KINGSGATE INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATIONS

Kingsgate welcomes all international school students from around the world and has an international community of students from 21 different countries around the world with different religious beliefs and cultural practices.

International students are required to submit a copy of their passport inner cover page when they put in an application for the school. All passports submitted should have a validity of at least THREE years and above.

International students studying at Kingsgate International School will need a Dependant or an International Student Pass from the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Copies of these passes will need to be submitted to the admissions department of the school. The following information will guide interested international families through the necessary steps to obtain the approvals needed to enrol their child in the school.

Student Visa & Pass Processing Service
The school has an appointed agent that can assist with student and guardian visa & pass applications and renewals. Should this service be required, a Visa & Pass Processing Service Charge will be charged by the appointed agent for this service.

The service charge covers the service and processing costs needed for the application of the international student’s endorsement, visa and pass with the Malaysian Ministry of Education and Immigration Department of Malaysia.

As of January 2019, the Immigration Department of Malaysia has implemented the following additional clauses pertaining to new student pass and renewal applications:

1) All new student pass applications are to be accompanied by a personal bond guarantee.
2) All new student pass and renewal applications are subject to the applicants being covered by an existing or new health insurance.
The additional clauses above are as per the latest rulings from the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Details on this along with possible associated costs involved can be obtained through our appointed service agent.
Students who will or already have a Dependant Pass

Children with Dependant Passes on their passports will not require an International Student Pass. These are typically the dependant children of expatriate parents working in Malaysia.

Students who will have or already have a MM2H Programme Pass.
Children who are riding on their parents MM2H Programme Passes on their passports will not require an International Student Pass. These are typically the dependant children of international families under the Malaysia My 2nd Home Programme.

Students who will have or already have a Malaysia PR Status under the Malaysia
Returning Expat Programme Children who have PR Status stamps on their passports will not require an International Student Pass. These are typically the dependant children of Malaysian born parents who are back in Malaysia under the Malaysia Returning Expat Programme.

Students without Dependant, MM2H Passes & PR Status (usually those not residing in Malaysia)
Students without a dependant pass are required to apply for an international student visa and pass. For students under this category, KGIS’s appointed student and guardian visa & pass service agent can provide the required assistance needed for the student’s international student visa and pass application. This will be covered under a separate service charge by the servicing agent.

Note: The information and clauses above are accurate as per current Malaysian Immigration rulings.

Important notes:

An Offer Letter from KGIS will only be issued after the student has successfully completed KGIS’s compulsory admissions assessment test and once the Application Fees have been paid in full.

The application process for international student passes will now require 6 – 8 weeks and parents will be notified once it has been approved. Once approved, new international student passes will have a one year validity. Students with a passport validity of less than one year will only be given a 6 months student pass. We strongly recommend that all parents ensure that their child’s passport has at least a validity period of three years and above should they require the application of a student pass to study in KGIS. Applicants are required to submit a copy of their passport inner cover page together with their application form. If the applicant is currently studying at another international school in Malaysia, a copy of the passport page with the current student pass is also required. Applicants must also cancel their current student pass with their former school before they can apply for a new one. Student passes from another previous international school in Malaysia are NOT transferrable. Failure to comply with this ruling will affect the student’s stay in Malaysia.

Students with MM2H dependant passes or PR status must also declare this with the Admissions Office during the application process. Parents may contact us for further information and advice on this matter.

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