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Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers – Vietnam visa waiver policy

Is Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers not obligatory at Vietnam borders? Vietnam has offer a visa waiver program for Myanmar travelers.

Why travelers from Myanmar do not need Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers?

Up to now, Vietnam has signed the bilateral agreements with 68 countries and territories. In specific, the agreements between Vietnam and 62 countries has been effective recently. This agreement includes visa-entry for enter and exit out of country as well as take a transit at that country. In terms of the period, it is counted from the arrival date of country’s destination.

In particular, Vietnam has also joined to the visa-free travel agreement for ASEAN citizens since 2006 which includes 10 countries and Myanmar listed as one out of 10 countries in this. Therefore, Vietnam Government does not require Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers to Myanmar travelers who go to Vietnam for working or traveling for less than 14 days.

More specific, according to the ASEAN framework agreement on Visa exemption citizens of 10 countries are eligible to travel member countries without Visa.

Which case that Myanmar citizens need Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers? Vietnam visa policy

Myanmar passport holders need to obtain Vietnam visa in case they want to work or stay in Vietnam for more than 14 days.

Furthermore, those who want to work in Vietnam for more than 3 months must obtain work permit. In this case Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers is necessary document so as to gain Vietnam work permit.

How to get Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers?

There are 3 legal methods in order to gain Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers:

First of all: fill-in your information directly at:

After that: we will send you the approval letter from the Immigration department within 24 hours (normal service). It takes 4-8 hours for urgent service and less than 30 minutes for emergency case.

Final step: print out the approval letter we sent you to gain Visa sticker onto your passport at Vietnam airports.

  • Apply Vietnam visa for Myanmar passengers at Embassy of Vietnam

Applicants who have enough documents such as the invitation letter from legal Vietnamese partners, flight ticket can apply in person at Embassy.

The procedure at Embassy normally takes from 5 to 7 working days. Also, delivery fee is necessary to pay in advance to send back to applicants. However, this way is not guaranteed 100% that you can gain Vietnam visa because the Embassy can deny you in some cases. Therefore, the ultimate method is “Visa on arrival”.

  • Myanmar can get Vietnam visa at landing borders, sea-ports and 8 international airports by Vietnam e-visa

Follow to the Immigration law has been improved since 01st Feb 2017, Myanmar are able to apply Vietnam e-visa to stay Vietnam up to 30 days throughout travel agencies so as to immigrate Vietnam by crossing landing borders. Myanmar citizens just need to send the passport scan to email: [email protected], the result will be sent to them back after 48 hours.

Vietnam Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar

Address: 317-319 U Wisara Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: 9515 11305
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8.00 AM to 16.30 PM from Monday to Friday