All travelers to Burma must possess a visa. A tourist visa which must be obtained from a Burmese embassy (Embassy of the Union of Myanmar) or consulate before travel. Please consult with the embassy in your home country for current visa application advice. For US residents we have partnered with CIBT visa service who can assist in obtaining a visa.
Applications usually have to be accompanied by a detailed itinerary for your trip and a letter from your travel agent confirming the exact details of your international flights into and out of Burma. At the time of writing, Burmese embassies in the US, Australia and the UK advise that at least 14 days are required to process a visa.
It is also essential that you allow time to send your passport to the embassy in your country and for it then to be returned to you. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you allow at least 45 days before your departure date to arrange your visa.
It is important to note that the Burmese visa situation is subject to change and you must be responsible for ensuring your visa is in order before you travel. We strongly suggest that you consult with the relevant embassies in home country for current guidelines.