Immigration card malaysia: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Permissions, & Concessions

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, Permissions, & Concessions

Travel Restrictions and Permissions

From the 5th of July 2021, the Norwegian entry restrictions and quarantine rules will be updated. All changes will take effect from midnight. The travel advice for other parts of the world is valid until the 10th of August 2021.

Green countries/zones: Exempt from the travel ban to Norway. There are no requirements for testing before you enter Norway or quarantine requirements. You must fill in the entry registration form and test yourself at the border upon arrival. Those who live in green countries are exempt from the entry ban to Norway.

Orange countries/zones: Cannot travel to Norway right now. Travelers from orange countries have the same rules as travelers from red countries. However, it may be relevant to introduce separate requirements for orange countries later.

Red countries: Cannot travel to Norway right now. Those who have a right to enter Norway due to exemption must have a negative test certificate before entry, fill in the entry registration form, test themselves at the border upon arrival, and they must be in the entry quarantine.

Dark red countries: Cannot travel to Norway right now. The same entry rules as red countries, and if they have the right to enter Norway due to exemption, then parts of the entry quarantine must be carried out at quarantine hotels.

Purple countries: Only Grandparents, Step Grandparents, Minor and Adult children, Step-Parents, Step-Children, boyfriends and girlfriends, and Spouses are exempt from the entry ban. The same entry rules apply as Red countries (quarantine, negative covid-19 test prior to arrival, test at the border).

Other countries in the world: Cannot travel to Norway right now. The same entry rules (quarantine hotel, test, etc.) as for dark red countries are applied if you have the right to enter Norway due to an exemption.

Fully vaccinated with certifiable EU Vaccination certificate that is verifiable with QR code by Norwegian Government/Norwegian Vaccination certificate OR undergone Covid-19 in the last 6 months: You can travel to Norway, are exempt from entry quarantine, and do not need to bring a certificate of a negative covid-19 test result or fill in the entry registration form. You do not need to test at the border. This applies regardless of which country you come from. Have you been fully vaccinated or have undergone covid-19 in the last six months, and can document it with a valid Norwegian or European corona certificate? Then you can travel to Norway, you are exempt from entry quarantine, and do not need to bring a certificate of a negative test, fill in the entry registration form or take a test at the border. This applies regardless of which country you come from.

As of August 2, 2021:

If you are traveling from a green country, but a stopover in a country with stricter quarantine requirements (orange, red, dark red), the entry rules from the country you are stopping in apply when you arrive in Norway. This means that if you are not a Norwegian citizen and you have a stopover in a country that is not green, you do not have the right to enter Norway (unless you are fully vaccinated and can document this with the EU Corona certificate).

Countries in Europe
Changes will be made for several countries in Europe from the 2nd of August.

Travelers from the following countries will have entry restrictions and entry quarantines from the 2nd of August: Iceland, Italy, and San Marino (from green to orange).

The following countries remain orange: Belgium, France, and Switzerland

The following countries are red: the Faroe Islands, France, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Portugal.

Travelers from the following countries are dark red and also receive requirements for quarantine hotels from the 2nd of August (applicable to those who are allowed to travel to Norway: Andorra, Cyprus, Netherlands, UK, Spain.

The following country turns green: Lichenstein

The following countries remain green: Bulgaria, Greenland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Vatican City, and Austria.

Nordic countries
Sweden

There are changes to 6 regions in Sweden from the 2nd of August. Two are categorized as green and four go from green to orange.

These regions turn green:
Norrbotten and Värmland

The following regions remain green.
Blekinge, Dalarna, Gävleborg, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Södermanland, Uppsala, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Västra Götaland, Örebro and Östergötland.

Following turn orange from green:
Gotland, Halland, Skåne and Stockholm
Denmark
Region Midtjylland goes red from orange. Therefore there are travel restrictions for all regions in Denmark (with the exception of Greenland).

The following regions remain red or orange:
Hovedstaden (including Copenhagen), Midtjylland, Nordjylland, Sjælland and Syddanmark
Finland

These regions go from green to orange:
Centrala Tavastlands SVD, Lapplands SVD,Mellersta Finlands SVD, Norra Karelens SVD

The following regions remain green:
Mellersta Österbotten SVD, Södra Savolax SVD, Östra Savolax SVD, Länsi-Pohja SVD, Norra Österbottens SVD, Norra Savolax SVD, Satakunta SVD, Södra Karelens SVD, Syd-Österbottens SVD, Vasa SVD and Åland.

The following regions remain orange or red.
Birkalands SVD, Egentliga Finlands SVD, Helsingfors and Nylands SVD, Kajanalands SVD, Kymmenedalens SVD, and Päijat-Häme SVD.

Purple countries – countries outside of the EU that have milder entry rules when traveling to Norway, such as releasing quarantine hotels. However please let me remind you that only spouses, children, grandparents, boyfriends of persons residing in Norway from these countries are exempted from the entry ban. They must apply for prior consent for entry for girlfriends when the country of departure is purple and the entry permit can only be used while the country is purple. Otherwise the same entry rules (quarantine, test, etc.) as red countries.

Vaccinated Travelers

Persons who have a D or Personal Number in Norway and are vaccinated abroad, can register their vaccines and do not have to quarantine when traveling to Norway:

  • The vaccine must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • You must have a Norwegian birth number or d-number. (We are trying to find out whether it is possible to use DUF – Reference number from Norwegian immigration authorities)
  • The registration can take place before traveling to Norway.
  • You must request a consultation from a GP, municipal health service, or private health service in Norway to document vaccination from abroad. This should be an e-consultation / video consultation, where the doctor can see available vaccine documentation, and make a discretionary assessment of whether this can be accepted as the documentation or not.
  • All vaccinations must be recorded in a separate journal, in addition to registration in SYSVAK (Norwegian health department’s internal system).
  • The consultation to have the post-registration done must be paid for by the individual patient. If this is done by the GP, the patient must pay the full deductible, because this is not covered by the benefits budget.

The vaccines approved by EMA are the vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.

Additionally, as of June 24, 2021, Norway will be part of the EU’s corona certificates solution with QR codes (please see paragraph 2). People who have been fully vaccinated or have undergone the coronavirus in the last six months and have a valid corona certificate (QR Code) can thus enter Norway. They do not need to quarantine, present test results upon entry, or register their entry. From 1 July, European countries that are connected to the EU’s solution will be able to verify the Norwegian corona certificate at their borders. This currently applies to these countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Iceland, Poland, and Latvia. However, the Norwegian government does not have information on whether these countries have the QR Code certificate in place and have issued it to their citizens.

Quarantines and Other Restrictions/Requirements

People who have been to areas with a high rate of infection must stay at a quarantine hotel, regardless of the purpose of the trip. Exemptions from the entry restrictions are introduced for foreign nationals who reside in areas that are not subject to the duty to quarantine in Norway.

The following groups must stay at a quarantine hotel from Thursday 27 May 2021:

  • In principle, people who have traveled outside Europe must stay at a quarantine hotel for the entire quarantine period until a negative test result is produced after no less than 7 days.
  • Travelers from European countries that have less than 150 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the last 14 days and where no more than 4 percent of people tested have a positive test result, do not have to stay at a quarantine hotel. They must complete quarantine at home or at another suitable place of quarantine.
  • Travelers from the UK and countries in the EEA/Schengen area with more than 150 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people must stay at a quarantine hotel until they have a negative result from a test taken no sooner than 3 days after arrival. They must complete quarantine at home or at another suitable place of quarantine and can end quarantine early following a negative test taken no sooner than 7 days after arrival.
  • Travelers from European countries with a very high rate of infection must stay at a quarantine hotel until they have a negative result from a test taken no sooner than 7 days after arrival. There will be more information about this group later.

Exemptions on compelling compassionate grounds will stay in effect. The Norwegian Government will introduce a dispensation program for this group which will allow them to apply for exemption from the duty to stay at a quarantine hotel and receive the decision before they arrive at the border.

