U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 18, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 18, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) Quarantine Requirements For Travelers to Malaysia Effective October 18, 2021 , Malaysia has implemented reduced quarantine periods for travelers entering the country and for those required to quarantine due to close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. The new quarantine requirements are as follows: …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information   Last updated: 10/18/2021   ***  All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  All …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 8, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 8, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) Registering vaccines received abroad in MySejahtera The Malaysian Special Committee on Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV)  announced on Twitter  on October 4, 2021 that individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Malaysia may now apply directly via the MySejahtera Helpdesk to have their digital vaccine …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 9, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert September 9, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) National Recovery Plan The Malaysian government launched a National Recovery Plan Portal containing the National Recovery Plan (NRP) Standard Operating Procedures in English. Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Putrajaya will transition to Phase Two of the NRP effective September 10, 2021. The U.S. Embassy urges …

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Renewing U.S. Passports by Mail and One-Way Delivery Service

Message for U.S. Citizens in Malaysia September 1, 2021 Renewing U.S. Passports by Mail and One-Way Delivery Service   We are pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2021, eligible adult U.S. passport holders may apply to renew their ten-year passport by mail through Aramex courier service. Eligibility Adult U.S. passport holders may renew their …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on September 2, 2021

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Message for U.S. Citizens in Malaysia August 24, 2021    Event: U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on September 2, 2021 Location: Malaysia The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will host a virtual Town Hall for U.S. citizens in Malaysia on Thursday, September 2 at 3:00 p.m. via Google Meet.   Ambassador Brian McFeeters ( bio ) will provide opening remarks and the American Citizen Services Unit will discuss our services …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (August 11, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert August 11, 2021  Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) Relaxation of Restrictions for Vaccinated Individuals As of August 10, Malaysia relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions under the National Recovery Plan for individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Malaysia’s National Security Council will publish  Standard Operating Procedures here . The Malaysian authorities consider an individual “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19: 14 days after the second dose of …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 30, 2021)

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur July 30, 2021 Location: Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Event:  A scheduled demonstration at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 31, 2021 A demonstration against the Malaysian government is scheduled to occur in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 31, 2021. There is no indication that this demonstration …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Seeking U.S. Citizen Liaison Volunteers for the American Liaison Network in Malaysia (July 21, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Message to U.S. Citizens July 21, 2021   Location: Malaysia Event: Seeking U.S. Citizen Liaison Volunteers for the American Liaison Networkin Malaysia  The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is seeking volunteers for our American Liaison Network!  Are you a U.S. citizen living in Malaysia long term who would be interested in …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (July 12, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert July 12, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) Immigration Policy for Expired Pass Holders in Malaysia On July 8, 2021, the Malaysian Immigration Department announced that a new Immigration Special Counter (open 24 hours) has been established at KLIA to expedite the departure of foreign nationals holding expired Short Term (90 day) Social …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (July 2, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert July 2, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in parts of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur from July 3-16 On July 1, 2021, the Malaysian National Security Council announced that several districts in Selangor and several localities in Kuala Lumpur will be placed under an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) July …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (June 29, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  Health Alert  June 29, 2021  Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) Malaysian National Recovery Plan To Remain At Phase One  On June 27, 2021,  the Malaysian National Security Council announced  that Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), previously in effect nationwide from June 1-28, will be extended until the following three indicators are met:   The average daily COVID-19 case count drops below 4000  The rate of …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (June 14, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert June 14, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Updated) Nationwide Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) From June 15 through 28, Malaysia will continue to implement Phase One of a Full Movement Control Order (FMCO).  FMCO Phase One is a “total lockdown” during which only essential sectors identified by the Malaysian National Security Council …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (May 29, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert May 29, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (Update) Nationwide Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) Malaysia is currently under a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) from May 12 through May 31.  The Prime Minister’s Office announced on May 29 that from June 1-14, Malaysia will move to Phase One of …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (May 24, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert May 24, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (Update) Nationwide Movement Control Order A nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) is currently in effect in Malaysia through June 7, 2021. Beginning Tuesday, May 25, 2021, additional restrictions will be enforced under the MCO. The MCO Standard Operating Procedures …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 20, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Demonstration Alert May 20, 2021  Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur  Event:  An scheduled demonstration on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur on May 21, 2021. A protest against the U.S. government is scheduled to occur the afternoon of Friday, May 21, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Jalan Tun Razak …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 17, 2021)

