Please note that travel advisories may change at any time; we advise you to keep that in mind and ensure you check with the nearest Malaysia Representative Office for accurate information before departure.
Before departing for Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, please ensure you have all required documents and completed the following:
|If travelling by air — valid Flight Ticket with final destination to Kuching, Sarawak.
|If travelling by land — ensure your entry point is correctly stated on your eVAL/VAL
|Contact nearest Malaysia Representative Office for updates on required documents
|Single Entry Visa (SEV). Please refer to list of countries that require SEV.
|2 copies of Visa Approval Letter (eVAL) — to be submitted at Immigration Checkpoint upon request
|Swinburne Sarawak Offer Letter
|Original academic transcripts, certificates and result slips
|Confirmed accommodation arrangement
|Book for Arrival Services with Swinburne Sarawak and attach your flight itinerary. **
|Yellow Fever Certification — applicable to specific list of countries.
You may be required to apply for a Single Entry Visa (SEV) in preparation for your travel to Sarawak, Malaysia. Refer here for SEV required countries.
Please follow the steps outlined below:
Contact the Malaysia Representative Office as indicated on your eVAL/VAL to enquire on any additional documents required for Single Entry Visa (SEV) Application. For contact information, please visit Malaysian Mission.
Proceed to Malaysia Representative Office as indicated in your eVAL/VAL with the following documents:
For countries that do not require a Single Entry Visa (SEV), please note the following:
With reference to recent announcement made by the Ministry of Home Affairs(KDN), all foreign visitors to Malaysia will be required to complete Malaysia Digital Arrival Card(MDAC).
1. MDAC is applicable to the following international students:
2. MDAC must be applied through Malaysia Immigration Department website:https://imigresen-online.imi.gov.my/mdac/main?register
3. Existing international students who holds a valid student visa pass are not required to complete MDAC if re-entering Malaysia with a valid student pass/visa
4. Implementation of MDAC will take effect from 1 January 2024
For further information, please refer to https://imigresen-online.imi.gov.my/mdac/main
When booking your flight ticket, please remember your final destination is Kuching International Airport.
Important Note: Travelling out of Malaysia/Sarawak after entering and before obtaining your student pass/visa endorsement is not allowed. Doing so can cause immigration complications during the endorsement process of your pass/visa with the Malaysian Immigration Department (Sarawak). Students are strongly advised to remain in Kuching, Sarawak until student pass/visa endorsement is obtained.
Please ensure that your entry point is as stated in your eVAL/VAL. If there are any changes to your entry point, it is imperative to report them to Visa Services for amendment. You will only be able to travel once you have received your amended eVAL/VAL.
Effective 1 August 2022, all travellers are permitted to enter Malaysia regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status and do not require a pre-departure or on-arrival COVID-19 test. Please refer to https://mysafetravel.gov.my/
Please note that this situation may change periodically. Stay updated by reaching out to the nearest Malaysia Representative Office for the most recent information before your departure.
Transiting via Kuala Lumpur International Airport
IMPORTANT: Student Pass/Visa Endorsement
For further assistance or queries, please contact:
Swinburne Univesity of Technology Sarawak Campus
Jalan Simpang Tiga
93350 Kuching Sarawak
Tel: +60 82 260600
Student Information Centre Servicedesk