New Requirement For Employment Pass (DP10) Category I, II & III

New Requirement For Employment Pass (DP10) Category I, II & III

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Effective 1 August 2016, please be informed that all Employment Pass (DP10) Category I, II & III applications must obtain an Approval Letter before entering Malaysia for the purpose of employment. This requirement is also applicable for all re-submission of applications that has been returned to company. The Approval Letter must be produced at Malaysia’s Entry Point for verification purposes.

All countries that requires visa must obtain an Approval Letter and Visa/Visa with Reference (VDR) from any Malaysian Embassies / High Commissions / Consulate General abroad.

Summary of The Employment Pass:

Category I
Applicants must receive a monthly base salary of above RM 8,000 and have an employment contract with a minimum validity period of 24 months. Applicants may bring eligible dependent(s) and/or foreign domestic helper(s), subject to approval and the employment pass may be renewed.

Category II
Applicants must receive a monthly base salary of RM 5,000 to RM 7,999 and have an employment contract with a maximum validity period of 23 months. The employment pass may be renewed. Applicants can bring eligible dependent(s) and/or foreign domestic helper(s), subject to approval

Category III
Malaysia introduced a new employment pass category as of July 2, 2015:
Employment Pass Category III is available to foreign nationals working on contracts of 12 months or less and with monthly salaries ranging from RM 2,500 to RM 4,999. The employment pass may be renewed up to two times. Applicants are not allowed to bring dependent(s) and/or foreign domestic helper(s).

It is mandatory for successful applicants to obtain a Visa with Reference prior to entry into Malaysia; Employers who wish to employ expatriates under employment pass (Category III) are required to obtain exemption from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) / Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) prior to submission of the employment pass (Category III) application. MOHA approval is granted on an annual basis.

News source: ESD Website

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