Entering Malaysia: A Guideline For Expatriate For The Year 2021

Employer Feb 08, 2021

This is a guideline for the entry of Expatriate / Skilled Worker / Knowledge Worker Entering Malaysia for Key Posts and Technical Posts, and for Dependents and Foreign Maids to enter Malaysia for the year 2021.  

Scenario 1: Expatriate with an active pass, and currently stranded abroad.

Scenario 1 is for  Expatriate with  a pass holder of:

i. Employment Pass Category I (EP I, II, III)

ii. Residence Pass Talent (RP-T) & Dependents

iii. Professional Visit Pass (PVP)

iv. Dependant/s to expatriate for all categories

v. Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories

vi. Foreign Maid for (EP I & RP-T)

Procedure Before  Entering Malaysia

Procedure Prior Entering Malaysia


Scenario 2: New Approved Pass Application for expatriate who is currently abroad.

Scenario 2 is for expatriate with registered company in ESD and Approving Agencies (Not registered in ESD e.g: Public Institutions of Higher Learning (IPTA), MIDA / IRDA approval).

i. Residence Pass Talent (RP-T) and Dependant

ii. Employment Pass (Category I, II & III)

iii. Professional Visit Pass (PVP)

iv. Dependant/s to expatriate for all categories

v.  Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories

vi. Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories

Procedure Before  Entering Malaysia

Procedure Prior Entering Malaysia

For the listing of Approving Agency/Regulatory Bodies for the Approval Letter, refer here.

Note

  1. The above procedures are for references purposes for now. There may be changes of procedures by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia or Immigration Department, Malaysia along the way.

Source: The Expatriate Services Division (ESD)


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