Malaysia Foreign Worker Visas / Employment Pass

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Malaysia Foreign Worker Visas / Employment Pass

If you are one of the foreigners who wish to start business or working in Malaysia, you can consider applying for one of the work permit below.

  1. Without business establishment in Malaysia

For quick access to Malaysia for 2 years’ work permit, we can help you to apply for a 2-year visa under a company. This method is fast, hassle free, without the need of any trade license for most businesses and you don’t need to setup office to operate in Malaysia. The processing time is fast (i.e. 60 working days).

  1. Setup your company in Malaysia

A. 100% foreigners own private limited (Sdn Bhd) company
Under this category, foreign businessmen & businesswomen who want to run their business with full control in Malaysia. There are many restrictions with the permissible business setup in Malaysia. You are advised to check out the types of business and industries allowed in Malaysia. Upon successful application, you will obtain a 2-years Malaysia visa (DP10).

Here’s the minimum company setup requirement for 100% foreign owned Sdn Bhd Company

Paid up capital: RM 1,000,000
Other license require: Wholesale, retail & trade license (WRT)

You are required to setup an office / shop in Malaysia

Duration: 6 to 9 months or longer (from company formation, setup office/shop, apply for WRT license & professional employment visa (DP10 empolyment pass) until visa endorsement into your passport

B. Joint venture with local Malaysian with private limited (Sdn Bhd) company

Another option for you is to form a joint venture company with local Malaysian (with the 51% shareholding), depends on the nature of business and company profile, immigration may approve your 2-years Malaysia employment pass / visa (DP10 Visa). The approval is very stringent for newly Setup Company as there is no activities and history. However, if you can obtain letter of recommendation from other Government bodies, the immigration may consider for approving your 2-years Malaysia visa (DP10)

Here’s the minimum company setup requirement for maximum of 49% foreign owned Sdn Bhd Company

Paid up capital: 500,000
You are required to setup an office / shop in Malaysia

Duration: 2 to 3 months or longer (from company formation, setup office/shop, apply for for professional visa (DP10) until visa endorsement into your passport

  1. Employed by Malaysia companies, representative off in Malaysia

Foreigners who take on a employment contract / job letter of offer with the minimum salary of RM 2,500 in order to qualify to apply for professional visa (DP10). The job position to be hired need to get approval by immigration department as below:

Specialist / Skilled / Technical – minimum requirement is a Bachelor degree qualification related to the applied job position.

Duration: 1 to 3 months or longer (from company formation, setup office/shop, apply for for professional visa (DP10) until visa endorsement into your passport

Feel free to contact us to find out the requirements are meet for your company employment. For company operate less than one (1) year and without substantial turnover / revenue, the application tend to be rejected by immigration department.

  1. Professional Visit Pass (PVP)

Professional Visit Pass (PVP) / Ikhtisas Pass is issued to foreign talents with acceptable professional qualifications or skills. They can enter the country and provide services or undergo practical training with a Malaysian company on behalf of an overseas company on a temporary basis, usually for 6 to 12 months.

The Professional Visit Pass shall be considered for the following categories:

  • Artists
  • Missionaries (Islam)
  • Missionaries (other religions)
  • Experts/Volunteers

Applicant has to be outside Malaysia during the application period. Application entry is only valid when the pass has been issued.

It is possible to convert to employment pass (DP10) after completion of 12 months for PVP.

Contact us to find out more about which types of Visa suitable for you:

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