Foreign nationals in Myanmar are subject to inspection of their immigration status by authorities as a result of heightened security caused by the upcoming elections. Authorities seek to confirm the legality of all foreigners working and residing in Myanmar by checking their immigration documents and Foreigner’s Registration Certificates. While some document inspections may be scheduled, authorities are able to request to check a foreign national’s documents at any time.
Foreign nationals should always carry their immigration documents as immigration authorities may request proof of documentation at any time. Foreign nationals should take precaution and be aware that rallies and protests may likely arise in response to the upcoming elections.
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