What Is NV Card 

NV card means the Identity Cards for National Verification for a person who is to undergo for scrutiny assessment for citizenship. Before the issuance of NV Card, the Temporary Identification Card known as White Card was being issued in the past.


In accordance with the stipulations mentioned in the 1949 Union Citizenship Residency Regulations Act Section (5) Sub Section (1) and the 1951 Union of Myanmar Residency Registration Regulation By-Law Section (13) Sub Section (3), the Temporary Identification Cards were being issued to those residing in Myanmar. On 11 February 2015, the Office of the President of Myanmar issued a Notification Number 19/ 2015 declaring that the validity of Temporary Identification Cards expired on 31 March 2015 and that cards were to be surrendered not later than 31 May 2015.

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Responsibilities to abide and follow

  1. Those who are holding NV Cards have the responsibilities to abide and follow.
     

  2. The NV Card is to be maintained and kept properly in hand by the holder and that the person must show to the officer who asked for it under the 1951 Union of Myanmar Residency Registration Regulation By-Law Section (29).
     

  3. The NV Card is not transferable to other (or) not to be entrusted to any person.
    When a NV Card was lost, damaged (or) unreadable, it is to be reported to the relevant Township Immigration Office.

     

  4. Marking or alteration is not to be made on the NV Card.
     

  5. No person must hold more than one NV Card.
     

  6. If a NV Card is found somewhere else, it is to be handed over immediately to the relevant officer.
     

  7. If the holder of the NV Card passed away, the household head or the member of household must hand over the NV Card to the relevant Officer within seven days.
     

  8. The NV Card holders must abide by the local rules, regulations and directives issued by the Regional and State Governments.
     

  9. If a NV Card holder is travelling, the person must take the NV Card in person to enable to show the relevant office if and when required.
     

  10. If and when, the person is awarded with citizenship card, then the NV Card is to be surrendered to the relevant officer.
     

  11. If anyone breach the above mentioned rules, the person is liable to be taken legal action under the Immigration Act Section (6) Sub Section (2).

Rights For NV Card Holder 

While NV Card holders have the responsibility to observe the rules, they also have the rights to enjoy as follows.
 

  1. As the NV Card holder has been registered as the person residing within the jurisdiction of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the NV Card stands out as Identity Card to witness as a person residing under the sovereignty of Myanmar.

 

  1. The NV Card holder has the right to apply to undergo the scrutiny process for citizenship. However, during the period of scrutiny process for citizenship, the person must hold and maintain the NV Card.
     

  2. Those persons who applied for scrutiny process must be given a decision for a certain status under the Myanmar Citizenship Law. The person has the rights to enjoy according to the citizenship status under the existing law.
     

  3. Those offspring who are born of NV Card holders have the rights to apply to undergo scrutiny process for citizenship under the existing law.

 

  1. Those who are holding NV Cards have the rights to travel to any parts of the country with the approval and permission of the relevant Regional and State governments under the local rules, regulations and directives.

 

  1. Those who are holding NV Cards residing in the Rakhine State have the rights to travel legally to Bangladesh through the established official Border Gates with the Border Pass.

 

  1. Those who are holding NV Cards in the Rakhine State have the rights to travel freely within the township that they are residing. The travel must be in accordance with the rules, regulations and directives issued by the Rakhine State government.
     

  2. The NV Card holders have the equal rights similar to others who are holding recognized identification cards in their departure for international waters (including the fishery business). (The persons must have relevant identification cards and NV Cards along with relevant fishery business license).

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