Myanmar embassy in Bangkok denies passport renewal rumors

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In recent days, rumors have been circulating on social media that Burmese citizens in Thailand who wish to renew their Burmese passport will have to return to Myanmar because the
The Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok has stopped issuing and renewing passports.

But on July 5, the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok released a statement denying the rumours. He said: “The Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok would like to inform everyone that the Embassy is renewing
passports as usual for Myanmar citizens working in Thailand.

The statement read: “The types of passports we renew at our embassy are as follows:

(a) PJ type passport [Job Passport] held by citizens of Myanmar working in Thailand

(b) PE type passport [Education Passport] held by Myanmar students pursuing their studies in a foreign country

(c) PR type passport [Religious Passport] held by Myanmar monks studying in a foreign country

(d) Passport type PT [Dependent Passport] held by citizens of Myanmar who are staying in Thailand and are the responsibility of visa holders.

e) PS type passport [Seafarers Passport] held by Myanmar sailors.

The statement added: “The Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok would like to inform everyone that renewals of all types of passports mentioned above can be done within one day as long as the
the applicant has a prior appointment with the Embassy.

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