Myanmar Embassy - Bangkok: Visa Information

by Lissie

Looking to get your Myanmar visa in Bangkok? You'll need to know where the embassy is, what the opening hours, and what you need to bring with you. Burma visa in Bangkok.

Are you looking to get a Myanmar visa in Bangkok? The actual visa section is around the corner on a side street from the address given above.

Every tourist who arrives in Myanmar, requires a visa. Fortunately its very easy to get a visa from overseas Burmese embassies, and the consulate in Bangkok is probably the easiest. Other embassy's in South East Asia will take longer: reportedly the Cambodian one in Phnom Phenh takes over a week.

Quick Facts Getting Myanmar Visa in Bangkok

The Myanmar Embassy, Bangkok Embassy of the Union of Myanmar


Tel : (662) 233-2237, 234-4698, 233-7250, 234-0320, 637-9406

Myanmar Embassy Opening Hours

9-12 1-3 for applications Mon-Fri

3:30pm-4:30 for collection Mon-Fri

Public Holidays Closed

The Embassy is closed for all Burmese and Thai public holidays - there are a lot of these so double check before planning around getting a visa on a certain day. 

Visa Costs 

800B - 3 day turn around 

1260B - express one day service

Visa Requirements

Passport - valid for more than 6 months 

2 passport photos - identical 

copy of passport information page 

application form 

visa fee 

Visa validity 

28 days from arrival in Yangoon 

You have 3 months to enter visa 

Visa is only valid for visits which start and end by a flight into Yangoon

Map Location of Myanmar Embassy, Bangkok

How To Get a Visa For Myanmar from Bangkok

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

  1. 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"
  2. 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. 
  3. 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! 
  4. 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. 
  5. No one seems to want to see your return tickets, insurance policy, health card or your mother's birth certificate. 
  6. 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.

How To Get To Myanmar Embassy, Bangkok

The Embassy is very close to Surasak BTS Skytrain station. Take exit 3 from BTS and go down the stairs. Walk along Sathorn Road under the Skytrain. The main Embassy building is about 200m away on the corner of Thanon Pan. Walk down Thanon Pan to get to the side visa entrance and the helpful "copies" shop.

From Khao San Road
Many budget travellers will stay in Khao San Road. Its an easy and cheap trip to the Embassy from this area. Take the river boat from Phra Athit to Saphan Taksin (Sathorn) pier. Either take the sky train one stop to Surask, or just walk (about 10minutes to the Embassy)

Hotels Near Myanmar Embassy Bangkok

The Embassy is on the busy Sathorn road which is close to the up-market hotel area of Silom - a business and shopping area of Bangkok.

Click here for hotels in the Silom Sathorn area 

Updated: 03/06/2012, Lissie
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