Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 03061042 (posted Jun. 10, 2003)"
Office of the Spokesman
U.S. Department of
June 6, 2003
Question Taken at June 6, 2003 Daily
Burma - Visa Restrictions
Question: Who is covered by your visa restrictions for Burma? What is
Answer: In October 1996, the U.S. put into effect restrictions on visas for
persons formulating, implementing, or benefiting from policies impeding the
transition to democracy in Burma, as well as their immediate family members. In
practice, this policy has covered members of the ruling State Peace and
Development Council and their immediate families, government ministers and other
senior government officials and their immediate families, senior officials of
the Union Solidarity Development Association and their immediate families,
military above the rank of colonel and their immediate families, and civil
servants above the rank of director-general and their immediate families.
This policy has now been extended to cover all officials of the Union
Solidarity Development Association and their immediate families. We will also be
adding managers of the state-run enterprises and their families to the list.
We are continuing our active review of our Burma policy in light of the
Released on June 6, 2003