NOTIFICATION ON VISA APPROVAL LETTER (VAL) EXTENSION REQUESTS
1.1. This information is intended to provide clarification on VAL Extension requests received from Educational Institutions.
1.2. This guideline is based on the “Mesyuarat Penyelarasan antara EMGS dan Jabatan Imigresen Putrajaya [Bil.1]”
2.1. 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.
2.2. It is mandatory for all international students to enter Malaysia before the expiry of the VAL since the VAL is issued with six (6) months validity, which is sufficient for international students to enter the country.
2.3. 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.
2.4. 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