You could pay a travel agent or visa company up to a US$100 to get the visa for you. But you don't need to - here's how to get your visa for Myanmar. If you are organised and pay extra, this can be done in one day.
First check that the embassy will be open that day - see holiday's list below.
If you want to get your visa in one day, and given the popularity of Myanmar with tourists currently, make sure you are there for the 9am opening time.
The Visa Section is open 9am - noon Monday - Friday. At busy times in may be open in the afternoon as well, but don't assume. Visa collection is from 15:30 to 16:30
- You will need to bring with you
- your passport
- Thai currency
- two identical passport photos and a copy of the information page of your passport - these two items you can also get at the Embassy's "shop"
- From the main street follow the side street up until you see a small shop with a sign: "photos, visas, copies" or similar. This place basically is the outsourced side of the Embassy. They will assist you with filling in the form, taking the regulation 3 photos (if you don't have some already), and the copy of your passport page.
- I presume its obvious - but if you happen to be a journalist, blogger, photographer etc - don't state that on the visa form - go with teacher or engineer - they aren't going to ask for proof!
- Return to Embassy and file application, pay 800B for 3-day service or 1260B for the express one day service. There is a limit to the number of one day visas they can process - so if you have to do this make sure you arrive early.
- No one seems to want to see your return tickets, insurance policy, health card or your mother's birth certificate.
- The standard tourist Myanmar Visa is valid for 28 days from the day of entry into Myanmar and you have 3 months to make that entry. You must fly into (Rangoon) - you cannot enter or leave via any overland crossing.