FAQ

Membership

• How do I apply for membership?
You can complete our membership application online or e-mail us at info@amcham.com.my to request the application be sent to you in PDF format. Our membership team will follow up with any further details required.

• How long does the application process take?
Immediately upon receipt of your application and payment, you are eligible to participate in the chamber’s committees, attend our complimentary events/meetings, and attend our public events at member rates. Following official approval by AMCHAM’s Board of Governors, you will receive an official membership welcome letter and access to member only content and benefits.

• How long is my membership term?
All membership terms are a full 12 months of benefits starting from the month that you joined.

• Who can join AMCHAM? Do you have to be American or work for an American company?
Membership is open to all companies and individuals who subscribe to the objectives of AMCHAM. People of all nationalities, from any sector or organization – corporate executives, entrepreneurs, government representatives, educators, students, and individuals – may join AMCHAM. American citizenship is not a requirement. Members are not required to reside in Malaysia.

• I know someone who may be interested in joining. How do I refer them?
Great! Send us an e-mail at info@amcham.com.my with their contact details and we’ll follow up to make sure they receive information and answer any questions they may have. Or invite them to one of our many public events and let one of our staff members know; we would be happy to speak with them afterwards.

• I was a member a few years ago and now I’d like to become a member again; do I have to pay the joining fee (associated with certain categories)?
Unfortunately once you’ve let your membership term lapse for more than a month, joining fee will once again apply to cover all administrative costs.

Membership Renewal

• How do I renew my membership?
You should receive a renewal invoice by post 30-45 days before your membership due date. Simply inform us of your preferred method of renewal or contact us at: info@amcham.com.my to renew instantly!

• Can my membership be transferred to another colleague?
If you will no longer be a point of contact for your company’s membership, please notify us of your replacement at info@amcham.com.my.

Committees

• Can anyone join a committee?
Participation in committees and their complimentary events are limited to members only. Committees serve as the voice of AMCHAM as they help define the Chamber positions on key issues as well as develop Chamber programs.

• How do I sign up for a committee? Does it cost extra?
Participation in AMCHAM’s Malaysian American Electronics Industry (MAEI) and Malaysian Alternative & Renewable Industry (MARI) committees require a separate fee, which is used to fund the committee activities. To sign up for a committee, you can indicate your committee interest on the application form, or contact the Government Affairs team at gr@amcham.com.my.

Membership Communications

• Where are you located? Do I have to make an appointment?
We’re located on the 6th floor of Menara CIMB at KL Sentral. You’re welcome to drop by the office at any time to pick up some general information but we do suggest an appointment if you have a few questions.

• How can I contact you?
Email us at info@amcham.com.my or call us at +603 2283 3407. Our business hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm excluding public holidays.