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User currently offlineEmirates029 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 179 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

This question might seem a bit random, but how is passport control arranged at key Malaysian airports like Kuala Lumpur? Is there one queue for 'Malaysian passports' and then an 'Others' queue? Or is there a different arrangement?
I heard there is a special queue for UK passport holders?

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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

From memory, there are 3 types of lanes. One for Malaysians, one for foreigners and one for Premium passengers (such pax are given a ticket at checkin which they have to present at the counter otherwise they will not be served).

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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Malaysians have the E-passport one, they just place passport on scanner and are cleared quickly


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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2574 times:

Our passport may look no different from other countries but it contains an embedded chip on the back cover. Malaysian citizens entering or leaving the country will not have their passport stamped, they only need to scan it through the reader to open the security barrier.



User currently offlineMCOGVADCA From China, joined Oct 2006, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2562 times:

but if you don't have the a malaysian passport, customs at KLIA can be a nightmare. I've had to wait an hour+ on multiple occasions. Though I must say I was quite impressed (read: jealous) of the nifty e-passports, what other countries have them?


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User currently offlineReality From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2557 times:

I was just in KL last month. As a US citizen I have no special Passport. Upon arrival, there were two sections--one for Malaysian citizens and one for all others. I arrived about 8:00 PM or a Saturday night. The line was short, the officials friendly, and I was thru in about 2 minutes. When I left Malaysia on a Tuesday evening at about 7:00 PM, there was a cultural program with dancing and singing in the departure lounge. I went thru passport control in less than 1 minute. All in all, Malaysia is a very friendly country and the KL is beautiful and efficient.

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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4757 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2553 times:

Quoting Emirates029 (Thread starter):
I heard there is a special queue for UK passport holders?

What is so special about UK passport holders that they have a line all to themselves?



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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
What is so special about UK passport holders that they have a line all to themselves?

If that were to happen it definitely wont go too well with this year's patriotic mood as Malaysia celebrates 50 years of independence from UK  Smile. Even in Australia, NZ or Canada where the Queen is their Head of State, I don't recall a special immigration line just for the Brits?


User currently offlineWorkFlyer From New Zealand, joined Dec 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Quoting KEno (Reply 7):
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
What is so special about UK passport holders that they have a line all to themselves?

If that were to happen it definitely wont go too well with this year's patriotic mood as Malaysia celebrates 50 years of independence from UK . Even in Australia, NZ or Canada where the Queen is their Head of State, I don't recall a special immigration line just for the Brits?

I agree, why would there be a special line for UK passport holders? Malaysia has not been a "colony" since it was Malaya, and that was a while ago. (50 years). You are right about NZ, Aussie and Canada, there are no special lines for UK passport holders, and nor should there be. Because we too , like Malaysia are independent nations, even if the Queen is still our nominal head of state.

I hope to be in KL in June, my first trip back to Malaysia in 12 years.


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Immigration was a breeze even I am a US passport holder. It even goes faster at places like Bangkok or Tokyo cause I am certified Pre-Boarder and lets see a MAAS (Meet And ASsist) I just request that agent meet me at jetway, they take my passport and I skip the lines.  Smile


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User currently offlineIsz1 From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 86 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

There are 2 type of passport lanes in key malaysian airports (KUL, BKI, KCH):
1) Malaysian Passport lanes

2) Foreign Passport holder lanes
divided into several lanes
- individual lanes
- family/group lanes (KUL)
- premier lanes (KUL)
- air crew/flight crew lanes
- APEC/Diplomatic lanes (KUL)
- Special lanes - for foreign workers n etc. (KUL)

As for foreigners entering state of Sarawak, they need to fill in the immigration/customs form and go through immigration counters in KCH, MYY, SBW or etc for the second time.



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