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International Students Are Required To Fill In Malaysia Digital Arrival Card Before Entering In Malaysia

Studying in Malaysia can be a viable option for Pakistani students, offering a range of academic programs and diverse cultural experiences. Malaysia has a variety of universities and colleges offering programs in fields such as engineering, business, medicine, and more. Students are allowed to work part-time during their studies in Malaysia. Recently Malaysian government has made changes in immigration policies, one most important of them is having Malaysian Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) for international students travelling to Malaysia.

What Is The Purpose Of MDAC Requirement

The Malaysian government has declared that international students must finish the MDAC three days prior to their arrival in the Malaysia as of January 1, 2024. The digital arrival card was first introduced in January 2023 for holders of Singaporean passports, but as of January, 2024 all visitors entering Malaysia must have one.

This implementation is intended to draw in foreign visitors and increase revenue.

To Whom MDAC Requirement Is Implemented?

Following international students must have to complete the MDAC requirement

  • Students having visa approval letter and travelling to Malaysia to pursue their course

  • Students having social visit pass and are going to start a short course program (less than 3 months) in Malaysian institute

Exemption From MDAC

Following international students are exempted from MDAC requirement

  • Who having Singapore nationality

  • Diplomatic passport holders

  • Permanent residents of Malaysia

  • Having general certificate of identity of Brunei Darussalam

  • Thailand border pass holders

  • Who have Indonesia cross border travel document

  • Existing students who have been issued a student pass are exempted to complete the MDAC requirement.

How To Download MDAC Before Traveling To Malaysia

International students can complete their MDAC online through the immigration department website. It can be completed 3 days before arrival to Malaysia. Students have to show it on entry points of immigration clearance.

Fill the application form


  • You will receive a pin code sent to your registered email

  • Check your registration information

Insert your passport number, nationality, pin code and click submit to check registration status


  • Your personal details will pop up

  • Scroll down to find travelling information and you will see a pdf file option there

  • Click on pdf icon and download your Malaysian Digital Arrival Card (MDAC)


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