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur May 17, 2021 Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  An unscheduled demonstration on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur. Effective May 17, 2021 at 12:30 p.m., the Embassy front entrance is closed to all pedestrian traffic until the completion of the demonstration.  U.S. citizens will not …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (May 11, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert May 11, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (Update) Nationwide Movement Control Order Malaysia will be subject to a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) from May 12 through June 7. The National Security Council will announce full MCO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which will be available here . …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (May 6, 2021 )

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert May 6, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (Update) Movement Control Orders Kuala Lumpur will be placed under a Movement Control Order (MCO) from May 7 through May 20. Six districts in Selangor (Hulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Kuala Langat and Sepang) are subject to a …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 30, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 30, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Entry Restrictions and Movement Control Orders (Update) Entry Restrictions On April 25, the Malaysian Ministry of Health announced a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for travelers arriving from countries reporting the spread of COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VOC). As of April 29, 2021, the SOP applies to travelers …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 28, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 28, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Entry Restrictions and Movement Control Orders (Update) Entry Restrictions On April 25, the Malaysian Ministry of Health announced a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for travelers arriving from countries reporting the spread of COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VOC). Under the SOP, travelers arriving to Malaysia from countries reporting …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 21, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 21, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Malaysia Travel Advisory (Update) Malaysia Travel Advisory – Level 4: Do Not Travel On April 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 “Do Not Travel” Advisory for Malaysia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 13, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 13, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders and Expired Social Visit Passes (Update) Movement Control Orders A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will continue to be in effect through April 28 in the following states and federal territories: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, and Kelantan. A …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (April 8, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert April 8, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  U.S. Citizens in Malaysia Holding Expired Social Visit Passes   (IMPORTANT REMINDER)  In January 2021, the Malaysian authorities informed the U.S. Embassy that foreign nationals currently in Malaysia with social visit passes that expired on or after January 1, 2020 will have a grace period of 14 working days after the end of the Movement Control Order (which, at the time, was scheduled to end on March …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 31, 2021 )

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 31, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Conditional and Recovery Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will continue to be in effect through April 14 in the following states and federal territories: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, and Kelantan. A CMCO will be in …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 11, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 11, 2021   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia (NEW) Malaysian Immigration Update for Expatriate Teachers and their Dependents The Malaysian authorities informed the U.S. Embassy on March 9, 2021 that the Malaysian Immigration Department has updated its policy pertaining to expatriate teachers and their dependents.  Per the guidance received from Immigration, expatriate teachers …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (March 4, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert March 4, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Conditional and Recovery Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be in effect from March 5 until March 18 in the following states and federal territories: Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, and Kelantan. A …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (February 18, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert February 18, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Order (UPDATED) The Movement Control Order (MCO) currently in effect in all Malaysian states other than Sarawak has been extended for the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur and the states of Selangor, Johor, and Penang through March 4, 2021. From …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (February 3, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert February 3, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Order (UPDATED) The Movement Control Order currently in effect in all Malaysian states other than Sarawak has been extended through February 18, 2021. All districts in Sarawak are subject to a CMCO through February 14, 2021 except for Sibu, which …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 22, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 22, 2021    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) The Movement Control Order currently in effect in Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, Kelantan, and Sabah has been extended through February 4.  In addition, the following states remain subject to a Movement Control Order through February 4: Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis and Negeri Sembilan (all of the states listed above, the “MCO Areas”). …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 20, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 20, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) The following states are subject to a Movement Control Order from January 22 until February 4: Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu, Perlis, and Negeri Sembilan. The following states remain subject to a Movement Control Order through January 26: Penang, …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 16, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 16, 2021    Event: COVID-19  Location: Malaysia (NEW) COVID-19 Test Requirement for Travel to the United States Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 12, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 12, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders (UPDATED) On January 11, 2021, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced the implementation of a Movement Control Order from January 13 (12:01 am) until January 26 in the following states: Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 4, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 4, 2021 Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders On January 1, 2021, the Government of Malaysia extended the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through March 31, 2021. (Updated) The Malaysian authorities have updated the U.S. Embassy that foreign nationals with expired social visit passes currently in Malaysia may leave Malaysia …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (January 1, 2021)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert January 1, 2021 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Happy New Year! Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders (Updated) On January 1, 2021, the Government of Malaysia extended the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through March 31, 2021. The U.S. Embassy was informed on December 31, 2020 that as of January 1, 2021, …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 23, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 23, 2020 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders and Updated Quarantine Requirements On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020. The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 7, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 7, 2020    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Recovery/Conditional/Enhanced Movement Control Orders  On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020. The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO restrictions, including …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (December 1, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert December 1, 2020  Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia   (Updated) Recovery/Conditional Movement Control Orders  On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (November 9, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert November 9, 2020    Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia  Recovery Movement Control Order On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with any of the RMCO …

