Dependent Pass (Postgraduate only)

DEPENDENT PASS (POSTGRADUATE STUDENT ONLY)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Married students MUST enter Malaysia as a single travelerThe Immigration Department will only accept the dependent application after completion of student (principle) pass.  Please contact us for inquiries.


WHO IS DEPENDENT?

 Wife/Husband (spouse)  with children (below 17 years old) OR Mother OR Father OR  Husband and Mother. Family in Law/ Brother/ Sister is NOT ALLOWED to apply for dependent pass (POSTGRADUATE student only)

NOTE:

  1. Student from Nigeria &  Afghanistan are required to apply Dependent VAL from  Immigration Department prior travelling to Malaysia for conversion to Dependent Pass (list of country will change from time to time)
  2. For a new baby born in Malaysia, please apply Dependent Visa and make Passport at your embassy within 3 months from date of birth.
  3. Immigration Department will charge Journey Perform (JP) fee MYR520 for each Dependent.
  4. The principle (student) must renew the student pass before dependent can submit for renewal.

 


 I’M A NEW POSTGRADUATE STUDENT. CAN I BRING MY SPOUSE AND CHILDREN TO APPLY DEPENDENT PASS ?
A: NO. Student MUST travel to Malaysia as single traveler. You can apply Dependent Pass after student pass is issue to the student (Principle). Your dependent may overstay while waiting for student pass process is complete.  Overstaying is an offence in Malaysian Law. Immigration Department will impose a penalty for overstay in Malaysia or  you may be blacklisted and deported back to your home country. In some case, you are prohibited to enter Malaysia for a period of time.

DO I NEED TO APPLY VAL FOR MY DEPENDENT BEFORE COME TO MALAYSIA?
A: For certain countries, Immigration Malaysia required student to apply for VAL for Dependent before they travel to Malaysia (update: Currently only Nigeria & Afghanistan required VAL for Dependent. List of countries will update from time to time)

MY BABY BORN IN MALAYSIA. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A: Please apply passport for the baby  at your embassy and submit document for Dependent Pass/ Special Pass. Refer to UTM International for details.

 
More FAQ on VISA [HERE]

DON’T DO THIS

  • Late submission of dependent passport near to the expiry date of the Social/Special Pass which you obtained from Immigration in your passport upon arrival.
  • You must submit your passport/ document to UTM International for Dependent Pass endorsement within 7 days arrival to Malaysia to avoid paying additional charges. Immigration Department may not endorse dependent pass if late submission. Immigration may request your dependent to return to home country.REMINDER:
    Immigration Department may not endorse dependent pass if the student failed to submit early for endorsement. If this happen, your family  have to return to home country and reapply.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Married students MUST enter Malaysia as a single travelerDependent pass can only be applied after a student’s pass is issued.

OVERSTAY
Dependents who have overstayed in Malaysia will be brought to the Enforcement Unit, Immigration Department 2 times for verification to the Immigration Enforcement Officer, accompanied by UTM International staff. Any penalties/compound must be borne by the student. The process for overstay case will take 4-8 weeks for  Immigration issue a Special Pass. Please find details on special pass at http://isc.utm.my/special-pass/  and overstay penalty (refer overstay penalty).

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OVERSTAY PENALTY

Students and dependent are responsible to monitor the expiry date of your pass and visa. Overstaying is an offence in Malaysian Law. Immigration will impose a penalty ranging from RM1,000 – RM5,000 depending on the duration of your overstay. You may be blacklisted and deported back to your home country. You can be prohibited to enter Malaysia for a period of time. You may even be imprisoned. UTM will also impose a daily penalty charge for overstayed students.


STUDENT PASS CANCELLATION

Leaving Malaysia without cancelling your student pass will result in the forfeiture of your Personal Bond deposit by Immigration Malaysia and can cause consequences if student decides to apply to another University within Malaysia.

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