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WHAT IS IMMIGRATION LAW ?
Immigration deals with sometimes complicated and ever changing laws controlling entry in Malaysia.
Immigration law is the nation's border gatekeeper. The law determines who may enter, the duration of stay, when they must leave, whether a person is an alien, their duties and obligations in Malaysia.
The main legislation governing the Malaysia immigration is the Immigration Act 1959/1963.
The Immigration Act 1959/1963 governs the admission into and departure from Malaysia, entry permits, procedures on arrival in Malaysia, removal from Malaysia, offenses and special provisions for East Malaysia.
There are also others immigration rules and regulations such as the Passport Act 1966 and Immigration (Exemption) Order 1963.
WHICH IS THE GOVERNING BODY GIVING PERMISSION TO ENTER MALAYSIA ?
The Immigration Department Malaysia has a duty to keep out aliens who have a criminal record, aliens who are not able to finance themselves and people who are lying about their intentions for coming to Malaysia.
To enter Malaysia, generally the Malaysian Embassy or Consulate in your home country will give you a visa, stamped into your Passport.
WHO CAN ENTER MALAYSIA ?
A Malaysia citizen and a person
is permitted to enter Malaysia.