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Visa Transfer/Cancellation Application Steps

  • DOWNLOAD and fill-in application form/ checklist form¬†[VISA CANCELLATION FORM (COM)]¬†/¬†[VISA TRANSFER FORM]

  • Fill in the¬†[CANCELLATION / TRANSFER VISA FORM]¬†Prepare and submit the document to International Office for verification. Please bring a complete document, incomplete documents will not be entertained.

  • Once the document is complete, you need to make payment for visa processing fees to IO and upload the proof of payment at¬†[HERE].

  • IO will process and submit your application to MID.

  • You need to check the¬†[COLLECTION STATUS]¬†and once it is ready to be collected, you can come to IO to collect your passport.


You need to be physically present in Malaysia for the cancellation of your student pass. Leaving Malaysia without cancelling your student pass will result to:

  • Forfeiture of your Personal Bond deposit.
  • Failure to cancel your student pass will result into difficulties to apply another visa in Malaysia. (eg: Student Pass, Employment Pass, etc).

This is applied for following cases:

  • Termination of study
  • Withdrawal from study
  • Deferment of study
  • Change of program
  • Progression or variation
  • Graduated

When students need to cancel/transfer their visa?

Conditions that require visa cancellation


Students who have completed their studies must cancel their student pass and their dependent pass. UTHM International Office will give instruction to the Immigration Department of Malaysia to cancel your student pass and make a police report if student fails to cancel his pass upon graduation.


A student who defers from studies must get approval from University and must cancel a student pass and dependent pass (if any)


A student who withdraws from his/her study must inform UTHM International Office before leaving Malaysia. The student pass and the dependent pass will be cancelled, upon submission of passport, withdrawal letter from faculty, and confirmed flight ticket.


A Student who have accepted admission offer letter from other institution must cancel UTHM student pass. A student who had change a programme within UTHM also requires to cancel current student pass and apply variation to new programme.

    Conditions that require visa transfer


    Student have a new passport, but the student pass/dependent pass is still valid in the previous passport.


    Change or losses/damage the passport must apply for transferring the current pass to the new passport.


      After graduation (or withdrawal from studies), 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 or progression within Malaysia.

      Overstaying is an offense in Malaysian Law. Immigration Department will impose a penalty ranging from RM1,000 ‚Äď 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. UTHM will also impose a daily penalty charge for overstayed students. Please renew your pass 90 days (3 months) before expiry.