Advertisement

What to do if you overstayed in Malaysia

45387 Views  ⚫  Asked 2 Years Ago
asked on Jan 3, 2017 at 14:45
by  
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.
6 had this question
Me Too
6 favorites
Favorite
[ share ]
1189 Answers
« Previous   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   Next »  Last »

answered on Sep 20, 2018 at 00:41
by  
@Skibby
Did you surrender after the 3+1 was over? Did you surrender before august 30th?
Please let me know how the experience was if you surrendered in September. Trying to surrender but not sure how. Anyone can help?
0 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 20, 2018 at 01:01
by  
@Aghata 

I surrendered before Aug 30 and got banned for 5years. But really thinking of coming back again. ( I wish) 

Please don’t try to go and surrender it’s super risky now cuz u going to be arrested and got maximum jail term. Chill a little and see if there’s going to be any changes. I repeat don’t walk to the IMI to Surrender! Talk to your embassy first! Where u from?
0 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 20, 2018 at 01:49
by  
Blacklist still tn 400 or chang
0 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 20, 2018 at 12:22
by  
@ Aghata

@ ALL  illegals

Re-post on notes for the past 4 months..

1.  The  Amnesty (3+1)surrender is over 30/08/2018.

2.  In Aug, the DG of Immigration have announced in Public Media several times that after 1st September 2018, even for those surrender will be subjected to max fine, max jail term, max whipping (for man) and max BAN on entering again. Those who are caught working will be given " BAN forever"  after the jail term.

3.  As as todate, more then 1,200 Employers have been arrested and charged in IMI court, the numbers is rising with the  OPS MEGA 3.0 still ongoing with the ferocity of a Level-10 Typhoon like Mangkut on a daily basis.

4.  All uniformed Government Security Agencies are under standing instructions to arrest illegals and send to Immigration Centers without the need to listen to any excuses. The  Amnesty started in Feb 2016, it was postponed 2 times for a period of 30 months. Still not enough time?

5.  Here comes the catch-22 situation. Go direct to IMI centers, even to surrender, illegals will be arrested and send to detention centers immediately. Embassies are reluctant to help as from now onwards, after the jail term and if the illegal says that they do not have the money to buy the ticket home, the Embassy have to pay the costs of repatriation. And if they still remain in Detention Camps, the holding costs will be charged to the Embassy. More often the jailbird would declared that they will pay their air ticket home, but after being jailed, they will declare that their family back home could not afford to buy ticket for them.
1 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 20, 2018 at 13:15
by  
edited Sep 20, 2018 at 13:17
by   jeff005
@ Skibby

I repeat don’t walk to the IMI to Surrender! Talk to your embassy first!
This advise is 100% correct.
The issue is that it works if the Embassy wants to help. The moment if they issue one "out-pass" for exit, the Embassy have acknowledge their liability to send the defaulter home. Most of the time the illegals would tell lies to protect themselves. For example, they would make report of loss of passport to get the out-pass. But when Immigration checks, they found that their passports were in the hands of those arrested fake agents and that they have overstayed more than 3-5 years which calls for max fines and/or Jail Term. If they cannot pay the heavy fines and air ticket home then the Embassy will have to pay as the Embassy have issued these people an "out-pass".

I am sure, the complaints about Embassy do not help have been justified, with the current policies on illegal and for long-term overstayers.

There are many who contacted me direct, even offering thousands of ringgits, for a legal way to get them home after this  Amnesty  is over as some are real scared now as their employers are terminating them without paying their 2,3 months salaries and no new employers dare to take illegals again. After perusing thru the docs they have send me, I will tell the truth, if is is no legal way, there is  NO LEGAL WAY.. Just go surrender to IMI with the help of your Embassy and be subjected to all the current penalties imposed.

Illegals  have been given 30 months to surrender just by paying RM400.
The new rates is not announced yet as different illegals have different periods of overstay and other types of IMI  infringements.

Personally I feel sad, irritated, frustrated, had been called names, when I have advised those illegals to surrender peacefully to return home to re-unite with their family. My advices have gone unheeded and was scorned by some illegals and keyboard warriors and fake agents. Much Lupid  excuses have been given for not going for the surrender.

I am tired of giving further advises. 
My last advice is :-

For those who has changed their minds and is under pressure of the Typhoon Ops Mego 3.0 ,

Go seek help from your country Embassy on how to surrender properly.
1 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 20, 2018 at 18:02
by  
@All

If you still want to go home! GO GO YOUR EMbassy to help you and get the documents to send you home. That’s the job of your embassy to help you. 

Ask your embassy for ETC emergency travelling Certificate or exit pass or whatever. 

Don’t ever go to the IMI to surrender because you going to be arrested with jail term and embassy not going to be able to help u. 

Good Luck to all.
0 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 21, 2018 at 21:22
by  
@Skibby
Thanks for the answer and the help. I'm from South Africa, overstayed 2 years on a tourist visa. 

@Wakanda 
Is an exit pass enough? If I get an exit pass I assume I would still be arrested if I show up at immigration. So what's the solution, to have somebody from the immigration go with me, would that make any difference. 

