Exemption for the Admission of Foreign Citizens into Malaysia who hold a valid long-term pass for Malaysia will take effect from 1st November 2021, provided the individual holds an active pass at the time of entry

Who are affected?

Foreigners who have a valid long-term pass in Malaysia


The Malaysian Immigration Department has announced that, the categories (below) of foreign nationals holding Long Term Visit Pass in Malaysia are allowed to enter Malaysia without having to obtain approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department (MID) through the MyTravelPass (MTP) / MyEntry system provided that the individual has a valid pass.

The following is a list of Long-Term Visit Passes that are allowed to enter Malaysia without having to apply through MTP / MYEntry:
• Diplomat (Exemption Order) / Dependent / Foreign Maid
• Employment Pass (Category I, II, III) / Dependents / Foreign Maid
• Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T) / Dependents / Foreign Maid
• Professional Visit Pass – Specialist
• Professional Visit Pass
• Permanent Resident (PR) / Spouse to PR / Child to PR
• Long Term Pass (Husband / Wife / Child) to Citizens
• Senior Citizen Pass
• Widow Pass to Citizens
• Student / Dependent / Guardian Pass
• Malaysia My Second Home Pass (MM2H) / Dependents / Foreign Maid
• Residence Pass
• Temporary Working Visit Pass (PLKS)
• Foreign Maid (PRA)

The following foreign nationals who are not under the stated category would still need to apply through the MTP / MYEntry system for permission to enter Malaysia:
• Social Visit Pass
• Holders of expired Long-Term Visit Passes
• Application for Employment Pass (Category I, II, III) / Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T) / Dependents / Foreign Maid and Professional Visit Pass (newly approved)
• Short Term Business Traveller


Travel into Malaysia is made easier as more foreign individuals are returning to Malaysia, however the entry procedure upon arrival in Malaysia is still subject to the existing immigration rules that are in force as well as health screening and quarantine procedures by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH).


Effective from 1st November 2021.

How Santa Fe can assist

Santa Fe can support your business with any immigration compliance and advisory issues concerning your expatriate population. We can review current employees’ visas and assist with necessary advice or solutions to ensure ongoing compliance with the Malaysian Immigration Act and Regulations.
We will also keep your business updated on ongoing developments on all Malaysian immigration matters and will advise on any changes requiring your attention.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

KS Balasingam
Immigration Team Lead

Santa Fe Relocation
D: +60 19 600 6900
E: ks.balasingam@santaferelo.com

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125
E: robert.day@santaferelo.com

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