Facts About DFA's Passport Services



2 July 2018 - It has come to the Embassy’s attention that certain individuals are misinforming the public that the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has a two-week program to accommodate Filipinos who are having visa problems.


Please be informed that the Embassy has no such program given that visa issuance is within the purview of the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Furthermore, the Embassy releases information through its official website or Facebook page only.


The Philippine Embassy enjoins the Filipino community to be vigilant and to report any incidence of fraud through its email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through its Facebook page.


3 July 2018 - The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wishes to remind Filipino nationals in Malaysia about the intensified campaign on illegal immigrants which started on 01 July as the Malaysian government ended its 2 year “Rehiring Programme” on 30 June 2018. The campaign includes the random and unannounced operations involving the checking of identification/work documents/visa of all foreign immigrants/workers and the apprehension and eventual deportation of all those found staying or working illegally in Malaysia.


The intensified campaign dubbed “Ops Mega 3.0” targets not only illegal immigrants/ foreign workers but also Malaysian employers found violating laws on the hiring of these foreign workers.


In view of these developments, the Philippine Embassy enjoins all Filipinos in Malaysia to do the following:


• To carry with them at all times all their identification and legal documents during the course of their work and/or daily transactions outside their homes;


• Filipino workers who have pending applications under the recently terminated “Rehiring Programme” should closely coordinate with their employers and the Malaysian Immigration Department and follow up the status of their applications;


• Those who failed to qualify under the “Rehiring Programme” are advised to avail of the ongoing “3+1 Programme”, the voluntary surrender or self-deportation programme of the Malaysian Immigration Department that will run until 30 August 2018;


• Those who decided to avail of the “3+1 Programme” are urged to first visit the Embassy for advice and apply for the Travel Document (TD) which is free of charge. Our Assistance to Nationals (ATN) staff are on hand to give further guidance to the TD applicants.


The Embassy shall provide all assistance and support, including interventions and representations with the appropriate Malaysian authorities to uphold and protect the rights and welfare of Filipino nationals directly affected by the ongoing campaign of the Malaysian Immigration Department.





 Nationwide Immigration Operations in Malaysia and Embassy Assistance


11 July 2018 - The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wishes to remind Filipino nationals in Malaysia of the ongoing nationwide campaign on all illegal immigrants, which intensified on July 1, after the Rehiring Program expired on June 30. It is anticipated that immigration operations will take place with more frequency than usual.


Malaysia strictly enforces its immigration laws. Persons arrested for immigration-related offenses, such as illegal entry, overstaying, working without the necessary permit, or possession of fake visa, undergo summary proceedings for about 10 to 15 days. Once the proceedings are completed, the Immigration Department sends notifications to concerned embassies regarding the arrest of their nationals. The summary proceedings also help verify the nationalities of detained persons. If found to be in violation of immigration laws, those detained are made to serve a minimum sentence of 2 to 6 months in prison. Once the sentence is served, said persons are processed for deportation.


The Embassy follows a standard procedure in extending assistance to Filipino nationals who have been found to violate Malaysian immigration laws. Once notified, the Embassy facilitates the issuance of travel documents, when necessary, for detained nationals. This entails an internal security vetting procedure followed by personal interviews for verification prior to the release of travel documents. As a matter of policy, the Embassy gives priority to the issuance of travel documents of minors, women (especially pregnant women), elderly, and those who are in otherwise vulnerable physical conditions. The Embassy also continues to make representations with Malaysian authorities to uphold and protect the rights of Filipino nationals affected by the ongoing immigration campaign.


The Embassy reminds Filipinos in Malaysia to carry with them their identification and legal documents at all times.


The Embassy also strongly encourages those who have been unable to secure valid permits under the recently concluded Rehiring Program to apply under the Voluntary Deportation Program, which is set to expire on August 30. Under this program, illegal immigrants who surrender voluntarily can be issued an exit pass by the Malaysian Immigration Department upon the payment of RM 400 (RM 300 penalty plus 100 RM for the one-way pass), and do not have to serve jail time nor pay high compound. The Embassy is ready to extend free advice and assistance, including the issuance of travel documents, to those who opt to avail themselves of this program. They may proceed to the ATN Unit at the Embassy, or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +603 2148 4233 ext 114.


This advisory is being issued for the guidance of Filipinos in Malaysia, as well as their families and friends, on the prevailing situation in Malaysia and the assistance that can be extended by the Embassy. END



for Overseas Voting


Pursuant to COMELEC Resolution No. 10161, the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) hereby order the deactivation of registration records of Seven thousand eight hundred nine (7,809) overseas voters in Malaysia/Kuala Lumpur for their failure to vote in the 2013 and 2016 National Elections. The lists of overseas voters whose registration records will be deactivated are hereto attached.

All overseas voters whose registration records are included in the list may file their applications for reactivation from December 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018 at the Office for Overseas Voting or any embassy or consulate.

List of Overseas Voters with Deactivated Records

Order of Deactivation

Notice of Hearing from Resident Election Registration Board, 23 October 2017 at 2 p.m.


List of Voters (3rd Quarter)


(as of September 2017)

We are pleased to announce that the voter IDs are now available for pick up at the Philippine Embassy.

Please bring your passport or any identification cards and Comelec registration stub, if available.

List of Available Voter's ID

List of Available Voter's ID (Batch 2)

List of Available Voter's ID (Batch 3)



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