malaysia visa

29 November 2022

The Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) has innovated in managing expatriate entry by allowing Long-Term Pass holders to use the Autogate facility, which was previously only available to Malaysian citizens.

This facility is subject to expatriates who meet the following criteria:

** Holds a passport that contains a digital chip and complies with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO);

** Holds a valid Long-Term Pass. Expatriates who have been issued a Long-Term Pass can continue to use the facilities of this facility without the need for any registration process; and

** Permitted Long-Term Passes include Residence Pass- Talent, Employment Pass, Student Pass, Professional Visit Pass, Temporary Work Visit Pass, Premium Visa Pass, MM2H, Long-Term Social Visit Pass.

Expatriates with Long-Term Passes can use the Autogate facility whenever they enter and exit the country. However, if they do not meet the above criteria, they must continue to use the manual Immigration counter service.