Long-term travel permit holders don’t need authorization to enter Malaysia from Nov 1

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MalaysiaMalaysia – Foreigners possessing valid Malaysian long-term visit permits will be able to enter the country without having to go through immigration clearance starting on November 1 if they use the MyTravelPass/MyEntry system.

According to Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud, director-general of the Immigration Department, the situation was resolved during the Special Committee on Pandemic Management Meeting No. 60 of 2021 (Series 22), which took place on October 22.

The following long-term visit pass holders are exempt from the requirement to apply for immigration clearance through MTP/MyEntry: Diplomat (Exemption Order)/Dependent/Foreign Maid, Employment Pass (Category I, II, III)/Dependent/Foreign Maid, Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T)/Dependent/Foreign Maid, Professional Visit Pass-Specialist and Professional Visit Pass, among others.

Additional visa options include Permanent Resident (PR)/Spouse to PR/Child to PR, Long-Term Pass (Husband/Wife/Child to Citizen), Senior Citizen Pass, Widow/Widow Pass to Citizen, Student Pass/Dependent/Escort, Malaysia Pass, and more options. Additionally, my Second Home/Dependents/Foreign Maid, Resident Pass, Temporary Work Visit Pass, and Foreign Maid are permitted to use the facilities.

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The MTP/MYEntry system will continue to be used for foreign visitors who do not fall into one of the categories mentioned above to apply for approval to enter Malaysia. Those on social trips as well as long-term visit pass holders who have expired passes fall under this category.

According to the minister, the other categories which require clearance include Employment Pass Application (Category I, II, III), Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T), Dependents/Foreign Maid and Professional Visit Pass — Specialist (newly granted), and Short-Term Business Traveller.

Khairul Dzaimee also stated that the admission process upon arriving in the country is still subject to the current immigration laws, which are still in effect, as well as the Health Ministry’s health screening and quarantine procedures, that are still in force.

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