Moving to Malaysia

Moving to Malaysia

 

MALAYSIA

 

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

It is prohibited to import narcotics (death penalty for drug trafficking), non-branded drugs, pornographic publications, weapons, firearms & ammunition and gold bullion, short wave radios, telephones.

 

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS 

USEFUL INFORMATION

1. Port and Airport storage charges will be charged to the origin agent at cost if OBL and relevant clearance documents are not received our Agent prior to arrival of goods.
2.  Liquor & wine attract very high Malaysian Custom Duties.  We advise against importation to avoid complication in clearance.
3. All personal effects consignments are subject to 100% customs examination.

Personal Effects

Definition – Personal Effects is defined as own household and personal items proven and identifiable as being purchased at least 3 months or having being used six months prior to date of import.  Any items in the shipment which look new must be accompanied with purchase receipts as proof for customs upon arrival.  Any personal effects identified as new (less than 6 months old) will attract import duties.  The shipper must be in country prior to arrival of shipment to sign necessary documents such as approved permits for cars, National Electricity Board Permit for electrical appliances & other clearance documents required.
Used Personal & Household Effects brought into Malaysia, exempted from duties exempted by (a) foreigners who have valid Malaysian work permit / employment letter by Malaysian employer  (b) Returning Malaysians who have been out of country for a continuous period in excess of 3 months.

Import Declaration Requirements

  • The shipper must be in the country to sign the letter of Authorisation and to provide Approved Permits for cars, a copy of passport with entry stamp into Malaysia before arrival of goods.
  • Goods packed must tally with the packing list.
  • Any personal effects identified as new (less than 3 months old) will attract import duties.
  • Documents required are:  Ocean Bill of Lading, Malaysian Customs Form 1 (signed by shipper), Letter of Authorisation, Packing List, list of items requiring permits / licenses and copy of Insurance Policy (if any)
  • Consignee must arrive in Malaysia before shipment arrives at port of entry as a copy of passport and entry stamp into Malaysia are required before clearance can take place.
  • Returning Malaysians, having stayed abroad for more than 12 months continuously, may ship one of each used (for at least six months) household and personal item duty free. Items which look new require purchase receipts as proof to Customs upon clearance.
  • Foreign personnel may import shipments duty free as long as their items are owned and used for at least six months prior to arrival. Any items which looks new require receipts as proof to customs upon arrival. Copy of work permit or letter of employment from the local company, passport and latest entry stamp are required before clearance can take place.
  • A list of electrical items must be made together with brand, model, serial number, year purchased, and origin, to be submitted to us before shipment arrives at port of entry as an electrical permit is required before clearance.
  • Video tapes and CD’s require censorship approval at a charge of US$3.00/tape. If material is deemed not suitable for viewing in Malaysia, Customs are entitled to destroy such items.
  • Liquor and cigarettes are subject to heavy import duty.
  • For automobiles and motorcycles, shipper must obtain “approval permit” from the Ministry of Trade before shipping from origin.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Customs clearance is always completed at the port of entry and subject to 100% customs examination.
  • OBL, packing lists and owner contact in Malaysia at least five days before vessel arrival at port of entry in order to expedite normal customs clearance. Clearance will take about seven working days for full container loads or ten working days for NVOCC or LCL shipments.
  • Consolidation is not recommended; please contact us for instructions before container loading at origin.
  • Packing lists must have proper description of all contents and must be written in English.

Importation of car

  • Documents required for clearance are: Malaysian Approved Permit (AP) from the Ministry of Trade & Industry, Bill of Lading, letter of Authorisation, Malaysian Custom Form 1, Registration Card, Purchase Invoice.
  • Import duties are based on CIF value and/or second hand value as determined by Customs examination and valuation.
  • Partial exemption duties are subject to Treasury approval for Malaysian diplomats and government officers.  Full exemption may be offered for certified foreign diplomats, subject to application for exemption by respective Embassy.
  • General indication of import duties – where CIF value is less than RM 20,000 the Import Duty is 170% – 200% and sales vehicle is subject to tax 10%.  For more specific value please fax OUR Agent the make, model, year of manufacture and CIF value.  Assessment on the vehicle is subject to the discretion of Customs & Excise Department Officer at the time of clearance.
  • Under the new 2001 Budget, returning Malaysians will be exempted from duties and sales tax provided vehicle must be registered in the country of origin for at least 6 months in the name of either husband or wife.
  • Car in excess of 5 years old please fax details of vehicle for verification and approval by Ministry of International Trade & Industry.

 

PETS

The Vaccination / Health Certificate and Malaysian Import Permit is required.  Details of the pet (flight details, name, age, sex, colour & breed) and copy of vaccination and Health Certificate must be provided to us to apply for Malaysian Import Permit before pet can be imported into Malaysia.  No quarantine required for birds.  1 weeks advance notice is required before arrival to book kennel / quarantine accommodation.  The application of permit will be taken care of by OUR Agent and will fax the same to client.  Once consignment is booked, shipper will be assisted in clearing the pet at airport and for quarantine.
Quarantine period at 7 days (max) will be required before release to consignee.