@Jeff
Thank you for taking the time. There's a lot of talk about this OPS Mega 3.0 and like you say it's very difficult right now for overstayers and illegal workers.

I understand that there are no definitive answers right now except that immigration is going very hard on all overstayers and illegal workers. Here's what I think and let me know your thoughts.

1- Anybody who shows up at immigrations offices gets arrested. Maybe if you have a representative from your embassy with you they might be open to talking and looking into the case instead of just arresting? And they would let you leave the immigration building? 

2- Let's say the worst happens, what do you think is the jail term? Is it weeks of months, just your estimation, I believe there is no definitive answer and it depends on the case but let's say you surrender have enough money for fines and just wish to go back home. Can you tell me your most optimistic and least optimistic scenarios? Maybe optimistic would be a few days in jail and less optimistic would be a month or more? Just asking for opinion. 

3- How to make my chances better to avoid any jail time, even a few days or just detention in some center? If I have a flight ticket, exist documents, a representative from my embassy. any ideas?

4- You called the Ops Omega 3 and typhoon, but typhoon stops/passes sooner or later. How long do you think this typhoon will last? Even if they don't have any more 3+1, even if max fines, but at least open door to discuss and pay fines and leave with dignity! 

So far what @Skibby said "Chill a little and see if there’s going to be any changes" sound to be the best option. Wait for the typhoon to pass for 2 reasons 

1- It's a typhoon, arrest on sight, max fines etc... You don't want to show your head now. 
2- Right now too many arrests, so detention centers are FULL of people, which means a lot more cases to deal with (so it will take longer to be repatriated) 

I hope it's only for September this Ops 3 typhoon. It's too much work and pain for both the immigration and it's too much for overstayers!!! At some point even without amnesty they should open the door so people that are willing to go back and pay their fines can go home with dignity. 

I understand Mega Ops where they arrest illegals on constructions sites and working places but arresting overstayers who visit immigrations and want to go home and willing to pay their dues/fines in extreme! 
0 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 21, 2018 at 21:35
by  
@ALL 

You think if I show up to immigration with intention to go home, a flight ticket (maybe with flexible dates), exit docs, credit card to pay any fines on the spot (or cash), they will still arrest me 100%? 

@Jeff
Can you tell me more about this subject? The moment if they issue one "out-pass" for exit, the Embassy have acknowledge their liability to send the defaulter home.  

It gives me some hope! I am sure I can get exit docs and help from my embassy. Will that make immigration maybe make my repatriation less of a nightmare?

I understand that embassies like Bangladesh etc... would be reluctant to help because they must be flooded with requests right now but I have not met any overstayers from South Africa (my country) and I am not sure there are not that many. So it should be easier for my embassy to help. 

What if I take a representative with me from the embassy?... Not even sure if that's possible, if embassies would take the time and resources to send someone with me on a trip to immigration. 
0 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 21, 2018 at 21:35
by  
@ALL 

You think if I show up to immigration with intention to go home, a flight ticket (maybe with flexible dates), exit docs, credit card to pay any fines on the spot (or cash), they will still arrest me 100%? 

@Jeff
Can you tell me more about this subject? The moment if they issue one "out-pass" for exit, the Embassy have acknowledge their liability to send the defaulter home.  

It gives me some hope! I am sure I can get exit docs and help from my embassy. Will that make immigration maybe make my repatriation less of a nightmare?

I understand that embassies like Bangladesh etc... would be reluctant to help because they must be flooded with requests right now but I have not met any overstayers from South Africa (my country) and I am not sure there are not that many. So it should be easier for my embassy to help. 

What if I take a representative with me from the embassy?... Not even sure if that's possible, if embassies would take the time and resources to send someone with me on a trip to immigration. 
0 found this helpful
Helpful

answered on Sep 21, 2018 at 21:59
by  
I was reading about Ops 3 Mega on the internet, they seem to be arresting 100's of people every single day since October 30th!!! It's going full force. 

Now both immigrants and employers are much more aware since it's on the news a lot. Me for one I never heard of 3+1 until this September when I kept reading news online about immigration major arrests ever day! 

So now more people are aware, more people are desperate, and for sure more people will want to go home that never heard of amnesty programs, they were just living their life I guess working hard sending money to their families and whatnot.. Some of them can't even read English I'm sure.

@Skibby said "Chill a little and see if there’s going to be any changes"
The more I think about it, the more it sounds like the best option! 

@Jeff Now that we have Level 10 typhoon OPS 3. More people than EVER want to go home! 

Wouldn't it make sense that at some point they open the door for people who want to surrender? Maybe a short like 1 month amnesty? Or even if no amnesty maybe just let people come, do the necessary documentation, pay the required fine, buy their own flight, and go home? 

This OPS 3 cannot go on indefinitely and even if it does never stop until Malaysia is 100% free or illegal workers, wouldn't it help that at some point they give opportunity for workers that are now scared of the wrath of immigration to come forward and surrender to go home?

I am speculating... Honestly I think it would make a lot of sense. After this OPS 3 a lot of people will want to go and missed a chance with amnesty programs like 3+1. 
0 found this helpful
Helpful


« Previous   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   Next »  Last »

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions by category or search to find answers.