|TYPES OF ENTRY REQUIREMENTS INTO MALAYSIA
ENTRY INTO MALAYSIA FOR FOREIGNERS
Where there is shortage of trained Malaysians, companies are allowed to bring in expatriate personnel, i.e. ‘key post’ (permanently filled) or ‘time post’ (specified time).
High level managerial posts in foreign-owned private companies/firms operating in Malaysia.
Executive Post - Intermediate level of managerial and professional post that require professional qualifications, practical experience, skills and expertise related to the respective jobs.
For technical jobs that require specific technical or practical skills and experience.
APPLYING FOR EXPATRIATE POSTS
All applications from new and existing companies in the manufacturing and related service sectors, including companies required to obtain manufacturing licences as well as those exempted, should be submitted to MIDA.
For further information on immigration procedures, please visit www.imi.gov.my
LABOUR – EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS
Foreign workers can be employed in the manufacturing, construction, plantation, agriculture, services and domestic help sectors.
Approval is based on the merits of each case and subject to conditions that will be determined from time to time. Applications will only be considered when efforts to find qualified local citizens and permanent residents have failed.
All applications should be submitted to the One Stop Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Applications for foreign domestic helpers should be submitted to Malaysia’s Immigration Department.