Quicker immigration clearance from June

Effective from June, Malaysians crossing the border to Singapore would be able to clear the immigration checks at land checkpoints more efficiently.

This is made possible with the introduction of QR codes.

Singapore had rolled out its QR codes on March 19.

Johor’s Works, Transportation and Infrastructure committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh said that this pilot project is applicable to Malaysians tracelling on factory buses.

Travellers will be able to use QR code clearance at both Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar, the immigration complexes linked to the Johor-Singapore Causeway and Tuas Second Link respectively.

“These travellers are still required to bring their passports because at this point the QR code systems for both Malaysia and Singapore function differently and are not yet integrated,” Fazli said yesterday, reported CNA.

Immigration officers will board the factory buses with handheld scanners at the checkpoints.

The officers will then scan the QR codes for each individual traveller. He said that the QR codes are generated by an application on their mobile phone.

The scope of travellers that would be able to use the QR codes would be widened gradually, Fazli added.