E-Visa Holders Permitted to Enter Burma Overland

RANGOON — Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population will allow tourists from 100 countries holding electronic visas to enter Burma through three cities on the Thai border, starting on Sept. 1. The electronic visa application was introduced in 2014 and allowed tourists holding “e-visas” to enter the country only via airports in Rangoon, Mandalay or […]

Tax documents no barrier to business visas

Foreign nationals will not have to provide tax documents to receive either a business or an employment visa, according to immigration officials, although new regulations had indicated this would be necessary. The new regulations, which came into force on January 11, also altered who is eligible to apply to enter Myanmar under a business visa. […]

Myanmar introduces new visa regulations

MYANMAR’s Ministry of Immigration and Population announced yesterday new visa regulations effective immediately. Under the new system, there are 12 types of entry visas: Diplomatic; official; tourist; social; journalist; crew; workshop; business; employment; religious; educational; and transit. The diplomatic visa is free and the duration offered is based on the length of duty required. The […]

Permanent Residency Judgement Awaits

A conference to examine and judge the applications for permanent residency (PR) has been concluded and all applications submitted thus far have been analysed and submitted to the president to be approved, an assistant director at the Ministry of Immigration told Myanmar Business Today. Applications mostly came from former Myanmar citizens, those married to Myanmar […]