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Malaysia Visa Check Online by Passport Number (Updated for 2018)

malaysia-visa-check-guide-image You have applied for a Malaysian visa.

Or probably thinking of it.

What’s next?

I guess, checking your visa status online could be the best thing to do.


Because you want to verify your visa application. To check the authenticity, validity, or expiry of visa passes.

And most importantly, you are concerned to know if your visa is original or fake, right?

Well, in this guide, I’ll show you how to do your Malaysia visa check online (in 2018). Possible events that can occur after applying for a visa.

Common errors & omissions that you may or may not need to worry about. And the measures to detect the online/offline scams.

The Malaysia Visa Tracking Guide

Before getting into the details of new online Malaysia Visa Checking system, let me tell you two things.


This guide is aimed for those students, who are either interested in or going to study in Malaysia.

Those who are already studying in Malaysia. Or those who have applied in some Malaysian University/Institution.

And they all just don’t know one thing: “How to check their Malaysian Visa Validity status online.”

And the second,

The earlier method is working no more.

Before 2016, MyIMMs visa check link was a common way to check Malaysia visa status. 

Perhaps it was the only link used to access data for almost all type of visa passes. i.e. work permits, calling, etc.

And on one fine moring, they just stopped the general public access via this link.

Now, on visiting that link (Malaysian Immigration’s former website), you’ll be bounced by an error page:

Malaysia Immigration Website Screenshoot

Because there is no such declaration by MOE Malaysia about the shut-downing. There is certainly nothing much to talk about it.

And now EMGS is the new alternative & the only way for the Malaysia Student Visa Check online.

That much is super clear.

Let’s move on and begin with Malaysia Visa Check status online using EMGS Website.

Malaysia Visa Check by Passport Number

(Step-by-Step Method)

As of becoming the most preferred study destination worldwide. They have set up a proper visa checking procedure.

Often called Malaysia Visa Check e service online.

The body is regulated by Immigration Authorities of Malaysia. And the Ministry of Home Affairs, Malaysia.

Provided that the students can check their visas’ validity. As well as its authenticity from a credible source online.

There are three easy steps to get it done:

Step 1: Navigating the right tab
Step 2: Filling details
Step 3: Measuring progress

Just watch the video and then let me break it into the details.

Step No. 1: Navigate to The Right Tab

Open the official website of the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) in browser:

And then click on ‘TRACK MY APPLICATION’ link right after the EMGS logo on the left side.

Track My Application EMGS

You’ll see a form similar to this on your screen.

Application Status Check Form EMGS

Step No. 2: Fill in Your Details

Here comes your Malaysian Visa Checking step. There you need to enter your details (i.e. PP number, etc) to retrieve the data from EMGS database.

So, start by adding your passport number in the ‘Travel Document Number’ field.

EMGS Travel Document Number Field

Next, click on the drop-down menu and select your nationality.

EMGS Nationality Selection Field

Then check the box to ‘Confirm’ and click ‘Track My Application’.

EMGS Track My Application Screenshoot

Step No. 3: Measure The Progress

It’ll return the current status of your visa application. But only if the Ministry of Education Malaysia has your record in their database.

EMGS Application Status Progress bar

The percentage of completeion reflets the stage of your visa application.

If they’ve just received your application, the percentage of completion would be 0-10 %.

Normally, it takes about 3 to 4 week for the EMGS to process the application completely.

The summary contains the key information about your visa application they received.

EMGS Application Summary

And the ‘Application Status & History’, indicates the important events, as they’re happening.

EMGS Application Status & History

That’s it.

Now you know, how to check your Malaysian visa record kept by your host country Malaysia.

Go ahead and run an Immigration Malaysia Visa Check for your Visa application. And then come back for more information.

On your returning back..

...I’ll tell you further about the Malaysian Immigration scrutiny, approval process, and others.

Don’t worry I’ll be here.

Common Errors and Ommissions

While EMGS is providing you the finest tool for the Malaysia visa status check. Still this tool can limit its working on some occasions.

Below are some common errors and ommissions you may face in an attemtp to check your EMGS visa status from their official website.

1. Error Fetching http headers
If you every came accross such error, just don’t panic. It should be fine whitin some time (a couple of hours maybe) and there’s nothing need to try at your end at all.
EMGS Error Fetching http headers
2. No Record Found
This means they either don't have received your visa request so far. Or you've just entered a wrong passport number.

If lateral is the case, just correct and re-enter you passport number and you're good to go.

EMGS Nor record found.

