U.S. Embassy in Yangon Makes Travel to the U.S. Easier
Yangon – The U.S. Embassy announced another step to make travel easier between Myanmar and the United States. Myanmar citizens can now apply for a combined B-1/B-2 visa, which allows travel to the U.S. for both business and/or tourism purposes. The single-entry visa is valid for three months and there is no issuance fee. “Building on the growing travel between our two countries, the U.S. Embassy is now making it easier for visitors from Myanmar to go to the United States,” U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel said. Travel between the United States and Myanmar has increased greatly in recent years. In 2018, the U.S. Embassy issued almost 14,000 visas to Myanmar citizens, a 40% increase from 2015. In the 2017/2018 school year, over 1,500 Myanmar students studied in the United States, a 16% increase from the previous year.