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U.S. Embassy KL – Weather Alert (Cyclone Season)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Weather Alert October 30, 2020   Location: Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean begins November 1, 2020 and ends on April 30, 2021. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in tropical cyclone-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. Actions …

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Make Sure Your Vote Counts! 

I mailed my ballot, how do I know if it is received? As the election approaches, one question we frequently receive is how absentee voters in Malaysia can check the status of their ballots.  The best way to do so is to contact your  district’s election office  directly and inquire.    My ballot will not arrive on time, what now? If you …

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Virtual Voting Assistance on Zoom!

Virtual Voting Assistance on Zoom! The Federal Voting Assistance Program is offering recurring virtual voting assistance via Zoom for the next two weeks to provide direct support to overseas citizens.  Voters can participate in any of the meetings and speak with an FVAP voting Ambassador who can answer questions about absentee voting, including inquiries about …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP! 

Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP! There are only a few weeks remaining before the elections, so if you want to make your vote count, you need to act immediately.  If you plan to send your ballot to the United States via the U.S. Embassy’s diplomatic pouch, we urge you to submit your sealed ballot as soon as …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 13, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 13, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia   Recovery Movement Control Order On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  Failure to comply with …

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Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP!

Message to U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballots in ASAP!  There are only a few weeks remaining before the elections, so if you want to make your vote count, you need to act immediately.   In our experience, it takes roughly four weeks to get your ballot from the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to various states in the United States.  You …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (October 9, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert October 9, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  Under the RMCO, some restrictions were lifted, including the requirement to obtain a police permit and Embassy letter for interstate travel.  The Malaysian Ministry …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 29, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert September 29, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia From 27 September 2020 to 10 October 2020, all individuals arriving to Peninsular Malaysia from Sabah will be required to undergo enhanced screening, including COVID-19 testing upon arrival and mandatory quarantine until a negative COVID-19 test result is issued by the Malaysian Ministry …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require voted ballots to reach …

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2020 Elections Information

The 2020 U.S. general elections will be held on November 3. At the federal level, voters will choose a U.S. president, 35 members of the U.S. Senate and all 435 voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives. At the state level, 11 governorships are up for grabs this year, as are more than 5,000 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Many states have begun sending out ballots via email. Make sure you check your spam/junk email folder so your ballot does n

UPDATE: Many states have begun sending out ballots via email. Make sure you check your spam/junk email folder so your ballot does not slip through the cracks!   In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 elections are as early as October 5th.  We recommend that you complete a   Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as an overseas …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 17, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Health Alert September 17, 2020   Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28, 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) through December 31, 2020.  On September 16, the Immigration Department of Malaysia  announced  that foreign travelers with long-term passes may now enter Malaysia with approval by the …

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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert (September 5, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur – Health Alert September 5, 2020 Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia On August 28 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which will now be in effect through December 31, 2020. As of September 7, 2020, foreign nationals from 23 countries, including the United States, …

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Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4 

Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4      Be an active voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week!   In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 elections are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend that you complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (August 28, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 28, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 On August 28 2020, the Prime Minister announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which will now be in effect through December 31, 2020. All foreign nationals, with limited exceptions, are restricted from entry into Malaysia until …

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Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur 

