Johor To Become 1st State To Have QR Code Immigration Clearance System At International Checkpoints

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In today’s fast-paced world, QR codes are everywhere, making tasks like payments, registrations, and accessing services much simpler and easier for us all.

Recently, reports emerged indicating that Johor is set to implement the Quick Response (QR) Code Immigration Clearance System at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) in Johor Bahru and the Second Link Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar (KSAB) in Gelang Patah by this year.

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Johor to implement QR Code Immigration Clearance System

According to the New Straits Times, the phased implementation is scheduled to commence from June, with expectations of reducing the Immigration clearance time for the 400,000 travelers navigating through the checkpoints daily.

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With this, Johor will be the first state in Malaysia to implement the QR system at its international checkpoints.

Previously, countries including China, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Germany, and Singapore have also adopted similar systems.

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Currently, the Immigration Department operates entry applications, including permits and arrival cards, through their website. On average, processing each passport takes around three minutes. However, with the QR code system, this duration will be reduced by half.

For the QR system, users will be required to create a profile and generate a unique code via the Immigration Department’s system, enabling them to self-scan the QR code using their smartphones for processing, thus eliminating the need for manual passport processing.

Official announcement to be made soon

When the NST reached out to Johor Immigration Department director Baharuddin Tahir, he refrained from providing further details but mentioned that the Home Ministry was anticipated to issue an official announcement soon.

On the other hand, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi expressed the state government’s openness to federal initiatives targeting traffic congestion reduction.

He stated, “If the QR clearance system proves to be effective in alleviating congestion at our land checkpoints, it should be implemented without delay,” emphasising that if proven effective, it should be rolled out at the BSI and KSAB facilities.

Can you imagine the ease that comes with implementing the QR system at the Johor-Singapore Causeway? With a quick scan, we can glide through immigration without the fuss of manual processing.

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