Myanmar eVisa for Polish Citizens
Myanmar (also known as Burma) has increased its popularity tremendously during the last couple of years, in 2018 it was reached by 1.4 million visitors. Government officials introduced the Myanmar online visa in 2014 to simplify the process of obtaining a visa for 100 countries including Poland.
The Myanmar electronic visa application is a simple and easy form that only takes a few minutes to complete. The e-visa allows Polish travelers to visit the country for a determined period of time; this will depend on the type of visa acquired.
Myanmar Visa: Business Visa and Tourist Visa for Poland Citizens
Myanmar officials have introduced two types of electronic visas to visit Burma: the tourist e-Visa and the business e-Visa for Polish citizens.
The Myanmar tourist electronic visa is a single-entry visa that allows a Polish national to stay for 28 days or less. It also has a validity of 90 days from the date of issue.
The Myanmar tourist visa grants permission to enter the country by air or land.
The Myanmar Business electronic visa for Polish citizens is also a single-entry visa used for business reasons only.
Holders of this eVisa can stay in Myanmar for up to 70 days, while the validity of the travel permit is 90 days from the date issued. However, it is possible for Poland nationals to apply for a business Myanmar e-visa extension by presenting a recommendation letter from the ministry. The acceptance of this extension will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Polish Citizens Traveling to Myanmar: Requirements
Polish nationals who want to request a visa to Myanmar online have to meet a few conditions to guarantee a successful application. These conditions are known as the Myanmar eVisa entry requirements.
The requirements Polish nationals need to comply with are the following:
- A valid Polish passport with 6 months validity from the intended date of entry into the country
- A copy of the passport’s biographic page
- A passport-sized photograph
- Confirmation of booked accommodation in Myanmar
- For the business electronic visa, applicants need a letter of invitation from a local company with a 3-month validity
- A credit card or debit card to pay for the application fees
Photo requirements for Myanmar e-Visa
There are specific photo recommendations for the Myanmar eVisa that should be met before starting the online application:
- The photo should measure 46-48 mm (height) x 38 mm (width)
- Between 600- 1200 pixels in height and 400- 600 pixels in width
- The photo should be taken front- faced
- The applicant should not wear anything that covers his or her face or head
- The applicant’s shoulders and head should take up 75% of the space on the photograph
Although the picture can be taken with a digital camera it is recommended to take the photo in a professional studio to make sure all the requirements are met.
Ports of entry in Myanmar
All Polish nationals holding a Myanmar visa either for tourism or business purposes are allowed to enter the country through different border crossing points.
- Yangon International Airport
- Nay Pyi Taw International airport
- Mandalay International Airport
Land border with Thailand:
- Tachileik Land Border
- Myawaddy Land Border
- Kawthaung Land Border
Land border with India:
- Rihkhawdar Land Border
- Tamu Land Border
Prospective travelers of Poland can learn more about Burma ports of entry and land checkpoints before leaving for Myanmar.
Quick Guide for Polish Citizens Visiting Myanmar
Traveling from Poland to Myanmar will take an average of 18 hours and 4,481 miles on air travel, which may vary depending on the layover-times in connecting airports.
When entering the country, citizens of Poland must be aware of basic information regarding the country, such as the following data:
- Main languages: The main language spoken is Burmese, but English is also widely used along with Mandarin, Hindu, and Cantonese
- Weather conditions: The temperatures in Myanmar can vary depending on the time of year, which should be kept in mind by Polish travelers when choosing the right time to plan their trip
- Currency: Kyat (1 US$ is equivalent to 1441.59 Kyats), which comes in different denominations: 1000, 500, 200,100, 50, 20,10, 5, and 1 Kyat. Polish visitors are not allowed to bring or take out Kyats when crossing the border
- Health information: In order to visit the country, Polish applicants need to comply with some Burma vaccination requirements. It is advised to visit a doctor before traveling to know if any other medical requisite should me met
Also, it is highly recommended to know some of Myanmar’s laws that need to be followed as a tourist, such as immigration and drug-related issues, as well as local etiquette and cultural customs.
Finally, there are some restricted areas in Burma that Polish travelers should consider when planning their trip.