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  FAQs

 

 

TRADING WITH MALAYSIA

 

Matrade Guangzhou was established in 2005 and its objectives are:

 

  • To raise the profile of Malaysian exporters in foreign markets;
  • To disseminate timely and relevant information and market intelligence to help Malaysian companies gain a competitive edge in foreign markets;
  • To introduce Malaysian companies to foreign importers seeking Malaysian suppliers;
  • To undertake activities to promote the export of Malaysian goods and services in overseas markets.

 

 

INVESTING IN MALAYSIA

 

Where can I find the information about investment in Malaysia?

 

The Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) under the Consulate-General of Malaysia in Guangzhou (Investment Section) is the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and its related services sectors, as well as facilities the implementation of theirs projects. For further information, please refer to midagz@mida.org.cn or www.mida.gov.my . The Investors can also come to our office at

 

Unit 1804B-05,

Citic Plaza Office Tower

No. 233, Tianhe Bei Road,

Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

 

Telephone    :    8620-8752 0739

Fax                :    8620-8752 0753

 

 

 

Visa Application to Visit China
 
  1. Do Malaysians need to apply for visa to travel to China?
 
Every Malaysians passport holder need to apply for a visa before they travel to China. 
 
  1. How do Malaysians apply for visa to travel to China?
 
Malaysians can apply for the Chinese visa at :-
 
i)          Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur
1st Floor, Plaza OSK,
Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +60-3-21636815 ext 102, 103, 104, 105, 106
Fax : +60-3-21636809
 
ii)         Chinese Consulate in Kuching, Sarawak
Lot 276, Block 10, Jalan Ong Tiang Swee,
93200 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel : +60-82-240344
Fax : +60-82-232344
 
 
  1. Do I/Malaysian need to get vaccinated when I want to go to China?
 
Malaysians passport holder do not required a vaccination before travel to China
 
  1. Does Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia issue travel advisories when Malaysians want to travel overseas?
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia does issue travel advisories from time to time. Please refer to www.kln.gov.my for more information on general travel guide.

 

 

 

 

Visa Application to Visit Malaysia
 
  1. Do I / Chinese need to apply for visa to enter Malaysia?
 
Every Chinese passport holder need to apply for a Malaysia visa before entering Malaysia. 
 
Visa which has been granted is not absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
 
  1. Where can I apply for visa to enter Malaysia?
 
Chinese passport holder can apply for Malaysia visa at the nearest Embassy / Consulate office to the applicant place of stay. 
 
  1. How can I / Chinese apply to extend my visa in Malaysia?
 
Application for entry for the purpose of tourist social or business visit (Visa Without Reference) issued to a Chinese Passport Holder is only allowed to stay for 30 days for each entry. Any extension for the visa in Malaysia is based on the discretion of the Director General of Immigration Malaysia.
 
  1. Do I / Chinese need to get vaccinated when I want to travel to Malaysia?
 
Chinese passport holder do not required a vaccination before travel to Malaysia.
 
  1. How do I / Chinese attain visa study in Malaysia?
 
The applicant must obtain an approval letter for the Immigration Department in Malaysia for the Student Pass. Applicant have to bring the original letter of the approval letter to the Consulate office before a Visa With Reference – For study is issued to the applicant.
 
  
  1. How much is the Malaysia visa fees?
 
The Malaysia visa fees (single or multiple) for the Chinese passport is only RMB 80.00 
 
 
  1. Do I have to come personally to apply for the visa or can I my send my passport to any travel agency to apply the visa on my behalf?
 
The applicant must come personally to submit the application or sent through registered Travel Agency with the Consulate. However, the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will not be responsible for any extra fees charged by any individual / tour agency for the application of visa. The Consulate also provides no special service to any individual / tour agency for the visa application.
 
 
 
VISA REQUIREMENT
 
For Foreigners
 
Any foreigners from the countries which required visa before entering Malaysia and they are staying in China must obtain a visa in advance at any of the Malaysian Representative Office in China. They must have a valid resident permit / working permit / long term pass in China before the visa is granted to them. 
 
