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Burmese Holding Foreign Passports to Get 'Permanent Residency'

16 October 2012

Burma’s Immigration Minister Khin Yi told reporters on Sunday that the government is planning to allow Burmese with foreign citizenship to return as “permanent residents.” Speaking in Naypyidaw at a conference of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, Khin Yi said: “Burmese laws do not allow dual citizenship, but permanent residency (PR) will be introduced in about three month.” Hla Maung Shwe, a member of the National Economic and Social Advisory Council, told The Irrawaddy that the government is examining the PR systems of India, Singapore, Vietnam and China.