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Application Procedure to Set Up A Foreign News Bureay Agency In Malaysia


All application should be channeled through the Malaysian Diplomatic Missions or directly to:
 
The Under Secretary
Division of Communication and Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
Wisma Putra, Precinct 2
62602 PUTRAJAYA
Tel.: 603-8887- 4625/4334/4594/4735
Fax: 603-8889-2726

 
Kindly submit the following:
 
  1. Application letter to establish a representative office in Malaysia from the agency addressed to:
 
The Secretary General
Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia
Immigration Affairs Division
Level 4, Block D2, Complex D
Federal Government Administrative Centre
62546 PUTRAJAYA

 
Attention to : YBrs. Puan Siti Jalilah binti Abd Manap
                      Deputy Secretary of Immigration Affairs Divison

 
 
  1. Agency / Company Profile
 
  1. The Letter of Appointment of Bureau Chief/ Correspondent by the Agency
 
  1. BTK 100 Form – to be filled by the appointed Bureau Chief/ Correspondent 
 
  1. CV of the Bureau Chief/ Correspondent
 
  1. Photocopy of passport and 2 passport size photographs
 
  1. Sample of publication/ sample of article’s by the appointed Bureau Chief/ correspondent

 
Procedures for the Application of Foreign Media Accreditation
 
From January 2008, all application by foreign media representatives would need to be endorsed by the Division of Communication and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.
 
Kindly follow the following steps in your application:
 
Step 1
 
Please request application form from the Department of Information, Malaysia at Media and Corporate Communications Division, Department of Information Malaysia, 10th Floor, KKMM Complex, No.49, Persiaran Perdana, Preconct 4 62100 Putrajaya
 
Tel.: +603-8911 7379      Fax: +603-8911 7525/7544

 
Steps 2
 
Before filling up the application form, please identify your category as described below:
 
i. For Malaysians working for Foreign Media Agencies based in Malaysia
 

  • 2 recent passport-size photographs
  • Photocopy of identification card/passport
  • The name of the applicant and the organization must be written on the back of the passport-size photographs
  • Application form must be endorsed by the Editor or The Chief Representative of the media organization
  • For renewal please enclose your previous Media Accreditation Card

 
ii. For Foreign Media Representative working in Malaysia
 

  • 2 recent passport-size photographs
  • Photocopy of identification card/passport
  • The name of the applicant and the organization must be written on the back of the passport-size photographs
  • Working Permit
  • Application form must be endorsed by the Editor or The Chief Representative of the media organization
  • For renewal please enclose your previous Media Accreditation Card

 
iii. For Foreign Media Representatives (Short Term Visit)
 

  • 2 recent passport-size photographs
  • Photocopy of identification card/passport
  • The name of the applicant and the organization must be written on the back of the passport-size photographs
  • Application form must be endorsed by the Editor or The Chief Representative of the media organization
  • Letter of authorization from media organization
  • Letter of recommendation from any Malaysian Missions Overseas/Embassies in Malaysia

 
Steps 3
 
Forward the completed form together with the above documents to the Division of Communication and Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia for endorsement. Endorsement process will take approximately one day.
 
Steps 4
 
All endorsed application form should be submitted back to the Division of Communication for final approval.

Division of Communication and Public Diplomacy,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
 
Updated April 2018