How Things Work, A Complete Workflow from Applying to Getting a Malaysia visa…

Are you a first timer?

Applying for the Visa Application for the very first time and you have no idea what events may encounter?

Do you even need the answers to some basic questions like Whether or if you can apply online?

How to use Malaysia’s e-services. And when should you make an online application status inquiry?

Keep reading!

In this section, I’ll talk about the sequence of events of your Student Visa Application.

I'll cover almost everything from initiation to the successful completion.


But First, A Short Intro…

Malaysia is currently hosting 2% of the global population of the international students.

With a maximizing rate of 6% inbound mobile scholars in the country, this is huge among all other finest study destinations.

UNESCO reports that Malaysia was the hostage of about 63,625 students worldwide in 2011. And the number has intensified from the past years.

Pretty Awesome! hah.


Now Let’s See What Events Can Occur

Here’re four important stages every student goes through that.

#1: Obtaining the Offer Letter

On submitting the admission application to a Malaysian institution (i.e. College, University, etc.), they will initiate your admission process.

This could take up to 30 days and you’ll be issued an ‘Offer Letter’ from the said institution.

#2: Applying for the VAL

On receiving the Offer Letter, the students can apply for their ‘Visa Approval Letter’ (VAL).

Again, here comes in EMGS (Education Malaysia Global Services).

After paying EMGS fee, the students can make the submission to EMGS along with their all required documents (i.e. Photographs, Colored copy of passport, Testimonials, etc.)

Keep in mind, all documents should be attested by ‘Notary Public’.

On receiving the application, EMGS (An Institute of Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia) will scrutinize & examine all the data provided there.

In a few hours of submission, the information of the student will be updated in the EMGS database.

And it’ll be available to access through the EMGS website also.

Are you concerned about ‘Pertanyaan Status Permohonan’?

Well, after the submission to EMGS, the students can start tracking their visa application status anytime.

Which, on hitting the 70%, the students will be issued the VAL. This can take 3-4 weeks further.

I recommend you to stay tuned and visit the EMGS website occasionally.

Because, once your application is in their hands, its record will be available for you on the web with all lateral updates.

#3: Getting Your Visa Stamped

Once they have the VAL, the students can apply to get a Visa sticker on their passport from Malaysian High Commission in their home country.

#4: Buying One Way Ticket to Malaysia


You now have all the permissions to land in Malaysia and study in their highly accredited educational institutions.

Just buy a one-way ticket, grab your backpack and fly to Malaysia.

A Word of  WARNING to Everyone

At this very point, you should also understand and be aware of the scam factor of the internet.

Some dishonest and fraudulent people have set up the similar but fake websites to bluff the innocent students.

These websites have almost the same appearance and layout as the real does have, but they’re the forged ones actually.


And How to Check Malaysia Visa is Original or Fake

First and foremost.

Run a Malaysia Visa Check online from the Official Portal of Higher Education Malaysia. (Look above into the Malaysia Visa Check Guide)

If you find your record in their database, you can predict that your Malaysia Visa is Original.

But if it fails to return anything about you, this is probably a big signal that your Visa is Fake.

Remember that, if you are pursuing your higher education abroad to Malaysia. You need to have a Valid study visa (student pass) with you.

For this, a proper malaysia visa verification is inevitable. So, make sure to run a visa check online before leaving your home country.

We will keep telling you about the new updates, all the precautionary measures to avoid these scams. And lifehacks to identify these scammers.

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  1. Irene Lucas

    June 23, 2018 at 7:31 am

    I wonder why I couldn’t track my application. It shows that there is no record found but my institution told me that they have submitted my application and I should be able to check it by yesterday or today. I already submitted my documents and done the payment as well. What should I do next?

  2. Tochukwu

    June 15, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    How can I check if my visa is original?

  3. Shamim ahmed

    May 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    How can/ will I know my visa renew presenting. I already sent my visa for renewing in Malaysia imigresen.

    • Editorial Staff

      June 3, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Which visa category are we talking about? The Malaysian immigration’s link for general visa inquiry is down for a quite long now, as explained above.

      As a rule of thumb, the channel through which you’ve applied to the immigration for the renewal can help in getting your status.

      For student visa, renewal applications are usually entertained through the concerned educational institutes. So, the institute would be the main point of contact in such scenario.

  4. Yashdeep Singh

    May 17, 2018 at 11:29 am


    I really like your document thanks for sharing.

    • Editorial Staff

      May 18, 2018 at 5:06 am

      Hello Yashdeep, appreciate it.

