Getting a Myanmar visa in Bangkok before exploring Myanmar Getting a Myanmar visa in Bangkok before exploring Myanmar

Getting a Myanmar visa in Bangkok before exploring the Golden Land – Myanmar

Getting a Myanmar visa in Bangkok before exploring the Golden Land – Myanmar

If you are not getting your Myanmar visa before you leave your country of origin, one of the most likely places might be Bangkok, where the process is straightforward.

1. How to get to Myanmar Embassy
Train Station : Surasak
Address : 132, Sathorn Nua Road,
Phone: (662) 234-4698, 233-7250, 234-0320,  637-9406
Official Website: http://www.myanmarembassybkk.com/ , You can download Visa Application Forms from here.

The Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok is located at 132, Sathorn Nua Rd in Silom. It is very near to Surasak BTS Skytrain station. From Surasak station, go to Exit 3. Walk down onto street level and then turn right when you get to the bottom of the stairs so that you are walking along the pavement underneath the Skytrain station. You will pass the Skytrain’s escalator entrance. If you don’t, you are walking the wrong way down Sathorn Road!

Continue walking up the busy Sathorn Road for about 200 metres. You will arrive at a forbidding grey looking wall with big spikes on top at the corner of Sathorn Road and Thanon Pan. This is the Myanmar Embassy. Walk a few metres down the side road Thanon Pan and you will find the entrance to the Myanmar Embassy’s Visa section. It is a unmarked steel door with no handle. See the photo above.

2. Visa Application Procedures

Myanmar Visa requirements chart

The Visa Section is now open for applications only from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Afternoons are only for pickup.

Bring your passport, a photocopy of your passport, 2 passport photos and an address of where you will be staying in Myanmar.

Same-day visas cost 1260 baht. Next-day visas cost about 1000 baht. Three day visas cost about 810 baht – cheapest option. It was not always easy to get the same-day-visa and that you need good reason to support the urgency. Normally Staff at the Myanmar Visa section are open to your argument. Moreover a proof of means to get out of the country e.g round trip ticket is needed.

The ” Report of Arrival” form is no longer required.

Only two photos are required; one glued to the application form and one loose or paper-clipped to the form.

Visa pickup time is from 3:30 P M to 4:30 PM.

The normal tourist visa is single entry, valid for three months and good for a 28 day stay.

The Work History portion of the form (on back of the application) now only asks for current employment and one previous period of employment.

A queue system is in effect. Say you arrived at 8:00 AM. there will already be some 40 – 50 people in line. When the door opens you line up at one window where you show your completed form and are given a queue number. You then sit down and wait for you number. When called you pay and turn in your form and passport. (If you don’t have a form, grab one from the front counter and fill out while you’re waiting.)

Check the embassy holidays as they observe both Thai and Myanmar holidays, before you leave.

Myanmar holidays calendar

When you return for pickup, stand in line at the appropriate window (regular, express or business), show your receipt (you saved it, right?) and pick up your passport. Don’t forget to review the visa before you leave.

Have a Safe Trip to The Golden Land – Myanmar! 🙂
If you visited the embassy in Bangkok and notice that things have changed, please put them in the comments.

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