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    Myanmar E-Visa Service To Be Offered For 6 Additional Entry Points

    Thai PBS
    October 25, 2014

    Myanmar's Ministry of Immigration and Population will begin issuing electronic visas for tourists at six additional locations, a ministry official told The Irrawaddy on Friday.

    The e-visa registration, introduced on Sept 1, is currently only available to visitors entering the country through the Yangon International Airport. The ministry said that service will soon be extended to Mandalay, Naypyidaw and four overland crossings along Myanmar’s border with Thailand.

    Applicants must complete an online visa form, verify that all information is correct and make a credit card payment for fees. Those approved will receive an emailed document that they can print out and present to immigration officers upon arrival.

    Turnaround time averages five days, and the visa is priced at US$50 per person. After approval, travelers have 90 days to enter Myanmar, where they can stay for up to 28 days.

    “We’re going to set up the machines, and we’ll conduct trials in Mandalay and Naypyidaw. Afterwards we plan to start offering e-visas in four Thai-Myanmar border stations,” said Maung Maung Than, director-general of the immigration ministry.

    The government has only recently allowed overland entry into Myanmar; four checkpoints along the Thai-Myanmar border — at Myawaddy, Tachilek, Kawthaung and Htee Khee — only offered one-day passes or specially issued travel exemptions until just last year.

    E-visa service to be offered for 6 additional entry points - Thai PBS English News

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    26-08-2017 @ 09:53 PM
    Getting extremely bored with high visa costs and related bureaucracy.

    I have a passport that required all sorts of biometrics - and high cost. And yet, one has to undergo a further cash grab in order to go to some third world banana republic.

    One of the reasons Thailand pulls in tourists is because they don't require expensive visas in advance.

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    saves me $10 on getting the pre approved visa on arrival for entering at mandalay!

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    Im about 5 minutes walk from the myanmar consulate in vientiane cant remember what i paid for my myanmar visa now but it was issued the next day, The online one will be handy though.Good news

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