Thursday, November 11, 2010

Marrying A Malaysian: How to Obtain the Long-Term Spouse Visa

Are you a foreigner married to Malaysian? ... I am.

International marriage generally gives us more headaches in terms of its legal preparation as compared to 'local' marriage. In case you are married to a Malaysian, there are quite a bit of legal paperwork need to be done post the Registration of Marriage (outside Malaysia) and there is no exact guide book on how to properly do this.

I am documenting a long legal topic entry now i.e. my experience in doing some paperwork pertaining to my marriage to my Malaysian husband. It was quite a complicated paperwork experience and the whole process took longer processing time than what my husband and I expected. The below states the processes of what-to-do after a foreigner registered her/his marriage to a Malaysian and to obtain long-term visit pass in order to qualify the Malaysian Permanent Resident (PR) status application, should eventually the foreign spouse intend to reside in Malaysia for good.

Different from Singapore, a foreigner can only start applying the Malaysia PR status only after he or she is legally married to a Malaysian for five (5) years and has long-term visa to stay in Malaysia for at least five (5) years. Only then, he or she can upgrade their long-term visitor status to a PR in Malaysia.

Due to some paperwork complications, my husband (Malaysian) and I (Indonesian and a Singapore PR holder) opted to register our marriage in Singapore. Some reasons of this decision can be found here. After we got our marriage certificate from Registry of Marriages in Singapore, there are few legal steps that have to be done as follows:

1. UPDATE THE MALAYSIAN HIGH COMMISSION (CONSULAR DEPARTMENT) IN SINGAPORE ON THE MARRIAGE


This update needs to be done within six (6) months after the exact date of the registration of marriage in Singapore. If a newly married couple forgets to do this within the said six (6) months, an amount of penalty fee (in RM) will be imposed.

Required documents and submission details: Can be found here.
Required working days: Three (3) days
Fee: S$ 10 cash
Result: Two (2) Marriage Register (Daftar Perkahwinan) documents issued by the Malaysian Government.
Challenge: Typo errors on the issued documents, so better double check everything after you receive the documents.

2. OBTAIN THE MARRIAGE LEGALIZATION DOCUMENT FROM THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY (CONSULAR SECTION) IN SINGAPORE 

I tried to open the official website of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore to get the information on the required documents for this purpose but the page appeared to be broken. Hence, I made direct contact to the Consular Department on this matter. This document will be important for us in the future, for instance it is a critical document to obtain our Indonesian Kartu Keluarga (Family Card), Child Birth Certificate, etc. There is no exact deadline on when you should settle this with the Indonesian Embassy, but the earlier the better.

Required documents and submission details: Original marriage certificate, ICs and Passports (both parties)
Required working days: One (1) day
Fee: S$ 32 cash
Result: A Marriage Legalization document issued by the Indonesian Government.
Challenge: The Embassy strictly requires proper outfit (shoes and no mini skirt/pants) to enter the embassy otherwise the security guard would impose S$1 forced fee to borrow their temporary 'long skirt'.

In case the foreign spouse plans to apply long-term visit pass in Malaysia, below is another step required to be done in Malaysia. This process takes about five (5) working days in total to complete since there are few documents have to be obtained from different offices.

3. APPLY THE LONG-TERM VISIT PASS FROM THE NEARBY WISMA PERSEKUTUAN (IMMIGRATION OFFICE) IN MALAYSIA


Since we cannot download the required forms online, we have to go to the Immigration Office in the city where your Malaysian spouse permanently resides in Malaysia and personally take a stack of forms to complete from there. The Immigration Office will also give us a list of the other documents to bring to obtain the long-term visit pass.

Required documents and submission details: As stated in the photo below.

List of documents needed for Extension of Visit Pass in Malaysia.

Required working days: One (1) day
Fee: RM 1,120 cash (inclusive the RM 500 Security Bond for Indonesian). The amount of the Security Bond varies for different nationalities. We can see the list for this in the Cashier's counter in the local Immigration Office or directly ask one of the Immigration officers about it.
Result: Multiple Visit Entry Pass sticker in the passport, valid for six (6) months and can be extended later on.
Challenge: The whole process to complete the list will require both husband and wife to go to some offices to get stamps, document, etc and all these can be quite frustrating. Nobody in the Immigration Office told us how to complete the documents in order, hence we wasted a lot of time to go to the Immigration Office (Visa, Pass and Work Permit Counter) few times to just inquire the officer in charge on how to obtain some required documents which without which you cannot submit the application. 

Few other offices that we need to visit to complete the above list i.e.:

1. Commissioner of Oaths (Peguam Bela dan Peguam Cara) Office

For the Security Bond form, we needed to get a stamp from a local Commissioner of Oaths (Peguam Bela dan Peguam Cara). Since my husband is married to an Indonesian national, he needs to put RM 500 as a guarantee for default for this application. The imposed security bond amount varies to different nationalities and the amount information can be obtained from the related immigration officer.

Required working days: Almost immediate
Fee: RM 8 cash 
Result: Authorization stamp and signature from Commissioner of Oaths in the Security Bond form
Challenge: It is not easy to spot a law office with Commissioner of Oaths in it in town.

The blank space in the Security Bond form for the Commissioner of Oaths' signature.

Our Commissioner of Oaths.

As my husband and I didn't quite understand some questions in the form, this friendly Mister Commissioner of Oaths assisted us in translating some legal terms into simple English too. 

2. Income Tax Office (Lembaga Bahagian Hasil Dalam Negeri)

Required working days: Almost immediate
Fee: RM 10 cash
Result: Duty Stamp on the Security Bond form
Challenge: Finding a car park space in the building.

The Security Bond with the RM 10 Duty Stamp on.

3. Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) - Bahagian Perkahwinan dan Perceraian, Putrajaya

The Extract of Marriage Register Document (Cabutan Daftar Perkahwinan) was one of the required documents in the list and we need to pay a visit to JPN Office in Putrajaya to obtain this document.

