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Easier to obtain a passport

Passport issuing centers were opened in 15 regions and states in addition to the existing offices in Yangon and Mandalay. An eligible citizen can get a passport within two weeks instead of 21 days in the past at the cost of 25,000 Kyats ($25).

In the past, obtaining or renewing a passport was a complex procedure and many applications were arbitrarily rejected.

If the purpose of travel is for medical care, a passport will be issued within three to five days