Malaysia: Faster Entry Options for Long-Term Pass Holders

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Malaysia will expand access to digital entry service dates to foreign nationals holding a valid Long-Term Pass category  


  The government of Malaysia will allow Long-Term Pass holders to utilize digital service gates when entering and exiting the country in order to facilitate faster entry times. Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:  

  • Hold a passport that contains a digital chip and meets the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO): 
  • Hold a valid Long-Term Pass.    

According to the announcement, these measures will apply to the following categories:  

  • Residence Pass/Talent Pass 
  • Employment Pass  
  • Student Pass  
  • Professional Visit Pass  
  • Temporary Work Visit Pass 
  • Premium Visa Pass 
  • Long-Term Social Visit Pass 

What are the Changes?  

The government of Malaysia expanded access to automate entry systems for foreign nationals holding a form of a Long-Term pass. These measures were taken to facilitate faster entry and departure from the country for qualified individuals.   

Looking Ahead    

Continue to check the government of Malaysia’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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