Getting Thai visa in Yangon is easy as you don't need to book an appointment for visa application like in Vientiane and they are not too strict for the applying foreigners. Check how to get Thailand Visa in the largest city of Myanmar.
Where can you get Thailand Visa in Yangon?
Thailand visas in Myanmar are issued by Thai Embassy in Yangon.
The address of Thai Embassy:
No.94, Pyay Road,
Phone No. +95 1 222-784, +95 1 226-721, +95 1 226-728
Thai Embassy is located in the heart of Yangon, just about 1.5 km to the west from the most famous landmark of the city - Shwedagon Pagoda. Check here for Thai Embassy location on Google Maps.
Thai Embassy in Yangon is open Monday to Friday, except national Thai and Myanmar holidays. The list of Thai and Myanmar holidays in 2019 can be found on the website of the embassy: Official Holidays in 2019.
Submitting Visa Application
The Consular Section of Thai Embassy in Yangon accepts Visa applications Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 11:00 (normally they stop accepting applications at about 11:30).
Passport can be collected Monday to Friday, from 13:00 to 15:00.
Thailand Visa in Yangon
Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon can issue Thailand Single Entry Tourist Visa to visitors of most nationalities. However, the foreigners of the countries listed below must have Foreign Registration Certificate (FRC). This requirement applies to the citizens of:
- North Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Central Africa
- Republic of the Congo
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Democratic Republic of Saotome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- All countries in Africa (except Morocco and Tunisia)
If your country is not in the list, you can get Single-Entry Tourist Visa that is valid for entering Thailand once within 3 months from the date of issue. This visa will let you visit Thailand as a tourist for 60 days.
Steps for getting Thai Visa in Yangon
Contrary to Thai Embassy in Vientiane, you don't need to schedule your appointment at Thai Embassy in Yangon. You just need to show up at the embassy and queue up in the line.
It's advisable to fill Thai Visa Application Form in advance so you wouldn't need to waste time at the embassy. In the application form you just need to provide your personal data and details of your trip, such as duration of proposed stay and purposed address in Thailand.
Then you just need to submit the application with all the required documents (see below) to the officer who will check at once if all the needed documents are submitted. Pay the visa fee - 40 USD.
You will receive a receipt that should be kept for getting your passport back the following day.
It takes only 1 working day to process a visa so you can get your passport back in the afternoon of the next working day. Check the list of official holidays to avoid any disappointment.
Required Documents for Thai Visa in Yangon
Documents that are required when applying for Thai tourist visa in Yangon are as follows:
- Passport which is valid for at least 6 months from the day of your arrival in Thailand.
- Completely filled in Visa Application Form.
- 2 recent color photos (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm).
- Hotel booking confirmation or another evidence of accommodation (for first couple of nights in Thailand).
- Tickets for the journey to Thailand and for the flight out of Thailand within 60 days.
- Visa Fee: 40 USD - the embassy only accepts new USD notes in good condition with no marks or scratches (local currency is not accepted)
The requirements regarding hotel booking and flight tickets are officially stated by the embassy so they have the right to demand these documents. Not always these documents are requested by the officers but it's better to have them prepared to avoid trouble.
Most of nationalities need to get Myanmar Visa for entering the country and applying for Myanmar eVisa is the best choice in most cases. For detailed information about getting this type of Myanmar visa check here: Myanmar Visa Online Application - Getting Myanmar eVisa.
Book a private airport transfer and enjoy hassle-free comfort while getting to your hotel: Private Yangon Airport (RGN) Transfer for Yangon.
Otherwise, you can use the most economic way for getting into the city from the airport - Yangon Airport Bus.
If you need to exchange your currency near Thai Embassy in Yangon, check for Northern Breeze Exchange Bureau which is located nearby.
Where to stay near Thai Embassy in Yangon
If you don't want to waste your time and money for the trip to Thai Embassy in Yangon, you can stay in the area nearby as there are plenty of hotels to choose from. One of the best places to stay near Thai Embassy is Summit Parkview Yangon.
Check our Frequently Asked Questions about getting Thailand Visa at Thai Embassies and Consulates and ask your own question if it's not answered there yet.