Is this a big problem?

Old Jul 8th, 2013, 10:16 PM
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I was told I would be approved for an extra 2 weeks even though I only need 1 day. Some extra paperwork, an extra small fee. The permanent mission of the union of Myanmar in NY City as I live in NY state. With perseverance you can triumph! I'm glad I didn't rearrange my entire schedule!
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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 04:17 AM
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MmePerdu-No one has ever considered me to be as the type of person you were describing in your last paragraph. I am a retired first grade teacher who also has done social work with neglected and abused children. I would never act in the kind of manner you described and your words were very hurtful.

I do follow the rules and that's why I posted my question to see if my 29 day proposed trip would be a problem. Initially I didn't realize I had 29 days. I thought it was 28. Because I am mindful of rules, etc. I had decided to check further into the overstay question. I e-mailed the main embassy in Washington, DC and received a quick response.

I thank everyone for their advice and words of caution but the original problem no longer exists. Now I don't have to try to reschedule our 3 month trip. The only issue at hand now is whether or not we will be able to do our days in Mrauk U due to the shaky situation in that area. Our back up plan would be to extend our time in Ngapali and Yangon.

kathie-The reason some may not have bothered to carry through with getting the extension is that there are pages of extra paperwork and the fee for the extension is way more than the fine/penalty fee for a 1 day overstay. About 10X more but I am a rule follower so I will fill out the paperwork, pay the extra money, and have a fun time.
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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 05:24 AM
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chris, do you now have a visa extension in your passport? Or have you just been assured that it will be approved? As I think about this, others have been told the extension can only be entered into the passport in Yangon - Is this what you have been told? I will be very interested in how this all works out for you. Please do let us know. If you get an extension, you will be the first person I know of who has succeeded in this.
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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 07:19 AM
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I e-mailed the Myanmar Embassy in Washington, DC and this is the response I got. I need to make my request specific to the extension when I will apply for our regular visa. We don't arrive in Yangon until 2/10/2014 so I won't be applying for our visas until late November 2013. I'll certainly let you know how it all goes!
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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 08:03 AM
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I'll look forward to your report!
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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Chris, there are those who come here not to accept answers to their questions but to have their intended course of action supported. I cannot conceive of going to the bother and feeling the uncertainty for 1 extra day. The course is obvious, to leave on the proscribed day as good authority, Santa Maria, has instructed. And, please, do not go tooting your own horn. It has no bearing on your predicament whatever. Tell it to the guys at Myanmar immigration
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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Perhaps you might muffle your own horn, MMe. It's jarring for the collegial Asia board.
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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Muffle muffle.
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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Given the many years when a visa extension has been "on the books" but impossible to get, I'm very interested to see what Chris's experience with it will be.
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Old Jul 11th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Immigration and law enforcement in Burma is not predictable, and bureaucrats interpret the law different ways (or simply ignore it). When an immigration officer wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and decides to detain someone in a Burmese holding cell because they felt it absolutely necessary to stay one extra day, I don't have an ounce of pity.
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