As we had to change our plans due to getting only 15-da Visa on Arrival to Thailand and we already bought tickets to Yangon we decided to go to Myanmar/Burma. We just needed to get a visa to Burma.
A tourist visas takes two working days and cost 810 Thai Baht. For extra 400 Baht you can collect your visa the same day if you apply in the morning.
The Myanmar Embassy is open for applications between 9:00 – 12:00. You can pick up your visa between 15:30 – 16:30.
Many blogs say that you should come as early as possible, but it seems not to matter. We went there twice as Mara did not plan to go with me to Myanmar/Burma but then changed her mind. Both times we came around 11:00, about an hour before closing. First time, there were just 15 people, on second time – about 50-60. In both cases we managed to apply on the same day.
What you need:
- Fill in a form
- 2 photos
- A copy of your passport (you can do it nearby for 3 baht)
- 810 Bath
- Pick up a form at Counter 1
- Fill a form in
- Show your set of documents at Counter 1 and get a number
- Once you number is announced, apply documents at Counter 2 & pay the visa fee; upon this you will get a receipt
- With the receipt you will come to pick up your visa on the appointed day (note that they will keep your passport)
I applied on Friday and could pick up the visa on Wednesday, and Mara applied on Monday and could pick up on Thursday.Visa is given for a stay of 28 days with a validity of 3 months.
The Myanmar Embassy is located at 132, Sathorn Nua Rd in Silom. It is very close to Surasak BTS Skytrain station. In Surasak station go to Exit 3. Walk downstairs and once on the street you should turn and walk completely into the opposite direction. You will pass a Christian school on the way to the Embassy. You should be walking in the direction away from the river along Sathorn Road. You should turn left on second big road and walk about 100 meters. The visa department will be on the right side of the street. You will not miss it.