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

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
Health Alert

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 may now be approved to depart Malaysia for the summer school holiday and return to Malaysia thereafter.

Interested expatriate teachers should apply for advance Immigration authorization via My Entry.  If approved, the Malaysian Immigration approval letter will be valid for 90 days, and both exit and return to Malaysia must take place within this 90 day window of validity.  Those wishing to remain outside Malaysia longer than 90 days should initially apply only for exit approval, and then apply separately for entry approval once they are ready to return to Malaysia.

Please contact the Expatriate Services Division of the Immigration Department of Malaysia directly with further questions at +603 8880 1449 or esdhelpdesk@imi.gov.my.


Consular Services
If you are a U.S. citizen with a life or death emergency (e.g. victim of a violent crime, arrest, reporting a death of a U.S. citizen) you may reach us at +60-3-2168-5000 or via email at: KLACS@state.gov.

Please note that most routine Consular Services at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur are suspended due to the CMCO in effect in Kuala Lumpur. We are currently scheduling limited urgent appointments for U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services.  Please complete this form  https://bit.ly/2SPVSFf to request an appointment, making sure to note the nature of your urgency.

We are allowing collection of U.S. passports, passport cards, and Consular Reports of Births Abroad (CRBA) from 2-4 PM on Monday and Wednesday with no appointment required.

We will announce further resumption of services via alerts to registered U.S. citizens in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and on our Embassy website.


Conditional and Recovery Movement Control Orders
For additional information, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.


Malaysian Entry Requirements, Quarantine Process, and Immigration Services
For additional information, please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.


COVID-19 Information
For more information regarding COVID-statistics in Malaysia, please review the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Portal and visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 – Avoid All Travel Travel Health Notice for Malaysia.  The Department of State Travel Advisory for Malaysia is Level 3 – “Reconsider Travel” due to COVID-19.


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