Visa which has been granted is not absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the Entry Point.
 
 
MM2H
 
Malaysia My Second Home Programmeis promoted by the Government of Malaysia to allow foreigners who fulfill certain criteria, to stay in Malaysia for as long as possible on a multiple-entry social visit pass.
The Social Visit Pass is initially for a period of ten (10) years, and is renewable.
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
It is open to citizens of countries recognised by Malaysia, regardless of race, religion, gender or age. The programme allows applicants to bring with them their spouses, parents and children.
 
Foreign spouses of Malaysians and expatriates who wish to retire in Malaysia after expierey of their Employment Passes are also eligible to apply to stay in Malaysia on this programme.

Applicants are allowed to bring their spouses, unmarried children below the age of 21 and parents above the age of 60 as dependants.
 
 
 
MALAYSIA MY SECOND HOME CENTRE (MM2H)
Ministry of Tourism Malaysia,
Level 23, Menara Dato' Onn,
Putra World Trade Centre,
50695 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
                                   
MONDAY – THURSDAY Operating Hours
7.30am – 1pm | 2pm  – 5.30pm
Lunch 1pm – 2pm
FRIDAY Operating Hours
7.30am – 12.15pm | 2.45pm – 5.30pm
Lunch 12.15pm – 2.45pm
SATURDAY, SUNDAY & PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Closed
Phone   +603 2696 3367
  +603 2696 3354
  +603 2696 3361
  +603 2696 3351
  +603.2696 3366  
Fax       +603 2698 8533
Email    info@mm2h.gov.my
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                       
MONDAY – THURSDAY Operating Hours
7.30am – 5.00pm
Lunch 1pm – 2pm
FRIDAY Operating Hours
7.30am – 5.00pm
MALAYSIA MY SECOND HOME CENTRE
IMMIGRATION UNIT

Ministry of Tourism,Malaysia
Level 6,Menara Dato’ Onn, PutraWorld Trade Centre
50695 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Phone   +603-2696 3325/3302/3323/3302
Fax       +603-2691 1272
 
 
 
 
 
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR MM2H PROGRAMME

 

 

Upon application:
 
i. Applicants aged below 50 years are required to show proof of liquid assets worth a minimum of RM500,000 and offshore income of RM10,000 per month.
 
ii. Applicants aged 50 and above may comply with the financial proof of RM350,000 in liquid assets and off shore income of RM10,000 per month.   For those who have retired, they are required to show proof of receiving pension from government approved funds of RM 10,000 per month.
 
iii. New applicants who have purchased properties worth at least RM 1 million qualify to place a lower fixed deposit amount upon approval.
 
 
UPON APPROVAL
 
Successful applicants are required to comply with the following financial criteria upon receipt of the `conditional approval letter' from Immigration Department of Malaysia..
Upon Approval : Aged Below 50 years old
 
* Open a fixed deposit account of RM300,000.00.
 
* After a period of one year, the participant can withdraw up to RM150,000.00 for approved expenses relating to house purchase, education for children in Malaysia and medical purposes.
 
* Must maintain a minimum balance of RM150,000.00 from second year onwards and throughout stay in Malaysia under this programme.
 
Approved participants who have purchased and own property which were bought at RM1 million and above in Malaysia may comply with the basic fixed deposit requirement of RM 150,000 on condition that the property has been fully paid and ownership documents such as grant and land title have already been issued. This amount may not be withdrawn until the participant decides to terminate his participation in MM2H programme.
 
Upon Approval : Aged 50 years and above
 
* Can either choose to:
                 -     Open a fixed deposit account of RM150,000.00 ; OR
                 -     Show proof of government approved pension funds of RM10,000
 
* After a period of one year, participant who fulfills the fixed deposit criterion can withdraw up to RM50,000.00 for approved expenses relating to house purchase, education for children in Malaysia and medical purposes.
 
* Participant must maintain a minimum balance of RM100,000.00 from the second year onwards and throughout his/her stay in  Malaysia under this programme.

