Vietnam is one of the most popular countries on many people’s bucket lists, and it is no surprise why: from the stunning canals of Hoi An, to the colorful streets and delicious foods of Ho Chi Minh City, as well as the Fansipan mountain or Old Quarter of Hanoi in between, there are plenty of things to see and do. In addition to these already attractive locations, Vietnam is considered the cheapest Asian travel destination.
However, it is important to note that all Burmese travelers must have a valid tourist visa before they can legally enter Vietnam.
Vietnam Visa for Myanmar Nationals
Obtaining a visa for Vietnam from Myanmar is very simple and easy. The entire process can be done from the comfort of the traveler’s own home and does not require a visit to a Vietnamese embassy or consulate.
The Vietnamese online electronic visa (also known as the eVisa) is a single-entry visa that is digitally ‘attached’ to the traveler’s passport. Travelers can use their Vietnamese eVisa to visit Vietnam for tourism, visiting relatives, investment, or educational purposes.
The eVisa is valid for a maximum of 30 days, and travelers can enter Vietnam through a land border, seaport, or airport with their electronic visa.
Applying for a Vietnam Visa from Burma
The first step to applying for a Vietnam visa from Myanmar is to fill out the online application form. The process takes less than 15 minutes to complete and can be done from the comfort of the traveler’s own home. An easy application process and a quick processing time make the Vietnamese eVisa one of the easiest electronic visas to obtain.
On the Vietnam visa application for Myanmar nationals, travelers will be required to fill out a few pieces of information about his or herself — this includes their full name, date of birth, contact details (such as your permanent home address and email), passport information, and some questions related to their trip.
The traveler must also answer questions regarding their vaccine history, their accommodations, and details about their trip.
After the application is complete, travelers will need to pay the eVisa fee and wait. Usually, travelers can expect to receive a final decision within 24 hours, although some applications can take up to 72 hours to process (in cases of high demand or public holidays).
We recommend applying for the Vietnamese eVisa at least three days in advance before traveling for a stress-free experience. Also, it is recommended to read more about the ways to avoid a Vietnam visa rejection.
Entry Requirements for Myanmar Travelers
Applicants from Myanmar will need to gather only a few Vietnam visa requirements. These are the following items and documents that are required:
- A valid passport: In order to obtain a Vietnamese eVisa, all travelers must have a valid and up to date Myanmar-issued passport. The passport must have at least six months of validity left, as well as two blank pages in case it needs to be stamped.
- The applicant’s personal information: While filling out the application, all travelers will need to provide information that pertains to their passport, personal information (address, contact information), employment, and travel details/itinerary. The applicant will also be required to upload a scanned photo of their passport’s biometric page that includes all of their data, such as the passport number and the applicant’s photo.
- A valid form of payment: Travelers will need a valid form of payment, such as a debit or credit card, to pay the Vietnamese eVisa application fees.
- A current email address: All correspondence regarding the Vietnamese eVIsa will be sent to the traveler’s email address, so it is important to ensure that travelers frequently check for messages.
Other Vietnam Visas Available for Burmese Citizens
Travelers from Myanmar can also take advantage of the Vietnam visa on arrival for Burmese nationals. If the traveler is arriving at one of the main airports in Vietnam, he or she can apply for the visa on arrival (VOA).
In order to do so, travelers will need to submit an online form and print it out. When arriving at the airport, they will need to hand over the printed form, two passport photos, and pay a fee.
Please note that travelers who opt to do a visa on arrival will oftentimes need to wait in a long queue to get their VOA. For travelers who prefer to go through immigration quickly so that they can enjoy their holiday, we recommend opting for an electronic visa instead.