Foreign Chambers of Commerce raise Concerns Over New Legislation

​​ Foreign businesses active in Myanmar, represented by several Chambers of Commerce and Industry, have issued a statement in relation to new legislation being considered that is likely to have an impact on their ability to work in Myanmar. The statement notes that, ‘We would like to emphasize that such legislation is of utmost importance […]

Hotel must report on list of foreign guests to authorities

Hotels and guest houses must compile a list of foreign guests to send to the authorities of township administration, the Ministry of Immigration and Population, according to deputy township officer U Win Myint of the Mandalay region Immigration department. Action will be taken against the hotel managers if they do not report on the foreigner […]

Myanmar: Chinese tap visa-on-arrival

YANGON: Myanmar’s Immigration Department reports 95,713 foreign visitors obtained business related visas-on-arrival at Yangon International Airport during January to October this year. Chinese nationals topped the list with Japanese in second place. However, the report did not clarify actual breakdowns and percentage growth since the visas-on-arrivals were introduced in 2012. Myanmar began issuing business visas-on-arrival […]

Myanmar sends back extradited Chinese citizens after their re-entry

MANDALAY—Myanmar authorities have returned six Chinese citizens who were found to have re-entered the country via Mandalay International Airport after being extradited to China for violating visa rules, according to a government official. The director of Mandalay Region’s Immigration and National Registration Department said the Chinese citizens in question were blacklisted for violating visa rules […]