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Foreigners need not fill up arrival cards starting June 1
PUTRAJAYA: 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 fastersystem 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. -- BERNAMA