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Visa for Burma/Myanmar from US Embassy in DC?

Visa for Burma/Myanmar from US Embassy in DC?

Dec 12th, 2014, 02:26 PM
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We used the Evisa system - http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/NewApplication.aspx Although this is much more expensive it certainly is an easy process. The website says it will take "3-5" business days. We will be in Myanmar from March 1-10, 2015. We submitted our applications last night at around 9:00 p.m. CST (USA). We had to send them in early as we will be elsewhere for the next month and unable to submit them later. We received them at 1:07 p.m. today. They are good for 90 days from issue, so ours expire March 12, 2015. No problem, but don't try to cut it too close.
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Jan 5th, 2015, 09:38 AM
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Re: E-Visa.

I used the E-visa system and submitted my registration last night at 11PM. My visa approval letter was in my inbox when I work up this morning at 6AM. Less than 7 hours from submission to approval. Way to go Myanmar!

What I really liked is that the information they ask is about 1/5th of the information they ask on the hard copy application. You get a PDF that you print out and, according to instructions, you just take it with you through immigration with a copy of your return flight confirmation and they stamp the approval letter. It's good for 90 days from the date of approval for up to a 28 day stay.

It's $50 using MasterCard or Visa (I had not problems--went through first try). Yes, it's more costly (if you don't count the cost of time) than walking to the Myanmar embassy twice for deliver and pick up, but very few of us live in DC and the Fedex both ways makes it far more expensive than the E-Visa.

So, I'm all thumbs up for the E-visa. (If I can get into Myanmar with it, lol. I'll let you know : )
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Jan 5th, 2015, 09:58 AM
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Yes, do let us know that it (hopefully) goes smoothly! This has been a long time coming.
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Jan 5th, 2015, 10:09 AM
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I will let you know Kathie, and thanks for all your great information and book suggestions on Myanmar. Invaluable! I'm so excited about the trip. I'm going with a hard core photography group (one of the required pieces of equipment is a headlamp for those dark morning shoots : ) , so hopefully, I'll come back with some nice images along with great memories. Leaving Feb 23.

I seriously couldn't believe that I got the visa in less than 7 hours.
BostonHarbor is offline  
Jan 13th, 2015, 10:42 PM
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I applied for visas on line via the official Myanmar web site.
It was fast, and efficient.
There was a problem with pictures. so we did "selfy" and copy/paste on the application form. the next day we had the letter of approval. The visa we will get upon arrival at the airport.
No need to mail passports.
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Mar 30th, 2015, 05:23 PM
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We arrived in Yangon on March 1 and presented our E-visa. We received our visa in the form of a stamp and were on our way. No problems except for lines that were a bit disorganized making it difficult to know where to go. When we left from Mandalay I had to present my Internet E-visa form as the person who had admitted me had failed to write the number on my passport - my spouse's was fine. Not a big deal, but keep your documentation until you are out of the country.
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Apr 19th, 2015, 12:12 PM
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E-visa works like a charm. You just got to standard immigration line. There were only a couple people ahead of me. I handed them the e-visa along with my passport, they stamped my passport and I was on my way. No reason to ever use the embassy again. So easy.
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Apr 19th, 2015, 03:19 PM
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So glad it worked well for you, Boston. SO far, I haven't hears anyone who had problems with the e-visa. It was many years in the making - but it works!
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