Exemptions will also be made for maritime personnel who have been to countries outside the EEA/Schengen area and the UK who are meant to sign on in Norway. Maritime personnel must still stay at a quarantine hotel after returning to Norway but can complete the quarantine on board the ship before signing on for service.

These changes will enter into effect on May 21, 2021.

Status of Government Services

Immigration offices at local police stations have reopened but are only providing limited services. Some have begun accepting appointments.

Service Centers for Foreign Workers (SUAs) have reopened.

Norwegian consulates are beginning to reopen.

Concessions

Those in Norway with a work permit that has not been activated can work as long as they have scheduled a permit activation appointment with the police.

Embajada de México en Malasia

IMPORTANT

 

Starting January 1st 2017, ALL visa applications submitted to the Embassy of Mexico will cost $40.00 USD payable in MYR at the latest exchange rate. Payment is non-refundable and also does not guarantee that the visa application will be approved.

 

 

 

EXEMPTION OF THE MEXICAN VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO

FOR ALL NATIONALITIES: The visitor of any nationality whose purpose of traveling to Mexico is tourism, business or transit holding a valid Canadian, Japanese, British, USA or Schengen Space countries visa does not need to obtain a Mexican visa. The immigration authorities at the point of entry in Mexico (airport -border – port) will verify the validity of the USA visa (or flight ticket USA-Mexico) and the passport presented, and thereafter will grant the entry to Mexican territory.

The visitor of any nationality whose purpose of traveling to Mexico is tourism, business or transit and who is a legal permanent resident in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan or the Schengen Space is exempted of applying for a Mexican visa, provided that the visitor proves the permanent residence before the immigration authorities at the point of entry in Mexico (airport -border – port).

The visitor holding an ABTC card issued by APEC is exempted of applying for the Mexican visa.

 


Malaysians

– Since 9th November 2012 the consular stamp does not longer exist and Malaysian nationals are exempted from obtaining a Mexican visa to enter Mexico if the purpose of the visit is to perform non-paid activities for up to 180 days (visitor without permit to perform paid activities). For example, tourism, business, technical visit and transit.

– A visa is required for the following cases:

  • To study for more than 6 months
  • To perform paid activities.
  • To reside temporarily.
  • To reside permanently.

– Malaysians holding a diplomatic or official passport do not require visa to enter Mexico, being entitled for stays of 90 days.


Other nationalities

CLICK FOR THE LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO.

CLICK FOR THE LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT REQUIRE A VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO.

 

Important

If you are granted a Mexican visa you will be able to travel to Mexico. It does not guarantee entry to the country. At the point of entry, Mexican immigration authorities may ask you some questions to confirm the reasons you are travelling, the length of your stay in Mexico and how you are financing your trip.

As in all countries, Mexican immigration authorities will verify the authenticity of all the documents you present and the truthfulness of the information you provide. They will also confirm that no outright restriction exists.

The reasons for your trip must match your visa type.

 

Everyone visiting or living in Mexico has rights which must be respected. Foreigners have the right to contact their embassy or consulate.


Applying For a Visa

Starting January 1st 2017, ALL visa applications submitted to the Embassy of Mexico will cost $40.00 USD payable in MYR at the latest exchange rate. Payment is non-refundable and also does not guarantee that the visa application will be approved. Instructions about the payment will be given at the counter.

 

If you need to apply for a visa, you must fulfill the following requirements:

General requirements

  • Submission of valid passport, in original and copy of the data page and applicant’s signature page.
  • One studio colour photograph, applicant looking to the camera with face uncovered, no spectacles, white background, minimum size of 32mm X 26mm and maximum size of 39mm X 31mm.
  • If the applicant is not Malaysian, the legal stay in Malaysia must be proved.
  • An application form duly completed. (DOWNLOAD HERE)
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents or tutors must sign the format before the officer at the Embassy.
  • Present the documents stated in the specific requirements (detailed below) according to the purpose of your travel to Mexico:

A. Visitor without permit to perform paid activities (tourism, business, technical visit, transit, to study for less than 180 days)

Prove one of the one of following conditions (a, b, c, d, e, or f):

a) Real estate:

  • Original and copy of deeds of real property registered in the name of applicant and proof of stable employment with seniority of at least two years; or
  • Original and copy of deeds of real property registered in the name of applicant and proof of ownership or shareholding for a minimum of two years in a business registered in the Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia, SSM).

b) Economic solvency:

  • Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest three or six months, 
  • Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest three or six months and proof of stable employment with seniority of at least one year, or
  • In the case of students enrolled in higher education institutions, original certificate of studies and proof of income from employment, pension or scholarship during the latest three or six months.

c) Invitation letter:

  • Presentation of invitation letter from an organization or public/private institution in Mexico.(when the applicant is entering Mexico to perform non paid activities in Mexico, e.g. business meetings, technical visits, attend conferences, participate in sport events, etc.) The content of the invitation letter from Mexico must include:
  • Complete name of applicant and nationality

  • Name of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico that invites the applicant

  • Registration number of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico

  • Complete address and contact details of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico

  • Information on the activity or project in which the applicant will participate in Mexico

  • Estimated duration of stay in Mexico or approximate date of completion

  • If it is the case, a statement that the organization/public or private institution will be financially responsible for the applicant’s stay in Mexico and for his/her return to the country of origin or country of residence (except public and private institutions belonging to the National Education System)

  • Copy of an official identification of the person who signs the invitation letter.

  • Original and copy of documents proving that the applicant has the experience, capacity, skills or knowledge needed to perform the activity for which he/she is invited, and
  • Proof of economic solvency (except when the organization or company bears the travel and accommodation expenses in Mexico and is clearly expressed in the letter):

1.    Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest six months, or

2.    Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

d) Humanitarian cause:

I. If the applicant is:

  1. Spouse or concubine of a foreigner in Mexico in serious health condition, marriage certificate or certificate of common- law union issued by the respective authority from the applicants’ country of origin; or
  2. Daughter/son of a foreigner in Mexico in serious health condition, original and copy of the applicants’ birth certificate; or
  3. The father/mother of a foreigner in Mexico in serious health condition, original and copy of the daughter/son’s birth certificate.

II. Original of the document stating the health condition of the foreigner in Mexico issued by a public or private health institution, issued no more than 30 days before.

I. If the applicant is:

  1. Spouse or concubine of a foreigner who died in Mexico, marriage certificate or certificate of common- law union (or its equivalent) issued by the respective authority from the applicants’ country of origin; or

  2. Daughter/son of a foreigner who died in Mexico, original and copy of the applicants’ birth certificate; or

  3. The father/mother of a foreigner who died in Mexico, original and copy of the daughter/son’s birth certificate.

II. Original of the document notifying the applicant she/he is required to identify or recover the corpse, issued by a Mexican authority.

I. Request from a federal, state or municipal authority to perform, direct, coordinate or support help or rescue actions in emergency situations or disaster in Mexico.

e) Scientific research or collection of samples in Mexican territory or national waters (with previous authorization from the Mexican authorities in territorial waters)

  1. fic research project or collection of samples in Mexican territory or national waters. The document must state:

I. Full name and nationality of the applicant,

II. Name of organization or public or private institution inviting the applicant,

III. Approximate duration or approximate date of completion.

f) Studies

  • Original and copy of acceptance letter from an institution belonging to the National Education System to participate in courses, studies or research projects or academic or professional training for no more than 180 days, stating:

I. Full name of applicant,

II. Level, degree and field of study the applicant will enroll,

III. Name of course the applicant has been accepted,

IV. Course’s start and end dates

V. Tuition fees, and

VI. Contact details of the education institution

I. Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest six months, or

II. Original and copy of document proving income from employment, pension or scholarship/grant during the latest six months; or

