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


CSO Platform For Reform – Child Cluster


Child Rights Coalition Malaysia (CRCM)

Policy Code:

2e Child

Problem Statement / Issue:

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

Proposal of Solution and Call to Action:

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.


Isu dan Polisi Semasa:

Nilai-nilai & Kepercayaan:


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