- Immigration will issue your dependants with a Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) for a maximum duration of 12 months at a time.
- The LTSVP will only be valid for as long as the student has a valid student pass.
- Every dependant pass applicant will be subject to a non-refundable processing fee of MYR 250 (USD 60).
- Please allow 3 – 4 weeks for processing time.
- If you are studying for a Certificate and/or Diploma level, you are not allowed to bring in dependants.
- You can apply for a Dependant Pass for your immediate family members (Parents, Spouse and Children only) through EMGS.
To qualify for a dependant pass, do note that it is only applicable to family members if the student is studying a bachelor’s degree or above.
You can apply for a Dependant Pass for your immediate family members (parents, spouse and children only) through EMGS. Immigration will issue your dependants with a Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) for a maximum duration of 12 months at a time. The LTSVP will only be valid for as long as the student has a valid Student Pass.
This application will be made through the educational institution on behalf of your dependants who are in Malaysia. Each dependant who enters Malaysia on a social pass will be subject to a ‘Journey Performed’ visa fee of RM500 as well as a single entry visa fee (subject to nationality).
All postgraduate students enrolled in public and private universities are eligible to apply for dependant passes on behalf of their families.
Undergraduate students who are studying for their Bachelor’s Degree will only be eligible to apply for dependant passes on behalf of their families if they are citizens of the following countries:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Palestinian Territories
Dependant Pass Application for International Students’ Children
Children below the age of 18 years old can remain and study in Malaysia while holding a dependant pass under their parents.
Children of international students aged 18 years and above must apply separately for a student pass in the event that they wish to study in Malaysia.
4 Steps to Apply for Dependant Pass
Application through the educational institution
- The application must be made through the educational institution on behalf of the dependants.
- The student applying must hold a valid student pass.
- Do note that you can apply for a Dependant Pass for your immediate family members (parents, spouse and children only) through EMGS.
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EMGS Vets All the Documents
- EMGS and the Immigration Department will process the various documents and passports requested by the Immigration Department.
- For more information on the pages required, please refer to here.
Immigration Department Approves the Dependant Pass
- The Immigration Department will proceed to review the dependant pass application and inform your institution of the outcome.
- Your institution’s international students’ office will inform you if your dependant pass application has not been successful and advise you on further steps.
Immigration will Issue Dependants with a Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP)
- EMGS will issue the Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) to your institution for the dependants which have been approved by the Immigration Department
- Once you have received the new set of documents, please ensure all details are correct.
- Please ensure that you update your International Students’ Office with your details and those of your dependants.
- Do make a photocopy of all new documents and keep them safe. It is also advisable to keep a soft copy of the same at a secure place.