B. Visitor without permit to perform paid activities – Long validity

UPDATE IN PROGRESS… Please call the Consular Section for further instructions

C. Visitor for processing an adoption

UPDATE IN PROGRESS… Please call the Consular Section for further instructions

D. Temporary residence (from 180 days until 4 years)

To prove one of the following conditions (a, b, c, d, e, or f)

a) Economic solvency

  1. Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 12 months, or
  2. Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

b) Scientific research in Mexican national waters

  1. Copy of document from the applicant’s Embassy in Mexico notifying that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) received from the respective authorities the authorization for the foreigner to participate in a scientific research project or collection of samples in Mexican territory or national waters. The document must state:

I. Full name of applicant and nationality,

II. Name of organization or public or private institution inviting the applicant,

III. Information on the activity to be performed or the project in which the foreigner will participate,

IV. Approximate duration or approximate date of completion.

c) Invitation letter

1. Presentation of invitation letter from an organization or public/private institution in Mexico. The content of the invitation letter from Mexico must include:

  • Complete name of applicant and nationality
  • Name of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico
  • Registration number of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico
  • Complete address and contact details of the organization/public or private institution in Mexico
  • Information on the activity or project in which the applicant will participate in Mexico
  • Estimated duration of stay in Mexico or approximate date of completion
  • If it is the case, a statement that the organization/public or private institution will be financially responsible for the applicant’s stay in Mexico and for his/her return to the country of origin or country of residence (if it is not applicable refer to requirement number 2)
  • Copy of an official identification of the person who signs the invitation letter.
  • When the organization or private institution bears the travel and accommodation expenses in Mexico and is clearly expressed in the letter, attachment of original and copy of investment or bank statements from the latest 12 months (except public and private institutions belonging to the National Education System).

2. Proof of economic solvency (if the applicant bears the accommodation expenses):

  • Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 12 months, or

  • Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

3. Original and copy of documents proving that the applicant has the experience, capacity, skills or knowledge needed to perform the activity for which he/she is invited.

d) Family reunion

1. When the applicant has a bond with a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa in Mexico.

  1. If the applicant is:

– Spouse or concubine of a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa, original and copy of marriage certificate or certificate of common-law union or equivalent issued by the respective authority from the applicants’ country of origin; or

– Daughter/son of a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa as long as the applicant is a child or teenager and has not married, original and copy of the applicants’ birth certificate; or

– The father/mother of a foreigner in Mexico who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa, original and copy of the daughter/son’s birth certificate.

– Daughter/son of the spouse or concubine of a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa, and as long as the applicant is a child or teenager and has not married, original and copy of the applicants’ birth certificate and original and copy of marriage certificate or certificate of common-law union or equivalent issued by the respective authority from the with the foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence or a temporary residence visa.

  1. Original and copy of the temporary residence card or temporary residence visa

  2. Proof of economic solvency (if the applicant bears the accommodation expenses):

– Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 6 months, or

– Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

2. When the applicant is the spouse or concubine of a foreigner who has been granted a permanent residence in Mexico:

  • Original and copy of marriage certificate or certificate of common-law union or equivalent issued by the respective authority from the applicants’ country of origin;

  • Original and copy of the temporary residence card or temporary residence visa, and

  • Proof of economic solvency (if the applicant bears the accommodation expenses):

– Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 6 months, or

– Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

3. When the applicant is the spouse or concubine of a Mexican:

  • Original and copy of marriage certificate or certificate of common-law union or equivalent issued by the respective authority;

  • Original and copy of document that proves the Mexican nationality, according to the article 3rd of the Ley de Nacionalidad;

  • Proof of economic solvency (if the applicant bears the accommodation expenses):

– Original and copy of investment or bank statements for the latest 6 months, or

– Original and copy of document proving income from employment or pension during the latest six months.

e) Real estate in Mexican territory

Original and copy of deeds of real property registered in the name of applicant.

f) Investor

  1. Original and copy of the deed of the Mexican company issued by Notary Public, or other document certified by the company’s administration or company’s officer in which is stated that the applicant is a shareholder, attaching the correspondent document that shows the shareholding;

  2. Original and copy of the document proving the ownership of real estate by the foreign company;

  3. Original and copy of the documents that support the economic or entrepreneurial activities in Mexican territory, which can be contracts, service orders, invoices, receipts, business plan, licenses or permits, and certificate from the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social that states that the applicant employs at least 5 persons.

g) Student Temporary Residence 

 

  1. Letter of acceptance by the University/Institution which should include the following information:
  • Name of the University or Institution, address, official registration number
  • Complete name of the applicant/student (same as in the passport) and nationality.
  • Level of the course and area of studies
  • Name of the course or activity
  • Length of the course and dates
  • Cost of the course or activity
  • Proof of economic solvency to cover the studies
  • People who are receiving an scholarship: The letter must mention the amount of the scholarship that the student will receive.
  • People who are you are under 25 years old: Their parents can sponsor their studies.
  • People who are above 25 years old: Must demonstrate that they have enough resources to cover their expenses on their own.

E. Student – Temporary residence

UPDATE IN PROGRESS… Please call the Consular Section for further instructions

F. Permanent residence

UPDATE IN PROGRESS… Please call the Consular Section for further instructions

G. Visitor or temporary resident with permission to engage in gainful activity

Foreigners who wish to travel to Mexico with the intent to conduct remunerated activities must have an offer of employment. The Mexican institution, company or person who intends to hire the foreigner must submit the visa application directly to the National Migration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) in Mexico. The Embassy or Consulate may only issue a visa if it has been authorized by the INM. Once the foreigner has the corresponding authorization, he must apply personally at any Mexican Consulate.

Malaysia, Long-term pass holders allowed to enter Malaysia

Event: COVID-19

Location: Malaysia

 

On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.

 

On September 16, the Immigration Department of Malaysia announced that foreign travelers with long-term passes may now enter Malaysia with approval by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.  This announcement softens some of the September 7, 2020 restrictions for some travelers, which prohibited all foreign nationals from 23 countries, including the United States, from entering Malaysia.  According to the September 16 announcement, holders of the following passes may apply for entry permission: Permanent Residents (PR), Malaysia My Second Home Program (MM2H), Employment Pass Category I, II and III, Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T), Professional Visit Pass (PVP) and their Dependents, and Foreign Students.  The Director General of Immigration may consider appeals to enter Malaysia on emergency and compassionate grounds.  Please refer to the Expatriate Services Division Website for more information, including instructions to apply for permission to enter Malaysia through the MyEntry Portal.Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the RMCO are subject to COVID-19 testing and all travelers are required to undergo a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine at a facility designated by the Malaysian government.  The full cost of testing and quarantine must be borne by the traveler.  Please see the Quarantine and Testing section below for further details.

 

Under the RMCO, some restrictions were lifted, including the requirement to obtain a police permit and Embassy letter for interstate travel.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO restrictions, including the mask requirement, may result in a fine of RM 1,000 (USD $235) or more, and/or jail time.

 

Quarantine and Testing Information
Any travelers permitted to enter Malaysia during the RMCO are subject to COVID-19 testing and a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine at a facility designated by the Malaysian government at the traveler’s expense.  Travelers who test positive are transferred to a designated government hospital for treatment; there are no exceptions to this mandatory hospitalization and at this time there no private hospitals authorized to treat COVID-19 patients.  Travelers must download the MySejahtera application and may be asked to wear a wristband for identification and monitoring by the authorities.  For additional information on quarantine requirements, please contact the Malaysian National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA).

 

Consular Services

If you are a U.S. citizen with a life or death emergency (e.g. victim of a violent crime, arrest, reporting a death of a U.S. citizen) you may reach us at +60-3-2168-5000 or via email at: [email protected] gov.

 

Please note that routine Consular Services at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur remain suspended.  We will resume routine consular services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  Although routine consular services remain suspended, we are scheduling limited appointments for U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and exceptional notarial services.  Please complete this form  https://bit.ly/2SPVSFf to request an appointment. 

 

For approved full-validity passport or CRBA applications, we estimate the documents will be available for pickup within 2-3 weeks.  Once your documents arrive, you will receive an email with collection instructions.

 

We will announce further resumption of services via alerts to registered U.S. citizens in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and on our Embassy’s website.

