UPDATED Dec 19, 2016: Our friends at Santa Fe Mobility Myanmar has checked with central Immigration department in Yangon. They were advised the rules for the multiple entry visas have not changed (although the immigration advised the change on their website). The long term stay permit fees are currently being reviewed to be increased. So the announcement as follows:
Visa prices and other recent immigration updates
Visa prices have increased, as of December 1, the immigration ministry announced. Myanmar embassies overseas have already been notified of the tariff changes.
The Immigration Ministry’s purpose for raising the fees is to bring them to similar levels with other countries, where the fees are generally higher than Myanmar. The increase in fees applies to 12 types of visas, not including diplomatic visas which remain free. The long term stay permit (which allows foreigners to reside and work legally in Myanmar) fees and FRC fees are currently being reviewed and will be announced shortly.
For a full list of the new visa fees, please check the Immigration Ministry website at: http://www.mip.gov.mm/portfolio/types-of-visa-fees-and-duration/
Other recent developments include:
There has been a recent tightening on the local Township registration of foreigners. Every foreigner residing in Myanmar must be registered with the local Township Immigration Office (Form C / Report of Arrival). If the foreigner change address, he shall report “Form C” again to Township Immigration Office where he moves to.
The 2nd step is the “Guest Resident Report” to the respective Ward Administration Office. This report must be updated on a weekly basis.
For foreigners living in hotels or serviced apartments, the property management usually arranges for all of this. For foreigners living in houses or apartments owned by private landlords, the foreigner will need to apply or appoint an immigration service provider to apply on his / her behalf. While this rule has been in effect since many years, the Immigration Department and its local township offices have started to enforce the rules more strictly recently.
Thanks to Quentin at Santa Fe Mobility Myanmar
Tel: +95 9 30088196 / www.santaferelo.com