The Government of Burma controls travel to, from, and within Burma. To enter Burma, you must have a valid passport with at least six months remaining validity and a valid visa. You should apply for your visa at a Burmese embassy or consulate abroad before you arrive in Burma. In Burma, you will be required to show your passport with a valid visa at all airports, train stations, and hotels. Security checkpoints are common outside of tourist areas.
On September 1, 2014, the Government of Burma announced an eVisa program for tourist visas. The program allows tourists to apply for a visa online rather than physically applying at an embassy or consulate. Tourists are generally notified within a few days about whether they have been approved for a visa. You must present the approval letter at Immigration when you enter the country. Once tourists are approved for the visa, the visa needs to be used within three months.
In 2012, the Government of Burma announced a visas-on-arrival program for business travelers in order to facilitate investment in the country. Pursuant to the guidelines, the visas-on-arrival program is available only to those with a formal letter of invitation from a business registered with the Burmese Ministry of Commerce, and not to those intended for tourists seeking tourist visas.
In an effort to prevent international child abduction, many governments have initiated procedures to verify the status of children travelers at entry/exit points. These often include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission from the absent parent(s) or legal guardian for the child’s travel. Having such documentation on hand, even if not required, may help you with entry/departure.