 

Malaysian Immigration Services

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur encourages all citizens with visas that have expired during the MCO or RMCO to depart Malaysia as soon as possible to comply with immigration requirements.

 

Malaysian Immigration stated that the standard operating procedures in place as of August 29 are effective through the end of the extended RMCO on December 31, 2020.  U.S. citizens have reported conflicting guidance from various Immigration offices and officers.  The U.S. Embassy reminds citizens that all questions regarding immigration policy must be directed to Malaysian Immigration.

 

During the RMCO, the Government of Malaysia has opened immigration services by appointment only.  U.S. citizens with specific questions or concerns may contact the Malaysian Government call center (MyCGG) at 03-8000-8000 or refer to the FAQs at the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

 

Malaysian Immigration strongly encourages all social visit pass (tourist) holders whose passes have expired to depart Malaysia as soon as possible.   United States citizens whose social visit pass (tourist) expired after January 1, 2020 can depart Malaysia within 14 working days after the RMCO period ends without undergoing any immigration processing or penalties.  U.S. citizens still stranded in Malaysia after 14 working days following the end of the MCO must visit immigration within 30 working days to request an extension.  There are no guarantees that requests for extensions will be approved.   

 

Long-term passholders (such as expatriate pass or spouse visas) whose passes expired before or during the MCO must visit immigration and apply for an extension in the usual manner. 

 

If your renewal or extension request is denied, you may be subject to immigration fines, immediate deportation, or other enforcement action.

 

While the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur cannot intervene on your behalf when you request an extension for a Malaysian visa, we are issuing letters that ask Malaysian Immigration to consider the COVID-19 pandemic and our advice to avoid all international travel.  The U.S. Embassy CANNOT certify or validate your specific or personal justification for remaining in Malaysia.  Permission to enter and remain in Malaysia is at the decision and discretion of the Malaysian Immigration Department.  If you require such a letter, please complete: https://bit.ly/2Wd64te

 

Sabah and Sarawak

Additional travel restrictions apply for travel to the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, which have local autonomy over immigration at domestic and international ports of entry.  For additional information about traveling to Sabah or Sarawak, contact the local immigration authorities directly.

 

Exit and Reentry Requirements for Pass Holders in Malaysia

Exit and return to Malaysia during the RMCO will only be granted on a case by case basis for emergency cases and medical reasons.  For further information, please visit the Expatriate Services Division website.

 

Expatriate and Skilled Worker Pass Holders

We encourage pass holders to review the Expatriate Services Division website orcontact the Expatriate Services Division at 03 8000 8000 (Malaysian Government call center) or [email protected] gov.my for the current regulations regarding your specific situation.

 

International Students

According to the September 16 announcement on the Expatriate Services Division website, foreign students holding long-term passes may apply for entry permission to return to Malaysia.  You MUST have formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before you attempt to re-enter Malaysia.

 

Malaysia My Second Home Holders (MM2H)

According to the September 16 announcement on the Expatriate Services Division website, MM2H holders may apply for entry permission to return to Malaysia.  The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) issued on its website to MM2H visa holders seeking to re-enter Malaysia.  You MUST have formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before you attempt to re-enter Malaysia.

 

For further queries, please contact MOTAC at +60 3 8891 7189 (COVID-19 hotline), +60 3 8891 7424/7439 (MM2h department), or email [email protected] gov.my.

 

COVID-19 Information

For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal and visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 – Avoid Non-Essential Travel- Notice for Malaysia.  The State Department has moved away from its previous Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel and each country will return to issuing its own advisory based on local conditions once again.  As of  August 6, 2020, Malaysia is listed as Level 3 – “Reconsider Travel”.

 

Actions to Take:

·        Consider returning to your country of residence.

·        Have a travel plan that does not rely on the U.S. Government for assistance.

·        Review and follow the CDC’s guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19.

·        Check with your airline or travel operator regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·        Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.  Review what the State Department can and cannot do for you during an international crisis. 

·        Visit our Embassy webpages on COVID-19 for information on conditions in each country or jurisdiction.

·        Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States 

·        Visit keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe. 

 

Assistance

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

376 Jalan Tun Razak 

50400 Kuala Lumpur 

Phone: 60-3-2168-5000 

[email protected] 
https://my.usembassy.gov/ 

·        State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

·        Malaysia Country Information 

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Malaysia Visa information, types of Visa, where and how to apply – klia2.info

A Visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognised travel document of a foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted.

Immigration counters at klia2

Foreign nationals who require a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country.

A Visa which has been granted is not an absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia.

What you need to know about Malaysia Visa:

After passing through the security check at the klia2’s Departure Hall, the passengers will then be lining up to go through the Immigration counters for proper document check.

Immigration counters at klia2 for Foreign passport holders

Proper document check is also conducted at the Immigration counters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before the passengers boarding their flight at the boarding gate.

Immigration counters at KLIA

TYPES OF VISA

The Malaysian Government issues the following types of visas to foreign nationals:

1. Single Entry Visa

The Single Entry Visa is issued to foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia mainly for a social visit.

Sample of Single Entry Visa

The Single Entry Visa is normally valid for a single entry and for a period of three (3) months from the date of issue.

2. Multiple Entry Visa

The Multiple Entry Visa is issued to foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia mainly for business or government-to-government matters.

Sample of Multiple Entry Visa

The Multiple Entry Visa is normally valid for a period within three (3) months to twelve (12) months from the date of issue.

Citizens of India and the People’s Republic of China who wish to enter Malaysia for the purpose of a Social Visit are eligible to apply for the Multiple Entry Visa. The validity of the Multiple Entry Visa is one (1) year. Each entry is for 30 days only and the extension of stay is not allowed.

Conditions for the Multiple Entry Visa are:

  1. The applicant must show proof of sufficient funds for staying in Malaysia
  2. The applicant must possess a valid and confirmed return ticket
  3. Tour groups are not eligible to apply for Multiple Entry Visa.
  4. The Multiple Entry Visa costs RM100.00 for Indian Citizens and RM30.00 for citizens of the People’s Republic of China.

3. Transit Visa

The Transit Visa is issued to foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia on transit to other countries.

Foreign nationals on transit without leaving the airport premises and who continue their journey to the next destination with the same flight do not require a transit visa.

4. Transit Without Visa (TWOV)

The Transit Without Visa (TWOV) is only applicable after clearing Malaysian Immigration – for a maximum of 120 hours stop-over in Malaysia. However, granting of Transit Without Visa (TWOV) is solely at the discretion of the Malaysia Immigration; even if guest(s) meet all the required criteria.

Countries eligible for Transit Without Visa

Indian Subcontinent

  • Sri Lanka
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh

Diplomatic & Official Passports only

Eligibility

  • Onward ticket must be within 120 hours.
  • Must arrive and depart only via the same airport. (E.g. Arrive in KLIA2, Depart from KLIA2)
  • Posses a valid onward ticket and carry a Single Entry Visa (SEV) or Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) issued from/and are heading to any one (1) of the seven (7) countries listed below (*TWOV will not be issued if next country of destination is not listed as above):
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • United States of America (USA)
    • Japan
    • China
    • Taiwan
    • South Korea
  • Passport MUST have a minimum validity of 6 months.
  • A PRINTED copy of itinerary and original tickets MUST be produced. Producing only a PNR/booking number will be denied access.
  • Hold a valid long-term pass* of a 3rd country. Note: The definition of a long-term pass of a 3rd country is employment/work permit, expatriate card, student pass or permanent resident card. It is worth noting that a permanent multiple entry visa (MEV) above does not fall under this category and as such, NOT PERMITTED.

Other Countries

  • Bhutan
  • China
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Vietnam

Eligibility

  • Onward ticket must be within 120 hours.
  • Guest(s) may arrive & depart via AirAsia / other airline and connect / depart via said airlines; as long as flights departing the country depart from the same entry point.
  • Must hold confirmed onward ticket to a 3rd / next country.
  • Passport MUST have a minimum validity of 6 months.
  • A PRINTED copy of itinerary and original tickets MUST be produced. Producing only a PNR / booking number will be denied access.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A VISA

Visa applications must be made at any nearest Malaysian Representative Office Abroad. For tourists from India and China, applications can also be made online through I-Visa System.

