International Moving From NYC To Malaysia

Are you preparing for an international move to Malaysia? Do you have questions, concerns, or information you need to make this move? Sea & Air International is a knowledgeable and experienced team of professionals that can help you during this time in your life. 

Sea & Air International Can Help You

If you have been looking for a reliable and trustworthy company to help you make an international move, you can rely on Sea & Air International. We have helped many people with this significant change in their life over the years. 

You will need to have many important documents, records, and more when you make the move. It can be challenging to keep it all in order and make sure you have it all in hand when the time comes. That is why we are here to help. Some of the many things that you will need are:

  • Personal Documents Such as Passport, Visa, Airway Bill, Bill of Lading, Inventories, and More
  •  Motor Vehicle Documents Such as Proof of Ownership, Registration, Insurance Policy, and More
  • Pet Health Records, Photograph, and Vaccination Documents

We Love Helping People Move To Malaysia

International Moving From NYC To Malaysia

One of the many beautiful things that Malaysia is known for is its gorgeous beaches. A mix of cultures can be experienced there, such as Chinese, European, Malay, and Indian. If you are looking to move to this country, you have so many different things to enjoy, such as:

  • Rainforest and Beaches
  • Shopping and Dining
  • Secluded Islands
  • And So Much More

Sea & Air International loves helping people move to Malaysia and would be honored to help you. We provide moving services to the surrounding countries too.

Can We Answer Any Questions For You?

Do you have questions that need to be answered about our services or the move that you are getting ready to make? We are always happy to provide our customers with the information they need. Here are a few examples. 

Do I Need a Visa To Move To Malaysia?

Yes, you need to have a passport and visa to move to Malaysia. There are many other documents that you will be required to have along with the visa. 

What Do I Need To Move My Pet To Malaysia?

When moving to Malaysia, you are allowed to bring your pets with you. There are a few documents and records you will need to obtain, such as a certificate of vaccination, Import permit, and veterinary health certificate. 

We Want To Help You

When you are ready to begin your international move processes, Sea & Air International is here to help. We help people all over the place make these big changes in their life. Let us help you too! Call today and talk to one of our employees to gather all the information you need.

Customs Information

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

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

Personal Effects
Definition – Personal Effects are defined as own household and personal items proven and identifiable as being purchased at least 3 months or having been used six months prior to the date of import. Any items in the shipment which look new must be accompanied by 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 the country prior to the arrival of the 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 letters from a Malaysian employer (b) Returning Malaysians who have been out of the 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 authorization and to provide Approved Permits for cars, and a copy of the passport with an entry stamp into Malaysia before the 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 the shipment arrives at the 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 (for at least six months) household and personal items duty-free. Items that 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 look new require receipts as proof to customs upon arrival. A copy of the work permit or letter of employment from the local company, passport, and latest entry stamp is 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 the shipment arrives at the port of entry, as an electrical permit is required before the clearance.
– Videotapes and CDs 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, the shipper must obtain an “approval permit” from the Ministry of Trade before shipping from the origin.

– 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 the 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 the origin.
– Packing lists must have a 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, and 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. A full exemption may be offered for certified foreign diplomats, subject to an application for exemption by the respective Embassy.
– General indication of import duties – where CIF value is less than RM 20,000, the Import Duty is 170% – 200%, and the sales vehicle is subject to a tax of 10%. For more specific values, please fax OUR Agent the make, model, year of manufacture, and CIF value. Assessment of the vehicle is subject to the discretion of the 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 the 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 the vehicle for verification and approval by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry.

The Vaccination / Health Certificate and Malaysian Import Permit are required. Details of the pet (flight details, name, age, sex, color & breed) and a copy of the vaccination and Health Certificate must be provided to us to apply for Malaysian Import Permit before the pet can be imported into Malaysia. No quarantine is required for birds. 1 week’s advance notice is required before arrival to book kennel/quarantine accommodation. The application for a permit will be taken care of by OUR Agent, who will fax the same to the client. Once the consignment is booked, the shipper will be assisted in clearing the pet at the airport and for quarantine. A quarantine period of 7 days (max) will be required before release to the 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 a special permit approval from the government veterinarian prior to arrival in KLIA: German Shepherd, Doberman, Rottweiler, Belgian Shepherd, East European Shepherd, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, and Canary Dog.

*Documents required for application for this special permit are as follows:
Must not be less than six month at the time of importing.
Require micro-chipped proof
Owner’s local address (The residence here must be available for veterinary inspection)
Letter from the owner confirming the following:
Dog is a family Pet
Dog is not for breeding or for sale
Dog will be kept in the compound at all times
Dog will be muzzled and leashed when not in the compound
Two copies of the latest picture of the pet
Please allow at least three to four working days for the government veterinary doctor to process the approval of the permit.

Clearance documents required are a Phytosanitary Certificate issued by the origin country, Letter of Authorization, Invoice, Malaysian Custom Form 1 & Import Permit. A mandatory quarantine period of 3 days

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

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

Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offense and may involve heavy penalties. Drug trafficking is against the law, and severe penalties apply.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Sea & Air International 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 Australian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

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