Required working days: Almost immediate or one (1) day
Fee: RM 5 cash 
Result: Cabutan Daftar Perkahwinan (Bukan Islam) or Marriage Register Extract
Challenge: For the officer in JPN to produce this particular document, they would need the Malaysia High Commission (Consular Department) in Singapore to update the status of the marriage online in their system as well. Likely, the Singapore office has not updated the system after few weeks of your marriage updates to the High Commission Consular Department in Singapore. Then, the JPN officer would ask you to make international call to the officer in charge in Singapore and tell them to fax the forms that we filled in the Malaysia High Commission in Singapore. High chance, the officer in Singapore office is too busy to entertain us with this immediate request so few follow up calls are proven to be effective in chasing them to fax the forms to JPN office within one day, otherwise we will not get the Cabutan Daftar Perkahwinan (Bukan Islam) from JPN within one day.

After all these headaches, monetary costs and long processes; crossed fingers, the Immigration Office would place the Multiple Visit Entry sticker on your passport for six (6) months. You will have to renew this pass after six (6) months and if the second application is successful, the Malaysian government will grant one (1) year long-term entry visa for the next five (5) years. After this, foreign spouse can proceed with applying PR status and citizenship in Malaysia. Foreign spouse is qualified to apply the Citizenship in Malaysia in two (2) years after the PR status is granted. Long way to go to get your red colored Malaysian passport!

Thank God.......... I am temporarily done with this application for the next six months since the Immigration Office had granted my Multiple Entry Visa this evening. 

One more very important thing here - You will need a very helpful Malaysian spouse to go through all these complex and long processes. My husband was incredibly patient and supportive in handling this. He helped me a lot in preparing all the documents needed, drove around the town and up to KL to get the required document, searched the correct person for stamp or signature and did almost all of the talking to all the officers we encountered! 

I hope this real life case study post would help those clueless foreign spouses married to Malaysian nationals to process their legal documents after the registration of marriage outside Malaysia. 

P/S: Thank you so much for reading this post and I do sincerely hope this post is helpful for settling the paper work processes (for marrying a Malaysian) you are currently going through. Apologies if I recently didn't answer any questions in the comment section below this post. It's due to the facts that all my knowledge about this matter are already stated in this post (some people ask questions that are clearly the contents of this post and they repeat the questions that have previously been answered in the comment section). Thus, if this post doesn't answer you, please read through the comments below this posts as you may find your answer there. Worse comes to worst, I would advise you to contact the immigration office in Malaysia directly. Anyway, I went through this process years ago and have kind of forgotten the details. Again, sorry if I can't help you much! Good luck!

** Please note that this information is based on my personal experience and subject to change in accordance with any amendments to the rules and regulations from the Malaysian Immigration Department.

115 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I need your advise about ROM in Malaysia, do you think you could help me?
    If yes, please drop me a msg at dewisherly@yahoo.com

    Many thanks in advance
    Cheers
    Dewi

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  2. Hi Dewi,

    You can ask me here if you want, so we can share with others readers too. Btw, I didn't do my ROM in Malaysia. I did it in Singapore then legalized the ROM certificate from Singapore in both Indonesian and Malaysian Embassies. After asking some related offices, we found it's too difficult and complicated for foreigners to get married here. Are you based in Indonesia or Singapore or Malaysia?

    Cheers,

    Christine

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    1. Hi Christine,

      I am base in Hong Kong as a HK citizen, we been in love for almost 11 yers, so we plan to get marry n have a child, and we actually wants to have the wedding in Koh Samui, wonder how the paper should be done and if I may allow to stay in malaysia with my husband and he is (malaysian Chinese, born in Penang) after we married? Just in case if I am pregnant.
      Thank you so much!!

      Best regards,
      Carvy Ma

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    2. Hi Christine,After updating marriage at the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore. They only need five working days to get the long term visit pass to be stamped in the passport?Thank you - See more at: http://www.mywanderingstory.com/2010/11/marrying-malaysian.html#sthash.ibd5F3Xq.dpuf

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  3. Hi Christine,

    I am Malaysian and my husband is from China.

    You mentioned that the Immigration department will place a Multiple Entry Visa on the your passport once your application for the long term social visit pass is successful.

    My question now is,

    We planned to work at Singapore and live at Johor Bahru because the house at Singapore is small and expensive.

    So we have to go Singapore and back to Johor everyday. Does the official still need to stamp on his passport everytime when he go through the Malaysia check point (customs) everyday after he obtain the social visit pass?

    If the offcial still need to stamp on his passport, then it is impossible for him to work at Singapore and live at Malaysia since his passport only has 48 pages which is only can stamp for 1 or 2 months.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Annie

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  4. Hi Annie,

    Thanks for your message. I got a (social) visit pass to stay in Malaysia for six months as a Malaysian's spouse. It also acts as multiple entry visa too. For my case (permanently live in Malaysia now), whenever I get in and out of Malaysia, I still get stamps on my passport so you are right, my passport book is almost full now. As for your case, I think you can apply a different visit pass in JB immigration office (level 2 - if I am not mistaken) for a pass to cross SG-JB without stamps on your husband's passport. I had an ex-colleague who is married to a Malaysian, works in Singapore and resided in JB. She traveled between JB-SG everyday, so she applied for a special visit pass card to enter SG-JB without stamps on her passport. The card is valid for 1 year, I think. Unfortunately, I am not sure on the process for this. Maybe best if you place an inquiry on this matter in JB immigration office. They should be able to assist you on this. Good luck. Cheers!

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  5. Hi Christine,

    I'm also Indonesian. Just moved to malaysia 2 weeks ago. I'm planning to apply spouse working visa since I already got job offer in Malaysia. The problem is I haven't got my formal offer letter yet from the company. My visa stamp will be expired within a week. I went to immigration office today, they said I need to apply spouse visa and then I can apply for visa stamp extension while waiting my spouse visa finished. There are few forms that I don't understand to complete. Do you know where to pay the security bond (where is the income tax office? And where is the Commissioner of Oaths office?

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  6. Hi,

    I'm also Indonesia, just to Malaysia 2 weeks ago. I'm preparing my spouse visa now. Please inform me where I can pay the security bond and Commissioner of Oaths office?

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  7. Hi Starfish,

    You can pay the security bond in the local offices of Income Tax Office (Lembaga Bahagian Hasil Dalam Negeri) - see their website here to find their office locations: http://www.hasil.gov.my/.

    My husband and I went look around for Commissioner of Oaths offices in the city center of where I live. Can't tell you where to find them because there are quite a few of them in a city. Their offices are usually quite small, not that easy to notice, I must say. But they do exist. Keep searching.

    Good luck.