1. Application for a Visa Without Reference

Documents required for the application of a Visa Without Reference (approval of visa is given by High Commission of Malaysia) are:

  1. Original passport
  2. Two (2) photocopies of the applicant’s passport
  3. Two (2) photocopies of the visa application form (Form IMM.47)
  4. Two (2) passport size photographs of the applicant
  5. Original and two (2) photocopies of the ticket (confirmed and returned ticket)
  6. Bank statement / traveller’s cheque
  7. Invitation letter (if any)
  8. Payment of visa fee

Note: Visa Without Reference is required for the purpose of a social visit.

2. Application for a Visa With Reference

Documents which are required for the application of a Visa With Reference (visa will issued after the application is being referred and approved by the Department of Immigration Malaysia / Other Agencies of Authority):

  1. Original approval letter from the Immigration Department of Malaysia/other authority agencies
  2. Original passport
  3. Two (2) photocopies of the applicant’s passport
  4. Two (2) photocopies of visa application form (Form IMM.47)
  5. Two (2) passport size photograph of applicant
  6. Original and two (2) photocopies of an air ticket
  7. Payment of visa fee

Note: Visa With Reference is required for students, those seeking employment, dependants and professionals on a visit pass. More information on Visa With reference.

VISA REQUIREMENT BY COUNTRY

1. Countries That Require Visa

  • Afghanistan (Visa with reference)
  • Angola
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Congo Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Hong Kong (C/I or D/I)
  • India
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Myanmar (ordinary passport)
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia & Montenegro
  • Taiwan – 15 days without visa
  • United Nations (Laissez Passer)
  • Western Sahara

2.

Commonwealth Countries That Require Visa

  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka

3. Countries That Require Visa For Stays Exceeding 3 Months

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria (Vienna)
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • St Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Yemen

4.

Countries That Require Visa For Stays Exceeding 1 Month

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea Republic
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macao SAR
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Moldova
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Nicaragua
  • North Korea
  • North Yemen
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Senegal
  • Slovenia
  • Sudan
  • Surinam
  • Tajikistan
  • Togo
  • Ukraine
  • Upper Volta
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Zaire
  • Zimbabwe

5.

Countries That Require Visa For Stays Exceeding 14 Days

  • Iran (90 days)
  • Iraq (30 days)
  • Libya
  • Macao (Travel Permit/Portugal CI)
  • Palestine (30 days)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Yemen
  • Syria (30 days)
  • Cote d’ivoire / ivory coast

6. Taiwan Nationals

Please be advised that effective 12 April 2011 Taiwan passport holders are given a 15 day exemption for visa at all entry points in Malaysia. Please note that Taiwan nationals must meet the entry requirements for Malaysia.

7. People’s Republic of China (PRC) Nationals

  • Please be advised that all People’s Republic of China (PRC) nationals departing from any mainland China ports to Malaysia MUST hold a confirmed return ticket and sufficient funds.
  • Failure to comply with the Department of Immigration Malaysia’s entry requirements will be denied access to step aboard.

8. Foreign Workers

  • Effective 6 January 2011, all foreign workers who have been granted the Visa Pass Temporary Employment (VPTE) must also obtain the Visa With Reference (VDR) from the Malaysian Embassy or the High Commission of Malaysia before entering Malaysia.
  • Entry to Malaysia will be refused if these requirements are not met, as it will be classified as Prohibited Immigration and returned to country of origin.

9. Visa on arrival (VOA)

Visa on arrival (VOA) will only be issued to nationals of People’s Republic of China and India.

Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin holds a VoA form. From second left are Acting Miri Resident Abdul Aziz Mohamad Yusuf and Pellax. Read the news on visa on arrival.

Countries eligible for Visa on Arrival (VOA):
  • People’s Republic of China
  • India
Eligibility
  • Nationals of eligible countries arriving from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, or Brunei with a valid visa from their respective countries
  • Arrival must be through these entry points: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching
  • Priorities will be given to families, groups, business travellers, and labourers
  • Possess a confirmed return flight and funds of at least USD500
Visa on Arrival Facility
Transit countries Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei
Length / Duration of stay 15 days with no further extension
Proof of money USD500 or an equivalent amount in Ringgit Malaysia in the form of Cash, Traveler’s cheque, Credit Card / Debit or eMoney (recognized by Central Bank of Malaysia)
Fee RM200. 00
Ticket The tourist shall have in possession a confirmed return ticket departs within 15 days upon VOA application
Immigration Checkpoints
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2
  • Penang International Airport
  • Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah
  • Kuching International Airport, Sarawak
  • Langkawi International Airport, Kedah
  • Miri Airport, Sarawak
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Selangor
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (KSAB), Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Immigration Control Post Sungai Tujoh, Sarawak
  • Immigration, Custom, Quarantine and Security Complex Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
  • Immigration Control Post, International Ferry Terminal, Labuan
References: imi.gov.my

Read more news about the visa on arrival facilities.

10. Others

  • No visa is required for U.S.A. citizens visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes (except for employment).
  • No visa is required for stays of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar nationals. For a stay exceeding one month, a visa will be required, except for Brunei and Singapore nationals.
  • For nationals of Israel, visas are required and permission must be granted from Ministry Of Home Affairs.
  • For nationals of Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro, visas are required without permission granted from Ministry Of Home Affairs.
  • Nationals of countries other than those stated above (with the exception of Israel) are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceeding one month.

VISA FEES

Country Single / Multiple Entry Visa (RM) Transit Visa (RM)
Argentina 20.15 4.10
Bangladesh 20.00 20.00
Bhutan 20.00 20.00
Bolivia 11.00 11.00
Brazil 17.00 0.60
Bulgaria 21.90 11.00
Chile 24.50 24.45
China 30.00 30.00
Costa Rica 9.00 20.00
Czech & Slovak 19.50 8.20
Denmark 6.50
Dominican Republik 12.90
Ecuador 7.00 0.50
Finland 7.00
France 12.90
Country Single / Multiple Entry Visa (RM) Transit Visa (RM)
Haiti 16.00 6.00
Hungary 21.45 10.30
India 50.00 12.00
Indonesia 15.00 3.40
Israel 9.70 1.10
Italy 9.50
Japan Free
South Korea 30.00 15.00
Liberia 13.00 13.00
Mexico 17.50 17.50
Myanmar 19.50 6.50
Nepal 20.00 20.00
Panama 14.50 14.50
Pakistan 20.00 20.00
Peru 20.00 6.10
Country Single / Multiple Entry Visa (RM) Transit Visa (RM)
Poland 26.20 8.00
Portugal 6.50 6.50
Saudi Arabia 17.20 8.60
Spain 11.60 6.45
Sri Lanka 15.00 15.00
Sudan 12.90 4.30
United States of America 6.00
Uruguay 13.50 13.50
Venezuela 18.00 18.00
Vietnam 13.00 1.50
Countries not listed above – Visa fee RM 20.00
Country Single / Multiple Entry Visa
Philippines
  1. Holder of the Diplomatic Passport and the Official Passport does not require visa
  2. Holder of the Ordinary Passport requires Visa to stay in Malaysia not more than 59 days, (Free).
  3. Holder of the Ordinary Passport who wishes to stay in Malaysia more than 59 days requires Visa with Reference.
  4. Visa fee RM36.00.
  5. Transit Visa – Free
Thailand
  1. Free
  2. Holder of the Diplomatic Passport and the Official Passport does not require a Visa

VISA WITH REFERENCE

Visa With Reference (VDR) means a visa issued by the Malaysian Representative Office abroad to a non-citizen to enable individuals to enter Malaysia after the visa isapproved by the Immigration Department Headquarters.

