Entering Malaysia - Immigration Requirements
Every international student should meet the requirements of immigration.
Conditions to qualify as a student
Have already been accepted for a full-time course of study (course inclusive of English programme) at a public or private higher educational institution
Have the financial capability to meet the course fees and living/travel expenses
Possess good health and character
Intend to seek entry for study purposes only
Application procedures for student pass
All applications for studentsí passes by international students are done through Malaysian educational institutions. The processing, approval and issuance of student passes and visas are done by the Immigration Department in Malaysia except for the students from the Peopleís Republic of China (PRC). The students from PRC will get their visas from the Embassy of Malaysia and the Council of Malaysia in PRC.
Family Members
Family members of students under the following categories will be allowed to accompany students to stay in Malaysia for the entire study duration:
Parents of the students
Spouse, children and parents of students from Middle-East countries
Spouse and children of students who study postgraduate programme
International students are also allowed to work part-time while studying full-time in Malaysia subject to immigration requirements. For further information about the immigration procedures and student pass, the international student can contact the Immigration Department in Malaysia at the following address:
The Director
Visa, Pass and Permit Division
Headquarters of Malaysian Immigration Department
1st - 7th Floor (Podium), Block 2G4
Federal Government Administrative Centre, Precint 2
62550 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel : 603-88801000 Fax : 603-88801200
Website : http://www.imi.gov.my
6 easy steps to study in Malaysia
Before leaving his/her country to Malaysia, Student informs educational institution of his/her port of entry (airport), flight number, arrival date and time.
Studentís application to study is accepted by educational institution which will then help to apply for student pass at the Malaysian Immigration Department in Malaysia (except students from PRC)
Upon arrival at airport in Malaysia, Educational institutionís representative will receive the student at the immigration check-point.
Upon acceptance, letter of approval for student pass will be released by Malaysian Immigration Department to the education institution for them to pass on the approval letter to student.
Within 2 weeks of studentís arrival, the educational institution will submit the studentís passport to Immigration Department to affix the Student Pass sticker.
Student submits application form to study together with relevant documents to the intended educational institution which has the official approval from Ministry of Home Affairs to recruit international students
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