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminds U.S. citizens of a continuing crime trend in Malaysia.  There have been a number of recent reports of assaults/attempted robberies on lone pedestrians by individuals, typically young males on motorbikes. There have been two recent incidents in neighborhoods near the U.S. Embassy, most recently on August 10, 2020. The U.S. Embassy reminds the U.S. citizen community of common safety precautions, …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (August 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 NOTE: The Malaysian Ministry of Defense instituted a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020.  The National Security Council released an infographic on August 5, 2020 identifying 14 categories of spaces where masks are required including mosques and prayer halls, houses of …

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Alert: Updated Level 3 Travel Advisory for Malaysia

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 7, 2020 ) Location:  Malaysia Event: Updated Level 3 Travel Advisory for Malaysia Malaysia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Malaysia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 30, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 30, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 NOTE: The Malaysian Ministry of Defence will institute a mandatory mask requirement effective August 1, 2020 in crowded areas and on public transportation.  Failure to comply may result in a RM 1,000 (USD $235) fine or jail time. Countries around …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 22, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 22, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world continue to experience COVID-19 outbreaks and are implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little warning.  …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 15, 2020)

Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Countries around the world continue to experience COVID-19 outbreaks and are implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little warning.  Travelers should closely monitor the situation in Malaysia and other transit countries before …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (July 2, 2020 )

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 2, 2020) Event: COVID-19  Location: Malaysia  Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Travelers should closely monitor …

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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 24, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 24, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 16, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 16, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 10, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 10, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (June 3, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   Countries around the world are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and border closures with little advance notice.  U.S. citizens …

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Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 19, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 19, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 14, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 14, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 12, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 12, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (May 2, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 2, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 30, 2020)

Event: COVID-19 Location: Malaysia Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 27, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 27, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 22, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 22, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 20, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 20, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 17, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 17, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 16, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 16, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 15, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 15, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 14, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 14, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 13, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 13, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.    International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 12, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 12, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 11, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 11, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts.    International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 10, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 10, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 9, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 9, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 8, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19  Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts.   International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 6, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 6, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 5, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 5, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 4, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 4, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 Please help us share this information with other U.S. Citizens in Malaysia that may not be registered for these alerts. International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 International commercial flight options currently exist in Malaysia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert  –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 3, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens who may not be registered for these alerts. As of April 2, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 3,116 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 55 individuals have died, …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 2, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 2, 2020) Location: Malaysia Event: COVID-19 As of April 1, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,908 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Among these, 45 individuals have died, 102 are in the ICU, and 645 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal  and …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 1, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 1, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 31, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,766 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Among these, 43 individuals have died, …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 31, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 31, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 30, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,626 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 37 individuals have died, 94 are in the ICU, and 479 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 30, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 30, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 30, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,470 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 35 individuals have died, 73 are in the ICU, and 388 have fully recovered.   For more …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 29, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 As of March 29, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,320 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 27 individuals have died, 73 are in the ICU, and 320 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal and visit our Embassy webpage …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 28, 2020)

Note: You will receive an updated version of this alert each day until further notice. As of March 27, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,161 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 26 individuals have died, 54 are in the ICU, and 259 have fully recovered.  For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s  COVID-19 Portal and  visit our Embassy …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 27, 2020) 

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 27, 2020)  Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 As of March 26, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,031 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 23 individuals have died, 45 are in the ICU, and 213 have fully recovered.  Thirty-four percent of hospital beds are …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 26, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 26, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event:  COVID-19 As of March 25, 2020, the Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,796 cases of COVID-19 in the country.  Among these, 19 individuals have died, 45 are in the ICU, and 199 have fully recovered.  Thirty-four percent of hospital beds are in use throughout Malaysia (this …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 24, 2020)

Health Alert –  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 24, 2020) Location:  Malaysia  Event:  COVID-19 The Malaysian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,624 cases of COVID-19 in the country as of March 24, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 – Avoid Non-Essential Travel  – Notice for Malaysia. On March 19, 2020, the State Department issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel.  The Department of …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (March 17, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 17, 2020) Location:  Malaysia Event: On March 17, 2020, the Malaysia government announced 673 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The government of Malaysia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (February 16, 2020)

Location: Malaysia Event: Health Alert – COVID-19  The Ministry of Health in Malaysia announced today that one U.S. citizen who was a passenger aboard the Westerdam ship docked in Cambodia tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Malaysia to 22. The Government of Malaysia confirmed that no additional passengers from the …

