PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) -- Foreigners coming into the country need not
fill up arrival cards issued by the Immigration Department, starting June 1,
said the Home Ministry in a statement today.
The Home Ministry''s Chief Secretary Tan Sri Mahmood Adam said the procedure
was not required because the Immigration Department had already introduced the
biometric recording system for every foreigner upon arrival, under the National
Enforcement Registration System (NERS).
"Through the NERS system that was introduced on June 1, 2011, the data of
foreigners will recorded and stored. The procedure will also fulfill the
requirement of the Tourism Ministry to record data and number of tourist
arrivals," he said in the statement.
Mahmood said the decision was made after discussions and consultations with
the Immigration, Home Ministry and Tourism Ministry since it is a much faster
system in recording data of foreigners.
He urged those who needed clarification to contact the Immigration
Department at 1-800-22-6969 or through its email address firstname.lastname@example.org.