  5. Okonkwo chukwuka John Kennedy

    April 27, 2018 at 10:05 am

    My val application is rejected by immigration in Malaysia

    • Editorial Staff

      May 9, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      A number of students (including Jeg) have been reported facing the similar issues for the last few weeks. As their VALs are getting rejected without presenting any reason and EMGS isn’t even answering to their respective institutions.

      Many professionals believe that it would be something to do with the ongoing elections in the country. And that everything would be just fine after the dust settles and the new Government takes the charge.

  6. Jeg

    April 24, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I am thé french nationality student my val pas rejected without any reason what to do next????

    • Editorial Staff

      May 9, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Rechecking your application file thoroughly, removing (if find any error) and resubmission would always be a wise thing to do after the rejection.

  7. Ujal

    April 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm


  8. Sani Aliyu

    January 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I am trying to check my visa whether it is ready or not but i cant find where to do so. I paid for courier and SMS fees but your representatives in my country(Nigeria)refuse to tell me anything concerning my Visa.

  9. Ruhul Amin Mia

    November 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Hello dear,
    your student visa checking link is very useful and workable. But I need to check calling visa. Can you help me, sir? Also, I have tried some other websites information and their articles.
    But I can’t find the real information. Plz help me.

    • Editorial Staff

      November 20, 2017 at 1:46 am

      Thanks for bringing this topic to our attention. We’ll take a look at it and try to create a post or video tutorial on this topic. Please keep visiting the site or subscribe to our youtube channel:

  10. Aishatu Senchi

    June 7, 2017 at 1:02 am

    I’ve applied for the visa last two weeks on 21/05/2017. I’ve been trying to check and track my application status but no information is coming out. What do I do next? Thanks and God bless.

    • Editorial Staff

      June 7, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you, Aishatu.

      Chance are, your application may have skipped during the submission process. It’s common. So make sure if your institution has made the proper (on time) submission of your application to EMGS.


      Try confirming your visa type. EMGS facilitates only student visa passes at the moment.

    • Dhawal Chheda

      March 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      What is your current status of your application ?

      • Okonkwo chukwuka John Kennedy

        April 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

        My val application is rejected

  11. munir

    October 22, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    May I know how many days does it take immigration to approve VAL

    • Editorial Staff

      November 20, 2017 at 2:08 am

      It varies from case to case. But usually, it can take up to 20 business days or more. Above all, it is the discretionary act of the immigration.

  12. Mohammed Shamimul Islam

    September 7, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Really great.

    • Editorial Staff

      September 10, 2016 at 4:11 am

      Thanks! for dropping by, Mohammed. Glad it helped.

  13. Ayesha

    May 30, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Not satisfactory.

    • Editorial Staff

      August 18, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Now that is kind of confusing, Ayesha.

      If what you mean is EMGS, then you’re not alone. More & more of the students are voting it unsatisfactory. This method does not offer that level of user control as MyIMMS e-services used to give in the past. Perhaps EMGS is more likely only for the new applicants where you can’t access the current status of past visa applications.

      On the other hand, if you’ve noticed some flaws in this guide please let us know what are they? We’ll appreciate if you plz stop by and drop in some details. Thanks!

  14. Anisur

    April 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I have submitted my passport for renewal.
    How can I track my renewal process stage?

    I’m from Bangladesh.

    • Editorial Staff

      April 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Unfortunately, you can’t do it at the moment.

      There is no other way else myIMMs e-services, to get it done on your own. You need to contact your institute, they are able to make a direct contact with Immigration.

      However, we will update this guide as soon as we hear/know more from Immigration of Malaysia. Thank You!

  15. Sagar

    March 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I need work visa.

  16. Nisar Zada

    February 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Sir, I m Pakistani student of MBBS in Pakistan now in Malaysia for a social visit of 28 days. There are many problems in visa and format checking so please email me new prosses old prosses not work yet.

  17. Awny Mahmoud

    January 10, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I have got job offer from hospital in Malaysia Alor setar as a nurse, and the employer directs me to contact their attorney to proceed with permit process and he asked me to pay the fees of process in advance, how can i make sure if they are serious or they are fake.?. can you please give me your advice.
    Your soonest reply is highly appreciated.

  18. Mukbul

    December 11, 2015 at 8:52 am


  19. Korikana Santhoshkumar

    August 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I hava got visa but not like this no.permohonan, Jeni’s permohonan.status permohonan, cawangan, these etc are in visa..

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