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To revoke or not to revoke malaysian citizenship

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asked on Jan 25, 2009 at 03:29
by   Malaysian SARDAR
edited on Sep 12, 2017 at 04:50
 
One does not have to give up their Malaysian citizenship upon obtaining that of another country as long as the Malaysian authorities are not interested or have evidence that one has done so. The way to avoid this is NOT to travel to Malaysia on the new passport, but use Malaysian passport.

Living in another country for years does not automatically revoke Malaysian Citizenship, as long as one has followed the changes in Malaysian law regards the passport and IC from time to time and kept up to date.

I have lived abroad for the last 37 years and still hold Malaysian citizenship, although a permanent resident of another country. My advice to Malaysians is never revoke your citizenship, unless you are ABSOLUTELY sure you will never miss Malaysia and will never return there. I have known many who have regretted giving up their citizenship.

At the end of the day, one's own personal situation and reasons are best known to one, to decide which ever step they may so want to take.

Good Luck.
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answered on Feb 13, 2010 at 19:32
by   nelsontcs888
edited Sep 12, 2017 at 04:51
 
I'm a Green-card holder and consider to become US Naturalization (anytime now, if I apply). My concern is that I planned to go back to Malaysia very soon for more than a year (or maybe forever). I want to keep both of my status in Malaysia and U.S.; so I would have "two passes". I know the option for applying the Re-Entry Permit (Form I-131) is not 100% secure for me if staying oversea for more than 1 year. The 2nd option about becoming US Naturalization which concern me the followings:

1) When I visit Malaysia, which passport should I use?
2) If I use US passport to enter Malaysia; wouldn't Malaysian immigration has my Malaysian status to find out that I have a dual citizenship? At least on the US passport they will show my origin place of birth is Malaysia.
3) If I use US passport to enter Malaysia; can I use my Malaysia passport to go to other countries (not US; elsewhere) from Malaysia?

Very interesting that you said never use other nation passport to enter Malaysia, but if so happen to my case that I use Malaysian passport what happen to my US passport? I mean what can be done to get around this?

Please help.
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answered on Mar 17, 2010 at 14:59
by   Tau B
edited Sep 12, 2017 at 04:53
 
I just responded to someone's thread on the same question....

At your swearing ceremony after Naturalization of your US Citizenship, your green card will be taken away. You won't be able to travel without applying for a US passport. Your Malaysian Citizenship will not be taken without the formal process of renouncing citizenship.  I won't know what happen when you visit Malaysia since Malaysia does not recognized Dual Citizenship. I do know for a fact that you need to leave and enter the US using the US passport as a US Citizenship.

You need to consider this situation carefully before taking on Dual Citizenship when your birth/home country does not recognized Dual Citizenship. The system has its way of identifying the situation and eventually, you'll be made to make some hard choices. It is always great to have the best of both world but it doesn't work like that. Taking from personal experience, Dual Citizenship only works for people whose birth/home country also accepts Dual Citizenship.
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answered on Jun 12, 2010 at 05:25
by   Globalised World
edited Sep 12, 2017 at 05:23
 
Why renounce? Why revoke?

Our close neighbour Singapore is considering to implement dual citizenship. Singapore is a moving forward country. They must have considered the pros and cons of dual citizenship but they embraced the pros of it.

Malaysia 2020 is a good vision. But we need numerous talents and resources to achieve such an ambitious vision. Yet, we are losing talented and/or wealthy people for overseas. Many Malaysians living and working in overseas have told the government to implement dual citizenships. If Malaysia wants to progress and prosper as a moving forward country, it is time to do it.

At least, the authority can start extending the recognition of dual citizenships to all or selected commonwealth countries like England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and ...

That will help to stop or reduce brain and wealth drain, and at the same time attract or encourage Malaysians living and working in overseas to return to Malaysia with their expertise, skills and wealth as and when they wishes.

We are living in the 21st century of fast moving, space age, digital and borderless world. Things are changing and moving so fast that it is beyond our imagination.
Forget about renouncing and revoking, these are old mentality and old life.
Let us embrace the goodness of dual citizenships and create a better life TOGETHER.
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answered on Jun 23, 2012 at 03:37
by   UnsureChic
I'm also thinking whether or not to apply for US citizenship and revoking the Malaysian one. The only thing I'm hesitating is what are the consequences if I do that. I have unsold property in Malaysia and also what about the inheritance my parents will eventually leave behind for me? Will me being US citizen and no longer a Malaysian one mean I won't be able to receive the inheritance or even claim the profits/ sales of my property? The main reason I'm considering US citizenship is because my partner who is also a Malaysian has only a US work visa. I have a US green visa. If we are to marry, it would make it easier for him if I was a US citizen. But if we were to marry via green card while he has a work visa, does that mean he would have to leave US once his work visa is over? Or can I apply for US citizenship after we're married and when that kind of situation occurs...I'm trying to see what is the best option or whether I would have any regrets giving up Malaysian citizenship...
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answered on Aug 18, 2017 at 04:21
by   kkkk
edited Sep 12, 2017 at 05:32
 
@Malaysian SADAR,

I was born in Sabah, Kota Kinabalu and is a Malaysian citizen.

I am a couple of months away from my Australian citizenship ceremony and will obtain Australia passport/citizenship.

Can you please help advice on how I could keep my Malaysian passport?

Could I leave Melbourne on AU passport and arrive to another Asian country (say Thailand) on AU passport. Then book another one way flight to Kota Kinabalu, but exit Thailand with Malaysian passport and enter Kota Kinabalu with Malaysian passport and vice versa back to Australia?
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answered on Aug 18, 2017 at 05:50
by   Tanavaroot
edited Sep 12, 2017 at 05:34
 
Could I leave Melbourne on AU passport and arrive to another Asian country (say Thailand) on AU passport.
Yes

then book another one way flight to Kota Kinabalu, but exit Thailand with Malaysian passport and enter Kota Kinabalu with Malaysian passport and vice versa back to Australia?
You have entry records but not exit on AU. You have no entry but got exit on MAL Thailand have just started their biometric fingerprint and facial recognition for tourists. Any infringements on International Travels Laws, the Thai Military Junta (not Immigration), will not hesitate to house foreigners in military camps for investigations.

Be our guests, use other countries for your stopover. Thank you.
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