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Special Pass

Special Pass

What is Special Pass?

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

Why apply for Special Pass?

  • A Student who current student pass had¬†expired within 7 days.
  • Late submission¬†for renewal/new student pass i.e less than 6 week before expiry of student pass.
  • When converting from current pass to other of passes and¬†insufficient period¬†of time less in the current pass.
  • When current pass is¬†expired¬†while waiting for Student pass/extension/renewal application approval.
  • Application for variation or progression while waiting for VAL approved in country,¬†Immigration will charge RM100 for each Special pass issued.

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

Steps to Apply for Special Pass

  • Download¬† and fill-in application form¬†[CHECKLIST FORM]

  • Fill in the visa¬†[SPECIAL PASS 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.¬†

Application Checklist

Download the Special Pass Application Checklist document below


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¬†‚ÄúPending Decision for Student Pass‚Ä̬†and for second Special Pass will mark as¬†‚ÄúMaking Arrangement to Leave the Country‚ÄĚ

¬†All applicants who were given the Special Pass¬†‚ÄúMaking Arrangement to Leave the Country‚Ä̬†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 Special 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 UTHM International Office Officer. Any penalties/compound must be borne by the student. The process for overstay case will take¬†4‚Äď8 weeks¬†for Immigration issue a Special Pass.