DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Passport (copy of photograph page, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pages and stamped by immigration - date of entry)
  • Work Permit
  • Visa for Employment and Residence
  • Customs Form No. 1 (eight copies) signed by customer
  • Letter from employer in Malaysia stating reason for import, job function and approximate duration of stay
  • Inventory (original or a copy ) must correspond EXACTLY to contents of shipment
  • Separate list of electrical items, appliances and new items. (Not to be omitted from the inventory. Please clearly state the brand, model, country of origin, voltage and price.)
  • Letter of Authorization to Destination Agent, signed by customer, to clear shipment

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN THE COUNTRY AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE TO SIGN DOCUMENTS
  • All shipments subject to 100% Customs examination
  • Used household goods duty-free if:
    • Customer has owned goods for a minimum of three months and will not dispose of them for at least six months
    • Customer is a foreigner holding a Work Permit or
    • Customer is a Malaysian who has been out of the country for a continuous period over 12 months

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • All electrical items require Import Permit
  • All items less than six months old are taxed and dutiable (original invoices with value are required)
  • Video cassettes and films
    • Subject to review by the Film Censorship Board
    • Additional charges are for the customer's account
  • Precious metal objects
  • Plants require Phytosanitary Certificate and approval from the Ministry of Agriculture
  • Computers are tax free, limited to no more than three imported per family, cannot be sold within one year of import, and require an Import License
  • Alcohol and cigarettes are subject to high import duties

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Firearms, dangerous weapons, fireworks, explosives, ammunition and knives
  • Narcotics and drugs (violators subject to Death Penalty)
  • Foodstuffs
  • Pornographic or politically sensitive material (in the form of books, videos, films, etc.)
  • Gold bullion
  • Telephone and fax equipment (permit required)
  • Short wave radios
  • Satellite dish
  • Nothing from Israel is allowed into Malaysia
  • Any literature on communism is prohibited

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Import highly discouraged
  • All motor vehicles (new or used) are subject to Customs duties, are highly taxed and require an Import Permit
  • The permit must be granted before the vehicle is shipped
  • Motor vehicles over five years old are prohibited
  • Documents required:
    • Original ownership certificate
    • Customs Form No. 1 (eight copies)
    • Insurance Policy
    • Original and copy of passport of owner
    • Letter from owner stating reason to import vehicles
    • Invoice, if vehicle is new

PETS

  • Dogs/cats/birds are permitted and require an Import Permit (prior to the animal's arrival)
  • Health Certificate (issued within seven days of flight, and must state that animal comes from a rabies free area)
  • Vaccination Certificate required (must show proof that vaccination was administered between 30 to 180 days prior to the flight)
    • Must note breed, age, color, name of pet and owner and flight details
  • One month quarantine (minimum one week advance notice required for kennel/quarantine space)
    • After two weeks animal may be released to spend the remainder of the quarantine time at home in quarantine