These categories are currently being reviewed by Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia, but in the meantime, here is the full list as confirmed by Senior Minister of Defense Hishammudin Hussein.

After taking into consideration recent public feedback and views on Malaysia's MyTravelPass programme, the National Security Council has directed Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (Immigration Department of Malaysia/JIM) to review the categories of applications that can be given permission directly without having to apply for approval through the programme.

This move comes following a meeting of the Pandemic Management Special Committee meeting yesterday, Senior Minister of Defense Hishammudin Hussein said on Thursday (16 September).

JIM will present the proposal to the MKN's COVID-19 Technical Committee.

"In the meantime, I would also like to clarify that from 7 October 2020 to 10 September 2021, JIM has received a total of 356,510 applications. Of that number, 208,509 were approved; 127,465 were rejected; 6,697 were cancelled personally by the applicant; and 13,000 applications are being processed by three task forces," the Minister added.

Based on the information from JIM, he shared that there are four factors that can cause the application to be rejected:

  1. The applicant's name is on the list of suspects by JIM;
  2. Incomplete documentation;
  3. Uploaded documents cannot be read; and
  4. Forged documents.

Minister Hishammudin reminded that application through MyTravelPass must be made 14 days before the expected day of departure, on the MyTravelPass portal.

Minister Hishammudin further stated: "On the issue of some airlines stipulating that passengers show MyTravelPass even if they are in the category of not having to apply, I would like to emphasise that the companies concerned should not do so. I have asked the Minister of Transport, YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong to inform the companies to follow the guidelines that have been set."

Apart from the above, the minister has reiterated the categories that require, as well as categories that don't require, application for approval through MyTravelPass, as follows:

Categories that need approval

  1. New citizens that get an offer to work or study abroad.
  2. Students wishing to sit for examinations abroad.
  3. Attend meetings / seminars / business affairs abroad.
  4. Participate in sports exhibitions / competitions / training abroad by submitting a letter of support from the regulatory Agency.
  5. Emergency care of immediate family members (death / family member due to accident / illness).
  6. Spouse / Fiancé Visa Holders (marriage not legally registered).
  7. Participate in humanitarian / religious aid missions by submitting a letter of approval obtained from the JPM Joint Committee, as well as other relevant supporting documents.

Categories that do not need approval

  1. Diplomats and officers of the Malaysian Embassy who will / return to work abroad including their respective dependents.
  2. Students and dependents who continue their studies provided they have a valid student visa or dependent visa.
  3. Overseas Long Term Pass Holders (Permanent Resident / Resident Pass / Work Pass etc.).
  4. Work with petroleum companies and shipping companies that need to sign-on on ships overseas.
  5. Accompanying students abroad for study purposes, limited to two escorts only. Escorts need to travel out together with the students.

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Minister Hishammudin's original statement in Bahasa Melayu, taken from JIM's 

Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Khas Pengurusan Pandemik semalam telah membincangkan maklum balas dan pandangan orang ramai berhubung program MyTravelPass di bawah Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) dan dikendalikan oleh Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM).

Susulan perbincangan berkenaan, saya ingin memaklumkan bahawa Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) telah meminta JIM supaya mengkaji semula kategori-kategori permohonan yang boleh diberi kebenaran terus tanpa perlu memohon kelulusan melalui MyTravelPass.

JIM akan membentangkan cadangan berkenaan kepada Jawatankuasa Teknikal COVID-19 MKN.

Dalam pada itu, saya juga ingin menjelaskan bahawa dari 7 Oktober 2020 hingga 10 September 2021, JIM telah menerima sebanyak 356,510 permohonan. Daripada jumlah berkenaan, 208,509 telah diluluskan; 127,465 telah ditolak; 6,697 dibatalkan sendiri oleh pemohon; dan 13,000 permohonan sedang diproses oleh 3 task force.

Berdasarkan makluman daripada JIM, terdapat empat (4) faktor yang boleh menyebabkan permohonan ditolak iaitu nama berada dalam senarai syak oleh JIM; dokumen tidak lengkap; dokumen yang dimuatnaik tidak boleh dibaca; dan dokumen dipalsukan.

Sekali lagi diingatkan, permohonan melalui MyTravelPass haruslah dibuat 14 hari sebelum hari jangkaan untuk berlepas. Permohonan tersebut perlu dibuat secara atas talian di portal berikut: (https://mtp.imi.gov.my).

Mengenai isu beberapa syarikat penerbangan yang meletakkan syarat supaya penumpang menunjukkan MyTravelPass walaupun mereka berada dalam kategori yang tidak perlu membuat permohonan, ingin saya tegaskan bahawa syarikat-syarikat berkenaan tidak sepatutnya berbuat sedemikian. Saya telah minta Menteri Pengangkutan, YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong untuk memaklumkan kepada syarikat-syarikat berkenaan agar mengikut garis panduan yang telah ditetapkan.

Sementara itu, berikut merupakan kategori-kategori yang perlu dan tidak perlu memohon kelulusan melalui MyTravelPass seperti yang telah dijelaskan beberapa kali oleh JIM sebelum ini. Senarai kategori ialah seperti di Lampiran A.

Lampiran A: kategori yang perlu dan tidak perlu memohon kelulusan melalui MyTravelPass

Perlu

  1. Warganegara yang baru mendapat tawaran bekerja atau belajar di luar negara.
  2. Pelajar yang ingin menduduki peperiksaan di luar negara.
  3. Menghadiri mesyuarat / seminar / urusan perniagaan di luar negara.
  4. Menyertai pameran / pertandingan sukan / latihan di luar negara dengan mengemukakan surat sokongan daripada Agensi kawal selia.
  5. Urusan kecemasan ahli keluarga terdekat (kematian / ahli keluarga ditimpa kemalangan / sakit).
  6. Pemegang Visa Pasangan / Tunangan (perkahwinan yang tidak didaftarkan secara sah).
  7. Menyertai misi bantuan kemanusiaan / keagamaan dengan mengemukakan surat kelulusan yang telah diperoleh daripada Jawatankuasa Bersama JPM serta dokumen sokongan lain yang berkaitan.

Tidak perlu

  1. Diplomat dan pegawai Kedutaan Malaysia yang akan / kembali bertugas di luar negara termasuk tanggungan masing-masing.
  2. Pelajar dan tanggungan yang meneruskan pengajian dengan syarat memiliki visa pelajar atau visa tanggungan yang sah.
  3. Pemegang Pas Jangka Panjang di luar Negara (Pemastautin Tetap / Pas Residen / Pas Kerja dan lain-lain)
  4. Bekerja dengan syarikat petroleum dan syarikat perkapalan yang perlu sign-on ke atas kapal di luar negara.
  5. Mengiringi pelajar ke luar negara bagi tujuan belajar dan terhad kepada dua (2) orang pengiring sahaja. Pengiring perlu melakukan perjalanan keluar bersama-sama pelajar pada masa yang sama.

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Image / Senior Minister of Defense Hishammudin Hussein's Facebook

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