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  8. Hi again Christine,

    I heard after get the long term visit pass, we need to stay in Malaysia for 3month before we are allowed to leave the country. Is it true? because I'm working in Singapore and i cant just take leave for 3months!!

    Thanks

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  9. Hi,

    I am Jessica Lim, a reporter for The Straits Times and working on a story about the LTVP plus - the government just extended it to renewal every three years for families with at least one child, or on a case by case basis. I'm hoping to fine someone on the LTVP. Is your husband? Thanks! call me at 98508988 sometime today if possible. Will just ask you how you feel about the extension etc. Thnaks!

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  10. Hi Susan,

    I don't think so. You need to get the multiple entry visa sticker too when applying for the long-term visit pass so you can go in and out of Malaysia without worries.

    Cheers,

    Christine

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  11. Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for your message but I am afraid that we can't help you much with the said story as we have not applied the LTVP+. Both husband and I currently reside in Malaysia.

    Cheers,

    Christine

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  12. Hi Christine..i wanted to know what documents for Indonesian to marry Malaysian? I'm living in Indonesia.

    Thanks.
    Mandy

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    1. Hi Mandy,
      If you still need help, please contact us at janeration7@gmail.com

      Finally married!
      Janice & Dedek

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  13. Hi, I am Malaysian married to an Indian national. We both live in Europe. My husband is a medical doctor. How could my husband get a long term social visit pass for Malaysia? We have been married for the last 7 years and every time he travels to Malaysia he has to apply for a tourist visa which is really annoying. Any information and advice would be greatly appreciated

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    1. U NEED TO RIGISTER MARRIAGE IN MALAYSIA OR RIGISTER MARRIAGE IN INDIA THEN U WANT DO SOME PAPER WORKS IN IMMIGRATION

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  14. Very detailed! I'm going through this process now and good thing i read your page because the immigration department did not tell me anything at all! How unfriendly!

    At least now I'll save my time from running around... Thanks!

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  15. @Winne - Thanks! Glad you find the above post helpful.

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    1. Hi Christine... Thanks for sharing your story with us. Definitely the info you provided is helpful for all the foreign spouses in Malaysia. I'm a foreign spouse too (I'm from China and got marry with my Malaysian wife 10 years ago), and I had the exactly same journey with yours. Fortunately, I just obtained my PR Status 2 weeks ago. So my suffering has come to a full stop.

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    2. Hi! Glad to hear that you find this post useful and congratulations for getting your PR status in Malaysia! I still have a long way to go for that one :-)

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  16. Hi Christine

    I am Malaysian and my husband is from China.

    The spouse visa application had been giving me headache, filling up the form is not easy PLUS different officer telling me different things / steps.

    With your experience, could you please share with me :
    1) Security Bond - Is this compulsory to pay? According to the officer they told me if I do not have just ignore. However, I have doubt on it. Do you know where to find the value that I need to pay? Where should I pay?
    2) Confirmation of employment - Is this apply to myself or both of us?

    Looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Thank you.

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    1. Hi Grace,

      1. Security bond should be paid in one of the counters in the immigration office. The officer will let you know the amount based on the nationality of your partner. We were not given any list for that.
      2. Confirmation employment should be from your side I guess, unless your husband works and has working permit here? Mine was using my husband's - if I recall correctly.

      Hope the above helps.

      Cheers,

      Christine

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    2. Thanks Christine, I am keeping my finger cross.

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    3. You are welcome, Grace. Best of luck.

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    4. Hi Christine,
      I'm having the same situation like you too wherein my future husband is from China. Both of us working in Singapore and plan to stay in JB. So have u successfully apply the so called special pass where your husband don't need to stamp his passport every time he come in and out from Malaysia?

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  17. Hi Grace,

    Good day! Christine's reply is right that the amount of the security bond is based on applicants' nationality. For your husband, the amount is RM1,500. But you are required to get a bank draft from the bank first, (the Immigration does not accept cash payment), and make the payment at the cashier counter. (Do retain the original receipt copy for refund purpose, you will get money back 2 years after your husband obtain PR Status!)

    On the other hand, in fact, if your husband wants to work in Malaysia, Confirmation of Employment applies to your husband instead of you. If your husband provides this with the Immigration, the officer will stamp a work permit (looks ugly) on your husband's passport, the expiration of the work permit is in accordance with the Offer of the Employment. (My name is Kevin, I'm from China too, and obtained PR Status 2 months ago. So I have a complete picture of this application. Both my wife and I experienced such amazing suffering during last decade)

    Good luck...

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience and valuable inputs here, Kevin. Much appreciated indeed.

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  18. Hi all,

    I am indonesian woman want to married Malaysian but still confuse about the document have to provide in Jakarta to process the legal marriage in Malaysia
    Anyone can help me?

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    1. Hi Alerins,
      My husband and I are willing to help if you are still trying

      Finally Married!
      Janice & Dedek

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  19. Hi Christine,

    Thanks for the information you shared. I'm Cassey from Malaysia. I'm going to get marry soon and my fiancee is from Cambodia and we planning to register (ROM) in Malaysia because it is much more easier to ROM here than ROM in Cambodia.

    However, after reading your post, it seems that ROM in Malaysia is also not easy. Do you mind to brief me more what do you meant by "After asking some related offices, we found it's too difficult and complicated for foreigners to get married here", so I may have some preparation or we change our ROM location.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cassey

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    1. dear cassey,in my oppinion u should rom in singapore then just go back your country.because much more easy to get rom in singapore and get more details after that.

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  20. Hi Cassey,

    My biggest hurdle at that time was the requirement where I had to stay in Malaysia for 10 or 14 consecutive days (I think) before my husband and I could do our ROM paperwork in Malaysia. It was kind of impossible for me since I had to work in Singapore then. However, some people can still do ROM here successfully so I think it's better if you double check again with the local immigration or JPN office in Putrajaya on detailed requirements for international marriage in Malaysia. Perhaps, it would still be easier doing ROM here than in Cambodia.

    All the best.

    Cheers,

    Christine

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    1. Hi Christine,

      Thanks for your reply. I assume this may be the biggest challenge for Malaysian-Foreign couple to ROM in Malaysia. I will clarify this with JPN as I heard that the "7 days stays requirement in Malaysia before ROM" can be waived by application and fee of RM100. Hope it apply for me.

      Really admire you in writing down all the sweet memories through your personal blog.

      Wishing you all the best too.

