Thursday, January 16, 2014

Getting Myanmar visa

Myanmar embassy in Bangkok

We decided to get our Myanmar visas in Bangkok. It was quite quick and painless.

Waiting to submit the application
Receipt - you'll need it to collect your passport & visa

Step 1: Get application form from counter 4.

Step 2: Fill in the form. Attach one photo to the application.

Step 3: Submit application form with photo, copy of passport and an additional photo. Get it all back, along with a ticket number.

Step 4: Wait for your number to be called. This can take a really long time. The ticket number counter wraps from x99 to x01 (299 to 201 for us) so if you have a low number and the counter is a slightly higher number, you can take a nap..
Or maybe strike up a conversation with another traveler.

Step 4: Submit everything again and pay the visa fee*.
You can request one of three processing choices - the same day, the next day or the day after next - the faster, the more expensive.
For "same day", you need to show your plane ticket. No tickets are needed for the other options.

Step 4: Collect your visa between 15:30 - 16:30 of your requested day. Check your receipt for which line to get into.

* For the option we chose, next day visa, it was 1039 baht.
The embassy accepts visa applications from 9am to noon.

Everbody's in a hurry to get their visa (maybe).

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