Malaysia MyTravelPass: How to Submit & Check MyTravelPass Application Status

Many of you may know that Malaysia Immigration requires an approval letter of DG Immigration before entry or exit to the Malaysian border to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In Sep. 2020 they launch the website MyTravelpass to submit your entry or exit application prior to your travel plan, in 1st phase they only allow temporary Employment Visa holders, MM2H & who have Spouse Visa, later on, they extended to all Visa & Work Permit holder but approvals are limited case to case basis. 

In this post, I would you take look at how you can submit your application & later on check the status of your application. 

in this tutorial I will submit an entry application for Visit Pass (Temporary Employment Holder) & will take look at general terms of other Visa & Work Permit Categories how you can submit an application. 

so let's start...

MyTravelPass Application Guidelines


a. The application should be made by the EMPLOYER.

b. Entry permission application must be sent through

c. Documents to be attached :

  • Official application letter from employer;
  • Frontpage of the foreign worker’s passport & latest Visit Pass(Temporary Employment);
  • SSM e-info;
  • Employer’s Identity Card;
  • Foreign worker’s Vaccination Certificate;
  • Contract / Letter of Award for the construction sector;
  • The current contract for the cleaning service sector.

All documents must be uploaded in the form of ✶pdf not exceeding 250kb each✶
Please take note that entry into Malaysia is subject to approval and Immigrations’ vetting. Please be aware that any false reports/statements/representations are an offence under section 56(1)(f) Immigration Act 1959/63. Any changes in the decisions are subject to the current government directive.


A foreign worker who is currently abroad and has obtained permission to enter Malaysia during Movement Control Order Period, must follow the procedures below;

a. Foreign worker is required to undergo PCR COVID-19 test screening abroad at least THREE (3) days (72hours) and medically confirmed to be tested negative from COVID-19 prior to entering Malaysia and;

b. It is compulsory to download and install “MySejahtera” mobile application before departure and;

c. Permitted Malaysia entry points ONLY via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), KLIA 2, Bayan Lepas International Airport and Sultan Ismail Senai International Airport and;

d. Visa Pass Temporary Employment is still valid with re-entry visa (Single Entry Visa / Multiple Entry Visa) OR;

e. Valid Visa Pass Temporary Employment without re-entry visa (Single Entry Visa)

Applicable to all nationality which are required to obtain visa prior entry.
  • As per guideline no 2a - 2c
  • Required to obtain a visa without reference (VTR) from the respective Malaysian Embassy / Consulate General / High Commission prior to entering Malaysia

f. Expired Visa Pass Temporary Employment

Applicable to all nationality regardless of visa requirement.

  • As per guideline no 2a - 2c
  • Required to obtain a visa without reference (VTR) from the respective Malaysian Embassy / Consulate General / High Commission prior to entering Malaysia
  • Fees for conversion of pass to Visa Pass Temporary Employment will be borned by the worker(s) or/and respected employer.


a. Foreign worker must present passport and MTP Approval during immigration clearance at Point of Entry;
b. Foreign worker will be subjected to health screening at the Point of Entry;
c. Foreign workers will be subjected to the quarantine period set by the relevant agency and cost shall be fully borne by employer;
d. All entry of foreign workers are subjected to current immigration procedures, rules and regulation during immigration clearance at point of entry. Failure to comply will be denied entry.

A non-Malaysian traveller is required to bear the cost of the Covid-19 test and quarantine charges before arrival in Malaysia. Please refer to the URL link below to make payment. Myeg Safe Travel.

Starting from 29 Sep 2021 The Government of Malaysia has announced that fully vaccinated travellers from overseas now have the option of home quarantine upon arrival in Malaysia.

The travellers can apply for home quarantine at Home Quarantine Application (HQA) Ministry of Health (MOH) portal 7 to 10 days before departure. Please note that the processing charter will be 7 working days and the status can be viewed from the same portal. However, the application will only be considered if the travellers meet the Home Quarantine Qualifying Criteria.

28 Oct 2021: The Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) informed that in line with the decision of the Pandemic Management Special Committee Meeting No. 60 of 2021 (Series 22) which was held on 22 October 2021, the category of foreign nationals holding Long Term Visit Pass in Malaysia is allowed to enter Malaysia without having to obtain approval from the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) through the MyTravelPass (MTP) / MyEntry system provided you have a valid pass.