Approved participants who have purchased and owned property which were bought at RM1 million and above in Malaysia may
comply with the basic fixed deposit requirement of RM 100,000, on condition that the property has been fully paid and ownership documents such as grant and land title have already been issued.This amount may not be withdrawn until the participant decides to terminate his participation in MM2H programme.
 
 
DETAILS APPLICATION CAN BE REFERRED TO WEBSITE
 
www.mm2h.gov.my (can view in chinese version)
 
 
 
Registration of Marriages
 
Non-Muslim Malaysians in China may elect either to be married under local laws or at the Consulate according to the provisions of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976.
 
For the marriage of Muslim couples (where one/both of the couple is a Malaysian citizen) that is in Guangzhou, it needs to be registered at the religious office in respective states once back in Malaysia.
 
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE SYARIAH LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS OF RESPECTIVE STATES TO REGISTER MUSLIM MARRIAGES OVERSEAS BEFORE GETTING MARRIED OVERSEAS.
 
Malaysians who contracted a marriage under local laws are required to register their marriages at the Consulate within 6 month from the date of the marriage or at the nearest office of  National Registration Department of Malaysia within 6 months from the date of arrival in Malaysia. Requirements for marriage registration are as follows:
 
o       An application form (obtainable from the Consulate)
o       2 recent coloured photos
o       Passport
o       Identity card
o       Notarial marriage certificate (to be endorsed by FAO)
o       A fee of RM20.00 (Payable in equivalent amount in local currency)
 
Those who wish to contract a marriage at   the Consulate are required to call at the Consulate in person to submit the following:
 
o       marriage declaration forms (obtainable from the Consulate)
o       3 recent coloured photos
o       Passport
o       Identity card
o       A letter/certificate of single/marital status (if single)
o       A divorce certificate or a decree nisi for divorce (if a divorcee)
o       A death certificate of late spouse ( if a widower)
 
 
Application will be put on notice for a period of 21 days. Marriage solemnization will only be performed if no caveat is received from any member of public during the 21 days notice period. A marriage register will be issued after the marriage solemnization and a fee of RM30.00 (Payable in equivalent amount in local currency) will be collected.
 
 
Birth Registration
 
 
According to provisions of Article 14(1) (b), Part II, Second Schedule, Section 1(c) of the Federal Constitution, Malaysia born in China are to be registered at the Consulate on conditions:
 
o       Father of the child is a Malaysian citizen
o       Registration is made within one year from the child’s date of birth
 
Apart from bringing the child to the Consulate, the following are also required to be presented to the Consulate at the time of registration:
 
o       An application form (obtainable from the Consulate)
o       Original Child’s birth certificate
o       Notarial Child birth certificate (to be endorsed by FAO)
o       2 coloured photos of the child
o       Parent’s passport
o       Parent’s identity cards
o       Parent’s marriage certificate
o       Registration fee of RM20.00 (Payable in equivalent amount in local currency)
o       A fee of RM10.00 Form W (Payable in equivalent amount in local currency)
 
 
 
Letter of Good Conduct

 

 

A)      Malaysians are usually required to proof to local authorities as they are free from any criminal record when applying for visa extension, filing a marriage application, registering a company or buying a property. Malaysians who wish to obtain such a proof or so called Letter of Good Conduct may file their applications to the Consulate by submitting the following:
 
o   2 application forms (obtainable from the Consulate and also can be downloaded from the Consulate website)
o    2 recent coloured photos
o    Passport
o    Identity card
o    A fee of RM 20.00 (Payable in equivalent amount in local currency)
 
Applicants are kindly advised to submit their applications well ahead of time as an application for a letter of good conduct usually takes a quite some times to be processed since it has to be referred to and cleared by competent authorities in Malaysia.
 
