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Work inMalaysia (Working Permit)

Whatyou should do if you are interested working in Malaysia? Here is the guidelinefor you to start your career in Malaysia.

1. ENTRYREQUIREMENTS TO MALAYSIA
1.1 Passport orTravel Document
Every personentering Malaysia must possess a valid national Passport or internationallyrecognized Travel Document valid for travel to Malaysia. Any person not inpossession of a Passport or Travel Document which is recognized by theMalaysian Government, must obtain a Document in lieu of Passport.Application for the Document in lieu of Passport can be made at any MalaysianRepresentative Office abroad. Holders of Travel Documents like a Certificate ofIdentity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage or a Country's Certificate ofPermanent Residence must ensure that their return to the country which issuedthe document or the country of residence is guaranteed. The documents shall bevalid, for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia.

1.2 Fulfil visa requirement
Foreign nationals who require a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain aVisa in advance at Malaysian Representative Office before entering the country.

A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognized travel document offoreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enterMalaysia and that permission has been granted. Foreign nationals who require aVisa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa in advance at any MalaysianRepresentative Office abroad before entering the country. Visa which has beengranted is not absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enterMalaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entrypoint.

1.3 Valid return travel ticket and sufficient funds
A visitor is also required to present proof of his financial ability to financehis/her stay in Malaysia together with a confirmed return ticket to anotherdestination.

1.4 Not a prohibited person
Any person classified under Section 8 of Immigration Act 1959/63 will not beallowed to enter Malaysia even though he/she is in possession of a validPassport or Travel Document, Visa, travel ticket and sufficient funds.

1.5 Complete in the arrival/departure card
A visitor is required to complete the Arrival/Departure Card (Imm.26) uponarrival at the gazette entry points. This card is obtainable at any entrypoint, Malaysian Representative office abroad or travel agencies.

A visitor must present his/her passport together with the duly completed arrival/ departure card to the Immigration officer on duty and he/she must ensure thatthe passport or travel document is endorsed with the appropriate pass beforeleaving the immigration counter.

2. APPLICATION OF VISA
The MalaysianGovernment issues Three (3) types of visa to foreign nationals:

2.1 Type of VISA
Single Entry Visa
Issued to foreignnationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia mainly for a social visit.Normally valid for a single entry and for a period of three (3) months from thedate of issue.

Multiple Entry Visa
Issued to foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia mainly forbusiness or government-to-government matters. Normally valid for a periodwithin three (3) months to twelve (12) months from the date of issue.

Citizen of India and People's Republic of China who wish to enter Malaysia forthe purpose of Social Visit are eligible to apply for Multiple Entry Visa.

The validity of the Multiple Entry Visa is one (1) year. Each entry is 30 daysonly and the extension of stay is not allowed.

Conditions for Multiple Entry Visa are:
1. Applicant must show proof of sufficient fund for staying in Malaysia
Posses valid and confirmed return ticket
2. Group tour is not eligible to apply for Multiple Entry Visa
3. The Multiple Entry Visa is RM50.00 for Indian Citizens and RM30.00 forPeople's Republic of China's citizens

 


Transit Visa
Issued to foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia on transit toother countries. Foreign nationals on transit without leaving the airportprecincts and who continue their journey to the next destination with the sameflight do not require a transit visa.

2.2 Application of VISA
- Visa application must be made at any Malaysian Representative Office Abroad.
- For countries that does not have Malaysian Representative, application can bemade at the Embassy or British High Commissioner's Office.
- Application also can be made online through I-Visa System (for tourist fromChennai and New Delhi, India or Shanghai, China only).

2.2.1. Application for Visa Without Reference
Document required for visa application without reference (approval of visa isgiven by High Commission of Malaysia) are:

Original passport
- Two (2) photocopies of passport
- Two (2) photocopies of visa application form (Form IMM.47)
- Two (2) passport size photograph of applicant
- Original air ticket and two (2) photocopies (confirmed and returned ticket)
- Bank statement / traveller's cheques
- Invitation letter (if any)
- Payment of visa fee

Note : Visa Without Reference is required for purpose of social visit

2.2. 2. Application for Visa With Reference
Document required for visa application with reference (visa will issued afterthe application is being referred and approved by Department of ImmigrationMalaysia / Other Authority Agencies) are:

Original approval letter from Department of Immigration Malaysia / otherauthority agencies and two (2) photocopies
- Original passport
- Two (2) photocopies of passport
- Two (2) photocopies of visa application form (Form IMM.47)
- Two (2) passport size photograph of applicants
- Original air ticket and two (2) photocopies
- Payment of visa fee
Note: Visa With Reference are required for student, employment, dependent andprofessional visit pass.

2.3 Visa Requirement by Countries
- No visa is required for U.S.A. citizens visiting Malaysia for social,business or academic purposes (except for employment).
No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of allASEAN countries except Myanmar. For a stay exceeding one month a visa will berequired, except for nationals Brunei and Singapore.

- For national of Israel, visas are required and permission must be grantedfrom Ministry of Internal Security.

- For national of Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro, visas arerequired and permission must be granted from Ministry of Home Affairs.

Nationals of countries other than those stated above (with the exception ofIsrael) are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceedingone month.

3. PASS
Other thanapplication for entry for the purpose of tourist social or business visits, allapplications for other types of passes mentioned must be made before arrival inthe country. All applications must have sponsorship in Malaysia. The sponsorsmust agree to be responsible for the maintenance and repatriationof the visitors from Malaysia if it should become necessary.

3.1 Requirement of Passes
Foreign nationals who wish to visit Malaysia have to obtain a pass at the pointof entry besides a visa (where required) which allows them to stay temporarily.A pass is an endorsement in the passport constituting permission to stay forthe approved duration.

4. OFFENCES FREQUENTLY COMMITTED BY FOREIGNERS
4.1. Illegal Entry
- Section 6(3) Immigration Act 1959/63
- A foreign visitor whose presence in Malaysia can be interpreted as illegalentry if:
1. Fails to produced a genuine passport/travel document upon request
2. Passport/travel document does not have a valid entry endorsement/visit pass

The penalty for an offence on illegal entry :
1. A fine not exceeding RM10,000.00 or to imprisonment for a exceeding 5 yearsor both
2. A compound of RM3,000.00

As such foreign visitors are reminded :-
- To take precaution on the safety of their passport/travel document and mustcarry with them during their stay in Malaysia
- Must ascertained that they produced their passport/travel document to anImmigration officer at the point of entry and has been issued with the releventpass
- To report immediatly to the Immigration Department on the lost of theirpassport/travel document

4.2. Overstaying
Section 15(4) Immigration Act 1959/63
- Stay exceeding the expiry date/cancellation of visit pass. The penalty for anoffence RM 10,000.00 on overstaying: -
- A fine not exceeding RM10,000.00 or to imprisonment for a exceeding 5 yearsor both
- A compound of RM3,000.00

4.3. Passport /Travel Document Issued On Which Consist Any ForgedVisa/Unlawfully Altered Visit Pass
Section 15(4) Immigration Act 1959/63
- The penalty for an offence RM 10,000.00 on overstaying: -
- A fine not exceeding RM10,000.00 or to imprisonment for a exceeding 5 yearsor both
- As such all foreign visitors are reminded not to use the assistance ofmiddleman when dealing with the Immigration Department

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