EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)
3rd November 2021
NOTIFICATION ON THE UPDATED REQUIREMENT FOR OBTAINING THE TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION FOR EXISTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
1.1 The purpose of this bulletin is to provide updates regarding the requirement of obtaining a Travel Authorization for International Students to enter Malaysia.
1.2 The bulletin is a follow up from the previous bulletin sent by EMGS on 18th January 2021 (Update #12 – Standard Operating Procedures During and After Covid-19 Pandemic Movement Control Order) which states the following:
1.2.1 New International Students – Travel Authorization will be auto-generated and made available for download through EMGS Website once the eVAL is approved.
1.2.2 Existing International Students – To apply and submit the Travel Authorization to EMGS for approval. Once it is approved, Travel Authorization will be made available for download through EMGS Website.
1.3 The Immigration Department of Malaysia has issued a press statement on 28th October 2021 to exempt International Students with a valid student pass to enter Malaysia without applying for a Travel Authorization via EMGS.
2.1 Effective from 1st November 2021, the Immigration Department of Malaysia will allow International Students with the valid student pass to enter Malaysia without applying for the Travel Authorization via EMGS. Kindly note that the student pass must be valid at the point of entry into Malaysia.
2.2 Students whose pass expired from February 2020 are still allowed to enter Malaysia however they must apply and obtain a Travel Authorisation via EMGS.
2.3 There are no changes to the process for New International Students to enter Malaysia. They are still required to obtain the Travel Authorisation via EMGS prior to entering Malaysia. The Travel Authorization will be auto generated and made available for download through EMGS Website once the eVAL is approved.
2.4 The validity of the Travel Authorization for New and Existing students remains unchanged.
2.5 Please note that the entrance procedures upon arrival in Malaysia is still subject to the existing Malaysian Immigration Department regulations that are still in force as well as the health screening and quarantine procedures by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
Education Malaysia Global Services
3rd November 2021