International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

  • Office of International Affairs
    International Islamic University Malaysia
    Jalan Gombak 53100,
    Wilayah Persekutuan,
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Operation Hours :- International Office(Visa Unit)
    Monday – Thursday
    8.30am – 12.30pm / 2.30pm – 4.30pm
    Friday 8.30am – 11.30am / 2.45pm – 4.30pm
    Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday:- CLOSED

    For Any Enquiries :-

    For Additional Document submission:-

Visa & Pass
Staff Visa
Staff Employment Pass

The Employment Pass (EP) is a work permit that enables an expatriate to take up employment with an organisation in Malaysia. The pass is subject to the contract of employment (up to 60 months). The Expatriate Committee (EC) or relevant authorities must give approval for the foreign talent to fill a position before the issuance of an expatriate Employment Pass can be made by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

Professional Visit Pass (PVP)
    Professional Visit pass is issued to foreigners who wish to provide expertise in research attachment (researcher/research assistant, sabbatical) and carry out specific tasks for a short period of time in Malaysia. For professional visit pass, applicants are prohibited from applying dependent pass for their family members. The validity period of the pass is depending on the need but not exceeding a period of 12 months. Application must be submitted before the applicant’s entry to Malaysia.


    1. The maximum duration for an expatriate to hold Professional Visit Pass (PVP) is 12 months. No extensions are allowed beyond 12 months.
    2. All PVP applications must obtain an Approval Letter before entering Malaysia for the purpose of employment.
    3. Applicants who have entered the country will have 14 days from entry date to endorse PVP sticker.
    4. In case of change of employer while the pass is still valid, the PVP holder must cancel the current pass and serve 3 months of Cooling – Off Period before applying with new employer.
    5. To apply the PVP, all original documents must be submitted to Office of International Affairs IIUM.
Flowchart Visa process for New Professional Visit Pass (PVP)
Checklist for Professional Visit Pass Application

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Important Notes

  • All costs & and processes for fulfilling the checklist requirement shall be borne by the newly appointed officer (Application Offer for 1 year).
  • SEV Letter (Single Entry Letter) will only be processed after submission of Exit Stamp from Malaysia & and Entry Stamp into your home country.

    The applicant is on a new application for a Professional Visit Pass, and this requires him/her to enter Malaysia only after the application has been approved, entering Malaysia with an approval letter (SEV Letter).