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  MALAYSIA'S NEW CURRENCY CONTROL INFORMATION
With effect from 1 October 1998, all travellers are required to fill in the Travellers Declaration Form (TDF) on arrival/departure.

Residents and Non-Residents are allowed to bring in not more than RM1,000 in cash and an unlimited amount of foreign currency.

Residents leaving Malaysia can take out up to RM1,000 in cash and foreign notes including travellers cheques not more than the equivalent of RM10,000 on departure.

Non Residents are only allowed to take out amounts less than or equivalent to the sums they have declared  upon entry.

The new measure is the result of Bank Negara Malaysia's Exchange Control Measure's Implementation Plan to regain monetary independence in the current world economic environment and to stabilise the country's economy.

A Resident means:-

• a citizen of Malaysia, including a person who has obtained permanent resident status outside Malaysia but is residing in Malaysia.
• a not citizen of Malaysia who has obtained permanent resident status in Malaysia and is residing permanently in Malaysia.


A 'Non Resident' means any person other than a resident. Note: A citizen of Malaysia , who has obtained permanent resident status outside Malaysia and is residing outside Malaysia is a non resident.


Where to obtain the Travellers Declaration Form (TDF):

• Malaysia Embassies/High Commissions
• Tourism Malaysia Offices.
• All entry/exits points.
• Airports.



What To Do With the Travellers Declaration Form (TDF) On Arrival.

• Complete your TDF prior to immigration clearance.
• Submit the completed TDF to the Immigration Officer for endorsement.
• When the TDF is returned to you by the Immigration Officer DO NOT REMOVE it from your passport.



On Departure

• Complete your TDF prior to immigration clearance.
• Submit the completed TDF to the Immigration Officer for endorsement and retention.



Failure to declare is an offence. Prohibited amount in the possession of a travellers may be seized.

Should your need to carry ringgit notes, foreign currency notes and traveller's cheques in excess of the permitted limits, prior written permission may be obtained from:-

Head of Department
Balance of Payment Department
Bank Negara Malaysia
Jalan Dato' Onn
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 603-291-0772
Fax : 603-293-7732
       
     

 

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