Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions

For the list of countries that need visas please refer to Visa Requirement for Malaysians travelling overseas.
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".
For visa requirements to visit Malaysia please refer to Visa Requirement for Foreigners
For a list of Malaysian Missions nearest to you please refer to Malaysian Missions Abroad.
For the extension of foreign nationals visas please refer to the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
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.
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.
Please refer to the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
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.

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.
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.
Please refer to the Ministry of Health Malaysia:

 

Ministry of Health
Disease Control Division
Bahagian Kawalan Penyakit (Unit Kesihatan Antarabangsa)
Blok E, Jalan Dungun
Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone No. : 03-2540088
Fax : 03-2525667

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
Disease Control Division
Bahagian Kawalan Penyakit (Unit Kesihatan Antarabangsa)
Blok E, Jalan Dungun
Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone No. : 03-2540088
Fax : 03-2525667

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.
Malaysian Missions abroad provide consular assistance such as
  • After being informed officially of the arrest of Malaysian citizens, Malaysian Missions can 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.
  • Assists in the transfer of necessary emergency funds from relatives and/or friends in Malaysia.
  • In the event of injury, arrest or detention, Malaysian Missions abroad will assists in notifying your next-of-kin if you so wish.
  • In the event of the death of a Malaysian citizen overseas, Malaysian Mission is ready to assist Malaysians to bring back the remains of their family member or relative that had died abroad back to Malaysia. However, the cost has to be borne by the relative/next of kin.
  • Issuance of visa (abroad)
  • Registration of Malaysians living abroad
  • 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 abroad
  • 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 abroad

Malaysian Missions abroad will not be able to provide

  • Help you find a job overseas
  • Arrange visas, work or residence permits for other countries, or help you obtain them.
  • Become involved with judicial affairs on your behalf in child custody cases in mixed marriages.
  • Pay or guarantee payment of your hotel, medical or any other bills, including the cost of returning lost luggage to Malaysia.
  • Act as travel agent, bank or post office or store your luggage.
  • Become involved in commercial disputes or take up complaints about local purchase, etc.
  • Provide translation, interpreter, telephone or photocopy services.
  • Investigate crimes in foreign countries.
  • Get you better condition in hospital than a local national would receive.
  • Provide accommodation at Malaysian Missions or the homes of officers overseas.
  • In the event of the arrest/detention of Malaysian citizens, Malaysian Missions abroad 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.