The following breeds are prohibited to enter/import into the country:

Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazileiro, Japanese Tosa, Pit Bull Terrier and American Pit Bull.

The following breeds can enter/import into Malaysia under special permit approve from government veterinary prior to arrival in KLIA.  German Shepherd, Doberman, Rottweiller, Belgian Shepherd, East European Shepherd, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier and Canary Dog.

*Documents required for application for this special permit is as follows:

  • Must not be less than six month at the time of importing.
  • Require micro chipped proof
  • Owner local address (The residence here must be available for veterinary inspection)
  • Letter from the owner confirming the following:
    • Dog is family Pet
    • Dog is not for breeding or for sale
    • Dog will be kept in compound at all times
    • Dog will be muzzled and leashed when not in the compound
    • Two copies of the latest picture of pet

Please allow at least three to four working days for the government veterinary doctor to process the approval of the permit.

 

Plants

Clearance documents required are: Phytosanitory Certificate issued by origin country, Letter of Authorisation, Invoice, Malaysian Custom Form 1 & Import Permit.
Mandatory quarantine period of 3 days

 

Films & Video Tapes

Censorship required (time taken 1 month) & screening fee of RM 15 per tape.

 

Antiques

Clearance documents required are: Malaysian Customs Form 1, Letter of Authorisation, Origin Invoice, Certificate of Antiquity from Origin Country to indicate if antique is over 100 years and to be approved by Museum Authority prior to importation.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Orbit International Logistics LTD.  cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use.  As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Malaysian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

 

Moving to Malaysia

When moving from Canada to Malaysia it is very important to choose the best overseas moving company. Orbit International Moving Logistics is the best international moving company in Canada. With our extensive experience with international relocations to Malaysia, Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Malaysia and finding the right international relocation companies and choosing the best international moving service overseas moving companies. We have listed below helpful ideas and tips that can help you plan you’re moving to Malaysia. Shall you prefer to talk with an International moving consultant, please call  (416) 661-4228.

 

The Best Overseas Moving Companies

There are many overseas moving companies who claim to be the best mover and best relocation company in the country. Of course this cannot be true because then, all the international shipping companies would be the best.

To help determine which overseas moving company is right for you, Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd has gathered some vital points for you to consider.

  1. The best tip – a recommendation from a friend.
  2. Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
  3. Make sure that you are performing an equal comparison between the quotes of the various companies. You compare international relocation rates from the overseas moving companies based on shipping an equal volume of goods and contracting the same exact shipping service on the same dates. Pay special attention to the “EXCLUDES” of each quote to insure that you are not overlooking any hidden fees.
  4. Check the overseas moving company’s referrals and reputation. Ask each company for testimonials from past clients. A reputable overseas moving company should have some for you to review.
  5. Visit the physical office of the overseas moving company you are considering. Never trust an international moving company without a physical address!. In this day and age anyone can have an office in their basement.
  6. Make sure that the overseas shipping company you choose has reputable overseas forwarding agents who can assist you in the same manner that you are getting from the company moving you from Canada.

 

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd was established by 2 long time family friends who had experienced moves with mixes results. However, none have satisfied the quality of service needed during such an emotional and straining event. We have extensive experience relocating customers worldwide by Ocean Freight and Air Cargo as we are an international shipper. Our rates are always All-inclusive. What sets us apart is the level of service we offer our customers.  We provide free, no-obligation estimates, listen to your concerns, and find the solutions best suited to meeting your removal and relocation needs – whether you’re moving your family.(i.e. door-to-door, door to port, full containers, RO-RO, custom crates, etc.) We offer free consultations with one of our relocation specialist and assist you in planning moving to Malaysia and choosing the right overseas moving services.

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List of Malaysia consulates:
Consulate General of Malaysia in Vancouver, Canada
Suite 1805-1111
West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4M3
City: Vancouver
Phone: 1-604-685 9550
Fax: 1-604-685 9520
Web Site: http://www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/vancouver
Email: malvncver@kln.gov.my
Office Hours: Work day: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Holiday : Saturdays and Sundays
Consulate General of Malaysia in Vancouver, Canada
Suite 1805-1111
West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4M3
City: Vancouver
Phone: 1-604-685 9550
Fax: 1-604-685 9520
Web Site: http://www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/vancouver
Email: malvncver@kln.gov.my
Office Hours: Work day: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Holiday : Saturdays and Sundays
High Commission of Malaysia in Ottawa, Canada
60 Boteler Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 8Y7
Canada
City: Ottawa
Phone: (613) 241 5182
Fax: (613) 241 5214
Web Site: http://www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/ottawa
Email: malottawa@kln.gov.my
Office Hours: Work day : Monday through Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Holiday : Saturdays and Sundays

60 Boteler Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 8Y7
Canada
City: Ottawa
Phone: (613) 241 5182
Fax: (613) 241 5214
Web Site: http://www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/ottawa
Email: malottawa@kln.gov.my
Office Hours: Work day : Monday through Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Holiday : Saturdays and Sundays

 

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