Myanmar visas -- official website wrong?
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Feb 10, 2013 5:26 PM Last Post By: flf2011
Feb 8, 2013 7:47 AM
Myanmar visas -- official website wrong?Going to the official Myanmar consulate website, I read that I am supposed to have a letter from my employer in order to receive a tourist visa. When I got my tourist visa a decade ago, this was not the case, but as someone on this thread wrote, things change quickly in Myanmar. But this also doesn't jive with travellers getting their visas in Bangkok. So, is the official website simply wrong? (It would be very annoying for this requirement to be in force, since I am intending to go there during one of my periods of unemployment!) Thanks for any cues.
Feb 8, 2013 8:49 AM
1I applied for my visa 3 months ago in Brussels and they only ask to fill in a work history form next to my application form for my tourist visa.
Feb 8, 2013 11:39 AM
Feb 8, 2013 2:10 PM
3It seems to depend on where you get your visa, I got mine in Hong Kong, a very brief one page form, and a couple of passport photos. In Vietnam, there was a report on Thorntree of a requirement of employer letter, itinerary, airline ticket and a note from your mother.
To make life easy, maybe just type up the relevant documents yourself, download one of your previous company's logos and use that as a letterhead, and submit that. I'm guessing the embassy staff just want to tick all the boxes and go home to dinner that night.
Feb 8, 2013 4:58 PM
Feb 8, 2013 5:28 PM
Feb 8, 2013 6:51 PM
6We are in NZ and have to get our visa in Australia.
I found the website and printed it,but noticed on the first page telling ''what you will need'' it said,amoung other things, that you had to state entry date-to Burma-and exit date.
But on the application form there is no question about this.
We havn't booked tickets yet so dont know definite dates-anyone know if its really necessary?
If so ,do we just put it on a separate sheet of paper ?
Feb 8, 2013 7:46 PM
7Answer the questions on the form and don't worry about other things. What I guess I was saying indirectly above is that Burma is still very different from your country and culture. Western logic doesn't work and your expectations are not likely to be fulfilled. It's a wonderful place; definitely more "different" than any of the other SE Asian countries.
Feb 9, 2013 2:00 AM
Feb 9, 2013 3:10 PM
9Yes,I realize its very different than our culture and probably quite different than when we were there in 1980-back then it was 1 week.
I just wanted to make sure we didnt get ''caught'' on some bureaucracy thing.
Still have to wait 1 month before sending so we dont get caught by the ''use by 3 months ''-we are going mid june and hoping things will be calmer in the off season--thanx for the input
Feb 10, 2013 2:42 PM
Feb 10, 2013 5:26 PM
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