NTLed By Malaysia Immigration at KLIA

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asked on May 2, 2019 at 14:43
edited on May 2, 2019 at 14:58
Hi all,

Greetings, I am Mike, 24, and currently working at Myanmar division of a Malaysia Oil and Gas company. I was sent to Malaysia for 2 months (to work as a trainee at my company head quarter), and on first month, I stayed with Social Pass (Multiple entry, 3 months with each entry allowed to stay for 30 days). No Issue was there. I even declared to Immigration officer at my entry that I am staying as 

So at the end of 30 days (around 27 days), I went back to Myanmar for two days, and came back into Malaysia, and got NTL stamped at last page of passport. Immigration officers were quite nice, and explained me in details that I cannot just re-enter Malaysia like that because it is considered as 'Visa-Runs'. So I was sent back to Myanmar. It happened on 15th April 2019.

Now I need to go back to Malaysia for same reason, but this time, my company is applying a proper work pass for me, and it is almost complete. My tentative date of going back to Malaysia is 12-May-19. My query is that -

Can I still enter back to Malaysia to clear off, and work as a trainee at my company again after being NTLed there? Of course, I will come back with proper business visa to apply for work pass visa in Malaysia (i.e. standard procedure for applying work pass visa). My only concern is that 'Am I entering Malaysia again too soon?' Because my NTL was on 15-April and I am planning to enter again on 12-May. My understanding on NTL is that it doesn't have time limit, so it should not be a problem, but I would like to get your expertise on this, Mr. Jeff.

Questions -

1. Am I entering Malaysia too soon?
2. With valid visa and permission to enter, my NTL can be cleared off?

Thanks a lot for your time.

Note: Immigration officers there said I can even enter again after two weeks with same visa as my visa is still valid. They said my issue is only entering Malaysia again after two days leaving Malaysia. Also, let me add that all immigration officers I met are kind an nice people (lucky me haha)

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answered on May 2, 2019 at 15:54
edited May 2, 2019 at 15:58
by   jeff005
@Mike Thaw Zin

Do a repost in this thread which I started for NTLs.

Forget about coming in within such a short time.
Your visa is no longer valid becuz of the NTL in the last page of your passport.
Your initial visa application is incorrect.
It is not about visa run.
Your company inside Malaysia should have applied for a Professional Visit Pass known as  Pas Lawatan Ikhtisas even before you enter Malaysia for the first time.
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answered on May 2, 2019 at 17:00

Thanks for your clear explanation. Yes, it is clear that my company should have applied for professional visit pass

So now they are applying for Professional Visit Pass (West Work Permit they called it) and it is almost ready. 

What you mean is that even with professional visit pass on my Passport, I cannot enter Malaysia back within short time? If so, how long should I take to enter Malaysia back? 

Thank you so much. I will indeed re-post back in your NTL thread soon.

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answered on May 2, 2019 at 18:05
Hi Jeff,

Just one additional info that might make it clearer.

I talked with senior immigration officer there before being sent back. She is a very nice person.

She explained me that I was working as a trainee for one month with a social pass is already wrong but she said they will not charge me for that at all. She said "Let's forget that and we will only deny your entry for making a U-turn visa run". I think it makes sense because if they want to make trouble for me staying there for a month, they would have put me behind the bar instantly, right?

I had a nice conversation with the senior officer lady and in contrast, what she meant was "She doesn't want me to charge for any case related to my previous one month stay in KL. My problem is with making U-turn visa run, so come back with proper visa next time".

Anyhow, that is what she said and I do not know what is recorded in their system though. Appreciate your insights on this matter.

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answered on May 2, 2019 at 19:10

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