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Permanent Residence applicants in Myanmar have been granted on 13 July, 2015 for the very first time, per source of PR Department of Immigration and Manpower Ministry. PR system charge for one year is US$ 1,000 for a foreigner, $ 500 for ex-Myanmar citizen, $ 300 for a child between 7 and 18 years and free for under 7 years. “We have accepted PR applications since 29 Jan. For the first PR issuance is on 13 July. All the applications were sent to the authority and only passed applicants are granted. Later the process will be faster and will be better than now,” said Daw Thida Aung, staff officer of PR Division. At present, among PR system processes, this sys­tem is the very first and not to gap, necessary procedures are discussed completely step by step.

To exercise such system for the very first time, depending on national economy and state security situation, more countries will be granted PR system and forms will be carried out in accord with State and international standards. However, according to the Myanmar Citizenship Law, 1982, dual citizenship is not allowed.

 Source : The traveller Vol 3, No.7  From July27  To August 2, 2015