Message for U.S. Citizens: Importance of Registering Place of Residence with Burmese Government
09 April 2018
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon wishes to remind U.S. citizens of the importance of registering your place of residence with the appropriate Myanmar Government offices. Failure to comply with this law could result in criminal penalties. Recently, a U.S. citizen was incarcerated, fined $375, and deported from Myanmar due to failing to register his/her place of residence.
Burmese law requires tourists to stay in registered hotels or guesthouses. Government registration for tourists is generally handled by the hotel/guesthouse. Registration for U.S. citizens on other types of visas may be handled by your employer. However, in order to avoid inadvertently violating this law, the Embassy recommends U.S. citizens in Myanmar for reasons other than tourism confirm that their actual place of residence matches the residence registered with the Government of Myanmar. Questions regarding your registration status should be directed to the Myanmar immigration office in your township of residence.
For further information:
- Visit Country Information for Burma for additional travel & transportation safety tips.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Burma, located at 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, at +95 1 536 509, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by e-mail at ACSRangoon@state.gov. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +95 1 536 509.
- Follows us on Twitter: @ACSRangoon.