If you’re looking for a holiday destination in Southeast Asia, you might want to consider Myanmar. Not yet overflowing with tourists, it provides the opportunity to view some magical locations without the hordes of people that you find elsewhere.
Of course, like many other places, there are travel permissions to consider. Before you grab your suitcase and head off into the sunset, you need to make sure you’ve got your travel documentation in order. Luckily, Byevisa is here to make the process quicker and easier with an online eVisa application that allows you to get your paperwork before you travel for a smoother-running vacation.
Read on to learn all you need to know about the Myanmar eVisa for Indians, so that you can get going with submitting the appropriate information and documentation to support your application.
Do Indians Need a Visa for Myanmar?
If you’re an Indian citizen heading to this country as a tourist you certainly require the appropriate travel authorisation before you set off on your trip. Luckily, in 2014, the government of this country opened up the online authorisation procedure to simplify things for Indians visiting on vacation.
This means that, although you do need to obtain the right documentation before your trip, you can do it speedily online with Byevisa. This helps you to avoid the inconvenience of completing paper documents or attending a consulate or embassy in your home country.
Is There a Myanmar Visa on Arrival for Indians?
A handful of selected countries have the option of applying for a Visa on Arrival and Indians are included in this. There are, however, conditions attached as a VoA is only available through three selected airports: Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay and Yangon.
A fee of 50.00 USD will be charged for the VoA to be issued and this must be paid in person on arrival. It is also quite time-consuming to have to queue up at the airport on arrival to obtain the right documentation.
It is, therefore, much more convenient to apply for the eVisa in advance. You can then enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that all your paperwork is in order to guarantee your entry.
How Do I Get a Myanmar E-Visa for Indians?
You can apply for an eVisa instead of visiting the embassy. Many Indians find this process far quicker and more convenient. To obtain an eVisa you need to complete the online application here on the Byevisa website and submit it with the required documentation before paying the required fee with your credit or debit card or valid PayPal address.
The eVisa permits you to enter Myanmar from any of the following land checkpoints and airports:
- Mandalay International Airport
- Yangon International Airport
- Nap Pyi Taw International Airport
- Myawaddy Land Border
- Tachileik Land Border
- Tamu Land Border
- Rih Khaw Dar Land Border
- Kawthaung Land Border
What Are the Myanmar Visa Requirements for Indians?
The documents you need to supply to obtain permission to enter are:
- A current passport which is valid for at least 6 months.
- Completed visa application.
- 2 colour photographs which are in line with passport standards.
You also need to pay a fee to have the paperwork processed. Currently, this is 50.00 USD. Byevisa also charges an additional administration fee for processing the documents on your behalf.
Indians in Myanmar FAQs
We’ve outlined above the different ways you can obtain a travel authorisation online for entry into Myanmar but you might have some more questions about what the country is like for Indians who want to visit. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on the subject, and the relevant answers.
How Many Indians are Living in Myanmar?
There hasn’t been a reliable census for some time but officials believe there are at least 2.9 million Indians in Myanmar, making up 4% of the total population.
Do I Need a Transit Visa if I Have a Layover in Myanmar?
If you have a layover in a local airport and do not plan to leave the transit lounge you do not need to obtain any type of transit authorisation.
On the other hand, if you have a long layover and intend to go out of the airport to explore the local area you need to apply for a tourist travel authorisation online in the same way as you would for a longer holiday. Byevisa can help you with this.
What are the Myanmar Visa Types for Indians?
To visit Myanmar, you must choose between a tourist or a business visa. There are different durations of stay for both and different conditions apply. You are expected to comply strictly with the terms of your visa so make sure you apply for the correct one. With the tourist eVisa you will not be permitted to do any type of work for money while in the country.
How Far in Advance Can I Apply for a Myanmar E-Visa for Indians?
The eVisa remains valid for 90 days after issuing and only permits a single entry into the country. Holders of Indian passports are permitted to enter the country under the terms of the eVisa for a total maximum stay of 28 days. No employment or paid work can be carried out in the country during this time.
This means that you need to time your application correctly to ensure your document remains valid throughout your stay in the country. You also need to leave enough time to ensure your document is issued before you leave. Luckily, Byevisa’s service offers several delivery speeds, so you can choose the speed of delivery that you require.
More Information About the Myanmar Visa for Indians
Here at Byevisa, we’ve helped lots of Indians travel all around the world, including to Myanmar. Hopefully, we’ve given you all the information you require to make your application for travel authorisation, but if you need any further guidance, read our page about the tourist visa for Myanmar or our visit Myanmar page here.