The External Affairs Legislations that fall within the purview of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are:
- Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oaths and Fees) Act 1959 (Revised 1988) [Act 348];
- Diplomatic Privileges (Vienna Convention) Act 1966 [Act 636];
- Consular Relations (Vienna Convention) Act 1999 [Act 595];
- Foreign Representative (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1967 (Revised 1995) [Act 541];
- International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1992 [Act 485]; and
- Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2005 [Act 641].
In addition, the Federal Constitution allows Parliament to make laws related to external affairs that include:
- Treaties, agreements and conventions with other countries;
- Implementation of treaties, agreements and conventions with other countries;
- Diplomatic, consular and trade representation;
- International organisations; participation in international bodies and implementation of decisions taken thereat;
- Extradition, fugitive offenders; admission into, and emigration and expulsion from, the Federation;
- Passports, visas, permits of entry or other certificates, quarantine;
- Foreign and extra-territorial jurisdiction; and
- Pilgrimage to places outside Malaysia.