High Commission of Malaysia Immigration Department 52, Bedford Row, WC1R 4LR London Main : +44 203 9316199

Reminder to Malaysian Travellers


Offences that should be avoided:

    1. Overstay

    2. Abuse of pass/visa

    3. Use of fraudulence document

    4. Work illegally

    5. Engage in criminal activities

    6. Engage in human trafficking


Legal action could be taken in Malaysia

Action taken by Malaysia Immigration Department to the Malaysian for the offence(s) committed in a foreign country as follow:






 






Reminder to Foreign Travellers

Offences Frequently Committed by Foreigners


1. Illegal Entry

    

Section 6(3) Immigration Act 1959/63

    

a. A foreigner whose presence in Malaysia can be interpreted as illegal entry if            :Fails to produce a genuine passport/travel document/entry permit upon                  request. Passport/travel document does not have a valid endorsement/pass

b. The penalty for an offence on illegal entry:

    A fine not exceeding RM10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding     5 years or both and shall also liable to whipping of not more than six        strokes.

    A compound of RM3,000.00

c. As such foreign visitors are reminded :-

   To take precaution on the safety of their passport/travel document and must            carry with them during their stay in Malaysia.

    Must ascertain that they produced their passport/travel document to an      Immigration officer at the point of entry and has been issued with the     relevant pass.

    To report immediately to the Immigration Department for the lost of their      passport/travel document.

 

2. Overstaying

    

Section 15(4) Immigration Act 1959/63

a. Stay exceeding the expiry date/cancellation of visit pass.

b. The penalty for an offence on overstaying :-

A fine not exceeding RM10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5          years or both

A compound of RM3,000.00

As such foreign visitors are reminded to leave Malaysia before their pass          expired.

 

3. Make, Falsify Or Amend A Document Or Endorsement

    

Penalties

A. Section 55D of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155)

1. A fine of not less than RM30, 000 and imprisonment of not less than 5 years but not more than 10 years and shall also be liable to whipping of not more than 6 strokes.

2. Any person who makes any false documents:

i. intends to avail itself or by any person;

ii. used by itself or by any other person;

as a passport for the purposes of this Act (Passports Act 1966 Act 150) is a violation of section 12B of the Passports Act 1966 (Act 150).

Penalties

B. Section 12B of the Passports Act 1966 (Act 150)

A fine of not less than RM15, 000 but not more than RM100, 000 and imprisonment of not less than 2 years but not more than 10 years and with whipping of not more than 6 strokes of rattan.

Offence committed abroad

Defer passport issuance

Criminal

5 years

Drugs

10 years minimum

Tarnish the image of the country

3 years

Returning to Malaysia with an expired passport of more than six (6) months.

2 years

Other offence (s) (e.g. gambling, immoral activities, etc.)

3 years