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Latest Updates

  • New deadline for submission as follows:

    16 October- 15 January: Vetting process in February/ March

    16 January- 15 April: Vetting process in May/ June

    16 April- 15 July: Vetting process in August/ September

    16 July- 15 October: Vetting process in November/ December

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  • We have moved our office to the following address:

    Sabah Biodiversity Centre

    Natural Resources Office, Chief Minister's Department

    19th Floor, Block A, Sabah State Administrative Centre,

    88400 Kota Kinabalu,


    Tel: +6088 369 000/ +6088 369 099

    Fax: +6088 250 753

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  • Professional Visit Pass (Researcher) document checklist- updated information from Immigration Department of Malaysia

    Updated: 10th October 2017

  • Click on the links above for more information


    • Researcher and local collaborator are required to make every effort to conduct analyses in Sabah utilising the exisiting facilities and expertise
    • If the analyses cannot be done in Sabah, the researcher and the local collaborator are required to justify the reason for export and to propose efforts in enhancing capacity building of the local institutions (include this in your application)
    • If your analyses are partially conducted locally, please specify this in your application
    • Be specific and elaborate on the research activities/ analyses

    Click here for more information.

    Effective from 12th June 2017

  • Terms and conditions for access and transfer licence application submission:

    • All queries after submission must be answered and finalised before SaBC can submit your documents for vetting purposes

    • The day when you reply and finalise the queries by submitting the necessary documents to SaBC will be the date of your submission (not based on your first incomplete submission/ unclear information)

    • It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow up with the respective agencies involve in issuing the supporting documents and submit to SaBC

    • It is the applicant’s responsibility to be aware of any correspondence from SaBC through email, if you do not hear from us, please check your spam or junk mail, or contact your local collaborator

    • All applications must be submitted online and in full (complete according to the checklist given) to sabc@sabah.gov.my. Loose documents will not be entertained.

    • Only complete documents will be submitted to the committee members

    • The dates stated in the schedule are based on Malaysia local time GMT/UTC + 08:00 hour

    For more information: access licence | transfer licence *updated content in access and export licence application page*

    You may refer to FAQs section to avoid common errors that can cause delays