer permitted after so always check your details.
The last step is made of a personal questionnaire and a photo upload. There will be different requirements for each Swiss citizens so additional documents might be needed.
Once the steps are completed, just click on the submit button then wait for your visa to arrive within your preferred timeframe.
What happens after I have applied?
We will send you your Myanmar Tourist eVisa by email in the timeframe chosen. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Next, present a printed version of your eVisa along with your passport once you enter Myanmar.
My child is under 7 years old, does he/she need a separate eVisa and what are the costs associated?
Children under 7 must apply with an adult. There are no additional costs – they will be added to your Myanmar Tourist eVisa at no extra cost, thus the total amount will still be the same.
Do I need a Tourist eVisa if I am in transit through Myanmar?
If you will NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Myanmar, then you are not required to have a Myanmar Tourist eVisa. Otherwise, if you wish to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a Myanmar Tourist eVisa.
How does the Myanmar Tourist eVisa look like?
This is how it looks like:
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
Your Myanmar eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Myanmar eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.