Be Alert At Airport Immigration

14 Feb
2010

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all my experience at Skypark Subang (Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport), on 10 February 2010.

I flew in to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore by Firefly Airline flight FY3502. Due to delay in taking off from Singapore Changi Airport, flight FY3502 eventually landed at Skypark Subang 25 minutes late at 11:30 am. Around the same time, Firefly Airline flight FY2085 from Penang landed too. Both flights from Singapore and Penang parked near the terminal building, and passengers alighted.

Passengers from both flights, including yours truly, joined a single queue and walked along the unsheltered path to the main terminal. There were two doors to enter the main building, of which, one door had a piece of A4 paper with the not-too-obvious “INTERNATIONAL” word taped to it. Many passengers from Singapore joined those from Penang and entered the terminal building through the other supposedly domestic door, and went straight to the belt for luggage claim. Needless to say, those passengers eventually walked out of the airport without immigration clearance.

When the security and immigration officers were alerted of these mistakes, no action was taken.

I hereby, advise all passengers traveling in to any country to be alert of notices and ensure there is immigration clearances on their traveling documents. Entering and/or leaving a country without immigration clearance and valid document is a serious offense.

P.S. I had similar experience at KLIA back few years ago. The Jetstar flight from Singapore landed and parked at KILA’s domestic gate. Most of us passengers almost walked out of KLIA without immigration clearance. So be careful! Any immigration offense is a serious offense.

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Naemibr

February 13th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Huhu. Dont worry. This happen in a lot of places actually. Even in UK. Im from dublin, went to edinburgh, during the nite, around 12am.. The imigration counter closed. So many passenger go through without immigration check.
This happend to my friends as well, who went to berlin from Dublin.

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Theophilus Chin

February 13th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Thanks for sharing.

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