      Cheers,
      Cassey

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  21. dear guys.my story to marrige to malaysian lady .and apply for pass 5 years. i wanna marriage malaysian lady last year. but as law i have to go out for country. and enter again malaysia then take marriage study course take 3 days and learn more about marriage life. then after get that certificate in kuala lumpur. i went to her home town in terengganu state. travel 8 hours then attested immigration letter and (i must have my un marriage certificate wich is must attested from my embassy in malaysia and forigen affair office ).with your couple photos then next days rushed to same state hospital for medical attest .then next week arrange for marriage party at her home town ..and by law i could can get certificate .next after 30 days but till then i have no more visa to stay in malaysia to marriage office issue me a letter to pass immigration. and get 1 month more visa i been to shah alam city for get 1 month pass but immigration shah alam stamped pass (no more further extension required) even they knew visa pass was issued by marriage department office of religion. then after 1 month. i got certificate from terengganu state and travel again to immigration office but at counter immigration she said you can not apply marrige citizen pass because my visa left only 2 days they need more 2 weeks for apply pass totherwise must have to leave the country. then i travel again terengganu to kuala lumpur and bought sri lankan air line ticket to leave country. but no flight available before 5 days. but i have no choice left so i bought ticket and rushed to klia air port early morning by taxi to fly back .after spent 7 hours at airport .i did not get my boarding becuse. i was over stay 2 days and as law find rm 35 per days i had to pay find .but when i reached at boarding counter reception said you need to reach putrajaya immigration office and pay find there it was 35 kl for airport. then i request alot to immigration authority but they refused. then i took taxi to reach putrajaya but they said buy new ticket .and queue in line there were around 110 peoples already in queue .then i rushed to kuala lumpur city for buy .again new ticket after i paid find and ticket extention to travel agency 430rm i go .again to putrajaya office but my turn was 75 number and 5pm office get closed .and then next day i ask my wife to come kl(she stay and work in johor baru 325km from kuala lumpur my house)then we both reached to immigration shah alam then she request 1 more month pass. they behave good and issue me 1 month pass by fee 100rm they said i can apply for 5 years pass but need attached 21 requirements

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  22. 1. 2 sets of Form Imm.55



    4. Malaysian Sponsor Statement form

    5. Husband's and wife's particulars form

    6. Additional information form

    Security Bond which has been stamped with a RM10.00 revenue stamp
    8. Statutory Declaration of marriage is still in effect

    9. 2 passports size photographs of husband and wife

    10. Photocopy of husband's/wife's birth certificate

    11. Photocopy of husband's/wife's Identification Card

    12. Photocopy of Marriage Certificate (marriage abroad)

    13. Photocopy of Malaysian Marriage Certificate

    14. Photocopy of Divorce/Death Certificate (if applicable)

    15. Wedding photographs

    16. Photocopy of children’s birth certificates

    17. Trading License/ROC form/Form J (Proprietor)

    18. Supporting letter from employer (Employee)

    19. Income statement (Form J/bank book/3 months salary slip)

    20. Residential address

    21. Photocopy of husband's/wife's passport http://www.imi.gov.my/images/borang/Pas/IMM10.pdf we arranged that all documents took around 3 weeks and travel alot after my wife took maney holidays from office we rushed to immigration office shah alam and try to submit documents but immigration lady at counter said becuse your wife ic from johor baru so you apply from johor baru even i explane alot we have plan to stay and business in kuala lumpur and we are looking for place for shop let but she refused as we apply in shah alam city (senior foreign businessmen it take money troubles if your visa pass or business pass from other state so you have to rush every time that state for any business approval) and we left no enough money to travel and pay more fee and headch so i told my wife you stay in malaysia and i will travel to arab every 2 months later better we stop quarreling and riding for unavailable pass.we both travel 1000KM+JB KL 350KM+JB TERANGGANU 800KM+TERENGGANU JB 800KM.JB SHAH ALAM KL 400KM +SHAH ALAM JB 400KM.TOLL PLAZA FEE 50RM PER JB KL TOUR BY HIWAY.+KUANTAN KL 300KM FOR WIFE BIRTH CERTIFICATE+KUANTAN JB 400KM VIA MERSING+JB SHAH ALAM 400KM +SHAHA ALAM JB VIA HIWAY MELAKA+ IF I AM NOT WRONG WE SPENT MALAYSIAN CURRENCY RM30,000 OVER OUR MARRIGE AND TRAVEL BY AIR PLANE AND BY CAR AND BUS AROUND 6000km.SO AFTER THAT DOCUMENTS RACE AGAINST OUR PEACE LOVE LIFE WE DECIDE TO STOP MORE.

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  23. Hi Christine,

    I find your blog quite useful for me. A bit similar with me, but I'm indonesian girl with Malaysia PR holder plan to marry Singaporean guy (obviously haha) then we plan to do the wedding thing in Singapore (easier than in Indonesia). However, I'm wondering if i'm gonna lost my Malaysian Pr Status. I only plan to apply for Singapore Visa only as I can stay in those 3 country. Hopefully you can give me good advice. Thank you. :)

    Cheers,
    Widy

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    1. Hi Widy,

      Thanks for your email. Sorry I can't help you with your question because I am not a Malaysian PR holder just yet.

      Cheers,

      Christine

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  24. Hi Christine
    This is lee here.I have some question need you help

    1.surat akuan said both of us need to stay 5 years continue is really must?because my wife working at bangkok,and currently we not stay together,but she will move to johor on october because we just have new born baby.
    2.Surat akuan need to sign by who ?

    3.Can we buy security bond from bank?and is it i just take the security bond form to the income tax office and can settle all the security bond matters over there?

    4.we register at malaysia officialy on oct of 2010.my wife she still need to stay 7 day in malaysia before apply the visa and what kind of visa we need to apply?

    5.Thai Security bond is 300 ringgit,have any o thers security bonds need to pay for apply spouse visa.

    6 multientry sticker is attatch because we apply it or together with the visa?

    7.Can i apply visa for my wife mother stay together with us?

    8.the VDR form is done by myself or interview by officer?

    I know i have alot question but i hope u can help me and i appreciate

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Lee,

      Sorry, I might not be able to answer all of your questions here as I have, honestly, almost forgotten most of the above paperwork I did 2 years ago. All I could remember is those I've written in above post.

