The Myanmar passport board has announced that nine types of passports in different colours will be issued to Myanmar citizens.
The nine types will be: PB – Business Passport; PT – Dependent Passport; PJ – Job Passport; PR – Religious Passport; PS – Seaman Passport; PE – Student Passport; PV – Visit Passport; PD – Diplomatic Passport and PO – Official Passport. A red passport will be issued for citizens, a blue passport for diplomats and a green passport for governmental officials.
A Myanmar citizen will be able to get a passport in 10 days at a cost of Ks25,000 ($25).
Myanmar citizens in Thailand who want to apply for passports will have to come to Myanmar and can obtain passports in Yangon, Mawlamyine, Pha-An, and Dawe, it is learnt.—Kyaw Soe (Kawthaung)