Barriers to remain in the country for the divorced foreign parents to access visitation and
co-parenting of their children.

By:

CSO Platform For Reform – Child Cluster

Affiliations:

Child Rights Coalition Malaysia (CRCM)

Policy Code:

2e Child

Problem Statement:

The Malaysian Immigration denies visas to divorced foreign parents even with joint custody of their
children to remain in Malaysia. They are asked to return to their home countries, which denies
them visitations and co-parenting of their Malaysian children.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

In the best interest of the child, to facilitate co-parenting and visitations, the foreign parent should
be granted Long Term Visas with employment rights to enable them to support their Malaysian
children.

Proposal of Solution:

To minimize the psychological and emotional impact of the divorce on the children. The foreign
parent should be able to obtain a Residence Pass with the right to employment to enable financial
support, visitation and co-parenting of the Malaysian child.

Additional Information:

Translation

Isu dan Polisi Semasa:

Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia telah menolak visa bagi ibu bapa asing yang telah bercerai dengan jagaan bersama anak mereka. Mereka disuruh untuk memulang balik ke negara asal mereka. Ini menafikan hak lawatan dan jagaan Bersama anak mereka

Nilai-nilai dan Kepercayaan:

Demi kepentingan kanak-kanak, untuk memudahkan hak penjagaan bersama dan lawatan, ibu bapa asing harus ditunai visas\ jangka panjang dengan hak pekerjaan untuk menjaga anak mereka yang berwarganegara Malaysia

Penyelesaian:

Untuk mengurangkan impak psikologi dan emosi terhadap penceraian atas kanak-kanak, ibu bapa asing harusnya mampu memperoleh pas kediaman bersama hak pekerjaan untuk mendapat bantuan kewangan, hak lawatan dan penjagaan bersama bagi anak berwarganegara Malaysia

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