      * I can't remember of getting any Surat Akuan here. But no, your wife doesn't have to stay in Malaysia for 5 years straight I think.
      * Security bond is from the Income Tax Office.
      * The immigration will settle your multiple entry visa sticker on your passport, once that is paid.
      * I don't think you can apply visa for your MIL under the same scheme.
      * Not sure about VDR...

      I think it is best for you to consult the immigration officers directly on these matters.

      Cheers,

      Christine

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    2. Hi Lee,

      Hope can help you...
      1. I think you have no choice. My advice is go ahead to admit you both stay together for 5 years continuously.
      2. Surat Akuan must be signed by Pesurujaya Sumpah. You can ask the officer in income tax office where to sumpah while you pay RM10 for security bond. They know where to do sumpah.
      3. The Officer in Pejabat Imigresen will ask you to buy bank draft during forms submission, so don't buy first. You go to income tax office just to buy the RM10 setem duti.

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  25. Hi,
    i did all this process in 5 days.its very easy from start from visa, rom and malaysia 2 years visa
    just go for it......

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  26. hi I am malaysian lady ,I did ROM in malaysia...my husband is from india and we didnt do indian registration we thought one registration more then enough. so now we are planning to migrate to malaysia and settle there forever my questions is :

    1.Will they ask for indian marriage registration?
    2.my baby who is indian national can study in malaysian local school?
    3.after her school can she enroll in malaysian university?

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    1. Hi Nirmala,

      Thanks for your comment but apologies, I can't help you much here. Perhaps you can directly contact the local immigration office in Malaysia to clarify the answers of your questions above. I prefer not to give any thoughts on immigration stuff that I am not sure with so I won't share false/misleading information with you. Sorry!

      Cheers,

      Christine

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  27. I just went to Putrajaya yesterday for forms submission and me and my wife need to go for interview on next week.

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  28. Hi, if I were to marry a Vietnamese girl, do follow the same steps as above, eg. Apply for a marrage licens in Vietnam then brIng the form back here to Malaysia to be legalized ?

    Regards

    Alvin Soo

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  29. Hi Christine,
    This is Rajagopal, Indian national married to a Malaysian girl. I did my ROM in Malaysia two years ago and recently applied and got 1 year LTSVP under spouse programme. I have been working in Singapore for the last 5 years. I already got the MACS magnetic chip pasted inside my passport with which I am able to cross the immigration doing self scan which is faster when ever I want to enter or exit Malaysia. Since I am having Singapore work pass, there is no stamping in my passpory when I pass the Singapore custom but they scan my SG NRIC id indeed. Within a few months I am planning to move to JB permanently to reside there while working in Singapore on a daily basis. Is this really possible? Do I need to get any additional authorisation for this? I had enquired about this to the immigration officer at the immigration counter last time when I went to JB and he told me definitely I can stay in JB and come to SG everyday to work. Can you help me on this if you have any informations?
    Good Day!
    PG Nair Rajagopal

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  30. hi..i'm indonesian girl and going to married with malaysian, penang

    im really confuse what things to do first... really headache!!! hahahaha
    anyone can share what documents i have to obtain and what do i do first? cause i already called the malaysian and indonesian embassy here in Jakarta, but they didnt have any information about this...

    please help..

    thank you

    cheers
    youlee

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    1. Hi Youlee,
      My husband and I are willing to help as we have gone through the same process as well. Please drop us an e-mail if you would like us to assist you!

      Finally married,
      Janice & Dedek

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  31. Hi, Can i just check with any of you, after you have the LTSVP for your spouse, did your spouse ever get any entry stamp on passport upon enter malaysia custom? and any exit stamp upon leaving malaysia?

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  32. Hi Christine,

    I am Indonesian and married to Malaysian woman, I've been in Malaysia for almost 10 years. We have our Marriage certificate issued in Indonesia, now if i would like to apply for PR, how should i go about that?

    Hope to hear from you.

    Here is my email 3djohn@gmail.com

    thanks.

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    1. Hi Eddy,

      Thanks for contacting me but sorry I can't help you on the PR matter because I myself doesn't hold the PR status in Malaysia just yet. Maybe you should just go to the local immigration office here and ask them about it.

      Cheers,

      Christine

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  33. Hi Christine,

    Just curious if i could contact you in MSN.
    Cuz it seem like i confused by the second step.
    Kindly please add me Erician7@hotmail.com

    Appreciated for your time.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Eric

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  34. Hi Everyone (sorry Christine, tumpang your blog, but with good intentions!)
    I am a Malaysian Citizen who just got married to an Indonesian Citizen after two years of running back and forth between the two countries. We know how hard and frustrating it is to get all the documents ready to register a marriage in Malaysia, and we wish for no one to go through the same process as we did. And so, we would like to help anyone who is going through the same process as we did (minus the running around) to ensure that their marriage is legally registered. Please drop us an e-mail at janeration7@gmail.com if you need any help going through the process!

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    1. Thank you, Jane! Hope you could help the rests here.. I already forgotten the steps by now.

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  35. Great blog Christine and very helpful info as I am in the same boat with so many couples planning/married to non Malaysian spouse.Just did ROM 02.01.2013 at JPN Shah Alam, Selangor. Now doing her Visa or LTSVP (another long nightmare in progress)

    Phew! talking about ROM of my Vietnamese wife will prolly take me a year to write about the procedures & Forms required from both end! Putrajaya was my second home with countless trips there!

    So I would be glad to share info of ROM for Vietnamese spouse that I have gone thru and to hopefully reduce the wasted time, $$$ and stress for those in similar situation.

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  36. Hi there , its 2013 and i hope im not too late to share this with anyone here. Immigration of malaysia is borned from HELL. Recently i got married in the philippines and the torture and torment of even etting the three months single entry visa is utterly horrible and full of bullshits. The imigration office of setia tropika is like our second home as we spent countless trips goig back and forth to get our papers done.

    Its a hellish nightmare as nearly all of them dont speak english and they give you this weird kinda look when you speak to them in english. Also all the officers will tell you all kinds of different answers when asked the same. They were even using the word MUNDUR to describe phils , china and vietnam. For me SERIOUSLY , eventhough im malaysian , i would have to say that the ability of the civil servants here are from hell.

    So anyone of you who thinks that getting you spouse papers done is a breeze through the park like i had in mind , think again and prepare to vomit pails and pails of blood

    Trust me , get prepared and dont expect much from the immigration.


