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27 Mar, 2015

Malaysia’s Fast Track Clearance Pass Can Now Be Processed In Singapore

SINGAPORE, March 26 (NNN-Bernama) — A new streamlined experience will avail greater convenience and save time for Singaporean motorists and pedestrians seeking to apply the MACS (Malaysia Automated Clearance System) pass that allows for smoother auto-gate processing at the Malaysian checkpoints.

Third Link Pte Ltd, a vendor appointed by the Malaysian immigration authorities, has set up an additional branch counter in Singapore to ease the process of application for the MACS pass.

In a statement, its general manager, Andrew Lau said: “This is another great improvement in the MACS experience as it gives eligible business and leisure visitors a breath of extra convenience to apply for the pass at our Singapore branch counter.”

The new MACS branch counter in Singapore will process all ordinary Singapore passport applications for a fee of SGD$35, renewable annually.

The fee (SGD$15.00) is a charge levied by the Malaysia Government for a successful application. If the application is rejected, the fee will be refunded to the applicant.

However, the Service Fee (SGD$20.00 inclusive of GST) levied by Third Link for services rendered is non-refundable.

Previously, applicants would have to go to the MACS service counters at the Causeway or Second link checkpoints to apply.

This has proven to be a minor inconvenience as the designated parking areas in the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) complexes are limited.

The pass, with embedded RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip, is scanned upon entry and departure.