A) Application For a Visa With Reference (Wife of Malaysia Citizen)

  1. 2 copies of Form Imm.12
  2. Form Imm.38
  3. Sponsor’s identification card (husband)
  4. Copy of applicant’s passport
  5. Copy of husband’s passport (marriage abroad)
  6. Marriage Certificate (Malaysia/abroad)
  7. 2 Recent photographs of husband/wife
  8. Divorced /Death Certificate (where applicable)
  9. VDR questionnaire form
  10. Security Bond
  11. Statutory Declaration Form

B) Application For a Visa With Reference (Husband of Malaysian Citizen)

  1. Application Letter sent to and received by the Embassy / High Commission of Malaysia
  2. 2 copies of Form Imm.12
  3. Form Imm.38
  4. 2 Recent photographs of husband/wife
  5. Sponsor’s identification card (wife)
  6. Copy of applicant’s passport
  7. Copy of wife’s passport (marriage abroad)
  8. Marriage Certificate (Malaysia/abroad)
  9. Sponsor’s proof of financial support/Form J (income equivalent to or more than RM2,000/month)
  10. Security Bond

C) Application For a Visa With Reference (Afghanistan)

  1. Application letter sent to and received by the Embassy High Commission of Malaysia
  2. Form Imm.47
  3. 2 Recent photographs of applicant
  4. Copy of applicant’s passport
  5. Sponsor’s identification card
  6. Sponsor’s undertaking letter
  7. Security Bond

D) Application For a Visa With Reference (India)

  1. 2 copies of Form Imm.12
  2. Form Imm.38
  3. Sponsor’s identification card
  4. 2 Recent photographs of applicant
  5. Copy of applicant’s passport
  6. Sponsor’s proof of financial support/Form J (income of equivalent to or more than RM2,000/month)
  7. Sponsor’s letter of undertaking
  8. Supporting documents of family ties

E) Application For a Visa With Reference (China, Vietnam, North Korea and Cuba)

  1. 2 copies of Form Imm.12
  2. Form Imm.38
  3. Sponsor’s identification card
  4. Sponsor’s letter of undertaking
  5. 2 Recent photographs of applicant
  6. Copy of applicant’s passport
  7. Correspondence letter with verified interpretation
  8. Applicant should  be 30 years and above
  9. Supporting documents of family ties
  10. Sponsor’s Marriage Certificate
  11. Copy of Notary Certificate

For more information on immigrations and visa enquiries, visit www.imi.gov.my

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Security Status

High degree of caution

Security Status Last Updated: 30 July 2021

Latest Travel Alert

COVID-19 is still a threat, but with continued public health measures, vaccination and testing, it will be possible to travel internationally. You will need to plan your travel carefully and there are risks.

We advise against non-essential travel to all islands off the coast of eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including (but not limited to) Lankayan, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai, Litigan, Sipadan and Mataking.

Travel from Ireland to Malaysia

Entry to Malaysia by foreign nationals is prohibited, except for those holding certain categories of residence visas and employment passes.

For those holding residence or employment visas, it is advisable to check with the Malaysian authorities what approvals are required before both departure from, and re-entry to, Malaysia.

For information on Entry and Exit passes for those holding certain categories of Employment Passes (e.g. EP1 and RP-T, long term social visit passes) please consult the Expatriate Services Division website (Malaysian Immigration Department) at  https://esd.imi.gov.my/portal/latest-news/announcement/entry-exit-return-malaysia/

With effect from 17 August 2020, you are required to apply for exit and entry permissions on the MYEntry online platform, which may be found on the Expatriate Services Division website, https://esd.imi.gov.my

As advice can change regularly, you are encouraged to check your personal circumstances with the Malaysian Immigration authorities before travelling. Anyone with further visa queries should contact Malaysian Immigration directly, on Hotline numbers: 03 8888 2010 or +03 8000 8000, via the website https://www.imi.gov.my/ or email [email protected]

The Malaysian authorities have informed us that foreign nationals with social visit passes which have expired since 1 January 2020 and who are currently in Malaysia are now allowed up to 14 working days after RMCO ends on 31 March 2021 to leave the country without having to apply for, or obtain prior approval or any special extension pass.

On 12 April, the Malaysian Immigration Department confirmed that those holding such expired social visit passes must leave Malaysia by 21 April 2021, and that failure to do so may result in enforcement action being taken against them.

On 21 April 2021, the Malaysian Immigration Department further announced through social media channels, that foreign nationals with an expired social visit pass will have to apply to Malaysian Immigration for a special pass to enable them to stay in Malaysia while waiting for their flight back to their country of origin. Applicants must make an appointment via the online appointment system (STO) http://sto.imi.gov.my/e-temujanji/home.php  and they must attend the appointment in person.

Further details of the Malaysian Immigration Department’s announcement, including what documents are required, may be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/138683329531464/posts/immigration-d-g-starting-tomorrow-holders-of-expired-social-visit-pass-must-appl/4127554113977679/

Irish citizens who require an Embassy letter should e-mail the Embassy of Ireland in Kuala Lumpur, attaching a copy of the data page of their Irish passport, and a copy of their expired social visit pass.

Permission to enter or to remain in Malaysia is at the sole decision and discretion of the Malaysian Immigration authorities.

Anyone who is permitted to enter Malaysia must undergo compulsory quarantine at a quarantine facility designated by the Malaysian government and must bear the cost of this quarantine themselves. The quarantine facility may be pre-booked and paid for on the following portal: https://safetravel.myeg.com.my/ On 30 April 2021, the Malaysian Ministry of Health announced that passengers entering Malaysia from a number of countries which had Variants of Concern – including those arriving from Ireland – will have to complete 14 days quarantine in a quarantine facility. They must also have the result of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Malaysia, and will need to download the MySejahtera app. Citizens are advised to follow the Malaysian Ministry of Health guidance on quarantine requirements.

If you are travelling to East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak), please consult with the Malaysian Embassy/High Commission and your airline as regards immigration and quarantine requirements in Sabah and Sarawak. Sabah and Sarawak have additional immigration requirements in place.

The Embassy advises citizens to fully comply with Malaysian Immigration requirements while in Malaysia.

If intending to transit through Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you should carefully confirm any transit arrangements for connecting flights with your airline in advance of travel, ensuring that your luggage is checked all the way through to your final destination, and checking that you do not have to present at Malaysian Immigration. You will not be able to leave the transit area in KLIA between flights. Transit between terminals KLIA and KLIA2 will not be possible during this period.

You should carry your passport with you at all times when in Malaysia. The wearing of face masks in public spaces is compulsory, including on public transport, in shops, and other public areas. You will also need to register your contact details upon entry to shops and other facilities, and your temperature will be taken.   Keep up to date with, and follow the advice of, local authorities on Movement Control restrictions, Standard Operating Procedures and Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. Penalties for non-compliance with Movement Control Orders remain in place, and you may be detained and/or fined if found in breach of these. Further controls within Malaysia may be imposed at any time, at short notice.

General Travel Advice

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for Malaysia.

COVID-19

Additional information on the COVID-19 can be found via the following links:

Malaysian Ministry of Health

WHO – World Health Organisation

ECDC – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

HPSC – Health Protection Surveillance Centre

Various Movement Control Orders are in place across Malaysia. Check local government websites and media channels for up to date information for the relevant state or federal territory.

Inter-state travel is currently not permitted in Malaysia without a police permit.

 

 

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:37:05 BST

Malaysian Visa Information – India – About Your Visas

Step 1

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your
‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the
entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on
choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature,
we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take
to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate. You may refer
to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of various visas.

Step 2

Complete your visa application form and affix your
photograph. You may download the form from this websites.

Step 3

Ensure photos are as per specifications.

Step 4

Attach all supporting documents required as per checklist.
Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications are not
accepted.

Step 5

Submit your application at the VFS Malaysia Visa Application Centres in Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad along with the applicable fees in cash and Demand Draft as applicable.

Step 6

Track your application online

Step 7

Collect your passport from the VFS centre or wait for
courier delivery.

