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Special Pass


A special pass is a temporary pass issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Usually it is valid for 30 days

  1. A Student  who current student pass had expired WITHIN 7 days.
  2. Late submission for renewal/ new student pass i.e less than 6 week before expiry of student pass
  3. When converting from current pass to other of passes and insufficient period of time less in the current pass.
  4. When current pass is expired while waiting for Student pass/extension/renewal application approval.
  5. Application  for variation or progression while waiting for VAL approved in country ( refer to UTM International – applicable for current UTM student only)

Immigration will charge RM100  for each Special pass issue and Hausarbeit schreiben lassen UTM admin charge is RM30.

*The application for a special pass is subject to approval by the Immigration Department of Malaysia



Malaysia Immigration Department has tightened the implementation of giving the Special Pass.  Special Pass can  only apply for 2 times. Validity of  each Special Pass is for 30 days. For the first  Special Pass, Immigration Department will mark “Pending Decision for Student Pass” and for second Special Pass will mark as “Making Arrangement to Leave the Country

All applicants who were given the Special Pass “Making Arrangement to Leave the Country” will no longer can  apply for other passes such as Student Pass, Employment Pass or Professional Visit Pass while they are  in Malaysia. No conversion from one pass to another pass shall be made or given anymore by the Malaysia Immigration.  Student have to leave Malaysia before expiry date once received the this Special Pass.

a. Can I apply Special Pass ?

NO! Special Pass can only apply by the Institution if the student have application to another pass ( i.e from dependent pass to student pass or from Master Pass to PhD Pass)


Students and 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 Officer ghostwriting. 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.