Required Documents

Basic Required Documents for a Student Visa Application


You will need the following documents to apply.


(Either your institution will request these from you, OR you will be required to upload these documents if you choose to make an online application).


New Student Pass Application

1 passport size photograph


1 passport size photograph with WHITE background (35mm x 45mm).


Check our complete details of the photo requirements


A copy of your Passport:


You will be required to submit a copy of your passport. Here’s what we need:


  • Your passport data page (bio-data page which shows your face, name etc)
  • All pages with Visa information. We don’t need all the pages of your passport. If the page is empty, you do not need to submit it.
  • Observation page (showing any extensions, clarifications of name, and previous passport numbers)
  • Recommended passport validity duration is 12 months
    Note: For one-off Student Pass applications, the recommended validity is 12 months longer than the duration of study.
  • Special Pass or Exit Stamp (if applicable)

Offer Letter


A copy of your offer letter is required in order to apply for a student visa in Malaysia. If you are making an online application, you will only be able to fill out the form and submit an application once you have received a letter of acceptance/offer from your university/college.


Your academic certificates and transcripts


You need to provide copies of all academic records, certificates or transcripts of studies previously undertaken. Some courses have additional entry requirements. For information regarding these additional requirements check the entry requirements provided by your educational institution.


Pre-arrival Medical Examination Report


Pre-arrival Medical Examination Report from your country of residence if screening was done at a non-EMGS registered overseas clinic (as applicable). A copy of the Lab Report and the Chest X-ray Report should be attached. All should be completed in the English Language.


If you attend the medical screening at a registered clinic, you can skip this step because all this will be done automatically for you by the clinic.


Note:
While it is highly encouraged, Pre-arrival medical screening is not compulsory for students applying to Public Universities.


If you are coming from a country which is considered to be at a high risk of yellow fever, you will be required to obtain the necessary inoculations before coming to Malaysia. You will be asked to provide your yellow fever vaccination booklet/card before you can clear Immigration at the point of entry.


Countries or areas where “a risk of yellow fever transmission is present,” as defined by the World Health Organization, are countries or areas where “yellow fever has been reported currently or in the past, plus vectors and animal reservoirs currently exist” (see the current country list within the International Travel and Health publication (Annex 1) at www.who.int/ith/en/index.html).


Personal Bond


The Immigration Department requires all education institutions in Malaysia to sign a personal bond on behalf of the candidate, binding the University for a specified sum. To comply with this requirement, the institution will require you to lodge the specified amount for this purpose. This money will be returned to you upon completion or withdrawal of your study in the institution, on condition that there is no violation of any provision of the Immigration laws of Malaysia.


Note:
The personal bond form can be submitted after you have arrived in Malaysia for the student pass endorsement. If the personal bond is submitted before the VAL is issued, any errors found will not affect the VAL approval process; however Institutions are advised to make the necessary corrections before the student pass sticker endorsement stage.


Click here to find the personal bond fees by country.


No-Objection Certificate (NOC)


No-Objection Certificate (NOC) or Letter or Eligibility (LOE) is only required if the student is from Sudan or Iran respectively. This document must be applied for by the institution, and can only be collected from the Sudanese and Iranian Embassies in Kuala Lumpur by the institution representatives.

Renewal of Student Pass

1 passport size photograph


1 passport size photograph with WHITE background (35mm x 45mm).


Check our complete details of the photo requirements


A copy of your Passport:


You will be required to submit a copy of your passport. Here’s what we need:

  • Your passport data page (bio-data page which shows your face, name etc)
  • All pages with Visa information. We don’t need all the pages of your passport. If the page is empty, you do not need to submit it.
  • Observation page (showing any extensions, clarifications of name, and previous passport numbers)
  • Recommended passport validity duration is 12 months
  • Special Pass or Exit Stamp (if applicable)

Your academic certificates and transcripts


You need to provide copies of all academic records, certificates or transcripts of studies previously undertaken. Some courses have additional entry requirements. For information regarding these additional requirements check the entry requirements provided by your educational institution.


Note:
You must achieve a CGPA of at least 2.0 in order to renew your student pass. Your overall attendance must also be at least 80% in order to renew your student pass.

If you fail to meet any of the above requirements, your institution will be required to submit an explanation letter to support your renewal application.


Variation and Progression

1 passport size photograph


1 passport size photograph with WHITE background (35mm x 45mm).


Check our complete details of the photo requirements


A copy of your Passport:


You will be required to submit a copy of your passport. Here’s what we need:


  • Your passport data page (bio-data page which shows your face, name etc)
  • All pages with Visa information. We don’t need all the pages of your passport. If the page is empty, you do not need to submit it.
  • Observation page (showing any extensions, clarifications of name, and previous passport numbers)
  • Recommended passport validity duration is 12 months
    Note: For one-off Student Pass applications, the recommended validity is 12 months longer than the duration of study.
  • Special Pass or Exit Stamp (if applicable)

Offer Letter


A copy of your offer letter is required in order to apply for a student visa in Malaysia. If you are making an online application, you will only be able to fill out the form and submit an application once you have received a letter of acceptance/offer from your university/college.


Your academic certificates and transcripts


You need to provide copies of all academic records, certificates or transcripts of studies previously undertaken. Some courses have additional entry requirements. For information regarding these additional requirements check the entry requirements provided by your educational institution.


Personal Bond


The Immigration Department requires all education institutions in Malaysia to sign a personal bond on behalf of the candidate, binding the university for a specified sum. To comply with this requirement, the institution will require you to lodge the specified amount for this purpose. This money will be returned to you upon completion or withdrawal of your study in the institution, on condition that there is no violation of any provision of the Immigration laws of Malaysia.


The personal bond form can be submitted after you have arrived in Malaysia for the student pass endorsement. If the personal bondis submitted before the VAL is issued, any errors found will not affect the VAL approval process; however Institutions are advised to make the necessary corrections before the student pass sticker endorsement stage.

Note:
The personal bond form can be submitted after you have arrived in Malaysia for the student pass endorsement. If the personal bond is submitted before the VAL is issued, any errors found will not affect the VAL approval process; however Institutions are advised to make the necessary corrections before the student pass sticker endorsement stage.


Click here to find the personal bond fees by country.


No-Objection Certificate (NOC)


No-Objection Certificate (NOC) or Letter or Eligibility (LOE) is only required if the student is from Iran or Sudan respectively. This document must be applied for by the institution, and can only be collected from the Sudanese and Iranian Embassies in Kuala Lumpur by the institution representatives.


Clearance Letter


A clearance/release letter from the previous Educational Institution will be required. A letter of completion issued by the previous Educational Institution will also be accepted.

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