If you are retrieving your passport in person, you must bring below documents with you :-


1. The original acknowledgement slips provided to you by VFS Global when you deposited your application at the   VFS Malaysia Visa Application Centre.

2. Your original national ID card or other official proof of identification containing a photograph.

3. A copy of your photographic ID.

If you plan to use a representative/travel agent to collect your passport on your behalf:-

1. The original acknowledgement slips provided to you by VFS Global when you deposited your application at the VFS Malaysia Visa Application Centre.

2. You are requested to provide individual authorization letters, signed by the respective applicants.

3. Representative original National ID card or other official proof of identification containing a photograph.

4. A copy of your representative photographic ID.

Bahamas Immigration – Visa Requirements for International Travel

Do I need a visa to visit The Bahamas?

Entry and visa requirements differ depending on your country of citizenship and residency. If a person is born in one country and resident in another (other than the U.S. or Canada), the documentation required is based upon the country of birth.

Below, we’ve listed information for various countries, however we advise that you verify with your own government as well.

U.S. Citizens
For current information on regulations for international travel, visit the Travel Section of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Home Page: www.cbp.gov.

U.S. Permanent Residents (Non-citizens)
To enter The Bahamas, U.S. residents who are not citizens need the following documentation:

For visits NOT exceeding 30 days:
An original Alien Registration Card (Green Card) is required, along with a national passport (passport from country of birth).

For visits exceeding 30 days:
A valid national passport and a Bahamas visa are required for U.S. resident non-citizens wishing to stay longer than 30 days.

Canadian Citizens
Canadian visitors only require a visa if stays exceed more than eight (8) months. The individual, however, must have the following documents:

  • A Canadian passport, with an expiry date that is NOT less than 3 months, after leaving The Bahamas (for direct travel) and NOT less than 6 months (if transiting through other countries such as the U.S.)
  • A return ticket

Canadian Permanent Residents
Permanent Residents of Canada (formerly known as Landed Immigrants) may stay in The Bahamas for 30 days without a visa. They must travel with the following items:

  • A valid passport from your country of origin of which the expiry date, after return from The Bahamas, must NOT be less than 3 months (for direct travel) and NOT less than 6 months (if transiting through other countries such as the U.S.)
  • An original Canadian Permanent Resident CARD of which the expiry date must NOT be less than 3 months (for direct travel) and NOT less than 6 months (if transiting through other countries such as the U.S.)
  • A return ticket

For visits exceeding 30 days, contact our nearest Embassy or High Commission.

Latin American Citizens
To enter The Bahamas, citizens from Latin America are required to present a valid passport which must cover the period of intended stay. You are not required to have a Bahamas visa if the stay is less than 3 months. If you are departing The Bahamas for a country that has the passport validity requirement of six (6) months beyond the dates of travel, then that requirement will be enforced. You must also have a return ticket or onward journey ticket, hotel confirmation (if staying at a hotel, or name and address of residence) and, if requested, proof of funds to support your visit.

Other Countries
Citizens from countries other than the U.S. and Canada are required to present a valid passport To enter The Bahamas, which must be current up to your travel period, and some countries are also required to have a Bahamas visa. If you are departing The Bahamas for a country that has the passport validity requirement of six (6) months beyond the dates of departure, then that requirement will be enforced. You must also have a return, or onward journey ticket, hotel confirmation (if staying at a hotel, or name and address of residence) and proof of funds to support your visit.

Visa Waiver Policy For Indian Nationals Holding Canadian, Schengen , USA and UK Visas And Indian Nationals Who Are Permanent Residents In Those Countries – A visa is not required if the following conditions are met: Nationals of India with a visa issued by Canada, United Kingdom, USA or Schengen Member State for a maximum stay of 90 days. Nationals of India with a Permanent Residence Permit issued by the United Kingdom or Schengen Member State for a maximum stay of 90 days. Nationals of India with a Permanent Resident/Resident Alien Card (Form I-551) issued by the USA for a maximum stay of 30 days. Nationals of India with a Permanent Resident Card issued by Canada for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Do minors travelling with one parent or non-parents need documentation?

Yes. Where a minor child is travelling with only one parent, a notarized letter of permit from the parent not travelling may be requested. If travelling with non-parents, a notarized letter from the minor’s guardians would be required. The letter should indicate that the chaperones are authorized to travel outside the country with the minor, as well as permit the chaperones to seek medical attention for the minor, if necessary.

Are vaccinations required to visit The Bahamas?

Most visitors to The Bahamas do not need special vaccinations before entering the country. However, travellers over age one must provide a YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE, if arriving from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission (listed below).

Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Congo, Congo (Dem, Rep.) Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.

This requirement also applies to travellers having transited more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. They must be vaccinated 10 days before entering The Bahamas. Effective January 2014, The Bahamas no longer requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination as a prerequisite when travelling from Trinidad & Tobago. The Bahamas requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country where Yellow Fever is endemic or there is an outbreak. More information regarding Vaccination Requirements can be found on the following sites: www.cdc.gov/travel or the World Health Organization (link 1 and link 2).

Visa Resources

Verify Visa Requirements
How to Apply for a Visitor Visa
Visa Application Form

Visitors travelling via airlines should go to www.iatatravelcentre.com to see if travel documents are sufficient for the airline you are travelling on.

90,000 The State Duma has provided Russia and Belarus with a single migration card: Russia: Lenta.ru

The State Duma on December 23 ratified the Agreement between the governments of Russia and Belarus on the use of a uniform migration card, signed in Moscow on October 5, 2004. RIA Novosti news agency reported. The document was unanimously supported by 434 deputies.

This agreement applies to foreign citizens and stateless persons entering the Russian Federation or Belarus from the territory of a third state.A unified migration card is introduced, which is filled in by foreign citizens when entering the territory of the states parties to the agreement and presented when leaving their territories; its form, the list of information that it must contain, and the procedure for its use are determined.

The following are exempted from the need to fill out a migration card: heads of foreign states and governments, members of parliamentary and government delegations, heads of international organizations who entered the Russian Federation or Belarus at the invitation of the state authorities of these countries, as well as their family members and accompanying persons.

Currently, registration by the internal affairs bodies of a foreign citizen at the place of stay in Russia is carried out only if he has presented, among other things, a migration card that has a mark of the border control body on entry into the territory of Russia. At the same time, border control over persons crossing the state border between Russia and Belarus is not carried out either from Russia or from Belarus.

These circumstances led to violation by foreign citizens entering Russia from the territory of Belarus, Russian legislation in terms of compliance with the rules of stay on the territory of our country.

Prior to the signing of this Agreement, the Belarusian side voluntarily assumed the obligation to issue migration cards to citizens of third countries and stateless persons entering the territory of the Union State through its state border, which made it possible to establish the registration of such persons at the proper level. At the same time, there was no legal basis for issuing migration cards by the Belarusian side.

“Surviving as best I can”: medical care for refugees in Malaysia

Rohingya ethnic group.Leaving his wife and three children behind, he paid the smugglers to take him to Thailand. He spent seven agonizing days on a crowded boat before being taken to a camp high in the mountains of Thailand. There, the Rohingya were beaten until their relatives sent more money to the smugglers. Those whose families could not pay were killed, and the corpses were taken out in the middle of the night.

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When the money ran out, Shor Muluk decided to flee.He understood that otherwise he would be killed. When darkness fell, he disappeared into the jungle. For several weeks he walked, not knowing where, until by some miracle he reached Malaysia. There he was fortunate enough to meet a Rohingya family. Shore worked at a construction site as long as his condition allowed: due to leg injuries received during beatings in Thailand, this soon became impossible. “I don’t have enough money to pay for housing,” says Shor. Now he has to live on alms. “I sleep where I have to … I survive as best I can.”

