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MOLIP: List of Essential Businesses during COVID19

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerning factories and businesses 12th Waxing of Kasone, 1382 ME (3 May 2020) 1. To prevent the spread of the global pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health and Sports issued directives and guidelines for […]

Myanmar migrant workers in 2019 exceed 300,000

Over 305,000 people went overseas for work during 2019 according to the data from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. Monthly numbers of workers going abroad from January to November 2019 are 23,235 in January, 22,523 in February, 22,534 in March, 20,766 in April, 30,326 in May, 26,787 in June, 30,826 in July, 33,805 […]

Five regions chosen for child labour elimination projects

Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has primarily chosen Yangon, Bago, Ayeyawady, Kayin, and Mon for the elimination of child labour projects, according to the 3rd coordination meeting of the Myanmar National Committee on Child Labour Eradication. Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population said: “The majority of regional developing countries usually use […]

Permanent residency granted to 547 foreigners in over four years

Myanmar has granted permanent residency to 547 of 614 foreign applicants over the past four years since January 29, 2015 when PR was launched, according to sources released by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on September 4. PR for foreigners in Myanmar is divided into four categories—professional, investor, old Myanmar citizen and mixed-race. […]

Myanmar Suspends a Show Money Policy for Certain Visitors

A notice was released August 1, suspending the policy requiring that Japanese, Korean and Chinese tourists are to show $1,000 as a proof of funds. This change in policy came after the Ministry of Hotel, and Tourism faced opposition. Even coming from the tourism sector itself. The order was released on July 20, granting a […]

Myanmar opens visa-on-arrival door

YANGON, 31 July 2018: Myanmar confirmed late last week it would ease visa procedures for three nationalities 1 October. Tourism officials quoted government sources saying tourists from Japan, South Korea and China would be granted a visa-on-arrival for up to 28 days. Details were sketchy with none of the official websites for the Hotels and […]

Myanmar mulls easing visas

YANGON : Myanmar will soon announce visa-free travel for Japanese and Korean national as well as visa-on-arrival for Chinese citizens at specified airports. Myanmar Tourism Marketing chairperson, May Myat Mon Win, confirmed to TTR Weekly, Wednesday, that new visa privileges were in the pipeline. There have been no official announcements by the country’s Ministry of […]

Over 5000 workers earn skills certificates in 2017

The Myanmar National Skills Standards Authority (NSSA) has issued more than 5000 certificates recognising workers’ skills during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, said Minister of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population U Thein Swe. A total of 5855 workers who applied to the NSSA took the examinations and 5164 workers were issued a certificate confirming […]

Draft Health and Occupational Safety Law submitted to Hluttaw

The draft of the Health and Occupational Safety Law written by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has been submitted to the Hluttaw, said Minister U Thein Swe. The bill will be discussed in the coming Hluttaw session, he said at the Workplace Safety and Health Seminar on Wednesday. “It depends on the Hluttaw […]

Myanmar fast tracks e-Visa approval

Myanmar introduced a fast-track tourist visa, last week, that delivers confirmation within 24 hours of the application, year-round, including public holidays. The Tourist Visa Express Service is a new trial with a streamlined approval process for all nationalities that are eligible for an e-tourist visa. The application is made online at the Ministry of Labour, […]