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visa requirements for US citizens

Walla Walla
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visa requirements for US citizens

What is the best way to go about getting the Visa needed for a US citizen to enter Myanmar via a flight from Bangkok?

Thank you.

Montgomery, Alabama
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1. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

By mail from the embassy in D.C. Check this link:

www.mewashingtondc.com/visas_passports.htm

They have all the paperwork on the website. Download forms, fill out, and mail, carefully following all directions. Last one I mailed off on Jan. 5 and received visa back by Fed EX on Jan. 18.

Walla Walla
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2. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

Thank you for your prompt reply. I will be in SE Asia for a month this summer and using Bangkok as a base to visit numerous other countries around Thailand. I would prefer to go with a "flexible" itinerary and wait to make my air reservations to Myanmar after I get to Thailand...but clearly I can't get the Visa from the US with that plan. I know you can obtain a Visa in Thailand (along with a waiting period) but I'm concerned about the reliability of doing that. Has anyone gotten the Visa once in Thailand, and if so...can you please provide details about that? Thank you.

Doha, Qatar
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3. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

Very easy & a very straight forward process, check this thread out for details, nothing has changed:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294190-i9408-k302…

Brighton, United...
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4. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

Check out with your Myanmar embassey, i think Myanmar is about to offer visa on arrival.

Enjoy your trip, its such a stunning country.

Oakland, California
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5. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

Myanmar VOA story on Irrawaddy.org today:

http://bit.ly/dkPYPO

interesting news, and hard to tell from the article, but it seems that it is recommended to arrange the VOA ahead of time with the help of travel agents in Myanmar, a service that had already been available to most folks. I'd certainly be interested to hear any stories from those who have used this system. I think we'll stick with our plan to apply by mail through the embassy in DC around the end of Aug.

Edited: 6:17 pm, May 04, 2010
Kurashiki, Japan
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for Kurashiki, Cambodia, Myanmar
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6. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

As of May 1, you can now get the visa on arrival, without arrangement from an agent as before.

What you will need is this-

At the Yangon Airport Immigration for Tourism Visa

- 30 USD for a 28 days Tourism Visa (non-extendable)

- 40 USD for a 28 days Social Visa (extendable, with Home Stay)

- 18 USD for 24 hours Transit Visa

- Free of Charge Visa for Children under 7 years with own or in

parents passport

You must bring to Yangon International Airport on arrival:

- A valid return ticket

- Stay at a Hotel, Motel, Guesthouse under Hotel Lizense

- 2 Passport picture size (4cm x 6cm) (not older than 6 months)

- Sign all Immigration Laws

You must show at Yangon International Airport on arrival:

- For FIT 300 USD per person in cash (to use during your trip) just

show, not change.

- For Families 600 USD in cash (to use during your trip) just show,

not change.

These 300 USD or 600 USD can be shown also in any other major currency

instead, in equal amount.

Kurashiki, Japan
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7. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

Thanks for the above to Bonzai's travel agent, who is helping me with my trip to Myanmar in December :-)

Edited: 2:26 am, May 05, 2010
Doha, Qatar
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8. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

Thx mn, she's a very helpful lass & an extremely nice lady. I've just booked a few cars through her for a trip up country showing around a relation here, great A/C cars & an extremely good rate!

Yep, certainly seems like the VOA is the real deal alright, that's certainly big news, an understatement would be it's 'bloody amazing news!!!'

Better get here now before the crowds of tourists starts arriving;-))

Kurashiki, Japan
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9. Re: visa requirements for US citizens

"Better get here now before the crowds of tourists starts arriving;-))"

Indeed! I've seenwhat's happened to Cambodia in the last 6 years, maybe Myanmar's next?

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