Event Details

Business travel is picking up. As businesses increasingly need to fly executives to the U.S. for various meetings and training, the process can be daunting and accuracy in the application process and documentation is crucial to get right.

AMCHAM, in collaboration with Invest Penang will be organizing a U.S. Business Visa Briefing in Penang on 2 December 2022 (Friday) by Michael Sweeney, Consul General, U.S. Consular Services. Michael will provide an update on the current procedures for attaining travel visa to the U.S. He will also cover the general visa application process and address any general queries to demystify the application process.

Event Details

Date: Friday, 2 December 2022

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Venue: ELC, Block 1, Level 3 - Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), Bayan Lepas, Penang

Who should attend:

  • HR Managers in charge of organizing visas for colleagues,
  • Executives with team members or self-travel to the U.S. in the near and upcoming months.

For further information please contact us at events@amcham.com.my or call +603 2727 0070


  • Michael Sweeney (Consul General at U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur)

    Michael Sweeney

    Consul General at U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

    Michael (Mike) Sweeney joined the U.S. Department of State as a consular officer in 2001. He has spent more than 20 years focused on providing protection and assistance to U.S. citizens abroad and the concept of balancing secure borders with open doors for the United States.

    Most recently, Mr. Sweeney served as the Consul General in Beirut, Lebanon Consular coordinating services to an estimated 60,000 U.S. citizens, heading crisis management preparations, and resuming visa operations following the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    Prior to serving in Beirut, he worked as an assignments officer in the Bureau of Global Talent Management, Career Development, and Assignments Office. Mike served as the Consular Chief in Tunis, Tunisia from 2011-13, during the beginning of the “Arab Spring” revolution in North Africa. He helped coordinate the response to assist U.S. citizens in Tunisia and Libya during this period while maintaining full visa operations for both countries during a time of dynamic security and political challenges.

    Mike has also served in Laos, Thailand, and the Philippines. Prior to the Foreign Service, he was a refugee caseworker in Northern California and Thailand and worked at a community agricultural development center in Northeast Thailand from 1990-93. He speaks Thai, Lao, French, Arabic, and Indonesian.

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ELC, Block 1, Level 3 - Skills Development Centre (PSDC),

Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah 1
Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

If you have any questions please contact Christy Ooi

Contact Organizer

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