Frequently Asked Questions
1. For the list of countries that need visas please refer to Visa Requirement for Malaysians travelling overseas.
2. Visas to travel overseas are issued by the relevant Foreign Missions. The addresses and contact numbers of the Foreign Missions accredited to Malaysia can be obtained from "Foreign Missions in Malaysia".
3. For visa requirements to visit Malaysia please refer to Visa Requirement for Foreigners
4. For a list of Malaysian Missions nearest to you please refer to Malaysian Missions Abroad.
5. For the extension of foreign nationals visas please refer to the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
6. From time to time positions are available for Locally Recruited Staff at Malaysian Missions overseas. These positions are open to persons resident in the country where the Malaysian Mission is located. Please refer to websites of Malaysian Missions overseas or overseas papers for openings.
7. The majority of positions under Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia are handled by the Public Services Commission Malaysia and the Public Services Department Malaysia. However the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia conducts walk in interviews from time to time.
8. Please refer to the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
9. Non-Muslim marriage can be registered at the Malaysian Mission provided that one or both of the couple is a Malaysian citizen. Registration of marriage must be made within the period of six (6) months after the marriage ceremony.
For the marriage of Muslim couples (where one/both of the couple is a Malaysian citizen) that is done abroad, 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.
10. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia does not provide information of foreign companies overseas. Please refer to the relevant Foreign Missions whether they provide such information.
11. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia does issue travel advisories from time to time. Please refer to our Press Releases for more information. A general travel guide is available here. Please also refer to the last inside page of your Malaysian passport for your obligations when travelling.
12. Please refer to the Ministry of Health Malaysia:
Ministry of Health
13. For some countries, upon arrival, travellers may be required to produce a World Health Organisation approved International Inoculation Certificate. Presently, the yellow fever vaccine is the only vaccine that could be required. However, a few countries might demand proof that travellers have been inoculated against other diseases. To check on information regarding any disease outbreaks in a country overseas and the relevant inoculate guidelines, contact Ministry of Health Malaysia:
Ministry of Health
14. This is issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia.
15. 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 abroad i.e. natural disaster, civil unrest or war. The Malaysian Mission nearest to you will be responsible to assist you. Therefore, it is important that you register with the nearest mission so that they are aware of your presence overseas.
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