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Myanmar and Thai authorities have decided to prolong the residence visa from one to seven working nights for persons travelling with their transit passports between neighbouring states. Myawaddy-Mae Sot is an important crossroads for trading lanes between Thailand and Burma. The new treaty between the two states allows travellers travelling across the Myawaddy-Mae Sot frontier to remain in Mae Sot for seven consecutive nights.
Burma's Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of the Interior and Royal Thai Immigration Office reached an approval renewal. Previously, persons crossing the Myawaddy-Mae Sot frontier with their passport were permitted to spend a one-day stopover from 6 am to 6 pm. In the new treaty, travellers and cross-border travellers alike recognise that the new regime is more comfortable for them.
A Myawady-Mae Sot car repair company rider, Ko Tun Tun Tun Tun, Karen News said the expansion will be beneficial to the visitor. In order to maintain the transitional checkpoint, according to officials, they must hold the Burma NRC membership cards and must register 1,500 Kyats with the Burma Migration Bureau and 20 Bahets with the Thai Migration Bureau.
Passport holder are permitted to travel to Phop Phra and Mae Ramat districts in the Thai Mae Sot area. Crossing with their own vehicles, they pay 25,000 Kyat and are permitted to enter the city of Mae Sot, but are not permitted to go to Phop Phra or Mae Ramat.
Whilst there are many different types of individuals who lawfully traverse the Thai-Burma Friendship Brigde to work every day in Mae Sot, there are many others who traverse the boarder's boundary through several illicit passages under the brigde. It has six checkpoints between Thailand and Burma.
Tachileik-Mae Sai, Myawady-Mae Sot, Three Pagoda Pass - Singkhorn, Htee Khee-Phunaron and Khawthaung-Ranong.