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SIRIM Import Permit: Communication Device (Personal Use)

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When importing communications equipment into Malaysia, you'll need product certification and import permit from SIRIM for your shipment to be cleared by customs. 

Find a direct answer and advise to all your commonly encountered confusions about -

  1. SIRIM Permit Application and Requirement
  2. Gadgets and Communications Equipment SIRIM Permit 

SIRIM Permit Application and Requirement

Yes, you will need an import permit known as the Special Approval and Clearance Letter (SACL) when importing communications equipment for personal use. 

The SACL acts as both product certification and import permit, simplifying the process by combining these requirements into one document. You can easily obtain it online with just 4 steps.

This requirement applies to communications equipment, multimedia devices, and hybrid products (non-communication items with wireless features like WiFi and Bluetooth, such as Bluetooth earphones).

No, you can no longer walk in to apply for the SIRIM import permit, also known as Special Approval and Clearance Letter (SACL).

You must submit your application online through the eComM website in just 4 steps.

Since 5th May 2020, manual submissions, email applications, and walk-ins are no longer accepted.

The application fee for the SIRIM import permit, also known as the Special Approval and Clearance Letter (SACL) is RM20 for certified products and RM40 for non-certified products.

You can pay the fee on the eComM website, which accepts various payment methods such as FPX, credit card, and prepaid options.

You will receive the SIRIM import permit, also known as the Special Approval and Clearance Letter (SACL), within 24 hours after after document submission and payment.

Check out how to apply for SALC approval.

There are 4 steps to apply for the SIRIM import permit for personal use communications equipment:

Step 1: Registration

Submit online as an individual on the SIRIM QAS e-ComM website.

Step 2: Product Clearance Application Submission

Submit a product clearance application with seller/sender and shipment details, along with required documents.

Step 3: Payment

Pay for the SACL application fees.

Step 4: Product Clearance Letter Submission

Submit the Product Clearance Letter (PCL) to Customs or your Forwarding Agent for clearance.

For more detail, read the complete guide.

You should apply for the SIRIM import permit, also known as the Special Approval and Clearance Letter (SACL), as soon as your shipment arrives at Malaysia customs.

The processing time will take up to 24 hours.

SIRIM Permit Gadgets and Communication Equipments

Communications equipment can be divided into two categories: network facilities and customer equipment.

Network facilities include equipment used for network services such as telephony, fibre optics, cellular networks, and broadcasting, as well as devices like Netgear network switches.

Customer premise equipment (CPE) refers to devices used on the customer end of a network, including all types of wireless devices. This category also covers Hybrid Equipment, which are non-communication products with integrated wireless features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, 5G and more.

 

Network facilities

telephony, fibre optics, cellular networks, and broadcasting

Netgear network switches.

Customer premise equipment (CPE)

Communication Devices

  • Phones (landline or cellular)

  • Fax machines

  • Modems

  • Wireless routers and gateways

  • Optical transceivers

  • Satellite receivers

  • Mobile radios or walkie-talkies

  • Smart TVs

Personal Computing Devices

  • Laptops

  • Tablets (e.g., Kindle tablet)

  • Cameras

  • Smartwatches

Surveillance and Monitoring Devices

  • Drones

  • Baby monitors

  • CCTVs

  • Dashcams

Audio Devices

  • Headphones/earbuds

  • Speaker

Smart Home Devices

  • Google Home Mini (compact smart speaker)

Photography and Accessories

  • Selfie sticks with Bluetooth buttons

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