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VISA on arrival is now being issued at Mandalay international airport, according to semi government’s MRTV-4 news. The responsible official from Yangon Airport is now in Mandalay Airport to oversee the procedure. The visa-on-arrival system introduced from June 1 in Yangon had been working effectively.

The current visa on arrival system is available to business travellers, conference, workshop attendees, and transit visitors.

The 70-day (10 weeks) business visa costs US$50, while a 28-day entry visa for meetings, workshops and events is $40. A 24-hour transit visa costs $20.

Visitors must have a passport with at least six months validity from the date of entry into Myanmar and should also bring two recent (4cm x 6cm) colour photos.

Visitors who overstay not more than 90 days on the visas will be required to pay $3 a day extra, while those who overstay more than 90 days will be required to pay $5 for each day spent in the country with an expired visa. There will be no further action taken on the overstay.

Applicants must also have a letter of invitation from the sponsoring company for their first business visit to Myanmar.

They must also produce copies of company registration, a business licence or evidence of permission to do business issued by the ministries concerned if the applicant is working in Myanmar.

The applicant must also state the name of their workplace, location, sponsor’s name and position they hold in the business.

For entry visas, visitors must show a letter of invitation from the relevant ministry if they are going to attend a meeting, workshop, event or ceremony. Applicants are not allowed to engage in any sort of work with or without payment outside the profession mentioned on the visa application form.

Applicants also need to state the name and address of the hotel or guesthouse where they will stay for the duration of their visit.