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13th January 2011

The administration posts the holiday closing schedules of many of the American Missions in Asia in an effort to forestall Americans abroad from traveling to an American Mission that is closed in observance of an American or Foreign holiday. The following is the holiday closing schedule of the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as quoted directly from the Post’s official website:

The U.S. Embassy will observe the following official U.S. and Malaysian holidays.

2011

Official Date Date Observed Day Holiday Country
January 1 (Saturday) Dec 31 Friday New Year’s Day U.S./Malaysia
3rd Monday in January Jan 17 Monday Martin Luther King’s B’day U.S.
January 20 Jan 20 Thursday Thaipusam Malaysia
February 3 & 4 Feb 3 & 4 Thursday & Friday Chinese New Year Malaysia
February 15 Feb 15 Tuesday Prophet Muhammad’s B’day Malaysia
3rd Monday in February Feb 21 Monday Presidents’ Day U.S.
May 17 May 17 Tuesday Wesak Day Malaysia
Last Monday in May May 30 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4 July 4 Monday Indpendence Day U.S.
August 30 & 31* Aug 30 & 31* Tuesday & Wednesday Hari Raya Puasa Malaysia
August 31 Aug 31 Wednesday National Day Malaysia
1st Monday in September Sept 5 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 16 Sept 16 Friday Malaysia Day Malaysia
2nd Monday in October Oct 10 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
October 26* Oct 26* Wednesday Deepavali Malaysia
November 6 (Sunday) Nov 7 Monday Hari Raya Qurban Malaysia
November 11 Nov 11 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
4th Thursday in November Nov 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 (Sunday) Dec 26 Monday Christmas Day U.S./Malaysia

* Subject to change

Each year, many American Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents seek services from a US Mission abroad. In many cases such services can only be provided by an American Citizen Services Section of a US Embassy or US Consulate abroad. Such services include, but are not limited to: issuance of Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, issuance of US Passports, or additional visa pages for a previously issued American Passport.

Those seeking temporary US visas such as the B-2 visa for tourists, the F-1 visa for foreign students, the B-1 visa for temporary business purposes, or the J-1 visa for cultural exchange visitors are often required to process their application through a Non-Immigrant Visa Unit of a US Mission abroad. Meanwhile, those seeking US family visa benefits for travel documents such as the CR-1 visa or the IR-1 visa generally process such requests through an Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit of a US Mission abroad. Even though the K-1 visa is a non-immigrant US fiance visa it is often treated in much the same way as an immigrant visa for processing purposes.

Those seeking an EB-5 visa or an L-1 visa are often required to process an immigration petition and receive approval of such a petition from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

Those wishing to visit the official website of the US Embassy in Malaysia please click HERE.

Those seeking related information should see: US Visa Malaysia.

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19th January 2010

Each United States Diplomatic post observes different holidays. The holiday closing schedule depends upon the host country as each post closes in observance of not only United States Federal holidays, but the host country’s national holidays as well. This is true for Malaysia as the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur observes both US and Malaysian holidays. Below is the 2010 holiday closing schedule:

Official Date Date Observed Day Holiday Country
January 1 Jan 1 Friday New Year’s Day U.S./Malaysia
3rd Monday in January Jan 18 Monday Martin Luther King’s B’day U.S.
January 30 (Saturday) Jan 29 Friday Thaipusam Malaysia
3rd Monday in February Feb 15 Monday Presidents’ Day U.S.
February 14 & 15 (Sun & Mon) Feb 16 Tuesday Chinese New Year Malaysia
February 26 Feb 26 Friday Prophet Muhammad’s B’day Malaysia
May 28 May 28 Friday Wesak Day Malaysia
Last Monday in May May 31 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4 (Sunday) July 5 Monday Independence Day U.S.
August 31 Aug 31 Tuesday National Day Malaysia
1st Monday in Sept. Sept 6 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 10 & 11 (Fri & Sat)* Sept 9 & 10* Thursday & Friday Hari Raya Puasa Malaysia
2nd Monday in October Oct 11 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 5* Nov 5* Friday Deepavali Malaysia
November 11 Nov 11 Thursday Veteran’s Day U.S.
November 17 Nov 17 Wednesday Hari Raya Qurban Malaysia
4th Thursday in Nov. Nov 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 7 Dec 7 Tuesday Awal Muharam Malaysia
December 25 (Saturday) Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day U.S./Malaysia

This holiday closing schedule is subject to change and those who are planning to make a trip to the US Embassy in KL would probably be wise to check to make sure that the post will be open before making a trip to the post. In emergencies most US Embassies have a contact number that can be used to get in touch with the post. For example, a person ho loses their passport over a holiday weekend may be able to contact the Embassy and obtain a passport from the American Citizen Services Section of the Embassy. That being said, holidays at US diplomatic and Consular posts abroad are often used by Embassy personnel to take leave. This could result in delays in the days leading up to holidays and immediately thereafter. Those with business at an Embassy or Consulate would be wise to make certain that their affairs are conducted before a holiday break. For more information about the holiday closing schedule at the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur please click: here.

For further information about US visas please see: K1 visa or K3 visa.

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