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Malaysia Welcomes Foreign Students Back

Published by on Sep 17, 2020, 02:16 pm

Foreign Students are allowed to enter back into Malaysia to continue with their tertiary education on condition that their universities are opening and they have applied beforehand.

New applications for student visa from students enrolling in universities that have provided organized classes and are open is being considered by The Immigration Department.

Universities have to inform the immigration Department that classes are running, said the Immigration director, General Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.

Universities must send a list of their foreign students who want to return to Malaysia in order for the immigration department to cross-check with applications submitted by the students, he explained.

Students holding a long-term pass of another country that came back to Malaysia during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period would be allowed to leave without submitting an application to The Immigration Department.

In addition to that, approval of new applications for student visa would be denied to prospective student from the list of 23 countries prohibited from entering Malaysia added Khairul.

The Immigration director General added that, “but students who are stranded abroad in the 23 countries can apply to return.”

This ban was necessary due to the surging rise of Covid-19 cases in the United States, Brazil, India, Russia, Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Iran, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, France, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Iraq, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Malaysians with long time passes of another country can apply before leaving but they will have to pay the quarantine cost once they have returned to Malaysia, added Khairul.

The list of procedures for Malaysians that are leaving and entering the country have been updated by the Immigration Department last week.

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