MACS

1.     WHAT IS MACS?

Inline to support the economic development of Iskandar Region, MACS is developed to cater fast-track immigration clearance for non Malaysia investors, business persons and professionals.

The scope of MACS facility is expanded to frequent traveler of Citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore and also for those who have been issued with the relevant long term immigration pass and frequently travel within Malaysia and Singapore for the purpose of working, studying and staying in Malaysia.

Hence, MACS holders can benefit faster immigration processing via access to dedicated entry and exit MACS lanes at:

i.    Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, Johor Bahru
ii.   Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar, Tanjung Kupang, Johor

MACS holders will also be excluded from the requirement of completing the immigration arrival card (IMM.26). Consequently, entry and exit to/from Malaysia records shall be made online and the usage of passport pages for stamping will be minimized.

Spouses and dependents (children) of MACS holders are also entitled to apply this facility with the condition that they have been issued with the relevant immigration pass.

Note: MACS is simply a form of fast-track facilitation and does not act as an immigration pass or visa. Visitors are still required to obtain visa (if applicable) and will be issued with relevant immigration pass.

2.     PERIOD OF STAY

MACS holders are entitled to enter and remain in Malaysia according to the duration as stated in the relevant immigration pass issued.

3.     MACS STICKER

Issued to Long Term Immigration Pass Holders

Issued to non-Malaysian daily trippers (involved with the development of Iskandar Region projects) that have been endorsed with long term immigration pass (i.e: Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, Student Pass, Temporary Working Visit Pass) in order to work or provide related services that shall benefit and contribute to the development of Iskandar Region.

4.    VALIDITY AND FEE OF MACS STICKER

MACS sticker shall be valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance. A RM30.00 fee is charged for every issuance. Payment must be made in cash form.

5.    RENEWAL OF MACS STICKER

MACS sticker must be activated upon its expiry date. For cases of lost and stolen passports, a new / ‘fresh’ sticker will be issued in the new passport.

6.    ELIGIBILITY

MACS applicants who are involved with the development of Iskandar Region Projects are required to meet the terms and conditions as follows:

  1. Non-Malaysian citizens who are sponsored by a Malaysian company (or company based in Malaysia) and directly involved the in the development and projects/ activities related to Iskandar Region;
  2. In possess of an international passport with minimum validity of two (2) years;
  3. Non-listed in the Immigration Suspect List;
  4. Has been issued with a relevant long term immigration pass
  5. Entry Visa (if applicable – relevant to visa required citizens)

7.    HOW TO APPLY?

Application forms are available online at Immigration Malaysia’s web site at www.imi.gov.my and at Iskandar Malaysia’ s web site at www.iskandarmalaysia.com.my (only for applicants involved in Iskandar Malaysia). Hardcopy forms can also be obtained at the MACS One Stop Center (OSC).

Completed application forms must be printed, verified by the Malaysian sponsor and endorsed by the IRDA representative (only applicable for MACS – Iskandar Malaysia applicant).

MACS – Iskandar Malaysia applicants are required to submit the completed application forms at IRDA’s office.

Means to provide photograph (with light colored background) during     application:

i.    Upload photograph during application process via online; or
ii.    Furnish hardcopy photograph at registration counter.

Applicants are required to be self-present during application process. Failure of attendance as well as furnishing a completed application form (including relevant supporting documents) may result delayed of process.

8.    CHECKLIST

The checklist for MACS applications are as follows:

New application/Renewal/Lost/Stolen Case

  1. Completed application form
  2. Supporting documents :-
    1. Relevant Long Term Immigration Pass (Student Pass)
    2. Entry Visa (where applicable)
    3. Official receipt / letter of company sponsor (Letter of Confirmation of Study from SPS / Faculty)
  3. Photograph (1) – passport size
  4. Original Passport
  5. RM 30.00 processing fee per year (cash in RM only)
9.     CLIENT CHARTER

Completed MACS application shall be processed on the same working day.

10.  MACS APPLICATION COUNTER

Contact details    :    Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
#G-01, Block 8
Danga Bay, Jalan Skudai
80200 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Tel No: +607-2333000
Fax No: +607-2333001
E-mail: macs@irda.com.my
—-> Access to MACS at MACS Online Application