Immigration Matters

GENERAL IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENT IN MALAYSIA
 
1. All International Students (except Diplomatic Pass holders, Malaysian Permanent Residents (P.R)) are required to have a Student Pass while studying at UTM.
 
2. A Malaysian Student Pass will be applied for you on your behalf. You must hold a valid Student Pass for the entire duration of your stay at UTM.

3. Once UTM ISC has submitted an application for a Student Pass, you are not allowed to submit a similar application through another college or institution or vice versa. This will create confusion within the Malaysian Immigration Department and may result in delay in your Student Pass application process.

4. Student Pass approvals usually take between 6 to 8 weeks. UTM may not be able to obtain a Student Pass for you on time if your application to UTM is received less than 6 weeks from the programme intake dates.

5. It is mandatory that Student Pass be applied and renewed through UTM ISC. Not doing so will be a violation of the Malaysian Immigration Department’s regulations. While we will assist in your Student Pass application, UTM cannot be held liable for any change in policies by the Malaysian Immigration Department in regards to issuance of Student Pass.

6. You must satisfy the programme requirements by attending 80% of all your scheduled classes and achieve satisfactory academic results. Failing to do so can result in your Student Pass being revoked.

7. Attendance in class is COMPULSORY at all-time unless you are able to provide a Medical Certificate (MC) from a certified doctor. Consistent failure to do so will result in your Student Pass being revoked.

8. You are required to take responsibility of monitoring the EXPIRY DATES of your passport and student pass.

9. Where an extension of the Pass is required, students must submit their passports to the UTM International Student Centre Office (UTM ISC) 2 months before the expiry of the pass in order to facilitate the extension.

10. All penalties imposed by the Malaysian Immigration Department in the event of late extension or expiry of Student Pass are to be borne by the student.

11. Three weeks (21 working days) before completion of your studies in UTM you are required to cancel your Student Pass or it might lead to forfeiture of the Bond Deposit.