How to check overseas travel blacklist online
Did you know you can be barred from travelling overseas if you are a criminal, a bankrupt, and default on tax, PTPTN, MARA, and other study loan payments? You can also be prevented from leaving the country if you breach immigration laws e.g. had overstayed in other countries, failed to pay levy or taxes for foreign workers etc.
According to the Immigration Department close to half a million Malaysians barred from leaving the country for various reasons. Most of them, including the high-profile individuals carrying titles like Tan Sri, Datuk Seri and Datuk and famous celebrities, are barred because they are either bankrupt or have tax-related problems. The majority of those banned (46%) were names forwarded by the Insolvency Department, followed by the Inland Revenue Board/ Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (19%) for having unresolved tax-related matters and 14% were banned by the Immigration Department itself for breaching immigration laws.
To save you all the embarrassment and troubles at the airport, Immigration Department of Malaysia has created a website where Malaysian citizen can check their Immigration control status online prior to making any travel plans.
To check your status follow the steps below:
- Visit Immigration Travel Status Enquiry's System (SSPI).
- Enter your IC number in the text field.
- Press “Semak” or “Check” button.
- View your status.
The status you would want is “Tiada Halangan” or “No restriction”. If you find yourself blacklisted, you can call the department at 03-88801000 to find out exactly which government agency issued the order, their reason(s) and advice on how to get your name removed from the blacklist.