The following is a list of Long Term Visit Passes that are allowed to enter Malaysia without having to apply through MTP / MyEntry:

  1. Diplomat (Exemption Order) / Dependent / Foreign Maid 
  2. Employment Pass (Category I, lI, III) / Dependent / Foreign Maid 
  3. Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T) / Dependent / Foreign Maid
  4. Professional Visit Pass - Specialist 
  5. Professional Visit Pass 
  6. Permanent Resident (PR) / Spouse to PR / Child to PR 
  7. Long Term Pass (Husband / Wife / Child) to Citizen 
  8. Senior Citizen Pass
  9. Widow / Widow Pass  to Citizens 
  10. Student Pass / Dependents / Escorts 
  11. Malaysia My Second Home Pass (MM2H) / Dependents / Foreign Maid 
  12. Resident Pass 
  13. Temporary Work Visit Pass (PLKS) 
  14. Foreign Maid (PRA)

The following foreign nationals who are not under the stated category still need to apply through the MTP / MYEntry system for permission to enter Malaysia: 

  1. Social Visit;  
  2. Holders of expired Long Term Visit Passes;  
  3. Application for Employment Pass (Category I, II, III) / Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T) / Foreign Maid Dependents and newly approved Specialist Professional Visit Pass;  and 
  4. Short Term Business Traveler.  This directive is effective from 1 November 2021. 

The entry procedure upon arrival in Malaysia is still subject to the existing immigration rules that are still in force as well as health screening and quarantine procedures by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). 

Download Notification issued by Immigration Department Malaysia

Submit MyTravelPass Application

To submit your application you have to prepare the following list of applications to proceed with submission. 

  1. Official application letter from employer; View Sample
  2. Frontpage of the foreign worker’s passport & latest Visit Pass(Temporary Employment);
  3. Latest exit stamp; View Sample
  4. Vaccination Digital Certificate Issued by the Health Ministry Must be in English/Malay (announcement on 29 Sep 2021);
  5. SSM e-info; (Company_Profile); View Sample
  6. Employer’s Identity Card;
  7. Foreign worker’s Vaccination Certificate;
  8. Contract / Letter of Award for the construction sector;
  9. The current contract for the cleaning service sector.

If you have prepared all the above documents let's go to submit your application

Fill up the form & upload all the documents 1 by 1:
  1. Passport Frontpage;
  2. Work Permit (applicable to expired permit as well);
  3. Exit/Entry Stamp;
  4. Vaccination Certificate/Passport (Starting from 29 Sep 2021);
  5. Employer Letter;
  6. Employer IC Front & Back;
  7. & SSM e-info.
If you have more than 1 applicant then you have to select the 2nd applicant check box to enter the data 2nd applicant (worker) data & upload supporting documents but make sure you have mentioned all the worker names on the employer letter & you have to upload separate supporting documents for each applicant (worker)...

You can merge the files into one (i.e passport & entry stamp into 1 PDF or JPG file if you facing attachment files are exceed the limit allowed by MyTravelpass Portal
If you are fine with your application accept terms & conditions by clicking the check box at bottom of the form and click submit. 

That's it we have done it. :)

you will receive an email confirmation that looks like this:

Check the Status of the MyTravelPass Application

Now the step is to check the status of your application if takes longer than usual, I will suggest you keep your eyes on your email inbox, there you will find the reply with 5-10 working days. 

Email confirmation something looks like this:

If your application got rejection they will let you know the reason for rejection, in our case, they said "you are from a country where COVID-19 cases are more than 150K" & if you get approved you will receive the following letter attached in the approval email:
Now we gonna step into how to check the status of the submitted application.

2. Enter application #


3. Passport # 
4. Choose the Nationality of the applicant & finally click the SEARCH button.

Hurray! You can see that the following application has been approved :) and he got the approval we have shared above. 

If your long term pass visit/employment pass expired refer to Malaysia Embassy Visa Service to get a re-entry Visa (keep in mind re-entry visa fee applicable as per schedule)
That's it for today, let us know if you have any questions or need help to submit your MyTravelPass application or to help you check your application status. 

Peace & Blessing :)

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  1. I'm a new international student and I've gotten my Travel Authorization through EMGS. Do i still need to apply for travel pass ?

    1. What should I do before travelling to Malaysia?
      Ensure that you have made flight arrangements to Malaysia. Please be advised that you are only allowed to enter Malaysia via KLIA and KLIA2 entry points. International Students that attempt to enter Malaysia from other entry points will be denied entry and may risk being deported to their country of origin.
      Once your departure date is confirmed, undergo the RT-PCR Covid-19 Test three (3) days before travelling to Malaysia. The RT-PCR Covid-19 test result must be translated in ENGLISH so that the respective authorities in Malaysia can inspect it.
      Next, please complete the online payment for the Quarantine and the Covid-19 Screening Test through MySafeTravel ( / MyQr application by MyEG ( This procedure is required as you will be required to undergo an RT-PCR test and quarantine upon arrival in Malaysia.
      Download the MySejahtera mobile application.MySejahterais an application developed by the Government of Malaysia to assist in monitoring COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
      Be very careful with your surroundings. Practice social distancing and good hygiene. Do your best to avoid any occasion that might expose you further to the COVID-19 virus.
      What will happen once I arrive in Malaysia?
      Upon arrival, you will be carefully escorted by the relevant authorities to the Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel. At this point, you will be required to show proof of the negative RT-PCR test result obtained from your country of origin.
      You are also required to show proof of the payment receipt of the Quarantine cost and the Covid-19 Screening Test from MySafeTravel ( / MyQr application by MyEG. Upon verification, you may proceed to the Immigration Counter for clearance to enter Malaysia.
      Once you have obtained clearance from the Immigration Department, you will be assigned to a quarantine station. Our EMGS representatives will be obtaining this information from you to be furnished to your institution.
      Government officials will then bring you to the quarantine station assigned to you. During this time, you are required to undergo quarantine for seven (7) to fourteen (14) days upon arrival to Malaysia before continuing your studies. The duration is subject to the students furnishing their RT-PCR Covid-19 test results at the international arrival gate. International students that are not able to provide RT-PCR Covid-19 test results or if the test results are not valid/acceptable by Ministry of Health, the students will be subjected to a quarantine period of ten (10) days.
      Please note that you will not be allowed to leave the quarantine premises throughout the quarantine period.
      On the 5th day (For a quarantine period of 7 days) or 8th day (For a quarantine period of 10 days) or 10th day (For a quarantine period of 14 days), you will undergo an antibody test. If your result shows as negative, you will be given a release order and your institution will make travel arrangements for you to return to the institution, however, if your result is positive, MOH guidelines will apply.
      Please take note that students with nationality or coming from the United Kingdom and India are not allowed to enter Malaysia

