Apply for Meditation Visa

Follow these steps to get a meditation visa for Myanmar


The Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok is located near the BTS station Surasak

Operating time:
Visa application 9 am to 12 noon
Visa pick up 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Submit 5 items

1. Filled out application form (business/meditation visa is only 1 page)

2. An invitation/sponsor letter from the meditation center

3. 2 passport fotos with a white background
(passport fotos are available inside the embassy 8 fotos for 100 thai baht)

4. Copy of the passport ID page
(there is also a copy machine at the embassy, charging 3 thai baht per page)

5. The original passport

Submit these items at counter 4 to receive a queuing card, than go to queue at counter 1 for payment (they only accept thai baht)

2115 thai baht for same day pick up
1780 thai baht for next day pick up
1440 thai baht for pick up 2 days later

Visa Pick up time is from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

In Kuala Lumpur the myanmar visa office is located at Masjid Jarmek LRT

Application time is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Pick up time is 4 pm to 5 pm

Same requirements as in Bangkok

but there is only one pick up option

180 malaysian ringgit for same day visa pick up


  • Elias C Henderson

    Hello! I am interested in volunteering at the center as well as advancing my knowledge of meditation. To apply for the visa, I need an “invitation/sponsor letter from the meditation center.” How can I get this from the Thabarwa Center?

    Thanks you for your help,

  • mickael lefevre

    I m coming to Myanmar for 10 days and i d like to do a meditation course. I applied tor an Evisa. Is it enough ? How long is a course ? Can i do it for 3 or 4 days ?

  • Pannavuddho Bhikkhu (Alan James Cooper)

    I am a 70 year old English Buddhist Theravada monk. I currently stay in a Burmese monastery in Lampang. Thailand. I have been here for 6 years (Vassas). I recently completed a 2 week course in Bangkok and met a wonderful Japanese nun who recommended that I might consider staying for a while at your monastery.
    Having read your website I really believe that both I and your community could gain benefit from my staying with you. I also need meditation guidance from Sayadaw.
    What is of use to your community is that I worked as a youth worker in London and Oxford. Using my own painful background as a powerful point of contact. “Well, if he could do it then so can I.” I have a “University of Wales Diploma In General Studies”; I have a B.A.(Hons) and an philosophy. Then a 1 year PGCE in TESOL.I began teaching . I started teaching English in Thailand in 1990. I took on year out to teach in Japan and 4 years in Brunei. I teach English to monks, nuns and lay people here as dana.
    I ask you kindly for a “Meditation Letter” for January-February 2017.
    May you and all your community be well, happy and peaceful.


      Dear Pannavuddha Bande,

      Welcome to you warmly and wholeheartly to our centre.
      Please contact ( or ( to get a sponsored or recommended letter from our centre.

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