Foreigners who wish to enter Malaysia will have to fill up the Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) starting from 1 December.

MDAC must be submitted three days prior to arrival in Malaysia and applies to all travelers with the exception of the following three categories:

1. Those transiting or transferring through Singapore without seeking immigration clearance;
2. Malaysian Permanent Residents; and
3. Malaysian Automated Clearance System (MACS) holders.

Registration and submission for MDAC is available on the Immigration Department’s website.

Travelers to Malaysia are required to provide their date of arrival, date of departure, mode of transport (air, land, or sea), and last port of embarkation.  According to entry requirements, visitors must show both their passports and the completed MDAC to the Immigration Officer upon arrival.

Based on an Immigration Department infographic, visitors from 10 countries (Australia, Brunei, Germany, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United States, and the United Kingdom) will be eligible to use the autogates on arrival and departure from KLIA’s Terminal 1 or Terminal 2.  To use the autogates at KLIA for Immigration clearance, visitors must have passports with a validity period of six months or more.  Visitors must also submit their MDAC three days before arrival (except for permanent residents and long – term pass holders).

First – time visitors will not be able to use the autogate as they are required to submit the MDAC three days before arriving and then enroll and verify their passports manually at Immigration counters.  Visitors can then use the autogate for subsequent visits (but will still need to submit the MDAC three days before every visit to Malaysia).