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SIRIM Import Permit: Electrical Equipment (Personal Use)

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Electrical equipment is a restricted commodity that requires a certificate of approval or a letter of exemption for entry into Malaysia.

If you are importing electrical equipment for personal use, obtaining an exemption letter from the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga) in the form of a Letter of Personal Use is mandatory.

Below are the answers to all the questions you have about the -

  1. Permit application, charges and process
  2. Regulations for electronic appliances by specifications

Permit Application, Charges and Process

No, you do not need a SIRIM import permit.

Instead, you will require a Letter of Personal Use issued by the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga) if Customs holds your electrical equipment.

Yes, you can apply in person at the Electrical Equipment Unit, Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) Headquarters in Putrajaya, or at ST Regional Offices in Johor Bahru, Butterworth, Ipoh, and Kota Kinabalu.

There are no fees charged.

Applications meeting the required conditions will be processed and approved on the same day, subject to the Director's approval.

The conditions:

  • Only one unit for each type of equipment is allowed to be imported.
  • Equipment must match Malaysia's voltage and frequency ratings (230V/240V, 50Hz).
  • Equipment details must be accurate.
  • Equipment is for personal use at the applicant’s address.
  • Installation and usage must comply with safety procedures.
  • Energy Commission (ST) and Customs are not liable for any risks.
  • The letter is valid for one month from the approval date.

To apply for the Letter of Personal Use, you need to submit 3 copies of the ST(PE)4 (Amendment 2019) Form to the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga) along with supporting documents.

Documents required to be attached are:

  • Copy of identity card/Passport
  • Relevant documents as evidence such as a copy of the invoice, resignation letter, transfer letter, prize-winning letter and others.

Completed application form can be submitted to ST’s HQ (Putrajaya) or any ST’s Regional Office.

You should apply for the Letter of Personal Use before your shipment arrives at Malaysia Customs.

Product Regulations

Any electrical devices or accessories that operate at 50 Volts AC or 120 Volts DC and above, for household use. This includes a variety of electrical equipment across 34 different categories.

 

Categories

Examples

1

Plug top/plug

  • 15 A Plug

  • Appliance Coupler 

  • Travel Adaptor

  • Electrical Connector 

2

Switch and dimmer

  • Door Bell & Chime

  • General Purpose Switch

3

Socket outlets 

  • Electric Shaver Socket Outlet 

  • Portable cable reel

4

Fluorescent lamp holder/Starter holder

  • Lamp Holder 

  • Starter Holder

5

Ceiling rose

  • Ceiling Rose 

  • Edison Screw Lamp holder 

6

Bayonet cap and multiways adaptor

  • Bayonet cap Lampholder

  • Bayonet Lamp Adaptor

7

Lamp fitting

  • Recessed Lights

  • LED lights

8

Capacitor for fluorescent lamp

 

9

Ballast/control gear/driver for lamp

  • Magnetic ballast

  • Control gear

10

Circuit breaker including AC current operated earth leakage circuit breaker and miniature circuit breaker

  • Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB)

  • Switch fuse 

11

Portable luminaire lamp

  • Standing Lamp

  • Hand lamp

  • Night lights

12

Kettle including heating elements if supplied separatrely

  • Warming plate

  • Deep fryer

  • Water Dispenser

  • Coffee / Tea Maker

  • Food Steamer

  • Slow Cooker

  • Pressure Cooker

  • Steam Boat

  • Kettle

  • Airpot

  • Bottle Warmer

  • Sterillizer

  • Multi-purpose cooker

13

Kitchen machine

  • Blender

  • Chopper

  • Food Processor

  • Juice Extractor

  • Grinder

  • Mixer

14

Toaster/oven (cooking appliance)

  • Electric Oven

  • Cooking range

  • Microwave oven

  • Bread Maker

  • Bread Toaster

  • Portable Oven

  • Induction Cooker

  • Grill

  • Sandwich Maker

  • Waffle Maker

  • Roaster

  • Barbeque

  • Pop-corn maker.

15

Rice cooker

 

16

Refrigerator

  • Refrigerator

  • Freezer

  • Minibar

17

Immersion water heater

 

18 

Water heater including heating elements if supplied separately

 

19

Washing machine

  • Washing machine with dryer

  • Dish washer

20

Fan

  • Ceiling fan

  • Table fan

  • Air purifier

  • Humidifiers

21

Hand operated hair dryer/haircare/skin care

  • Hair Dryer

  • Hair Styling Set

  • Hand Dryer

  • Ionic Facial Steamer

22

Iron

  • Iron

  • Fabric steamer

23

Shaver

  • Shaver

  • Hair clippers

24

Vaporiser

  • Mosquito Matt Vapor

  • Air freshener

  • Insect repeller

25

Vacuum cleaner

 

26

Hi-fidelity set

  • Amplifier

  • Cassette Player

  • Equalizer / Mixer

  • Hi-Fi System

  • PA System

  • Radio 

  • Tuner / Receiver

  • Turn tables / Record Players

  • Compact Disc Player

  • Audio/Video Recorder

27

Video and visual display unit

  • LCD TV

  • LED Television

28

Audio and video player unit

  • VCD ,

  • Laser Disc player

  • Video Cassette Recorder

  • DVD player

  • Children Video Game/Playstation

29

Massager

  • Foot Massagers

  • Massage Chair

  • Massage Pads

  • Handheld Massagers

30

Air conditioner 

 

31

Christmas light

  • Lighting Chain

  • Rope Light

  • Decorative / Festive Light

32

Domestic tools (portable type)

  • Drill

  • Hedge trimmer

  • Sewing machine

  • High pressure cleaner

  • Soldering gun

  • Glue gun

33

Adapter/charger

  • Portable Battery Charger

  • IT & Office products 

  • Electric Heated Pillow 

34

Wire/cable/cord

  • Rubber insulated cord and flexible cables

  • PVC-insulated cable