Myanmar is further improving visa procedures. Since mid-April, the government introduced a fast-track visa procedure valid only for e-visa.
The e-visa for Myanmar -which has been in force for three years- is delivered in three working days and cost US$50. It is available for asome hundred countries eligible for an electronic visa.
However, service could be considerably slower due to week-ends and holidays. Two weeks ago, Myanmar consequently introduced a fast-track tourist visa that has drastically cut down the time it takes for application approval.
The fast-track scheme now delivers confirmation of a visa within 24 hours of applying. Unlike the normal e-visa, the fast-track service guarantees the 24-hour time of issue, including during week-ends and public holidays. A turnaround 365-day service!
The 24-hour processing time starts when online payment is successful, and acknowledgement e-mail is sent. The express service is available only for Tourist Visa, and not for Business Visa.
Travellers can pay with various credit cards and must load a colour photography on the application website.
The visa can be used at any international checkpoint including the three international airports of Yangon, Mandalay and Nai Pyi Taw, Myanmar adminstrative capital. However, when applying, travellers must specify one of the designated international airports or land border checkpoints but it is possible to select another “Port of Entry” once arrived in the country.
More information can be found under https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/NewApplication.aspx