    2. What should I do once my Visa Approval Letter is approved/extended?

      Once your Visa Approval Letter is approved by the Immigration Department, a Travel Authorisation Letter will be issued along with it.
      To access these documents, please enter the relevant information under the following fields in Track My Application

      Travel Document Number
      Application Type: Student Visa

      You will see an option to download the eVAL and Travel Authorisation Letter. Download these documents and make sure you keep a copy of it in your mobile phone.
      You may be required to apply for a Single Entry Visa (Depending on your nationality) prior to travelling to Malaysia. Please check with your Malaysian Mission for more information on this matter.

      Once you have obtained all of these documents, you may proceed to travel to Malaysia.

      Learn more:

  2. May i know, if the application rejected could i apply it again?

    1. Yes Daisy, you can apply again but update your application if the rejection reason is missing of documents, ask the support team by sending them email.

      I hope it's help, let me know if you have any questions.

    2. Oh i see. Thanks for replying. Because i have a worker from nepal back to hometown for his holiday on feb 2020 but he cant get back during mco and the work permit was not able to renew for year 2021 since his passport is on his hand caused the permit forced to expired so i'm really hope this will be worked to let him back for work.

    3. 1st step: you have to apply for travelpass if approved proceed to step 2.

      2nd step: your worker will apply for embassy for visit visa at Malaysia embassy in Nepal.

      3rd Step: if he is vaccinated you have option to apply for home quarantine and pcr test is required upon arrival.

      4th step: within 15 days of his arrival you have submit hi permit renewal application.

      Let me know if you have any questions.

  3. May i know more of the information at step 4? cuz his permit already expired on year 2020 or does it means we need to convert the VTR to VP(TE)?

    1. Hello,

      You have apply for MyTravelPass & upload the expired Permit, if you get the entry approval then ask your employee to visit nearest Malaysian Embassy/High Commission to apply VTR (Visa may applicable as per Schedule Of Charges).

      "Foreign worker must undergo COVID-19 PCR test three (3) days or 72 hours before departure to Malaysia;
      Foreign worker must completely vaccinated prior to enter Malaysia;
      It is compulsory to download and install “MySejahtera” mobile application before departure and;
      Visa Pass Temporary Employment is still valid with re-entry visa (Single Entry Visa / Multiple Entry Visa) OR;
      Valid Visa Pass Temporary Employment without re-entry visa (Single Entry Visa) / Expired Visa Pass Temporary Employment
      Applicable to all nationality which are required to obtain visa prior entry.
      As per guideline no 2a - 2c
      Required to obtain a visa without reference (VTR) from the respective Malaysian Embassy / Consulate General / High Commission prior to entering Malaysia"

      let me know if you have any questions.

  4. How do I submit the permit renewal application when he arrival?

    1. As usual (if Fomema required) apply for Fomema online registration (if Fomema required) and submit your renewal through Myeg or ePLKS portal.

    2. but his permit already expired in year 2020..... so did myeg still allow to make a renewal for him after skipped 1 year?

    3. VTR is enough to submit the renewal, there is exemption due to COVID-19 Pandemic, further more please send an email to Immigration by visit this link (, I hope the things becomse bright :)

      let me know if you have any questions.

      Ishtiaq Ahmad

    4. Noted. i will try it! and i just got the approval of MTP for the nepal worker after seen your post then tried. so thankful for that.

    5. You welcome Daisy.

      I'm more than happy to help you :)

  5. Hello, our business partner would like to travel to MY. And, in the MyTravelPass, and we have to include a letter of invitation. May I ask, would you have a sample to share.

    And, do we need to include travel itinerary?

    Thanks much

    1. Do you have approved Porfessional Visit Visa?