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Immigration and Checkpoint Authority

Cessation of Acceptance of Malaysia Restricted Passports

07-Feb-2006  filed under Case Detected at Checkpoints
The Malaysia Immigration Department (MI) stopped issuing and renewing MRPs on 1 Jan 2005 and declared that MRPs would not be valid for travel after 31 Dec 2006. 

In line with the international practice requiring all travel documents to have a validity of at least 6 months upon arrival, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will cease accepting MRP as a valid travel document to Singapore with effect from 1 July 2006. Malaysian travellers who intend to travel to Singapore, as well as those who intend to apply for any immigration facilities, on and after 1 July 2006 are required to produce valid Malaysia International Passports (MIPs).

Singapore Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders (e.g. Long Term Social Visit Pass and Dependant's Pass holders) currently holding MRPs are required to have the valid re-entry permit / pass endorsements in their MRPs transferred to valid MIPs at the relevant departments so as to facilitate clearance at the checkpoints.