Travel Advisory Travel Advisory

TRAVEL ADVISORY

 

For information related to COVID-19 in the United States of America, please go to this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html

 

As in any other country, Malaysians are advised to be aware of the local security situation at the place that they are visiting or residing. As a general guideline, Malaysians are advised to:

 

1) SECURE THEIR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AT ALL TIMES

2) AVOID VISITING UNSAFE AREAS

3) AVOID BEING ENTANGLE IN DANGEROUS SITUATION

4) AVOID KEEPING ITEMS BELONGING TO STRANGERS

5) OBEY LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION

 

1)         What do I/Malaysian do in case of emergency when I am in Washington, D.C. or States under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. (Please see below for Area of Jurisdiction)?

 

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. In such case, the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. will assist you. Therefore, it is important that you register with the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. so that we are aware of your presence and whereabouts.

 

2)         What do I/Malaysian do when I am arrested in Washington, D.C.?

 

Please request the arresting authorities to inform the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C., at the following:

 

Embassy of Malaysia

3516 International Court, NW

Washington D.C. 20008

Tel: (202) 572 9700 | Fax: (202) 572 9882

Email:   consularwdc@gmail.com / consularwdc@kln.gov.my

 

Emergency ONLY line: +1(202) 375 4396

 

Office Hours : Monday - Friday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Closed : Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays

 

After being informed officially of the arrest of Malaysian citizens, the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. will 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 with regard to their welfare; and assist in the transfer of necessary emergency funds from relatives and/or friends in Malaysia. In the event of injury, arrest or detention, the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. will assist in notifying your next-of-kin accordingly.

 

3)         What happen in the case of death?

 

In the event of the death of a Malaysian citizen overseas, the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. is ready to assist Malaysians to repatriate the remains of their family member or relative that had died in Washington, D.C. or States under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C., back to Malaysia. However, any cost incurred has to be borne by the relative/next of kin.

 

4)         What kind of consular assistance does the the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. provides?

 

The Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. provides consular assistance, such as:

- Issuance of visa

- Registration of Malaysians living in Washington, D.C. and States under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Malaysia.

- Issuance of Emergency Certificate (loss of travel document/passport)

- Registration of Marriage

- Registration of Birth

- Registration of Death

- Assistance to Malaysian Nationals arrested in Washington, D.C. and States under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Malaysia

- Issuance, renewal and extension of travel documents

- Issuance of Certificate of Good Conduct

- Issuance of Certificate of Waiver of two year home residence

- Attestation / Legalization of Malaysian and US documents.

 

5)         What kind of assistance does the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. WILL NOT BE ABLE to provide:

 

- Help you find a job in the United States of America

- Arrange visas, work or residence permits for other countries, or help you to 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 office, translation, interpreter and telephone or photocopy services

- Investigate crimes in foreign countries

- Provide accommodation at the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. or the homes of officers in Washington, D.C.

- Act an agent or legal representative to check the assets of a deceased person in the United States.

- Act an agent or legal representative to collect / deliver personal documents.

- In the event of the arrest/detention of Malaysian citizens, the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, D.C. will not give legal advice, intervene in court proceedings or provide funds to pay for your legal costs or 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.

 

 

AREA OF JURISDICTION:

Please observe the Area of Jurisdiction below. Please contact the Embassy/ Consulate office depending on the state where you reside:  

 

EMBASSY OF MALAYSIA, WASHINGTON, DC

mwwashington@kln.gov.my  / consularwdc@gmail.com

ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MARYLAND, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, OHIO, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA & WASHINGTON, DC

 

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALAYSIA, LOS ANGELES

mwlosangeles@kln.gov.my

ALASKA, ARIZONA, COLORADO, HAWAII, IDAHO, KANSAS, MONTANA, NEVADA, NEBRASKA, NEW MEXICO, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, OREGON, UTAH, WASHINGTON STATE, WYOMING & CALIFORNIA

 

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALAYSIA, NEW YORK

mwnewyorkcg@kln.gov.my

ARKANSAS, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WISCONSIN & NEW YORK