Continue giving five-year visas to foreign spouses

A FEW months ago, I learned from Facebook groups that our immigration offices have stopped issuing five-year visas to foreign spouses of Malaysians without any reason. Those who have been getting five-year visas before this would mostly be given one-year visas now.

This policy change is most unnecessary and would only make more people go to the immigration offices, increasing the risks of Covid-19 infection not only for the visitors but also the officers.

It would also increase the workload of the immigration personnel who are already overwhelmed by their daily operations.

Even booking an appointment

to go to the immigration office is difficult as the designated website is often inaccessible.

Some claim it took them two weeks to successfully book a time slot.

Therefore, for the sake of everyone, I really hope the immigration offices would continue to issue five-year visas to foreign spouses, at least to those who have proven themselves to be law-abiding residents in Malaysia.


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