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Visa On Arrival Suspended

Posted by kkym on 24/8/2010 at 12:34

Issuing Visa on arrival at the Yangon & Mandalay airport will be suspended temporarily starting from 1st September. You have to get the visa from Myanmar Embassies or apply visa on arrival through a local travel agent.

#1 kkym has been a member since 6/4/2010. Location: Myanmar / Burma. Posts: 25

Posted by Remedy on 31/8/2010 at 15:44

Could anyone verify this ? Which source ?
Thinking about heading into Burma late September. My plan is to enter Burma by plane from Chiang Mai . If visa on arrival is not an option is there a consulate or something similar in Chiang Mai where I could apply ?

#2 Remedy has been a member since 25/7/2009. Posts: 31


Posted by anotherlostsoul on 31/8/2010 at 23:47

Yes, the visa on arrival system has been suspended as of 1st September. You'll need to get a visa in advance either from a Myanmar Embassy or via a Myanmar travel agency (allow 3 weeks).

There is no Myanmar consulate in Chiang Mai so you'll need to get your visa in your home country, Bangkok or another regional capital. Call your chosen embassy well ahead to check on the rules as they do vary.

#3 anotherlostsoul has been a member since 14/9/2009. Posts: 34

Posted by NYTim on 10/12/2010 at 23:46

Now that the elections are over, has the visa on arrival been re-instated?

#4 NYTim has been a member since 11/9/2009. Posts: 106


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