Malaysia monitoring Sri Lankans arriving under visit visas
As an increasing number of Sri Lankans are arriving in Malaysia under visit visas with the belief that these visas could be converted to working visas, Malaysian Immigration Authorities are taking stringent measures to scrutinize visit visa holders, the National Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force says.
According to the Task Force, approximately, 20 Sri Lankans per week, who have been denied entry by the local authorities, are reportedly being deported directly from the airport, back to Sri Lanka.
Therefore, the National Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force of Sri Lanka has advised the Sri Lankan citizens that ‘visit visas to Malaysia cannot be converted into work visa upon arrival’ and urged Sri Lankans who are seeking employment abroad to do so via legitimate and authentic avenues.
The Task Force earnestly requested the general public to verify such opportunities received by them with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) prior to proceeding ahead with those.