Burma immigration process
The immigration process is very easy and requires no money to do it. In Moreh, there are two gates to enter Myanmar. Gate no. 1 will be mostly preferred by the travellers who want to do local sightseeing and Gate no. 2 is for those who want to buy in the Myanmar market. Gate number 2 has a big gate saying ‘India Burma Friendship gate’ Just a word of caution, please don’t click photos at the gate, as it is a non-photographic area. You can be in trouble for clicking pictures, so please avoid it.
The immigration process can be done at both the gates. To go to Gate no. 1, you can take an auto from Moreh main bazaar area which cost you around 30 bucks to reach the immigration point. After getting dropped by the auto on the main road, you will see a counter where one officer is sitting. You will also see a board saying Gate no. 1 Immigration.
You will require your valid identification card which will be a proof that you are a resident of India. Nothing else is needed. Everybody who is going to Tamu should have their ID card or else you won’t be permitted to cross over.
Process of crossing India-Myanmar border from Moreh (only for Indians)
- Reach Moreh, the border town. It is a three-hour drive from Imphal to Moreh.
- Cross the border from the ‘India-Myanmar friendship gate’ or Gate no. 1.
- Approach the Myanmar officials. The counter is on the left side of the road.
- Provide the desired documents and pay the entry fees of Rs. 20 in cash.
- Get an entry ticket and visit Tamu.
- Surrender the entry ticket after coming back and take back your documents.
Moreh-Border opening and closing time
- Border opens at 7 AM (Gate 1 and 2)
- Border closes at 4 PM (Gate 1 and 2)
Documents needed for Indians to cross India-Myanmar border
- Voter ID card in original, or
- Aadhar card in original
- Rs 20 in cash
Show your ID card to the officer and he will write your name and required details on the receipt. After getting this receipt, he will keep your ID card and paste a serial number on it which will be similar to your number written on the receipt. DO NOT LOSE THIS RECEIPT, IT IS THE ONE AND ONLY PROOF THAT YOU ARE A TOURIST AND ROAMING IN MYANMAR FOR JUST A DAY. This process hardly takes 10 minutes and is easy to do it.
Please keep in mind that you have to get back before 4 pm. That’s the closing timing of the gate for tourists. So please pay attention to the time. Also, please avoid checking the time on your phone because when you enter the Tamu area, your mobile tower changes and it catches a time zone of Myanmar which is one hour prior to our time zone. So please keep all these things in mind before going to Tamu.
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