effect from 1 October 1998, all travellers
are required to fill in the Travellers
Declaration Form (TDF) on arrival / departure.
Residents and Non-Residents are allowed
to bring in not more than RM1,000 in cash
and an unlimited amount of foreign currency.
Residents leaving Malaysia can take out
up to RM1,000 in cash and foreign notes
including travellers cheques not more
than the equivalent of RM10,000 on departure.
Non Residents are only allowed to take
out amounts less than or equivalent to
the sums they have declared upon entry.
The new measure is the result of Bank
Negara Malaysia's Exchange Control Measure
Implementation Plan to regain monetary
independence in the current world economic
environment and to stabilise the country's
Resident means a citizen of Malaysia,
including a person who has obtained permanent
resident status and is residing in Malaysia.
A 'Non-Resident' means any person other
than a resident and a citizen who obtained
permanent resident status outside Malaysia
and not residing in Malaysia.
to obtain the Travellers Declaration Form
Embassy / High Commission
all ports of entry / exit
Complete your TDF prior
to immigration clearance
the completed TDF to the Immigration Officer
to declare is an offence. Prohibited amount
in the possession of a traveller might
be seized and faced prosecution.
your need to carry ringgit notes, foreign
currency notes and traveller's cheques
in excess of the permitted limits, prior
written permission may be obtained from
Balance of Payment Department
Bank Negara Malaysia
Jalan Dato' Onn
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +603 291 0772
Fax: +603 293 7732