What’s an eVAL and why should you care?

So you’ve been tracking your application using the EMGS mobile app and the Website tracker and you can see that the VAL has been approved! 38%! Yay! Now what? Can I come to Malaysia Now? NO. Wait a day until the VAL is printed…

The VAL is printed by Immigration and submitted to EMGS! 60%! Yay! Another day has passed.

The institution collects the VAL from EMGS! Now they have to courier it to you… which takes at least 4 days depending on when they send it… Yay?


We’re changing all that. Here’s what’s going to happen. Starting from 15th October, EMGS will implement eVAL where every new VAL application will be issued with an Electronic Visa Approval Letter (What we’re calling an eVAL). Any VAL approved on or after that date will be given in the form of an eVAL.

Ok so what does this mean exactly?

Well, for starters, it means that once the VAL is approved by Immigration (at 38%) you don’t have to wait for the VAL to be printed. Instead, EMGS will automatically generate the eVAL for you and we’ll send you (and your institution) a notification to download it. That’s right… I said download. How?
Simply Track Your Application Status on the website and click on the Download eVAL link. That’s it? YEAP! That’s it!

That means you’ll be able to cut down the time between the VAL approval and you receiving your VAL from days to hours. Once you have received notification of your eVAL (or if your institution emails you the PDF) you can download it and travel to Malaysia. If you need to apply for a Single Entry Visa (SEV) at the Malaysian Embassy, simply print out the eVAL and use that for your visa application!

Now I know what you’re thinking. “What’s the catch?”

Well, during the pilot phase, the eVAL is only available for students who are enrolling into Public Universities (IPTA) and Private Higher Level Institutions (IPTS). All successful applicants will be issued with an eVAL instead of a physical VAL.

Let us know what do you think in the comments below. Will this be helpful? What else would you like to see?

  1. Madiha Ahmad 7 years ago

    It will be extremly helpful, thank you for considering that, would you please also make the post arrival process easier and swifter, i have been hearing different time frames from different students, majority complaints of receiving student pass quite late than expected. Thank you for listening to us

  2. Jahan . 7 years ago

    This will be a very good step, Can you please make the process little easier especially when the additional document is required then the only Institution can submit that document, Why not the applicant directly to EMGS. This took more time like the first student sends that document to Institute, after 2, 3 days Institution forward it to EMGS which is a waste of time.

  3. Sir, i have applied for foundation studies in sunway college. Now my application status is only 5%. Will i get eVAL? Or the old VAL which is physical copy?

  4. Mürshed Badla 7 years ago

    Actually I’m still in malaysia under my 3ed special pass and this gonna be helpful to me I don’t want to leave the country and back because of the last few percents progressing

  5. Tooba 7 years ago

    Excellent step for the ease of students and avoid wastage of time..

  6. OSAMA AJLAN 7 years ago

    That is an incredibly great update!

  7. OSAMA AJLAN 7 years ago

    Does it include who is more 38% by 15th October as well? Or the old process is applied for him?

  8. Martinz Esan 7 years ago

    This is really a good development. I have been having headaches since my status is not progressing requesting me to resend my documents. Now I can be rest assured that I can make a November admission since my val is still 15%

  9. Vale Mirma 7 years ago

    hello dear (nedimirma1@hotmail.com)
    I saw your profile and decided to contact you in good faith. my name is Nedim I am, working with the United Nations. I’m from Florida in the United States. I believe we are in a small world, and if we can be friends, then one day we may have the opportunity to meet and know ourselves more. Good friends mean a lot to me and I trust you will be one. Thank you and have a nice day.You can contact me through my private email so that i will send you my pictures because I did not stay in place at a time: (nedimirma1@hotmail.com)

  10. Samia Firozee 7 years ago

    my status is 80% I don’t know how to download val at this stage. I have tried it with my laptop but I couldn’t rind any download link.

  11. Samia Firozee 7 years ago

    I really need help
    . please can anyone tell me step by step how to download it?

  12. Shams Aldeen Ibrahim 7 years ago

    Hi,iam shams from Sudan,my application status is 15% can i download my eVAL?

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