Dual Citizenship Urgent matter. Help.
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Sep 17, 2012 4:44 AM Last Post By: Justecila
Mar 6, 2011 4:07 AM
Dual Citizenship Urgent matter. Help.Good Evening,
I am currently living in Malaysia, born and raised here. My Father is an Australian so i am an Australian Citizen by Descent and my Mother is Malaysian. I am holding both Australian and Malaysian Passport, i am 20 years of age and this is my first time holding an Australian Passport. I applied for one few weeks ago since i am traveling to Australia on the 14th. Tickets have been booked and paid for, and the details were under my Malaysian Passport. I am now having a huge headache wondering how to leave Malaysia since they do not approve on dual citizenship. Do i need to apply for a visa just incase? But also i dont think i can since i actually dont need one. I just dont want to be stopped and have to answer questions.
Mar 6, 2011 4:13 AM
1I didn't even think you could have two passports as a Malaysian. My guess would be to just use the Australian passport. Contact the airline and change the passport details at no charge. If they ask why the different nationality (which they probably won't because they don't really care), just say it was a mistake while booking the flight.
I am a Canadian who flies in and out of Malaysia (with my Canadian passport of course) almost monthly and rarely does Immigration even bat an eye.
Mar 6, 2011 4:33 AM
As a Malaysian i am not allowed to hold two passports thats why i am having a panic attack thinking on how to actually leave Malaysia. I am not worried about Australia since they do not mind dual citizenships.
I can change the details but because im going to Australia just for a holiday, i will be coming back to Malaysia in 2 weeks. If i were to come back, should i use my Malaysian Passport? And because both passport are new pages are blank. I wouldnt have a stamp saying i traveled to Australia on my Malaysian Passport. I have tried speaking to the Australian Embassy but apparently they do not advice people on these sort of matter. I do not know who else to turn to for answers.
Mar 6, 2011 6:10 AM
3I see. When I enter Malaysia on my Canadian passport, I get a stamp that reflects the date on my work visa. If I didn't have that, I would receive a 90-day tourist stamp.
If you entered Malaysia with your Australian passport, would you not get the same stamp?
Alternatively, if you enter Malaysia with your Malaysian passport, won't they just say welcome home if anything? I don't think they'll go looking through the passport for an Australian visa.
Of course, the simplest solution is to do what you already proposed: just get an Australian visa in your Malaysian passport.
Mar 6, 2011 6:33 AM
Mar 6, 2011 5:30 PM
5Why are you asking the people on this website, who you don't know from a bar of soap (and who could be bartenders from Iceland, for all you know), about such an important matter? Why are you not asking the officials who work at the Australian Embassy (the ones whose job it is to know such things)?
Mar 6, 2011 7:12 PM
Mar 6, 2011 8:23 PM
Mar 7, 2011 12:22 AM
8Since you are going to Australia for a short trip then use your Malaysian passport. If you use your Australian passport it does not show an entry date and you will have to explain why this is so and hence you will have to confess you have 2 passports and Malaysians are not supposed to have dual citizenship.
Australian Embassy will not comment nor advise you on this matter as this is dealing with a sensitive matter on Malaysia's policy of dual citizenship.
I would only use your Australian passport IF i was travelling out of Australia and returning back to Australia again before flying out back out on your Malaysian passport.
Posting mentioning the dangers of 'advertising' this fact of your dual citizenship is right, it is very dangerous to make known of your dual citizenship more so when the Malaysian authorities do not allow it as such.
Mar 10, 2011 1:08 AM
9Use your Malaysian passport to get out out of Malaysia and Aussie passport to enter australia.
As a teenager, I had dual citizenship. The US embassy won't issue a visa to me but gave me a passport.
Used Malaysian passport to get out and US passport to get into the US.
Then US passport to leave US and Malaysian passport to enter Malaysia.
Didn't have any problems.
Now with the passport scanner thing in Malaysia, Malaysians can actually breeze through without talking to any immigration officer.
Apr 16, 2011 2:00 AM
Apr 16, 2011 2:05 AM
Apr 16, 2011 2:16 AM
12Thanks but another issue has come to mind.
Is there any sort of embarkation/disembarkation form for Malaysian with Malaysian passport to sign? How does it tie in with the autogate. As I used Aussie passport to leave Australia, I have to fill a form for foreigners to tie in with leaving as a foreigner. How does that work?
May 13, 2012 3:48 PM
13Hi all new here some info needed how do I use two passports to go home to Malaysia my Canadian passport and my Malaysian passport so they will not known that I have both
May 16, 2012 9:55 PM
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