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    1. hi there! maybe you can help me.. im a filipina soon to be marrying my malaysian bf.. is it more advisable to marry in MY or PH? we're both working in SG and soon be settling in MY.. and planning to apply Malaysian PR nxt time which according to everybody will need to wait donkey years.. after reading all those comments here give me headache hehe..

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  37. dear sir,
    i am ali from Pakistan,i marry with Malaysian girl in east Malaysia Sarawak kuching,after marry i got 6 month multi entry visa then now i get one year multi entry pass.my question is can i apply PR now,i m in Malaysia just 9 month.my job trade is project coordinator a engineering company.

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  38. Hi Christine,

    Thank you for your useful blog. My wife is from China & we registered our marriage in China. We were issued with 2 China Marriage Certificate. Then, we come back to Malaysia & registered our marriage in JPN & we were issued with 2 Marriage Register documents. However, based on the checklist, apparently, we still need to apply for the Marriage Register Extract. May I know what is it & what is the documents I need to bring along to apply it? I thought Marriage Register certification is sufficient initially & we have no idea about what is this Marriage Register Extract.
    Aside, I'm working in Singapore & I aware that I need to produce my appointment letter & payslip to prove my income & employment. However, do I need to provide my Singapore company business license as well?
    Thank you very much!

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  39. Marriage extract is a copy of your original marriage cert issued by JPN cost i think is RM5.00 per copy. Apply at JPN and can be done quite immediate at JPN counter.
    But... better to bring copy of original coz I had a reject at immigresen pass and permit - they said the extract do not have the signature of both husband & wife! JPN say extract is acceptable but apparently not with immigresen.

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  40. Hi Christine,

    I am viswa from india and married to malaysian girl...
    my question is once I apply LTSVP can i work at malaysia?

    Regards
    Viswa..

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  41. Hello Everyone,

    I am currently going to start the application process for my wife from Taiwan and would like to ask you a couple of questions:

    1. What is the statutory declaration of Marriage? Is it the same as Marriage Register Extract? FYI we had registered our marriage in Singapore and went to Malaysia High Comm to receive our Malaysia marriage certificates (2 copies) already too.

    2. Security Bond. I understand that the security bond could only be paid in Income Tax office after we got the bank draft in one of the local banks. So the exact process is that we need to go to one of the local banks to get the bank draft, go to the income tax office to submit and get the security bond stamped in one of the commissioner of oaths' office? If so, do you know where could i find a local commissioner oaths' office in JB?

    3. Original and copy of passport of all pages. Does it have to be photocopy for all pages in our International passport?

    4. Wedding photo. What is the photo size requirement for the wedding photo? Can a 4R photo on our wedding ceremony fulfill this requirement?

    Thank you All,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,

      4R wedding or ROM photo is fine :)

      Christine

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  42. Hi Christine,

    I'm a Malaysian and my wife from China. We were both working in Singapore currently. If i apply the spouse visa for her, can she still work in Singapore?

    Thanks!

    Steve

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    1. Hi Steve,

      I would think so as long as she has valid working permit or PR status in Singapore.

      Cheers,

      Christine

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  43. Hi everyone,

    I noticed some mentioned Duty Stamp and some mentioned Revenue Stamp for the Security Bond? Which stamps suppose to be used?

    Where can I obtain Security Bond form?

    and shall I pay cash/ of bank draft for the Security Bond?

    Hope someone can help me out. Thanks a lot.


    Regards,
    May

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  44. Thanks Wanderer for sharing your experience! It had helped clear many doubts of mine. Could you also spare some of your valuable time to assist me on the following, from the discussion above.

    1) Must my Indonesian gf reside in Malaysia to apply for the above?

    2) Must both of us work in Sg to register our marriage in Sg?

    3)Is it safe to assume, once my gf has received her Multiple Visit Entry Pass, she still can work in Sg?

    I hope to hear from you soon! Again, Thank you for your time and effort in creating your blog!

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  45. Hi Everyone,

    I'm a HongKonger married to my Malaysian wife six years ago. We are deciding to settle down in Malaysia. I'll be grateful if anyone can tell me the following:
    1. Do we need to obtain different forms from different office, fill it in and return to these different offices?
    2. How much is the security bond for HK ppl?
    3. Do we need to submit both our Income statement? Or is bank statement enuff? How much in bank is sufficient?
    4. Can I apply for 5 year pass? OR we can only get 6 months pass upon application?

    Thanks a lot!
    Shawn

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  46. Hi christine,

    First of all, I would like to thank you for taking this initiative to help those couple who are in need of advice on their married registration n other related issues due to cross nation marriage.

    My case is similar to urs. I am a malaysian wif singapore or, my boyfrend is an iranian who is doing his phd in msia. Our plan is to ROM in singapore then only apply spouse visa in msia for him. Main reason we wan to ROM in sg is to avoid religion issues which might arise due to his nationality.

    Can you pls advice if this is a good advice to proceed our ROM in sg rather than in sg? Wat will b the procedure to certified our marriage in msia n how shud we go ahead with spouse visa application?

    Hope to receive ur good reply soon ^^

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    1. Hi,

      If you have the choice to do ROM in SG then perhaps it's easier to do it that way. You can certify the marriage certificate using the steps in the above post.

      Cheers,

      Christine

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  47. I got the forms from Jabatan Imigresen for LTSVP. May I know who should sign as witness for the scurity bond form? The imigresen people not giving me clear instruction. Shall I get ready the bank draft and get it stamped before bringing the security form to let somebody sign or the other way round? Please help.

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    1. You dont need a witness. The Commissioner of Oaths office who sign and stamp the security bond is the witness. Just go with your spouse.

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  48. Hi Christine,

    I'm from Philippines and I'm getting married to a Malaysian soon. I just wanna ask if after the registration date am I able to leave Malaysia or I have to stay quite some time? Because my friend told me that after the registration I cannot leave Malaysia for 6 months or more.. hoping for your immediate response..

    Thanks,
    Dhenber

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    1. If I am not mistaken, you are required to stay in Malaysia for one week or 10 consecutive days before they can approve your visa. But I am not entirely sure about this. Already forgotten. Sorry! Perhaps you can check the local immigration office here to make inquiry about this matter?

