Coordination meeting on implementation of Permanent Residency held

Union Minister U Thein Swe.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Thein Swe. Photo: MNA

The Central Committee for Implementation of Permanent Residency (PR) coordination meeting 2/2017 was held yesterday afternoon in the meeting hall of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population in Nay Pyi Taw.
The Chairman of the Central Committee for Implementation of Permanent Residency Union Minister U Thein Swe explained the forming of the committee and the work committees, announcement of the rules, the amendment required for the rules, the status of applying for PR not only in the country but also in Myanmar embassies, the number of applications made, rejected and granted since the program was started, the issuance of PR cards to those who are permitted and the status of assessments submitted by work committees that will be re-assessed by the central committee.
An official from the Central Committee for Implementation of Permanent Residency explained about the forming of the central committee, duties, the marking scheme and the application status.
Of the permanent residency permitted to former Myanmar nationals, four had applied to become Myanmar citizens again and confirmation was obtained to take back the PR cards. The status of extending the validity of the PR annually and application to change personal information was also explained and discussed. Union Minister U Thein Swe then commented on the points discussed and concluded the meeting after giving a closing remark.
The PR system in Myanmar was started in 29 January 2015 under four categories for experts, investors, former Myanmar nationals and foreigners who are related to nationals. As of the end November 2017, there were 429 applications and five central committee meetings were held to conduct personal interviews and assessments of 352 applicants, out of which 338 were issued with PR cards. The remaining 14 hadn’t collected their PR cards yet. Of the applicants, eight were rejected and 12 remained to be assessed and interviewed. In the present meeting, 2 investors, 35 former Myanmar nationals, nine related foreigners and 11 of their family members totaling 57 underwent assessment, it is learnt. —Myanmar News Agency

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