Biometric Access for Foreigners in Malaysia

Malaysia is all set to use biometric system on foreigners entering the country from next month, the Immigration Department has informed. However, Persons with Disabilities (OKU) and children below 12 years of age would be exempted from the system. For a start, the system would be installed at 61 of the 96 entry points into the country and the rest by end of the year, he told reporters here.

In another development, he said the department would introduce a system for Malaysians to renew their passports through its website. It was now being carried out in Klang Valley and would be expanded to other areas next month.