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Border crossings Thailand to Burma E-Visa

Posted by Flossiebear1 on 29/10/2017 at 03:44

Does anyone know if an E-visa is valid on all land border crossing from Thailand to Burma. I am thinking of crossing at?Phunaron (Phu Nam Ron) (Thailand – nearest town Kanchanaburi) and Htee Kee (Myanmar) and then departing by flight at Yangon . Or whether to make the trip by flying into Yangon then trip down to Htee Kee and depart Myanmar that way instead.

I live in U.K. and quite a long way from the Burmese Embassy to get a visa stamped in my passport and bit reluctant to send by post in case I never get it back! Many thanks

#1 Flossiebear1 has been a member since 1/5/2017. Posts: 2

Posted by DLuek on 29/10/2017 at 19:15 TF writer

Last I heard, the Phu Nam Ron / Htee Kee crossing is the only one out of the four that does not offer the e-visa service when traveling into Burma. If you're heading to Kanchanaburi then I presume you'll also pass through Bangkok? If so, you could grab a visa at the Burmese embassy there, which should take two working days. This article is somewhat out of date but still has some helpful info on getting the visa in Bangkok.

#2 DLuek has been a member since 19/6/2008. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,344

Posted by Flossiebear1 on 30/10/2017 at 01:57

Hi thank you, we are flying into Bangkok, so that is an option I had not considered.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 30/10/2017 at 05:23

eVisa by land entry can only be used at Tachileik, Myawaddy, or Kawthaung.

#4 Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,955

Posted by muzzaf on 31/10/2017 at 03:23

In Bangkok you can get a visa the same day, it the world's hardest working consulate. You will see. You cannot cross the border with an e visa. It is as a rewarding entry into any country, you arrive at Dawei about 6p.m.so a hotel stay is needed. Don't fly, if you do you will miss out on Mawlaymine and golden rock. Both worth the visit.
Make sure you get stamped into Myanmar, the bus may shoot past the office.I have more info if needed

#5 muzzaf has been a member since 22/3/2007. Posts: 13

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