Visas and border crossings forum

myanmar visa in hanoi

  • prisonbreak

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 18

    anybody took it recently?
    what are the price and requirements?
    thanks

    #1 Posted: 17/12/2009 - 09:53

  • Advertisement

  • prisonbreak

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 18

    nobody?????

    #2 Posted: 22/12/2009 - 21:01

  • somtam2000

    admin
    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 6959
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    Have just dropped our man in Hanoi a query on this -- will report back when I hear anything.

    #3 Posted: 23/12/2009 - 09:17

  • prisonbreak

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 18

    thanks a lot i m looking forward to his answer
    what about the chinese visa? is it still impossible to get it there?

    #4 Posted: 23/12/2009 - 10:04

  • prisonbreak

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 18

    did your man come back???

    #5 Posted: 29/12/2009 - 08:36

  • theCATALYST

    Joined Travelfish
    16th December, 2009
    Location Philippines
    Posts: 18

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    If you have overstayed for, say a week, how much is the penalty for each day? And given this situation and that your visa has been renewed once, do they allow you to be given another chance for renewal? What is the worst consequence for this? Would you be deported right away and be blocklisted?

    #6 Posted: 29/12/2009 - 09:23

  • somtam2000

    admin
    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 6959
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    prisonbreak I asked him a couple of days ago -- he said he was going to look into it -- haven't heard anything more yet!

    #7 Posted: 29/12/2009 - 15:20

  • theCATALYST

    Joined Travelfish
    16th December, 2009
    Location Philippines
    Posts: 18

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    He may have failed to break the prison! Lol.
    Seriously, friends answered some of the issues I raised. Travel operators would be able to negotiate with contacts at immigration to extend the visa for a month at a cost of 140USD. Then if you intend to extend again after a month, you must make an exit first and can come back to get a maximum of 3 months for business visa for only 15USD. Well, that is if you are a citizen from any Southeast Asian country, like in my case. Good thing is that, I was told, there is no time limit for the exit. You can cross the border in Laos or Cambodia, for instance, stay for an hour near the border and wait for the next bus to come back to Vietnam. You can do it, but in this situation, it's better to stay for maybe 2 days or more in Laos or Cambodia or Thailand and enjoy the chance of just being there for a while.

    #8 Posted: 4/1/2010 - 17:42

  • prisonbreak

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 18

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    what are you talking about catalyst?
    this has nothing to do with the subject

    #9 Posted: 4/1/2010 - 19:53

  • somtam2000

    admin
    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 6959
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    I asked him again the other day -- still waiting for an answer. Will bell him again today.

    #10 Posted: 5/1/2010 - 06:54

  • Advertisement

  • theCATALYST

    Joined Travelfish
    16th December, 2009
    Location Philippines
    Posts: 18

    #11 Posted: 5/1/2010 - 08:48

  • prisonbreak

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 18

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    still nothing?

    #12 Posted: 13/1/2010 - 10:59

  • somtam2000

    admin
    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 6959
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    prisonbreak: Nope sorry -- not a word. I've asked him repeatedly -- can't get good help these days.

    #13 Posted: 13/1/2010 - 11:29

  • somtam2000

    admin
    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 6959
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    Finally received something:

    "It's US$25 for one month for most nationalities and it takes four days to process. For Americans, however, it takes longer and they may be called in for an 'interview.'"

    Hope that helps

    #14 Posted: 13/1/2010 - 20:28

  • prisonbreak

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 18

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    finally!!!
    it used to be 20$ and 3 days processing so an update was necessary
    ok thanks a lot

    #15 Posted: 14/1/2010 - 08:37

  • prisonbreak

    Joined Travelfish
    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 18

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    mahout i can understand that people dont know but what I dont understand is why people post false information!!!!

    Went today to apply for a tourist visa at the Myanmar embassy
    it s still 20$ 2 IDs and 3 days processing
    It took me 5 mn to do the whole process since I was the only one
    that is the current information!!!!

    #16 Posted: 18/1/2010 - 17:19

  • somtam2000

    admin
    Click here to learn more about somtam2000
    Joined Travelfish
    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 6959
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    Tks for the update -- I reposted what our guy in Hanoi said, I'll let him know you found different.

    Cheers

    #17 Posted: 19/1/2010 - 13:25

  • ailiemcd

    Joined Travelfish
    8th March, 2010
    Posts: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    I just went to the Embassy, they said I need an introduction letter from a travel agency??? And That this is a new thing? Does anybody know anything about this? The lady said it was because I had a single entry visa to Vietnam, even though I plan on flying from Yangon straight to China.

    I wanted to get my visa put in today because I am going to Sapa for a few days, but now it looks like I might have to pay double to get it done quickly. Boo.

    #18 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 11:37

  • szittyakutya

    Joined Travelfish
    11th March, 2010
    Posts: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    I only have 3 working days left. Will try the Myanmar Embassy here wow this is very useful I am going to try the Myanamr embassy tomorrow but I have no idea about this letter from a travel agency. I also have a single entry visa to Vietnam and it is going to expire in 6 days plus I dont have a return ticket from Myanmar. Could you provide more info on this letter? Where did you get it?

    (was totally shocked today when I went to the Chinese embassy in Hanoi and was told that could get a visa here only in Saigon, well should have researched better but never thought that in the caital city whihc is closer to China anyways this was the case, gotta love the Chinese burocracy)

    #19 Posted: 11/3/2010 - 19:39

  • szittyakutya

    Joined Travelfish
    11th March, 2010
    Posts: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    one other question: do they only take USD or can you pay the fees in Dong? Thanks a bunch!

    #20 Posted: 11/3/2010 - 19:40

  • ailiemcd

    Joined Travelfish
    8th March, 2010
    Posts: 2

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    I never found out what the letter was. I was told different things by many different travel agencies. Eventually I ended up paying my hotel an extra $17 to organise it for me (on Monday, I get it back Friday). It was too much hassle trying to find out what I needed.

    And at the embassy, you can only pay in US dollars. Good luck! I hope you find it easier than I did! Too much conflicting information made me give up.

    #21 Posted: 11/3/2010 - 22:03

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.