There are 177,690 people like Shor Muluk – registered refugees and asylum seekers – in Malaysia. The vast majority are from Myanmar. About 97,750 are Rohingya refugees, the largest refugee group in the country. The Rohingya have been coming to Malaysia to escape oppression in their home state of Rakhine since the 1990s. However, they continue to arrive, as refugees in camps in Bangladesh do not have any clear prospects for the future. While refugees and asylum seekers have the opportunity to live in Malaysia’s cities without attracting undue attention, there is still a security problem.Like many other countries in the region, Malaysia has not ratified the 1951 UN Refugee Convention. That is, asylum seekers and refugees are actually criminalized by state legislation. Refugees can register with UNHCR, but they do not receive tangible assistance, cannot legally work and face restrictions on access to education, health care and other social services.

The constant fear of arrest, detention and even deportation makes refugees and other categories of people living without official documents go into hiding.Most of them try not to go outside once again and do not seek medical help even in emergency situations, fearing that the hospital will inform the migration services about them.

“In order to survive, many refugees are forced to seek unofficial work, to work in the most black, dangerous and difficult jobs. Like a day laborer in construction or agriculture, ”says Beatrice Lau, head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières in Malaysia.

People are at risk of being exploited, blackmailed, underpaid, and workplace accidents are frequent.

“People who are in Malaysia without official documents are caught in a vicious circle and are paying the price with physical and psychological health,” says Lau.

As access to health care for this vulnerable population is clearly limited, MSF has been providing such assistance to Rohingya and other refugees and undocumented migrants in the Malaysian state of Penang since 2015. Mobile clinics operate here. In addition, MSF opened an inpatient clinic in Butterworth in October 2018 to provide basic health care in the Penang area, home to many illegal migrants and refugees.From October 2018 to August 2019, MSF conducted over 6,770 inpatient clinic consultations and 1,996 in mobile clinics. It also provides psychological counseling and psychosocial support. In addition, MSF has the ability to refer refugees in a particularly dire situation to UNHCR. From October 2018 to August 2019, 489 such requests were implemented.

MSF has also expanded its outreach to vulnerable populations.At five government-run shelters for victims of trafficking in Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan and Johor Bahru, the organization provides basic health care, referring patients to specialist doctors as needed, and provides psychosocial counseling. In collaboration with local NGO Mercy Malaysia, Médecins Sans Frontières is also helping the Belantik Detention Center, where many refugees and illegal migrants are held, through mobile clinics, and upgrading water and sanitation systems.

MSF is working together not only with partners such as UNHCR and Mercy Malaysia, but also with Malaysia’s ministries of health and interior to improve refugee access to health care in the long term. This includes advocating for a clear separation of the health care function from migration supervision in public health facilities, as well as the introduction of stable health financing schemes such as health insurance. In addition, MSF is working to raise awareness among staff in the Malaysian public health system of the vulnerability and health care needs of out-of-legal patients.

90,000 Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for Malaysia online

  • eNTRI e-Visa is only available to citizens of China and India.

  • Malaysian eNTRI electronic visa allows you to stay in the country up to 15 days .

  • The eNTRI visa is a single entry visa (you need to obtain a new visa each time you enter Malaysia).

  • Passports of all applicants must be valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of entry.

  • Proof of residential address is required to obtain a travel document. The dates in this document MUST be the same as the travel dates on the application. This requirement is set by the government for the issuance of a travel document.

  • The eNTRI electronic visa can be obtained every 3 months.

Ticket requirements:

  • Citizens of China must have a return ticket to China when applying for an eNTRI visa.Your flight can be either direct or transit only from Singapore, Thailand and Brunei.
  • Indian citizens permanently residing in India must have a return ticket to India. Your flight can be either direct or transit only from Singapore, Thailand and Brunei.
  • Indian citizens residing outside of India must have a return ticket to their country of permanent residence AND a valid work permit or residence permit in their country of permanent residence.
    • Travelers can enter and leave Malaysia ONLY through the following airports:
      • Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Penang International Airport
  • Langkawi International Airport
  • Malacca International Airport
  • Senai International Airport
  • Kuching International Airport
  • Miri Airport, Sarawak
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Labuan International Airport
  • OR through the following land-based BCPs:
    • Migration Department Sultan Iskandar, Johor
    • Checkpoint named Abu Bakar, Johor
    • Checkpoint Padang Besar, Perlis
    • Checkpoint Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedy
    • Checkpoint Sungai Tujoh, Sarawak
    • Tedungan border crossing point, Sarawak

Upon arrival in Malaysia through the above checkpoints, you will need to present the following documents:

  1. Visa confirmation eNTRI
  2. Boarding pass
  3. Confirmed air tickets to and from Malaysia
  4. Sufficient cash (cash / credit or debit card)
  5. Complete trip itinerary
  6. Confirmation of accommodation reservation

Note: Please note that the Government of Malaysia makes visa decisions on an individual basis and we cannot guarantee you will receive an eNTRI Malaysia visa.

90,000 Applicable restrictions on entry to foreign countries

ENTRANCE FOR TOURISM

Not permitted

OFFICIAL INFORMATION ON VISA REQUIREMENTS

http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu

AIR COMMUNICATION

Air traffic with Russia resumed

REQUIRED QUARANTINE ON ARRIVAL

Required

ENTRY CONDITIONS

1. Foreigners, including Russian citizens, entering Cuba, must have medical insurance covering the costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19, and a certificate with a negative result of a PCR test for a new coronavirus infection, made no more than than 72 hours before entering the country.

2. Upon arrival at the airport, the passenger must fill out a health questionnaire, in which it is necessary to indicate the address of the mandatory isolation (hotel).

3. At the airport, all passengers undergo thermometry and are required to pass a PCR test for COVID-19. The cost of testing is included in the ticket price.

4. On the territory of Cuba, there is a requirement for the universal wearing of protective masks. Fines are applied to violators.

5.From the airport, all foreigners are sent for isolation to the hotels specified in the application form. The stay in them is paid by the travelers at their own expense. Tourists arriving at the airports Havana and Santiago de Cuba undergo isolation for 5 nights / 6 days, and those arriving at the airports of Varadero and Cayo Coco resorts for 6 nights / 7 days.

6. Those who arrived at the airports Havana and Santiago de Cuba are required to re-pass the PCR test on the 5th day of stay, and those arriving at the airports of the resorts of Varadero and Cayo Coco – on the 6th day.The cost of testing is about $ 30. Payment, as a rule, is accepted only by bank cards. Insulation must be observed until results are obtained.

7. The Cuban Ministry of Tourism recommends independent travelers to book hotels and transfers in advance on the following websites: www.cuba.travel; www.viajescubatur.com; www.havanatursa.com.

8. When traveling around the island, we recommend that you have copies of tickets and the results of PCR tests with you.

9. Most Cuban provinces have imposed a curfew (in Havana from 21:00 to 5:00 am), all beaches and entertainment facilities are closed, restaurants and cafes are open only to take away.

In relation to organized tourists arriving at the resorts of Varadero and Cayo Coco on the vouchers of Russian tour operators, a different procedure applies:

1. To enter the country, a tourist must have insurance, a travel voucher, a return air ticket, as well as a certificate with a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19, made no more than 72 hours before entering the country.

2. Foreign tourists, upon arrival in the country, take only one PCR test (at the airport), before receiving its results, they must observe isolation in the hotel.

3. After receiving a negative test result (after 24 hours), tourists can freely move around the hotel.

4. Independent travel of organized tourists outside the resort areas of Varadero and Cayo Coco is prohibited. In urgent cases, special permission from the Cuban authorities is required.

5. If the result of the PCR test turns out to be positive, the tourist will be isolated in a specialized observatory, and his companions – in the quarantine zone of the hotel. If symptoms of the disease appear, the citizen will be hospitalized.

6. For tourists with a positive test, all services of staying at the observatory are covered by insurance, except for the cases stipulated by the insurance contract.

When entering the country, a migration card is filled in in 2 copies.One copy is presented when passing through passport control along with a passport, the other must be kept before departure from Cuba.

90,000 Malaysia tours and vacations. Book hotels and excursions online. :: Pan Ukraine

Malaysia tours and recreation. Book hotels and excursions online. :: Pan Ukraine is a multidisciplinary tour operator

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