From the snow-covered rugged Himalayas in the north to the pristine deep blue waters in the south, Myanmar is a land blessed and abundant.
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A foreigner working in Myanmar will require a Stay Permit. The Stay Permit allows the foreigner to work for three months or one year without re-entry to Myanmar. A Stay Permit, together with a valid Multiple Journey Special Re-Entry Visa allows a foreigner to work, whilst travelling in and out of Myanmar. Holders of a Multiple Journey Special Re- Entry Visa must also have a valid Stay Permit.
For foreigners seeking to work in Myanmar, a number of supporting documents are required for the applications for Stay Permit and Multiple Journey Special Re-entry Visa. They include, but are not limited to, a copy of the passport, photos, curriculum vitae, cover letter from the sponsoring company, authorisation letter notarised and legalised by the Myanmar Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence, along with a number of company documents including the certificate of registration, permit, company affidavit, and recommendation letter from the respective authority. The authorisation letter may take several weeks to be obtained; hence, it is advisable to take this into consideration and plan well ahead of the move to Myanmar.
Similar requirements will apply for foreigners employed by companies set up under the MFIL to obtain the necessary Work Permit, Stay Permit, and Multiple Journey Special Re- entry Visa.
Myanmar is situated in Southeast Asia and is bordered on the north and north-east by China, on the east and south-east by Laos and Thailand, on the south by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal and on the west by Bangladesh and India. Myanmar is the largest of the Mainland Southeast Asian states by area. Its capital and largest city is Yangon.