The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) says it will no longer accept the Malaysia Restricted Passport as a valid travel document to Singapore from July.
This is in line with the international practice of requiring all travel documents to have a validity of at least 6 months upon arrival.
The Malaysian Immigration Department has stopped issuing and renewing Malaysia Restricted Passports since 1st January last year and declared they would not be valid for travel from 31st December 2005.
So from July 1st this year, Malaysians travelling to Singapore, as well as those intending to apply for any immigration facilities, must produce valid Malaysia International Passports.
ICA says Singapore Permanent Residents and Long Term Pass holders (Long Term Social Visit Pass and Dependant's Pass holders) currently holding Malaysia Restricted Passports should have their re-entry permit and pass endorsements transferred to their international passports to facilitate clearance at the checkpoints.