Burma Visa on ArrivalBurmese Visa upon arrival
Canadian citizens or Canadian citizens who live in another jurisdiction are allowed by the Myanmar government to obtain a prearranged or upon arriving.
Canadian citizens or Canadian citizens who live in another jurisdiction are allowed by the Myanmar government to obtain a prearranged or upon arriving. Visas are requested on arrivals for travellers taking a flight to Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw Aiports. Please read these instructions to obtain a visa:
Visas are requested on your check-in for both tourism and commercial purposes, but you will have various types of application form. Whereas the touristic visas allow a 28-day residence on entry, the commercial visas allow you to remain 70 nights on entry. Visas handling time: normally 2 to 7 working day, but if your date of trip is very close, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for quick assistance ! we also work on weekends !
Alternatively, please go to your local Myanmar embassy to submit your application.
Myanmar will introduce a visitor card upon entry.
Burma's authorities have started to issue all-national visa at Rangoon and Mandalay internationals' airfields, say migration officers. However, Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Enterprise information counter personnel at Rangoon ITO said that those on the Myanmar government's black list are still being withheld.
"You should not be blacklisted; this will be checked upon your airport arrivals. A number of different kinds of entry permits are available: the $US30 tourism permit for a 28-day and non-renewable period of residence; the $US40 commercial permit for a 70-day period of residence in the host countries, which can be renewed; the $US40 "social reasons" permit for a 28-day period of residence, and the $US18 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour 24-hour period.
Myanmar Tourist Entrepreneurs Association, which first demanded the use of visas on entry in 2008, has been speculating that the new system, which is similar to that in other nations, will attract more Burmese people. Burma's tourist industries have experienced a downturn since the monks' revolt in September 2007 and Hurricane Nargis in May 2008.
Burma's authorities have in the past granted a visa upon entry, but this is the first case that it is open to all-nationals. It was previously only available for those places where there was no Myanmar representation, so it could only be reached through a local broker. Burma's widespread tourist blackout has affected the number of foreign visitors to the state, which is lower than most other South East Asian states.
About 250,000 Burmese visitors per year, against about 14 million in Thailand. Burma makes around $100 million a year from travel, according to Tourist Concern; according to criticism, most of the funding goes to the governing regime, which is known to use hard labor to build accommodation and resort facilities.