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All visa applicants must be assessed and meet character requirements. If you need to provide evidence of good character, the visa office will contact you.
What do I need to meet the character requirements?
Depending on the visa you are applying for, you may be asked to provide certificates of good conduct to demonstrate you are of good character. If so, you will need certificates of good conduct for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16 years old.
Certificate of good conduct is also commonly known as a ‘police good conduct certificate’ and ‘police clearances certificate’.
If you need to obtain a certificate of good conduct for Malaysia
- You will be provided with a letter by your case officer to request you to obtain a certificate of good conduct.
- Malaysian certificates of good conduct are issued by the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you do not take the letter when you apply for your certificate of good conduct, you may not be issued with the certificate.
- Instructions on how to apply for a Malaysian certificate of good conduct is available from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
If you need to obtain a certificate of good conduct from another country
More information about character requirements and how to obtain certificates of good conduct for other countries is available at the Character Requirement section of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.
This page was last updated on 25 May 2012