9th July 2021


1.     PURPOSE:


1.1  EMGS had previously issued a bulletin on 18th July 2020 on the requirement for all International Students to obtain a Travel Authorization issued by the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration via EMGS prior to entering Malaysia.


1.2  The purpose of this bulletin is to provide an update on the Travel Authorization approvals issued by the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration Department via EMGS based on a circular issued by the Malaysian Immigration Department (Ref:IM.101/HQ-G/1130/1/1-2 Jld.15(45) dated 9th July 2021)




2.1  Please note all Travel Authorization applications which have been approved by the Director General of the Malaysian Immigration Department via EMGS will have a validity period stated in the letter.


2.2  The validity period for Travel Authorization approvals issued via EMGS is as follows:


·      Existing Students (Renewal Applications) – Validity period of 3 months from the date of issuance.


·      New Students (New Applications) – Validity period of 6 months from the date of issuance. The Travel Authorization approvals are issued together with the Electronic Visa Approval Letter (eVAL) and the expiry date is co-terminus with the expiry date of the eVAL.


2.3  Kindly note that all Travel Authorization approvals previously issued via EMGS will also have the same validity period criteria.


2.4  International Students must ensure that their Travel Authorization approvals are still valid before making plans to travel to Malaysia.


2.5  All International Students with Travel Authorization approvals that have exceeded the validity period are required to re-apply to obtain a New Travel Authorization approval.

Education Malaysia Global Services

9th July 2021

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Sarah Azreen Abdul Samat

Sarah has over 22 years of experience in corporate finance transactions involving equity issuance, mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, corporate restructuring, and corporate valuation, amongst others. She began her career in investment banking with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in 2001 after obtaining her professional qualifications from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Later in her career, she joined other investment banking institutions in Malaysia such as AmInvestment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

Presently, Sarah sits as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Reneuco Berhad and Independent Director of Pharmaniaga Berhad. She is currently the Executive Director of 3p Capital Advisers Sdn. Bhd., a company licensed with the Securities Commission Malaysia to provide advisory services to the capital market players.

Tuan Haji Ismail Bin Mohamed

Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed sits on the Board of Director for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). He obtains his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Prior to sitting on the EMGS Board, he was also appointed to be the Board of Director to KEJORA from 2013 to 2018, and several companies such as Permodalan Darul Takzim Sdn Bhd, Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Sdn Bhd, PIJ Holding and Ranhil SAJ Sdn Bhd. Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed also co-founded Pertama.

He started his career by setting up a company and being the founder of JYBB Enterprise. His career came to prominence when he became the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Pertama Polyerethane Technology (M) Sdn Bhd and subsequently became the Special Officer to the Minister of Education in 2013.

Ismail Mohamed is acknowledged for his expertise in Agriculture and Agro-based industry, landing him being appointed as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee of the Johor State, the Chairman of Agro KEJORA and the Chairman of the Johor State Agriculture, Agro-based industry, Entrepreneurial Development and Cooperatives Committee.