Attention IV and DV Applicants

Effective February 21, 2020, Presidential Proclamation 9983 placed restrictions on the issuance of Immigrant Visas, including Diversity Visas, to Myanmar nationals.  All immigrant and diversity visas not issued prior to this date will be subject to the provisions of this Proclamation. Limited exceptions apply and waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis; a consular officer …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (07 September 2018) Location: Yangon Event: The Yangon City Development Committee announced intermittent cuts to the water supply for various Yangon-area townships on September 13 and 14, 2018 due to maintenance on the water supply system.  The list of affected townships includes: Bahan, Botahtaung, Dawbon, Hlaing, Hlaing …

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Treasury Sanctions Commanders and Units of the Burmese Security Forces for Serious Human Rights Abuses

Designations Build on International Efforts to Hold Accountable Persons Responsible for Serious Human Rights Abuses in Burma August 17, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned four Burmese military and Border Guard Police (BGP) commanders and two Burmese military units for their involvement in ethnic cleansing in …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON: Efforts to Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON November 22, 2017 Efforts to Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis   I visited Naypyitaw, Burma on November 15, where I met separately with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. I reaffirmed the United States’ strong commitment …

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Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield’s Travel to Asia

  Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 13, 2016 Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield will travel to the Philippines, Burma, and China November 13-22. In the first two countries he will seek to strengthen U.S. support for just and fair institutions that …

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