Frequently Asked Questions

Passport/Visa

How do I renew my Malaysian passport here?


1. Consulate General of Malaysia, Los Angeles:

Both walk-in and mail in application are permitted. Once your application has been reviewed, it will be forwarded to the Immigration Office in New York for process. Processing time will take approximately 6-8 weeks.

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2. Consulate General of Malaysia, New York:

Malaysia Immigration Office is located in New York and it is the only producing office of Malaysia International Passport in the United States of America. Applicants must be present to submit applications. Mail-in application is not permitted.

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I'm interested to move back to Malaysia with my non-Malaysian spouse, which visa do I apply for my spouse?


Foreigner married to Malaysian can apply for a long term social visit pass also known as spouse visa. The Long Tern Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) is issued to the Spouse (Husband/Wife) of the Malaysian citizen to grant them a multiple entry visa for a period of up to 5 years, and also allows them to work in Malaysia without having to convert their visa to a working visa. Read more




I just completed my studies here. Can I extend my visa?


Certain F-1 students who receive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees may apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). Read more Further reading




Can I have 2 passports at the same time?


Malaysia does not recognize dual citizenship. You have to give up one if you are a Malaysian. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/22/muhyiddin-malaysians-are-not-allowed-dual-citizenship





MPBA

Who can join MPBA?


All Malaysians in NorCal.




Who can attend MPBA events?


We welcome Malaysians or friends of Malaysians to join our events.





Life in the Bay Area

Can I drive in California with a Malaysian driver's licence?


Visitors over 18 years old with a valid DL from their home state or country may drive in California without getting a California DL as long as their home state or country DL is valid. Source: DMV website




I'm a Malaysian married to a US Citizen in the US. How do I obtain a Malaysian marriage certificate.


Here's how to report your marriage to Malaysia and obtain a Malaysian marriage certificate. https://www.lawyerment.com/library/kb/Families/Marriage/1023.htm




Where do I buy my regular Malaysian ingredients or condiments such as sambal, pandan leaves etc?


Check out Ranch 99(especially the Cupertino branch), New Wing Yuan in Sunnyvale, Lion Market, Marina Market, Seafood City, Ori Deli in San Jose for various Indonesian and Malaysian products. Belacan, pandan leaves (frozen & fresh), sambals, spice packs for curries or laksa, Singaporean laksa instant noodle, Penang white curry instant noodle, white coffee packs, teh tariks packs, kaya, bak kut teh packs, Khong Guan biscuits, MILO etc can be found typically in the Indonesian or South East Asia product aisle.





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