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Visa Approval Letter (VAL) means a visa issued by the Malaysian Representative Office abroad to a non-citizen to enable individuals to enter Malaysia after the visa is approved by the Immigration Department Headquarters. 

How to apply VAL?

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER

i-PUTRA no longer provide airport pickup service for new international students. You are expected to arrange your own transportation to UPM/accommodation. 

Student Guide

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

STUDENT PASS

Student pass is a necessary pass to continue study at Malaysia higher education institutions.

 

DEPENDENT PASS

Dependent pass is a facility provided to students who carry responsibility while continuing their studies in Malaysia. 

 

 

CONTACT:

MR. JIVANANTHAN ARUMUGAM
SECTION HEAD
VISA AND PASS SECTION
PUTRA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
43400 UPM SERDANG
SELANGOR

Tel: 0389466198/6048
Email: jivan@upm.edu.my

 

UPM GUESTHOUSE
PUTRA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
43400 UPM SERDANG
SELANGOR

Tel: 0389467972
Email: upmguesthouse@upm.edu.my

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT PASS

Student pass is a necessary pass to continue study at Malaysia higher education institutions.

       Who should apply?

  1. Those who have a new passport, but the visa is still valid in the old passport.
  2. Whoever changes or losses the passport, the holder of the passport need to apply for transferring the current pass to the new passport. 

Whoever wants to change the pass from dependent pass to another type of pass, applicant needs to apply for cancellation of the valid pass. Applicant then can get a release letter from Putra International Centre.

  1. International students are responsible for the validity of their student passes while studying in the country. The immigration department usually grants a one (1) year student pass for first-time applicants. Renewal of student pass application is ONLY applicable for Continue Student.
  2. The renewal process of the student pass typically takes about eight (8) weeks to complete. Application for the renewal of Student Pass must be made through the Putra International Center 3 months (90 days) before the expiry date.
  3. Students who are late in submitting their application for the renewal of Student Pass will be required to pay a penalty. The penalty is imposed by the Malaysian Immigration Department.

 

DEPENDENT PASS

Dependent pass is a facility provided to students who carry responsibility while continuing their studies in Malaysia. 

The application for the extension of the dependent pass can be submitted together with the application for the extension of student pass.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. For children aged more than 7 years and above, please apply for their student pass under the School or College. The Malaysia immigration department does not allow any application for them to be put under dependent pass Except for LIBYAN (BELOW 17 YEARS OLD) only. 
  2. If a family member is stated in the same passport, a letter from the Embassy mentioning the individuals in the passport cannot be separated from the passport. The letter must be attached together with the application.

Upon graduation, all international UPM graduates are welcome to join UPM Alumni Association in order to strengthen your global network relation with UPM community from variety of expertise. Since 1971, the UPM Alumni list has grown to an impressive list of 145,000 people - not only in Malaysia but from all over the world, including Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and even South and North America. UPM Alumni has been known for their contributions in their respective fields and they have left a big impact on society and the nation and enhanced the university’s reputation at the international level.

For those interested to find out more information about the UPM Alumni Association, visit the Alumni Centre and the Alumni Association Official Website. UPM Alumni Centre is committed to planning and implementing various activities and programmes that engage alumni to maintain a lifelong relationship amongst alumni consistent with the alma mater. Alumni Centre is in line with the university for alumni relations and networks by impementing various programmes to bring alumni back to campus in supproting the university's core functions of teaching, research and professional services.


Alumni Association/ Chapters as a strategy to expand UPM alumni network locally and internationally is relevant with the growing need for strengthening university linkages with alumni. To fulfil this purpose, Alumni Centre is entrusted to promote the interest and enhancing the visibility of the university through linkages.

Join Alumni Association/ Chapters and reconnect with your friends and former classmates. Alumni Association/ Chapters support scholarships, student's financial assistance, employability of graduates and community services.

ALUMNI CENTRE
DPVC (RESEARCH AND INNOVATION) BUILDING
OFF LEBUH SILIKON
43400 UPM SERDANG
SELANGOR

Tel: 0389471017
Fax: 0386566933
Email: alumni@upm.edu.my
Web: http://www.alumni.upm.edu.my

 

 

 

 

UPM has numerous linkages and collaboration with outstanding international institutions and agencies around the globe such as USA, Latin America countries, Japan, Korea, the Middle East and others through Memorandum of Understanding and Memorandum of Agreement. Various networking activities have been conducted such as mobility programmes, staff and students exchange, research collaborations, commercialised activities and technology transfer.

 

 

 

Contact:

MS IDA SUHAILA MD TAHIR
SECTION HEAD
GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT SECTION
PUTRA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
43400 UPM SERDANG
SELANGOR

Tel: 0389466943/7972
Email: idasu@upm.edu.my

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EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS)

23rd January 2018

NOTIFICATION ON VISA APPROVAL LETTER (VAL) EXTENSION REQUESTS

 

  1. PURPOSE
    • This information is intended to provide clarification on VAL Extension request received from Educational Institutions.
    • This guideline is based on the “Mesyuarat Penyelarasan antara EMGS dan Jabatan Imegresen Putrajaya [Bil.1].
  2. IMPLEMENTATION
    • With immediate effect, please be informed that the Malaysian Immigration Department will no longer accept VAL Extension requests. All international students intending to pursue education in Malaysia are required to enter Malaysia with SEV (Single Entry Visa) or VOA (Visa On-Arrival) before the expiry date of the VAL.
    • It is mandatory for all international students to enter Malaysia before the expiry of the VAL since VAL is issued with six (6) months validity, which is sufficient for international students to enter the country.
    • In reference to the bulletin that was published on 9th January 2018, if the student does not enter Malaysia with a valid Single-Entry Visa (SEV) or Visa On-Arrival within the validity period of the VAL, the Malaysian Immigration Department may not proceed with the student pass endorsement.
    • Even if the student has obtained a valid Single-Entry Visa (SEV) but entered Malaysia after the expiry date of the VAL the Malaysian Immigration Department may not proceed with the student pass endorsement.

 

Education Malaysia Global Services

23rd January 2018.

EDUCATION MALAYSIA GLOBAL SERVICES (EMGS) 

NOTIFICATION ON NEW REQUIREMENT BY THE MALAYSIAN IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT (9th January 2018)

 

PURPOSE:

  1. The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on the new requirement implemented by Malaysian Immigration Department.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. With immediate effect, the Malaysian Immigration Department will only proceed with the student pass endorsement if the student arrives in Malaysia witihin the validity of the Visa Approval Letter (VAL), which is valid for 6 months from the date issuance. 
  2. If the student does not enter Malaysia with a solid single-entry visa (SEV) or visa on arrival within the validity period of the VAL, the Malaysian Immigration Department may not proceed with the student pass endorsement.
  3. Example: Student was issued the VAL on 1st June 2017 and will expire on 30th November 2017. The student obtained the SEV (valid for 90 days) on 30th November 2017 and arrived in Malaysia on 1st December 2017, which is after the expiry of the VAL. Because the student had entered Malaysia AFTER the expiry of the VAL, immigration may not proceed with the student pass endorsement. Student must arrive in Malaysia within the 6 months validity period of the VAL from 1st June 2017 to 30th November 2017 and ensure that SEV (if required) is obtained within this period.
  4. This directive is implemented immediately by the Malaysian Immigration Department. 

 

 

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