This section assists in the application of the Visa Approval Letter (VAL) / Calling Visa, Employment Pass, Dependant Pass and Professional Visit Pass for the international staff appointed in UKM.
Visa Approval Letter (VAL) / Calling Visa
Visa Approval Letter (VAL) is a Single Entry Visa issued by the Malaysian Embassy / Consulate abroad to a non-citizen to enable individuals to enter Malaysia after the visa is approved by the Immigration Department Headquarters. The application must be submitted through UKM upon received the appointment letter before the applicant enter Malaysia. The Single Entry Visa will be changed to the Multiple Entry Visa once the applicant arrived in UKM. This will allow holders for travel purposes.
VAL is required for appointment under the Employment Pass, Dependants Pass and Professionals Visit Pass to avoid the penalty charge (Journey Perform) from Malaysian Immigration Department.
- A minimum salary of RM 2,500.00 for a single applicant
- A minimum salary of RM 5,000.00 is required for applicant applying for dependent pass.
- A minimum contract of 6 months.
Dependent pass can be issued to the following people.
- Wife or husband of applicant.
- Children of applicant under 18 years.
- Legally adopted children of applicant under 18 years.
Professional Visit Pass (IKHTISAS)
- International staff who are not receiving salary OR who only receive the honorarium payment.
- Each application is for a maximum period of 12 months onlyas per contract.
- Please ensure before submission that the applicant has a passport validity of at least 12 months.
- Application of VAL must be submitted to UKM before the applicant entered Malaysia.
- Application is for principal submission only and no dependents are allowed.
- Individual who are entitle to apply for IKHTISAS:
- Lecturer on Sabbatical leave or conduct research
- Lecturer who attend or conduct seminar, short course or training at UKM
- Post-Doctoral Fellow / Invited Professor
- Practical Training / Internship.
|Type of Pass||Checklist and Form|
|Transfer Pass to New Passport||Download|
|Pass Shorten / Cancellation||Download|
|Professional Visit Pass (IKHTISAS)||Download|
Visa Fees Information
(For 12 months)
(For 12 months)
|Processing Fee||RM 125.00 nett||RM 50.00 nett|
|Visa / Pass||RM 360.00 +-||RM 220.00 +-|
|Special Pass||RM 100.00 nett||RM 100.00 nett|
|Visa charged by country||http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/visa/visa-fee-according-to-the-country.html|
|Professional Visit Pass (IKHTISAS)|
|1 – 3 months||4 – 6 months||12 months|
|Visa / Pass||RM 90.00+-||RM 180.00+-||RM 360.00+-|
|Special Pass||RM 100.00 nett|
*Disclaimer: This process is subject to change upon instructions by the Malaysian Immigration Department.