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  49. Please refer these 2 links w.r.t the documents needed for foreigners married to Malaysians who want to reside in Malaysia.

    http://www.expatypus.com/wiki/long-term-social-visit-pass-malaysia

    Once you have a LTSVP and want to work, for a work endorsement please refer

    http://www.expatypus.com/wiki/ltsvp-work-endorsement



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  50. Hi,

    I'm German who married a Malaysian woman 5 years ago.

    Just a small hint in case you are also European and want to get married soon to a Malaysian citizen:

    Try to get married in Denmark. You both need only your local passports and few papers like birth certificate, etc..
    The advantage is, that the wedding certificate is an international one accepted all over Europe and also in Malaysia.
    So it's easy to get a Malaysian wedding certificate afterwards :).

    Hope this helps.



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  51. Hi Christine,

    My husband is Malaysian and when we tried to apply the spouse visa, the immigration officer told us that upon approval of this visa, I am not allowed to leave the country for 3 months. I am no able to do this as I am working in Singapore and living in Malaysia with my Husband n daughter.

    Does the LTSVP is equivalent to the spouse visa?
    I've been trying to call the immigration office but the answer I always get is "just come down to the office and get the form, reach the term and condition to take this pass. once you read you will know wad to do." It is sickening that they are not giving us a proper information.

    you mention that you applying the multiple visit visa, once the application is approved, are you able to leave the country right away?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    PS: is it possible that we are in contact thru Email?

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    1. Hi XiAoXiao,

      May I know when you had been told that your passport will be hold by the officer and not allow to leave Malaysia during the processing time? This is because I called them (Putrajaya head office) on June this year, they told me that they will not hold the passport of my husband.

      For the “Prove of home address (electric/water/telephone bill)”, you use an address at Johor? This is because my husband is working at Singapore now (I am Malaysian and not working, living at Singapore too), I tried to call the immigration office last time, they said LSVP only will be issued to those people who intended to live at Malaysia. So what I think is I need to give them an address in Johor to prove that we plan to live at Johor and travel to work at Singapore every day. This is what I guess only. Not sure whether can use another home address or not.

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    2. Yes, with multiple entry visa you can leave the country and enter it again with no limit (as long as your visa is still valid).

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    3. I think different area have different rules for the LTVP.
      Last year when I tried to apply for the LTVP from Setia Tropika Immigration Office at Johor, I was told, after I get the LTVP, I need to stay in the country for 3months. At the end I postpone the LTVP application as because I have work in Singapore and can't take leave for that long!

      Luckily there is this MACS(Malaysian Automated Clearance System), so I can keep working in SG while staying in JB. It's only RM30 for 1 year, they will put Macs sticker on your passport, and whenever you enter/exit JB, you just need to scan the sticker or your passport particular page on the scanner machine at the special lane for MACS(is quite a breeze, you can skip all the queue and don't need to keep renewing your passport as because your passport getting full from all the stamps).
      You can find more details bout this MACS here:
      http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/pass/7-perkhidmatan-utama/69-malaysia-automated-clearance-system-macs

      Hope it helps!

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  52. hai friends this is my kind advice please dont marry any malaysians its difficult to get spouce visa and malaysian government thinks them as a god and father of all nations.malaysia is not a adviceable country to live,thank you

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    1. 100% agree with you. i am at the same boat with you. they ask me almost 50 pages of stupid documents which they wont even look at it. there is some form they also even dont know how to fill them. the thing that will make you more angry is, they suppose to guide and help you, but what specially ladies officer do is makes you more confuse and makes more trouble for you. what i find out is the malaysia goverment think that here is swiss or UK and living in this dangerous country which is full of theif and gangester is a big wish.for every body. i really love my wife other wise i wont stay here even for 1 minute.

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    2. Tell me which country will make this process easy? To each country is its own rules and regulations. If you're up for it then go for it, otherwise do initial research on this before falling in love in the country's citizen. As simple as that! Or remain stay elsewhere...

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  53. Hi Christine,

    I am Indonesian and my boyfriend is Malaysian and both of us is working and staying at Singapore now (we are holding s pass currently). We intend to get married next year at his hometown Malaysia, Teluk Intan. My question is "am I qualify to apply for the long term social visit pass at Malaysia? If yes, once I obtain the pass, am I still be able to work in Singapore? As we plan to stay at JB after our marriage and still continue working in Singapore as per normal. Thank you in advance for reply my comments. Regards, Siu Siu

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  54. Hi Christine,

    My gf is Vietnam. We plan to married. Can i know what document i need to prepare and what document she need to prepare for submit to get spouse visit pass? Besides that, my gf plan to work after we married. I'm working too. both of us will stay in Malaysia.

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  55. Hi Christine,
    This really is a useful blog! Thanks for your effort putting pieces together...

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  56. Hi Christine,

    Would like to ask about the form that you need to fill up in the Malaysia High Comm to declare your marriage, is it all in Bahasa Malaysia or in English? Thanks

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  57. Dear Christine. Thanks for the blog and the information. I'm from Jordan and I've been staying in Malaysia for the past 8 years almost. 6 years for my higher education and in my second year as an English teacher. I have a Phd certificate and I'm under a professional work permit. I've been with my Malaysian gf for 6 years now and we are getting married soon. My gf has already converted to Islam as I'm a Muslim myself and she's a Buddhist. She has her Muslim IC now. That's the background to my question, am I allowed to get married here or do we have to leave Malaysia and get married somewhere? Can we get married and I maintain my professional visa as I pay tax and EPF. Thanks a lot and I appreciate ur help .. my email is: zreaqatfib@hotmail.com

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    1. Hello, I think you can... but maybe it's best to check with the information desk at your nearest immigration office directly for this? I know foreign Malaysian spouse here can get a job through obtaining separate work visa.

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  58. I from johor bahru just married with my cambodia wife , apply LSVP now is it after approved i only get 3 month visa ,must stay in malaysia 3 month .After extend to 1 year is it information correct ?

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  59. Hi everyone,

    Just would like to confirm a thing over here, hope someone might be able to help. My wife is having spouse visa and i applied for the permission to work in Imigression Malaysia.

    Does she needs pay for personal income tax under spouse visa? Last time, the officer at Imigression said she does not need to. But work permit needs pay for tax.

    Can anyone help to clarify this matter, please. Thanks

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  60. Hi everyone,

    My wife is having spouse visa and planning to work in Malaysia. We will go to Imigression Putrajaya to get the permission to work once all the documents are ready. In terms of personal tax, does anyone know whether my wife needs to pay for personal income tax under spouse visa?

