Malaysia Dependent Visa - Visa Options to Bring or join Family in Malaysia.

Malaysia Dependent Visa 2020: Everything You Need to Know!

For the Families of Employees & Students in Malaysia.

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Owing to the rich diversity in culture and the flora and fauna of the country, Malaysia is a travel-hub for people from various countries not just to visit but pursue educational and employment dreams. The Malaysia Dependent Pass is the most crucial part of achieving this.

 Malaysia has been a prime destination for people worldwide who wish to migrate for employment or educational purposes. The Malaysia Dependent Pass allows spouses and kids of such individuals to join them in Malaysia.

What is the Malaysia Dependent Pass?

The Malaysia Dependent Pass (visa) allows you to travel and stay with your family member who is either working or studying in Malaysia. Read on to know more.

What are the Types of Malaysia Dependent Visas?

 The type of Malaysia Dependent pass depends on the nature of the Pass that your sponsor holds in Malaysia, which can be -

  • Employment Pass
  • Student Pass

For Employment Pass holders:

If your family member in Malaysia is an Employment Pass holder, you are eligible for:

  • Dependent Pass
  • Long Term Social Visit Pass
  • Social Visit Pass

The Dependent Pass is applicable for family members who are:

  • Spouse (legally married husband or wife)
  • Children below 21 years of age (biological, adopted, or stepchild)
  • Children, regardless of their age (if they have a mental or physical disability)
  • Parents/Parents-in-law

 The Long Term Visit Pass is applicable for family members who are:

  • Unmarried partner (in common-law)
  • Children over 21 years of age (biological, adopted, or stepchild)
  • Parents/Parents-in-law

The Social Visit Pass (temporary employment) is applicable for:

  • Domestic help or maid between 21 to 45 years of age

For Student Pass holders:

 If your family member in Malaysia is a Student Pass holder, you are eligible for:

  • A Dependent Pass
  • A Long Term Social Visit Pass

The Dependent Pass and Long Term Visit Pass, both, are applicable for family members:

  • Spouse (legally married husband or wife)
  • Children below 21 years of age (biological, adopted, or stepchild)
  • Children, regardless of their age (if they have a mental or physical disability)
  • Parents/Parents-in-law 

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Who is Eligible for a Malaysia Dependent Pass?

The Dependent family members of any individual who holds either an Employment Pass or a Student Pass in Malaysia are eligible for a Dependent Pass.

 If you are an Employment Pass Category 1 or Category2 holder in Malaysia, with the Dependent Pass, you can bring your:

  • Spouse (legally married husband or wife)
  • Children below 21 years of age (biological, adopted, or stepchild)
  • Children, regardless of their age (if they have a mental or physical disability)
  • Parents/Parents-in-law

If you are a Student Pass holder in Malaysia, with the Dependent Pass, you can bring your:

  • Spouse (legally married husband or wife)
  • Children below 21 years of age (biological, adopted, or stepchild)
  • Children, regardless of their age (if they have a mental or physical disability)
  • Parents/Parents-in-law

Note: Family members of individuals with the Employment Pass Category 3, Temporary Employment Pass, or a Professional Visit Pass are not eligible for a Dependent Pass.

Conditions Attached to a Malaysia Dependent Pass

The terms and conditions for a Malaysia Dependent Pass can seem complicated. Your Dependent Pass application can be rejected if any incorrect information is entered into your application.

Conditions for a dependent spouse

  • According to Malaysian Immigration Law, a ‘spouse’ is defined as a legally wed husband/wife.
  • According to the Malaysian Immigration Law, a customary and common law marriage is considered a lawful marriage, only if it is recognized as a legal marriage in the marriage country.

Conditions for a dependent child

 According to Malaysia immigration laws, an applicant is eligible for a dependent child status if he or she is:

  • Unmarried.
  • Under 21 years of age.
  • A biological child born in wedlock.
  • A biological child born out of wedlock, if the parent has bonafide proof of the parent-child relationship.
  • A stepchild, if that child’s biological parent and his/her partner got married before the child turned 18.
  • An adopted child

Applicants with a Student Pass can bring dependents only if their course duration is more than 12 months.

A postgraduate student from any country around the world is eligible for a Dependent Pass.

An undergraduate student in Malaysia coming from only specific countries will be allowed to bring dependents.

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Bahrain

Turkey

Qatar

Azerbaijan

Palestinian Territories

Kuwait

Yemen

Iran

Syria

Oman

Jordan

Lebanon

Iraq

Libya

 

Maldives

 

What Documents are Required for a Malaysia Dependent Visa?

The following documents are required for a dependent visa application for Malaysia:

  • 2 recent passport size photographs
  • Full copies of your and your family member’s passport valid for a minimum of 12 months from the date of your arrival in Malaysia.

Relationship proof:

  • Marriage Certificate for the Dependent spouse.
  • Birth Certificate for the Dependent children/parents.
  • Custody documents of the child, if applicable.
  • Adoption papers of the child, if applicable.
  • Copies of family member’s Employment Pass or Student Pass.
  • Payment receipt of your dependent Pass application.
  • Two copies of Malaysia visa application forms (IMM.12 and IMM .38)
  • Personal bond (for Student Pass holders)
  • Letter of approval from the educational institute (for Student Pass holders)

How Can I Apply for a Dependent Pass in Malaysia?

1Keep documents ready

Make sure you meet all the requirements before moving on to the Malaysia Dependent Pass application.

And one of the most basic requirements is to gather all the necessary documents required for the Dependent Pass application.

These documents could vary depending on the relationship with the sponsor in Malaysia.

Moreover, documentation could be a complicated task. Click here to talk to experts and get proper guidance.

The documents necessary for a Malaysia Dependent Pass application are -

  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Full copies of your and your family member’s passports valid for a minimum of 12 months from the date of your arrival in Malaysia.

Relationship proof -

  • Marriage Certificate for the Dependent spouse.
  • Birth Certificate for the Dependent children/parents.
  • Custody documents of the child, if applicable.
  • Adoption papers of the child, if applicable.
  • Copies of family member’s Employment Pass or Student Pass.
  • Payment receipt of your Dependent Pass application.
  • Two copies of Malaysia visa application forms (IMM.12 and IMM .38)
  • Personal bond (for Student Pass holders)
  • Letter of approval from the educational institute (for Student Pass holders)

Please note that all copies of the above documents must be in English.

The Embassy or Consulate must also approve the documents as a Certified True Copy (CTC).

How Much Does a Malaysia Dependent Visa Cost?

 The fee structure for a Dependent Pass is as follows:

  • Pass: RM90/year or part after that
  • Processing fee: RM50
  • Journey performing fee: RM500 (if applicable)
  • LTSVP immigration fee: RM90 (if applicable)
  • Visa fee: Depends on the nationality

Note:

  • You must pay the application fee before making an appointment at the Embassy or the Consulate.
  • Keep the receipt of the application safely for your record. You will need it during your interview at the Embassy or the Consulate.
  • Contact the Embassy or Consulate if there are any complications in your visa application process.

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