Non-Malaysian spouses and children of Malaysian citizens may now apply for permission to enter the country without a long-term pass.
However, this is only applicable to those from countries still not barred from entering Malaysia.
“This is according to the decision made by the government which had been announced by the Senior Minister (Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob) on Aug 25.
“However, they are still required to apply for the pass after undergoing the mandatory quarantine period that has been set by the Health Ministry,” said Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud in a statement Monday (Sept 14).
All applicants will have to make their applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, he added.
Guidelines for the application process are available on www.imi.gov.my.
The application will then be processed and then deliberated by a task force before permission is granted, according to Khairul.
“The department advises all foreigners and Malaysians to always obey the rules and instructions, as well as to stay updated on the latest announcements from government agencies.
“Strict action will be taken against those who fail to adhere to SOPs (standard operating procedures),” he said.