    Last time, imigression officer said do not need. But foreigner with work permit needs to pay for personal income tax. Hope someone can help to clarify this.

    Thanks a lots.

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  61. Hi Christine,

    After updating marriage at the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore. They only need five working days to get the long term visit pass to be stamped in the passport?

    Thank you

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  62. hi everyone,
    im iranian, my wife is malaysian....we married 3 months ago, i was student that time, when i wanted apply for visa, immigration told me i should wait finish my student visa then i can apply, so i cancel my student visa, last month, but they said, i should leave the country, coz they cant open file for student visa to social visa, and my visa must be tourist visa, then last week i went to singapore and came back, now i have only 14 days , but again immigration told me its new role that 1 week came out that i must wait my marriage be over 6 months, then i can apply for visa...i don know what i do, really i am in bad situation, anyone can help me. thx

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    1. Hi everyone,
      I need helps from someone who can help me, my husband is African, am malaysian.. he was a student at the time and we need to go for the marriage visa, I migration said must cancel the student visa and must leave the country anx get a new fresh cop and enter vf the special pass . My husband he back to Nigeria now, I don't know what I can do. .. anyone can help me. Thanks

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  63. Hi everyone,
    I need some help here,can someone give me some info on marrying a chinese citizen,I m a malaysian .where should we go first? Jpn or imigration dept?

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  64. Hi Christine,

    Good write up. Useful indeed. Myself is going through the registration of marriage in Malaysia. Once I settle this part, the long term visa is next. Do update once you get your PR and citizenship. I would like to know the process :)


    Regards,
    Zam

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    1. Hi Zam, thank you and sure will do!

      Cheers.

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  65. Hi..my mum is a malaysian.she was divorced few years back.i have been schooling in malaysia too.and now my mum is going to remarry a guy from singapore.and that guy is going to adopt me as his daughter.will I be a malaysian or singaporean after being adopted ? Please reply as soon as possible.pls n thank you,

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  66. Hi Christine and all.

    My name is Jeff Liew ( Sarawakian ) / +65 96199649. My wife is Lili /Lovely Indonesian Chinese. We Married 2011. Both of us currently stay in Singapore. Holding Work permit / Spass. But now we decided to move back to JB stay and working in Spore. I read thru all the stories on this blog.

    Is anyone can really guide me or contact me personally to help me about whole process. to get the dependent pass/ PR in Malaysia for my wife ? I totally lost when I saw your guys have been thru suffering days/ money / mentally.

    Truly, Thank you so much guys.
    Jeff Liew

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  67. Hi Christine and Helpful guys here.

    My Name Jeff Liew/ (Sarawakian), my Wife ( Lili ) is Indonesian. We married since 2011. Both of us already register marriage status for both embassy in Spore .Both of us stay/working in Spore, Now we decided to stay in JB/ Malaysia for permanent. I saw your guys have been thru a lot suffering time/ mentally / money cost/ frustrating. so I an totally lost now from the beginning. therefor I really need your guys experience to help/guide me along this. I really appreciate from bottom my hearts your guys help me. I an tearing my hair now. '

    I don't really know the Malaysia Gov rules and regulation.

    Truly,
    Jeff Liew / +65 96199649

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  68. Hi christine,
    I was wondering if your could share some inputs with me... I'm Malaysian citizen and married to a japanese. My wife has been in malasyia for 8 years under working visa(long before we met)... We got married and registered @ JPN petaling jaya sep 2012... She still working in malaysia. If i were to apply for her spouse visa in malaysia.what are the documets required and cost to pay those fees? Apologies if i have post this question, it can be rather misleading with inputs/information speaking to immigration officer.. hope you could reply to me with some useful input/tips :ganesha.nair@yahoo.com.. thank you

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  69. Hi Christine,
    I was wondering if you could share some inputs... My spouse is Japanese native, I'am a malaysian citizen.... she has been working in malaysia for 8 years... We got married/registered in 2012 @JPN petaling jaya... we have our ROM cert from malaysia. I would like to know how could i convert her working visa to spouse visa... do mind to share some inputs... as you said, it could be rather a headache dealing with immigration officers as the information could be rather misleading at times(from A-B).. Please do share on the cost to be paid & documents that is required via email:ganesha.nair@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi,

      Sorry, I don't know how to convert working visa to spouse visa here. All the info on costs and documents I know for obtaining spouse visa here are already stated in the above blog post.

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  70. hy christine my future wife is a muslim she has convert to hindu before marry .is there any any legal way to do that?

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    1. hi shanmuganthan,

      Drop me an e-mail at janeration7@gmail.com to discuss further

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  71. Hi...i have a question here. Im a Malaysian citizen girl and i want to married a guy from India. He is coming here next month under Tourist Visa for one month to apply register marriage. My question is after we apply register marriage and provide all the documents needed, can he stay here until the Register Married day? Or he need to go back India and return on the Register Married day? Please advice..

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  72. Hi Christine,

    I'm a Malaysian Muslim girl who is about to marry a Singaporean Muslim guy.
    I would like to ask, do u have any idea how and where can we get 'Surat Kebenaran Berkahwin' from Singapore? As our reception will be held in Malaysia.
    My husband-to-be did went to ROM Singapore but they claimed that the letter will only be produce 3 months before our marriage. Is is true? As we still have a lot of marriage document need to be done in Malaysia and we could not proceed to file the marriage document here without the approval letter from Singapore. Hope u can help. Thanks.

    -Anis-

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  73. I need a reply from Malaysian Chinese girl who husband is from China. I am planning to apply long term visit pass for my husband and I need to know what is the procedure. Me and my husband working at Singapore. Kindly drop me an email as I have a lot of questions to ask and it would be convenient to communicate privately. my email is cupidstar_c@hotmail.com

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  74. Hi Christine ,

    .i have a question here. i really hope you can help me ... Im a Malaysian citizen chinases girl and i husband is from Nigeria. We also want apply spouse visa . but now we still confuse some thing as below .
    1. My husband can work at Malaysia ?
    2. If my husband want buy house or do business at Malaysia need any document ?

    Please advise at your soonest

    Thanks/Chris
    0164236068

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  75. Hi All,

    Any Malaysian Chinese lady husband is from China both working in Singapore and the wife want to apply LTVP for their spouse the application is success? Do you do the long term visa at JB immigration or Putrajaya?

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