Myanmar has granted 568 foreigners PR status in four years

Union Minister U Thein Swe attends the Implementation Central Committee (ICC) for Permanent Residency coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Thein Swe attends the Implementation Central Committee (ICC) for Permanent Residency coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe said that a total of 568 foreigners, out of 611 applicants, have been granted Permanent Residency status from 29 January 2015 to 8 August 2019.
U Thein Swe, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Implementation Central Committee (ICC) for Permanent Residency, presided over the coordination meeting of the committee held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
The Union Minister also said that the initial PR applications were accepted either in the country or at other Myanmar embassies abroad and urged to do the process in line with the existing laws.
An officer of ICC explained the ongoing procedures of the committee, including the identification process, the number of applicants, the term of residency certificate and interviews in person with the applicants.
The committee, then, agreed to promote three former Myanmar nationals holding Permanent Residency of foreigners in Myanmar into the Myanmar citizenship.
Moreover, 1 investor, 11 former Myanmar nationals and 5 foreigners who are related to nationals, totally 17 persons, were approved for PR status foreigners in Myanmar.
Myanmar has created four categories in granting PR for experts, investors, former Myanmar nationals and foreigners who were related to nationals.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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