Sunday, October 20th 2019

How we got 2 month Thai visa in Yangon, Myanmar/Burma

Due to some unexpected circumstances we came to Burma earlier than planned and because we got only 15 days on Arrival to Thailand couple of weeks before we decided to apply for a longer visa to Thailand in Yangon. The process of getting a Thai visa in Yangon, Myanmar/Burma is simple and fast.

Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

What you need

  • Passport – valid for at least 6 months
  • Airplane ticket – Strangely you have to show your flight ticket to (not from) Thailand
  • 2 passport pics
  • Filled in application form
  • Photocopy of first page of your passport
  • Visa fee – 40USD for 2 months, single entry



If documents are accepted your visa will be granted next working day. Don’t forget to check Thai and Burmese official holidays when the consulate will be closed. 

    1. We came to apply around 9:30am, and were the only foreigner among about 12-15 Burmese people. Application forms were filled in on the spot.
    2. We applied the whole set of documents and paid a fee within less than an hour. And they told us to come next day between 14:00- 17:00.
    3. Next working day we arrived at 13:30. The consulate was open and we were invited in. Within 5 minutes we got our passports with visas.



Thai Embassy location

The Embassy is located close to The People’s Park, in 94 Pyay Road. We usually took a taxi for about 2000Ks (2EUR). Taxi drivers know the place, just tell them you need Thai Embassy.

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5 Comments on “How we got 2 month Thai visa in Yangon, Myanmar/Burma”

  1. […] had to leave after 15 days. Next destination was – Myanmar / Burma where we planned to get a Thai visa for two months and come […]

  2. Thank you, this was a really useful post and helped us go about getting our Thai visa in Yangon xxx

    1. You are welcome. Happy it is helpful! Enjoy Thailand. Make sure you spend some time in Chiang Mai and around. Amazing area, we have spent there a month and i would stay even longer.

  3. Hi I want to know in a case I will apply the two months visa to Thailand whilst my visa in Burma has expired. Let’s say on my application date I’m overstaying for two days..Will they accept my application provided that I will comply all the requirements needed? Your reply will much of help to me..

    1. Hi La,
      I am afraid it is not a good situation. When your visa is expired you are technically illegal in a country, and cannot apply for a visa there. You can try but they might require you to prolong your visa to Burma before you can apply for a Thai visa. Plus you might face a fine or other measures when you are leaving Burma for breaking visa regulations.
      Good luck, let us know how it worked out.

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