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Overstayed: How to return to home country without being detained or rotan caning?

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asked on Apr 6, 2015 at 17:57
by   Andy
edited on Feb 14, 2017 at 04:08
 
I would like to check on behalf of my cousin from Singapore who is now in Malaysia. He had invested in a business in Malaysia but after a year his business went down due to conflict of interest with his Malaysian partners. He became broke and ultimately overstayed in Malaysia for over three years now. His passport has also expired. His family was also not financially able to assist him to get him back.

I have managed to get in touch with him and told him that he needs to come back home as his mother is very sick and is hospitalized and due for an operation next week. I have checked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore and was told to ask him to go to the Embassy for assistance. He is afraid of being detained and given the 'rotan' (caning).

I understand that Malaysia had an Amnesty until 30 December 2014. What is it like now? Is it possible for him to go to the Embassy to get his Travel Document and then buy a confirmed return ticket and then head to the Immigration Department to pay a fine or something in order to leave the country without being detained? I am willing to assist in purchasing his return ticket and pay the fine if it is not too much. I am also willing to come down to Malaysia to bring him back home. Is there grounds for compassion as his mother is very ill? I appreciate anyone's honest advice on this. Thank you very much.
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answered on May 6, 2015 at 21:44
by   Akhbar
The college tell me to go to immigration and get back to my country and get single entry visa
Correct advice. Just do it. No short cut.
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answered on Jun 1, 2015 at 12:31
by   ronnie
edited Feb 14, 2017 at 03:57
 
I'm a Filipino who has been working here in Johor Bahru for 1 year already. Yet my permit isn't out yet. I already paid full for the permit just last month, hence it should be out but it turned out otherwise. The agent who is processing my permit that my company has, said that it's still in process. They gave me a temporary permit but it doesn't have any numbers on it. Its color blue and it says that I'm on a 6P Program but its been a year since the processing of this permit.

I'm losing hope now. A bit frustrated of what is happening and the only choice that is left is to surrender. I don't know how it is done or what should I be bringing or what I should do.

Last April, I renewed my old passport which will expire this coming July and now I'm holding my 2 passports -- the old and new. I really can't think properly right now. I hope someone could help me.
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answered on Jun 1, 2015 at 15:21
by   Hagman
Dear Andy

Just go to your country embassy and they can advise your next course of action.
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answered on Jun 23, 2015 at 16:31
by   Razzaq
edited Feb 14, 2017 at 03:58
 
I'm from Pakistan. I came to Malaysia on social visit visa last year and then met an agent and I asked him to get work permit. He said OK you can get work permit within 3 months period. I give him money for work permit. After this he vanished for 8 months. In short few months ago I got back my passport. But now I am helpless because I over stay more than 1 year, exactly 1 year 2 months. My passport will expire on November 2015. Now I am worry I don't know what to do.

Please help me. Give me some legal advice. What should I do.
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answered on Jul 18, 2016 at 07:41
by   Myty
edited Feb 14, 2017 at 03:59
 
How long does it take usually to solve this issue if you follow all the steps?
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answered on Feb 4, 2017 at 05:04
by   grayzgarden
edited Feb 14, 2017 at 04:04
 
I'm facing the same problem. I also want to go back to Philippines but I don't have passport because my boss sent it to the agent to get my visa on September 2015. Last year, 2016, I think in January, I did the finger printing at the agency but until now my passport still with the agent.  one they said that my visa approved already but still cannot take, need to wait, but I really want to go back home. What should I do so I could go back without my passport? 
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answered on Feb 6, 2017 at 01:48
by   jeff005
@ grayzgarden

Why are you in such a hurry to go home.
Normally if you go overseas to work, you would allocate 2-3 years

Read here for the answers to your predicament..

https://www.lawyerment.com/answers/questions/11868/what-to-do-if-you-overstayed-in-malaysia?g=1#tab-top
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answered on May 11, 2017 at 18:17
by   Charlz
edited May 22, 2017 at 10:20
 
@jeff005

I would like to know what to do and the process of going back to my country Nigeria.

I came to Malaysia on June 13, 2016 as a student but my passport has only 8 months validity in which my school requested for 18 months minimum validity. Before my new passport was out I overstayed for just a day which was July 14. Since then, I have paid RM2,500 to the school for clearing my overstay.

Now, I just want to leave this country and go back to my country and planning never to come back to the Malaysia again. Last month, April 19, 2017 I went to EMGS for thumb print and they said I will be called for index print. As at today May 11, 2017 I wasn't called and when I messaged my school, they said, the Immigration was having technical problem which halted the processing of my next interview.

Please, I just want to go back to my country because I have developed a severe ULCER when I came into this country and I want to go back to my country to treat myself....Please, help with an advice.
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answered on May 11, 2017 at 19:04
by   jeff005
@ Charlz

You were bought in under a Student Visa. As such it must be done by the college. No agents an do it. The student visa must be terminated properly and legally.

It does not matter even if do not intend to come into Malaysia EVER AGAIN.

The Immigration would not release you so fast with the belief you may have committed a Crime here, or have not yet paid up full college fees. Please be patient.
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answered on May 11, 2017 at 19:31
by   Charlz
edited May 22, 2017 at 10:24
 
@jeff005

Thanks for your swift response... and as for the school fees, I have paid all in full ALSO regarding crime committing, I can stand anywhere to say I have no police record and I have never been challenged by any officer(s) before because I know their rules here in Malaysia which makes me not to go out anyhow even when am still covered as a student in this country. I even intend to have my school fees refund back and use part of it for my ticketing but all seems to be slow/dull than expected. 
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