Staying In Malaysia Exceeded The Approved Period Limit – Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia

Staying beyond the period allowed in Malaysia is a violation of section 15(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63, an offense under section 15(4) of the Act.

Requirements Checklist

If you are to deal with the Malaysia Immigration Enforcement Division, please bring along the original documents and copies of the following:

  • Passport / travel document (all pages are in-tact);
  • Police report (in the case of lost passport);
  • Any evidence stayed over time;
  • Plane ticket / bus / ferry (depart within 7 days)

Additional Requirements for Employers

  • Employer need to be present along with the employee;
  • Cover letter (for company);
  • Business license / registration of the company;
  • Identity card (Mycard / Yellow Card / Employee Card);
  • Memo reference of the BPA / VPP / BPP / MIDA (If applicable)

BPA-Foreign Workers Division, Immigration Department of Malaysia
BPP-Employment Pass Division, Immigration Department of Malaysia
VPP-Visa, Pass and Permit Division, Immigration Department of Malaysia
MIDA- Malaysian Industrial Development Authority

Section 15 (1) (c) Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155).
Living in Malaysia after a pass / permit expired or revoked.

Section 15 (4) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155) provides a fine of not less than RM10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or both.

Compound is an alternative punishment for the offense. It is made under the Immigration Regulations (Compounding Offences) 2003 in accordance with the powers conferred by section 54 of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155).