Since Vietnam is close to Myanmar, it’s not surprising to know that more and more Burmese citizens are visiting Vietnam. What’s great about visiting Vietnam as a citizen of Myanmar is that you can now enter the country using an e-visa. It’s the type of visa that you can apply online, which is very convenient for everyone.
With the Vietnam e-visa, citizens of Myanmar no longer need to go to the embassy of Vietnam to apply for their visa. They just need to go online, open the website for e-visa application, and answer the form. So here’s everything you need to know about the Vietnam e-visa for citizens of Myanmar.
Burmese citizens or Myanmar passport holders can enter Vietnam without the need of a visa. However, they can only stay in the country for a maximum of 14 days. Beyond that, they need a visa. Thankfully, they are among those foreign nationals that are eligible for the Vietnam e-visa. The e-visa is a single-entry visa and will be good for 30 days.
There is an option to extend the visa’s validity but this must be done while you’re still in Vietnam. You can look for agencies or organizations that can sponsor your stay in the country.
Also called the electronic visa, the Vietnam e-visa is an online version of the standard Vietnam visa. Before this visa was launched, Myanmar citizens will have to go through the hassle of going to the Vietnamese embassy to personally apply for a visa. Now that the e-visa is here, all they need is to go online and apply from there. It’s much easier and more convenient than applying for the standard visa.
Once the e-visa application is approved, an email will be sent to inform you of the status of the visa. You need to click on a link on the email to download a copy of the visa and print it out. Carry the printed copy with you and show it to the immigration officer together with your passport.
So how do Burmese citizens apply for the e-visa? It’s easy, just go online, and access the e-visa website. Click on “Apply Now” and fill out the application form with your personal details. So provide your complete name, birthdate, address, and other important things. It’s very important that you enter the information correctly. Otherwise, the processing of your visa could be delayed.
You’ll also be asked to provide information about your passport, such as the passport number and expiration date. Review the information carefully and make sure they are correct. If the details will not match with what’s on your passport, the Vietnam Immigration could deny you entry.
When you’re done with filling out the form, go to the next page for payment. So prepare your card or PayPal, whichever method you prefer. After payment, you’ll get an email with a registration code, Make sure you save the code since this is what you’ll use to check the status of your visa later on.
After about 3 to 5 business days, you should receive an email informing you about the status of your visa. If you will not hear from them and 5 business days have already passed, send them an email to follow-up.
It cost $25 for applying an e-visa at the government website https://xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn – Please note that government website run no-refund policy & no support. It take around 3 business days to get your e-visa approved. There are cases where the visa processing could be delayed. This usually happens during the peak season when millions of foreigners would come to Vietnam. Also, if there are discrepancies on your visa application form, this could delay the process even further. This is why it’s very important that you double-check the information you have entered on the form before you go on to the next step.
If you apply your e-visa through an agency website, the cost is higher depend upon the processing time you choose. Normally, it costs around $35 for the standard processing time of 3 days. But if you need your visa urgently, then you can pay for rush processing, which is around $50 or more. Please make sure to choose agency offer 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
There are many benefits that come with the Vietnam e-visa, which is why Myanmar passport holders should opt for this type of visa if they plan on staying in Vietnam for 30 days. It’s easy to apply and you should be able to accomplish the online application form in only a few minutes.
Another advantage of the Vietnam e-visa is that you can use it in various border entry points. So if you’re entering Vietnam through a land border, this visa will work best for you. Of course, it can also be used at the airport and at some of the seaports of Vietnam.