When a Malaysian employer employs a foreigner, it is the responsibility of the employer to apply for a work permit for it's foreign employee. The Malaysian employer has to submit various documents to the immigration department and to justify that why it has to employ a foreigner instead of a local. The only documents the employer require from you are a photocopy of your passport, a medical examination certificate and your academic certificates. If you were previously employed in Malaysia, your employer will also ask for a reference letter from your previous employer. For real and valid application and if all the documents are in order and the employer is able to justify why it needs to employ you, then an approval should be given out within 1 month. If the documents are not in order, the application could take longer to process.
Employment Pass (EP) :
An employment Pass is issued to foreigners who enter the country to take up a contract of employment with a company in Malaysia. The contract shall be for a minimum period of two years, and foreign employee shall earn a monthly income of not less than MYR 5,000. Contrary to common belief, EP applicants can only start working once approval has been granted.
Visit Pass (temporary employment):This is issue to persons who enter Malaysia to take up employment for less than 24 Months.
Visit Pass (professional) :This is issue to foreigners who wish to enter to the country for the purpose of engaging on short-term contract with any agency.
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