 
 
Lost of Passport
 
Malaysians are required to immediately report the loss of their passports to nearest local Public Security Bureau where the passport is lost or stolen. The Consulate, in this case, may issue an Emergency Certificate to those Malaysians to facilitate their return to Malaysia. Requirements for the Emergency Certificate are as follows:
 
o       An application form (obtainable from the Consulate)
o       A questionnaire on the loss of the passport (will be provided by the Consulate)
o       2 recent coloured photos
o       Birth certificate (if any)
o       Extract copy of the police report
o       Emergency certificate fee of RM 60.00 (payable in equivalent amount in local currency)
 
The Emergency Certificate will be issued within one day.
 
The applicant has to submit the Emergency Certificate to the Entry and Exit Department of Guangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau for exit visa. The exit Visa can be collected after five (5) working days. The fee for the exit visa is RMB 160.00.
 
 
What To Do If You’re in emergency situation
 
1.  What do I/Malaysian do in case of emergency when I am in Guangdong?
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia will respond to an emergency situation that has the potential to endanger the safety or lives of Malaysian citizen aboard as well as in Guangdong i.e. natural disaster, civil unrest or war.
 
The Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will be responsible to assist you. Therefore, it isimportant that you register with the Consulate General of Malaysia, Guangzhou so that we are aware of your presence here.
 
2.  What do I/Malaysian do in case of emergency when I am arrested in Guangdong?
 
Please request the arresting authorities to inform the Consulate General of Malaysia, Guangzhou.
 
The Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will:
 
a)  After being informed officially of the arrest of Malaysian citizens, Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou contact the arrested/detained person, arrange for family/next of kin to be informed if they so wish, give advice and guidance with the primary aim of helping them to help themselves and provide a list of local doctors and lawyers.
 
b)  Assists in the transfer of necessary emergency funds from relatives and/or friends in Malaysia.
 
c)  In the event of injury, arrest or detention, the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will assists in notifying your next-of-kin if you so wish.
 
3.  What happen when a Malaysian died in Guangdong?
 
In the event of the death of a Malaysian citizen overseas, the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou is ready to assist Malaysians to bring back the remains of their family member or relative that had died in Provinces of Guangdong, Hunan, Hainan, Jiangxi and Fujian back to Malaysia. However, the cost has to be borne by the relative/next of kin.
 
4.  What kind of consular assistance does the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou provide?
 
The Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou provides consular assistance such as:
 
·        Issuance of visa (in Guangzhou)
·        Registration of Malaysians living in Guangdong, Hunan, Hainan Jiangxi and Fujian
·        Issuance of Emergency Certificate (loss of travel document/passport)
·        Registration of marriage and marriage ceremony
·        Registration of birth
·        Registration of death
·        Assistance to Malaysian nationals arrested in Guangzhou
·        Issuance, renewal and extension of travel documents
·        Registration of voters
·        Issuance of Good Conduct Certificate
·        Issuance of Certificate of Waiver of two year home residence
·        Serving of court documents in the Provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, Hunan, Fujian and Jiangxi
 
5.  What kind of assistance does the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangdong will not be able to provide?
 
The Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangdong will not be able to provide:
 
o   Help you find a job overseas as well as in China
o   Arrange visas, work or residence permits for other countries, or help you obtain them
o   Become involved with judicial affairs on your behalf in child custody cases in mixed marriages
o   Pay or guarantee payment of your hotel, medical or any other bills, including the cost of returning lost luggage to Malaysia
o   Act as travel agent, bank or post office or store your luggage
o   Become involved in commercial disputes or take up complaints about local purchase, etc
o   Provide translation, interpreter and telephone or photocopy services
o   Investigate crimes in foreign countries
o   Get your better condition in hospital than a local national would receive
o   Provide accommodation at the Chancery of the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou or the homes of officers in Guanghou
o   In the event of the arrest/detentatin of Malaysian citizens, the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will not give legal advice, intervene in court proceedings or provide funds to pay for your legal costs of fines; do something that is against the local law to help you; become involved with the host government’s affairs to get you out of prison or obtain special treatment in prison; bail or pay for fines; nor become a bailsman, guarantor or sponsor
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