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Malaysia Work Permit Application

Update Date:2015-9-19 2:33:47 Source:Tannet (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Views:1404

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Malaysia Work Permit Application generally last between six months and five years, depending on the duration of the work contract and the type of visa. Application forms are mostly in language Bahasa Malaysia, and applications for Malaysia work permit are done in Malaysia and the company/employer is expected to apply for the work permit on the employee’s behalf. Please click on Malaysia Work Permit Application Requirements for more details.


Malaysia Work Permit -Types of Work Permits for Malaysia

1. Professional Visit Pass (PVP)

The Professional Visit Pass is issued to foreigners employed by an overseas company but working with a company in Malaysia. This pass is normally appropriate for technical experts and trainees, as well as volunteers. The Professional Pass is normally valid for short periods of around six months to a year.


2. Employment Pass

An Employment Pass applies to those who wanting to work in Malaysia and who have specific skills, generally in technical or managerial positions. It is usually issued for a minimum period of two years. Before the Employment Pass can be issued, the employment of the foreign worker must be approved by the Expatriate Committee or the relevant regulatory agency.


3. Visitor’s Pass/Temporary Employment

A Temporary Employment Pass is for unskilled or semi-skilled workers in the manufacturing, agriculture, construction and services fields. These are for jobs that pay less than RM5,000 per month. The pass is normally valid for three years, with extensions available on a yearly basis. Before the work permit can be issued, quota approval needs to be granted from the Local Centre of Approval, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Malaysia Work Permit - Additional Way

In addition to these work visas, foreigners can be applying for the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme. Applicants accepted on the scheme are granted a multiple-entry Social Visit Pass which is valid for ten (10) years in the first instance and is renewable. MM2H is open for every foreigner regardless of age and foreigners with a pass can bring their partners, and children up to the age of 21, with them. Those granted a pass via the MM2H scheme can set up a business in the country and work part-time.


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