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Coronavirus Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (February 5, 2020)

Location: Malaysia Event: Health Alert – Coronavirus Update #3 At this time there are twelve confirmed patients who are being closely monitored with Coronavirus in Malaysia; no deaths are reported.  Additionally, news reports state that health officials have responded to a suspected case at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) complex this afternoon.  The patient was transported …

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Health Alert – Coronavirus and Suspension of Entry into the United States

Location: Malaysia Event:  Health Alert – Coronavirus and Suspension of Entry into the United States The Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for China following a decision by the World Health Organization to declare the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.  Do not travel to China due to the …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur January 31, 2020 Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31 on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy front entrance will be closed to all pedestrian traffic beginning …

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Location: Malaysia Event: Coronavirus Outbreak in China The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Hubei Province in China, including Wuhan, due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, which can be spread from person to person. Media report that the Health …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!   Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10 on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy front entrance will be closed to all pedestrian traffic beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the completion of the demonstration. There …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur January 4, 2020

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is aware of heightened security tensions in the Middle East. U.S. citizens are advised to maintain a high level of vigilance, review their personal security plans, vary routes, and remain alert to their surroundings. Please remember that it is illegal for foreigners to participate in demonstrations in Malaysia, …

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Security Alert: Planned Demonstrations

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Alert: Planned Demonstrations August 23, 2019 Location: Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur Event: Planned demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Little India, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.   Local police have advised the public to avoid the Brickfields area during these demonstrations. Actions to Take: …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A planned demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, June 8, 2018, beginning at approximately 2:00 PM in front of the U.S. Embassy.  The estimated crowd size is 400-to-600 participants, but this number could grow.  The demonstration is expected to start at approximately 2:00 PM and is anticipated to last one hour. U.S. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur would like to advise U.S. citizens that a planned demonstration will take place in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday, May 18, 2018.  Due to the fact that this demonstration was quickly organized this week we do not have an accurate assessment of the crowd …

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U.S. Embassy Closure on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and Friday, May 11, 2018

Due to the newly announced public holidays in Malaysia,  U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur is closed for routine consular services on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and Friday, May 11, 2018. For emergency assistance regarding the death, arrest or serious injury of an American citizen when the Consular Section is closed, please telephone +6 03-2168-5000 . Assistance: U.S. Embassy …

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Planned Demonstration Friday – April 13, 2018

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur (April 12, 2018) Location: U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Event:  A small planned demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, April 13, 2018, beginning at approximately 2:00 PMin front of the U.S. Embassy.  The demonstration is anticipated to last one hour. U.S. government personnel are advised that the Embassy front …

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Travel Safety Tips and Immigration Requirements

Now that spring break and summer vacation are approaching, the U.S. Embassy would like to advise all U.S. citizens in Malaysia about the following travel safety tips and immigration requirements: Before you travel, make sure your U.S. passport has at least 6 months validity and has 2 blank pages Enroll in STEP ( https://step.state.gov/step/ ) for …

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Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov

This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the November 2018 general election ballot. To register and request your absentee ballot, visit  FVAP.gov  to complete a Federal Post …

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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Update March 29, 2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection. For a world map …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Town Hall in Penang for U.S. Citizens On December 7, 2016 – CANCELLED

The U.S. Embassy Town Hall scheduled for December 7, 2016 has been cancelled due to insufficient interest. We plan to reschedule a similar event in conjunction with our regular American Citizen Services outreach in early 2017.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the U.S. Embassy at (+6 03) 2168-5000 or visit the …

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U.S. Embassy Town Hall for American Citizens Living in Penang

The Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Consul General and other embassy representatives will hold a town hall event for U.S. Citizens in Penang on November 5 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Embassy representatives will discuss services offered for U.S. Citizens and answer questions from participants. Limited consular services (passport applications and notarials) will also be …

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Consular Services in Kota Kinabalu By Appointment, October 15

A Representative from the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will visit Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday morning, October 15 to conduct limited consular services. U.S. citizens can also meet with the representative to ask questions on any consular issues. The representative will take applications for U.S. passports renewals and prepare notarials. Appointments are required for …

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