FCCM

Foreign Correspondents Club of Malaysia

Malaysia social visit pass matter (NOTIFICATION)

Dear FCCM members and foreign correspondents,

As some of you may have heard, the government has just come up with an order for all foreigners in the country who are here on social visit passes to leave by April 21, nine days from now.

Further info here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/04/12/shocked-over-such-shor...

For those of you who are here on work visas and likewise permits, this will not apply.

However, there may be some of you, for example freelancers who are here on social visit passes, who may have to leave the country by the aforementioned date.

According to a recent Immigration department statement, if you are in the social visit category, but wish to stay in Malaysia, you can apply for a special pass though you will have to get support for this from your respective embassies, along with other necessary information.

Please feel free to notify your colleagues or associates who may be in the same category.