According to the agreement between Vietnam and Myanmar signed on October 26th, 2013, all Myanmar passport holders are exempted for Vietnam visa within 14 days. It means that anyone who wants to travel Vietnam for more than 14 days needs to apply for a visa by three ways: getting Vietnam visa on arrival, Vietnam visa at Embassy/ Consulate in Myanmar or Vietnam E-visa.
Vietnam visa exemption for Myanmar passport holders
As said before, the governments of Vietnam and Myanmar signed an agreement to waive visa for their citizens visiting the other country within 14 days. The agreement will take effect from October 26, 2013. It means that there are only 3 days left and then the Myanmar passport holders will not need a visa for their stay in Vietnam within 14 days.
But if Myanmar passport holders wish to visit and stay in Vietnam for more than 14 days, they are advised to apply for a Vietnam visa. In case they travel to Vietnam by air, visa on arrival (visa picked up at the airport) is available for convenience. But in case they travel to Vietnam by other means of transport (not by air), they should contact the most convenient Vietnam Embassy for visa application. Below are Vietnam visa requirements in Myanmar that Myanmar passport holders need to response.
Vietnam visa on arrival
Myanmar is one of the countries which are able to apply online for a visa to Vietnam as long as they enter Vietnam by air. The requirements and procedures are straightforward as a local visa agent will help them every step of the way.
Firstly, being Myanmar citizens, applicants can apply for the visa through 2 ways:
- Fill out the online application form on the website of https://visaonlinevietnam.com/.
- Directly send your visa request to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. One copy of your passport and entry date must be attached on this email too.
Secondly, make the payment for visa service fee. Myanmar passport holders are eligible to pay money via Paypal account, Western Union, and Bank Transfer. Keep in mind that the fee will be refunded if your visa request can not be accepted.
Thirdly, get the visa approval letter. Vietnam visa approval letter is the document allowing Myanmar nationals to board on plane and get the visa at Vietnam international airport. Basically, after 2 working days since the payment for service fee is made, the letter is sent to applicants’ email address. You had to check out all information carefully then print it to bring to Vietnam.
Finally, collect the visa stamp. Myanmar visitors need to take with them to Vietnam these documents: Passport, Vietnamese visa approval letter, Vietnamese visa application form (2 passport photos are attached) and stamping fee in cash ($25 US for single entry visa and $50 US for multiple entry visa). At Vietnam airport, they will present these documents to Immigration Officer at Visa upon arrival area to get stamped visa on their passport.
Applying Vietnam visa at Vietnam Embassy in Myanmar
For those who want to apply for visa from Vietnam Embassy, they have to check out the official address of Vietnam Embassy in Myanmar.
Embassy of Vietnam in Yangon, Myanmar
- Address: Building No.70-72, Thanlwin Road, Bahan Township, Yangon
- Phone: 95-1- 511305
- Fax: 95-1- 514897
- Email: email@example.com
- Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 08.00 – 12.00; 13.00 – 16.30
It is advisable for Myanmar citizens to contact the Embassy in advance to ask about the requirements and procedures as the regulations usually change from time to time. Generally, the processing time is from 5 to 7 working days. After that you can get back the passport with valid Vietnam visa to start your journey without hassles.
One of Vietnam visa requirements in Myanmar is Vietnam Evisa. As the update of the Vietnamese Immigration Department in Feb 2019, Myanmar has added to the list of countries which can apply for Vietnam E-visa. The visa is valid for 30 days with single entry.
Myanmar applicants need to complete an electronic form on the website of the Immigration Department then pay a non-refundable fee (25 USD) to get the visa issued. After 3 working days, the Vietnam E-visa is sent to applicant’s email address. Print it out the enter Vietnam freely.