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What to do if you overstayed in Malaysia

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asked on Jan 3, 2017 at 14:45
by   jeff005
edited on Jan 9, 2017 at 05:51
 
Attention to those who have Overstay in Malaysia

Surrender to Immigration is the ONLY Solution:

1. Bring the passport that you have used to come into Malaysia.

2. For those who have "lost" their passport, go get new Temporary Passport from your Embassy in Malaysia.

3. For "lost" passports and unable to proof with documents the actual date of entry into Malaysia, be prepared for higher fines and longer ban period of re-entry.
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answered on Jun 5, 2017 at 13:17
by   Tony
edited Jun 12, 2017 at 09:13
 
Go seek help from your embassy. Then surrender to the Immigration Malaysia.
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answered on Jun 5, 2017 at 17:25
by   Poppy
edited Jun 12, 2017 at 09:15
 
If my friend from Thailand had made a cancellation of rehiring program and wants to return back to his country. How much will she be fined? She overstayed 16 months?
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answered on Jun 14, 2017 at 14:20
by   AnnF28
edited Aug 4, 2017 at 06:11
 
I'm from Philippines and my visit visa was expired last June 13, 2017 that was yesterday. The reason why I am still here in this country is that my passport was taken by the hostel I stayed. I owe them several weeks on my rent. I run out of cash and I managed to get some money transferred here but till now I did not get that money and many things happened for the delay of that transactions which caused my visit pass to lapse. I did try my very best to talk to the hostel owner to return my passport, and I will arrange payment once I'm back home but they refused my plea. I owe them around RM700 (estimated cost) in all.

1. If I voluntarily surrender to immigration what would be penalties?
2. How much is the penalty per day?
3. It is possible also that I'll be banned by Malaysia?
4. Does the Hostel have valid reasons to keep my passport?
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answered on Jun 14, 2017 at 16:26
by   jeff005
edited Aug 4, 2017 at 06:12
 
I have answered in your thread.

Go to your Embassy for advise NOW.

With the help from your Embassy, for a few days overstay, the ban period may be very short due your financial situation. The Immigration may give you 14 days to leave the country. Hope that the money transfer will be done as soon as possible.
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answered on Jun 14, 2017 at 16:43
by   AnnF28
edited Aug 4, 2017 at 06:14
 
Hi Jeff,

Thank you for your reply. I'll go to my Embassy and I'll update you as soon as possible of the result.
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answered on Jun 15, 2017 at 07:18
by   cindy
edited Aug 4, 2017 at 06:17
 
Hi Jeff, I really need your help.

I'm a 22 years old girl from Indonesia. Been studying in Malaysia since 2009, so Malaysia is like my second home now. So I graduated from university in July 2016, but have been going back and forth to Malaysia with Tourist Visa (30 days) ever since, and in October 2016 I planned to get a working visa to be able to stay here with my younger sister who is 16 years old who is going to high school. So I paid an agent to get my working visa and he 'got' it done in November. In January 2017, I just found out that he gave me the fake visa, I was so depressed. I had overstayed for 2 months at that time. I looked everywhere for help and the first agent that gave me the fake visa said sorry and promised to solve my problems. He kept giving me false hopes and tried to solve my overstay by going to immigration together and 'surrender' on my behalf but after that he ran away. I kept calling him to follow up the status of the special pass but he never answered. So I looked for some help from my Malaysian friends. Luckily there's someone that I can trust, so I met this new agent and went to talk to his colleague in the Immigration (in February 2017) since then I waited for my special pass to be ready (again). I called in 31 March 2017 but the Immigration said "not yet". So I called again in before May, they said it's ready and you should buy a flight ticket within 2 weeks before coming here. Now I am afraid of going there and really really afraid of the ban ... is there anything that I can avoid the ban? Look forward to your reply.
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answered on Jun 15, 2017 at 14:21
by   jeff005
edited Aug 4, 2017 at 06:20
 
@ cindy

Questions:
1. Who is having the passport now?
2. How did you know that the working visa is false?
3. Did the first agent go together with YOU to the Immigration? What did the Immigration officers there tell you two?
4. On 31st March, did you call the Immigration direct or the second agent?
5. Before May, when? Call direct the Immigration or agent?

When you are free, read my past postings on the conditions of applying for WORK EMPLOYMENT PASS. You would be coming back to find work. Learn all immigration terms and application for FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT PERMIT / PASS before coming back so that you need not ever use agents again.
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answered on Jun 15, 2017 at 21:22
by   cindy
edited Aug 4, 2017 at 06:24
 
@jeff005 thank you for your reply.

Questions:

1. Who is having the passport now?
It's with me since/before the first agent wanted to run away after the going to the Immigration.

2. How did you know that the working visa is false?
My other friend happened to find another agent to do her visit pass, and I was just showing the agent about my sticker and she said it's fake. We all checked. The first agent that gave me fake visa also admitted and said "sorry for my mistake", he promised to fix it but he didn't.

3. Did the first agent go together with YOU to the Immigration? What did the Immigration officers there tell you two?
Yes, we did go there together and I filled up the statement form and the officer told us to wait until next week. Since then I tried to call the agent and he NEVER answered my calls.

4. On 31st March, did you call the Immigration direct or the second agent?
I called directly the Immigration.

5. Before May, when? Call direct the Immigration or agent?
I called directly the Immigration also, she said it's ready now, you can come here and get the special pass, but make sure you have a flight ticket home within 2 weeks time.

I am so scared to be banned in Malaysia, my whole life is here :( 

What do you think is gonna happen to me?
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answered on Jun 15, 2017 at 23:37
by   AnnF28
edited Aug 4, 2017 at 06:28
 
Hi Jeff,

Which Immigration do I pay my penalty? Do I pay it before I leave the country?

1. Once I settled my outstanding with the Hostel, I'll book my ticket right away. Is it possible that I go to other nearby countries like Thailand for example before going back home?

2. Do I pay to the Immigration first before going to the airport or I can pay the penalty at the airport itself?
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answered on Jun 16, 2017 at 02:31
by   jeff005
edited Aug 4, 2017 at 06:30
 
@ Ann

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL

Malaysian Immigration at Airports DO NOT ACCEPT ANY  FORMS OF PAYMENTS AT ALL.

If you overstay and go straight to the airport, at the Immigration there will detain you and sent you to DETENTION CAMP to be charged in Immigration Court of Law within 7 days. Your air ticket is considered burnt.

@ Ann
What did your embassy advise you?
You have to surrender to Immigration HQ at Putrajaya, pay the overstay fines and get an EXIT PASS for RM100. Pay the fines first then only buy air ticket. The validity of the pass for normal cases is 14 days.

DO NOT buy air ticket first until firm instructions from the Immigration. The destination is back to your country of origin ONLY.
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