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Visa to Myanmar

Postby vink2 » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 8:01 pm

Guys, just interesting, how did you get visa to Myanmar. I don't want to visit embassy, will the websites like http://www.MyanmarVisa.com work for me?

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 8:55 pm

You fill it in electronically and then go down to pay and collect it. Not sure if that's the same website but looks about right.
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Postby vink2 » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:14 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:You fill it in electronically and then go down to pay and collect it. Not sure if that's the same website but looks about right.


Thanks, just to be sure that is not scam, will try to book.

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Re: Visa to Myanmar

Postby the lynx » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:02 am

vink2 wrote:Guys, just interesting, how did you get visa to Myanmar. I don't want to visit embassy, will the websites like http://www.MyanmarVisa.com work for me?


*squints at the website*
I'm not sure about this. This looks like another agent applying visa on behalf of travellers. And the rates are way higher than the actual rate. And you still need to go there in person to collect your passport with your visa.

I personally applied for Myanmar visa via the embassy. It is very easy actually and it is only SGD35. You can try bringing along a letter stating your intention to visit Myanmar (for tourism, family/friends, business etc) if you want to. Takes about 2 working days or more IIRC.

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Re: Visa to Myanmar

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:49 am

the lynx wrote:*squints at the website*
I'm not sure about this. This looks like another agent applying visa on behalf of travellers. And the rates are way higher than the actual rate. And you still need to go there in person to collect your passport with your visa.


That's pretty much the business model for most visa agents. Their market are those who don't have the time/patience to visit an embassy and wait in line. They will usually up-sell you a 'passport delivery service' to bring your passport back to your office for you.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 1:24 pm

Or they are in cahoots with the embassies, like the scam at the Indian Embassy with their exclusive two agents here in Singapore that you are now FORCED to use as the Indian Embassy will no longer hand walk in traffic. Additionally, they have different charges for different countries. What a barfing scam.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 2:25 pm

IIRC when I was there doing it in person, the queue was not that long (10 min or so), they took our passports, asked to come back after 3h and later gave them back with no hassle and waiting. It was few years ago.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 2:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Or they are in cahoots with the embassies, like the scam at the Indian Embassy with their exclusive two agents here in Singapore that you are now FORCED to use as the Indian Embassy will no longer hand walk in traffic. Additionally, they have different charges for different countries. What a barfing scam.


The agency my MNC uses has a similar scam with the PRC Embassy.

As of about a year ago, You need an 'invitation letter' stamped by the appropriate minister in PRC. Not a scan, not a photocopy, but the original letter with original stamp. *Or* they (the agency) can get that letter for you for a small few of a few hundred SGD. And funny enough, they can get this letter from PRC back into their hands, and then to the embassy back back with your visa in 24-48 hours. They must have their own private jet just for my visa invitation letters. Oh, and they can't provide the letter (or a copy of it) after they're done and have the visa :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 2:57 pm

x9200 wrote:IIRC when I was there doing it in person, the queue was not that long (10 min or so), they took our passports, asked to come back after 3h and later gave them back with no hassle and waiting. It was few years ago.


Changed in Sept last year I believe, as our PA told me you could get it through the Indian Embassy (she's Singapore Indian), but when I tried to check on line, it now has a moving banner line informing that you have to use the "named" agencies. My wife had a go around with them and she called me on the phone from the agency and told me what they were trying to do (additional charges for everything "extra" but you got the "extras" whether you wanted them or not. I had a few very polite words with the supervisor and she wasn't charged for "delivery" as she had opted to pick them up.) Because it was 6 passports they were also going to charge her the same delivery charge for each and every passport. Wankers. (All were from India, by the way as I went to collect the passports so inquired about it). Slimeballs.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 9:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Or they are in cahoots with the embassies, like the scam at the Indian Embassy with their exclusive two agents here in Singapore that you are now FORCED to use as the Indian Embassy will no longer hand walk in traffic. Additionally, they have different charges for different countries. What a barfing scam.


Same for PRC... absolutely atrocious visa charges for Americans... and can only go through the agent... no more embassy.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:...Additionally, they have different charges for different countries. What a barfing scam.


sorry to butt in .. the different charges for different nationalities is due to reciprocal arrangements - nothing to do with the agents ..

Like for me, Malaysian Visa is 7$, for a month, for 6 months, for a year, or for whatever period, because that's what my country charges for Malaysians.

Now, Indians, it used to be 12$ per month, so 12 month Multiple Entry = 12X12 $ .. as it was what India was charging for Malaysian in reverse

and another country guy, his visa fee was 300$ for Malaysia, for a week, or a month, or a year .. :)

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Postby zjules » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 1:39 pm

Got the visa this week, very easy. Download the form from website and fill it in. Make sure you have the required docs, form, 2 photo, namecard, passport, copy of IC.
Go to the embassy at St Martins - turn up at 8.45 and youll be at fron(ish) of the queue. Window opens at 9 to collect a queue number.
When number is called go to window 9 and submit docs, then go to window 8 and pay ($35). I collected the next day.
Apparently the queue numbers sometimes dont work so you just go to window 9.
You can also use one of several agents in peninsula plaza for a charge

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 3:02 pm

ecureilx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:...Additionally, they have different charges for different countries. What a barfing scam.


sorry to butt in .. the different charges for different nationalities is due to reciprocal arrangements - nothing to do with the agents ..

Like for me, Malaysian Visa is 7$, for a month, for 6 months, for a year, or for whatever period, because that's what my country charges for Malaysians.

Now, Indians, it used to be 12$ per month, so 12 month Multiple Entry = 12X12 $ .. as it was what India was charging for Malaysian in reverse

and another country guy, his visa fee was 300$ for Malaysia, for a week, or a month, or a year .. :)


Like I said, a barfing scam. You just proved my point. Visa applications should be based on that country's application., not other countries charges. It costs them exactly the same for any country.

For example, the visa fee for a visa to visit Singapore......

Visa Fees

The processing fee per visa application submitted is the equivalent of S$30 (The currency exchange rate will be quoted by the authorized visa agent).

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 4:27 pm

ecureilx wrote:and another country guy, his visa fee was 300$ for Malaysia, for a week, or a month, or a year .. :)


Costs more than a US visa! And you could potentially get a 10 year visa from them too!


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