Malaysia Visa

1. Malaysia Automated Clearance System (MACS)
2. Visitor’s Pass (Temporary Employment)
3. Employment Pass
4. Long Term Social Visit Pass
5. Short Term Social Visit Pass
6. Working permit for Spouse of Malaysian Citizen
7. Applications for extension of visit for citizen’s spouses
8. Terms and conditions for the employment of a Citizen’s Spouse
9. Expatriate and Dependant’s Permanent Residency Status
10. Student Pass
11. Visitor’s Pass (Professional)
12. Required Documents
13. Employment Approval Procedure
14. Residence Pass

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Entry requirements into Malaysia
1.To enter Malaysia, a visitor should fulfil the following conditions:
i. Possess a Passport or Travel Document
a. Every person entering Malaysia must possess a valid national Passport or internationally recognised Travel Document valid for travelling to Malaysia.
b. Any person not in possession of a Passport or Travel Document which is recognised by the Malaysian Government must obtain a Document in lieu of Passport.
c. An application for the Document in lieu of Passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad.
d. Holders of Travel Documents such as Certificate of Identity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage, Permanent Residence Certificate must ensure that their passage to the country of origin is assured.
e. The documents must be valid, for more than six (6) months from the date of entry.
ii. Meet Visa requirements
a. A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognised travel document of a foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted.
b. Foreign nationals who require a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country.
c. A Visa which has been granted is not an absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia.
d. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
iii. Possess a Valid return travel ticket and sufficient funds
A visitor is also required to prove his financial ability to stay in Malaysia and possess a confirmed return travel ticket or a travel ticket to a third country.
iv. Is Not a prohibited person
Any person classified under Section 8 of Immigration Act 1959/63 will not be allowed to enter Malaysia even though he/she is in possession of a valid Passport or Travel Document, Visa, travel ticket and sufficient funds.
v. Completes the arrival/departure card
a. A visitor is required to complete the Arrival/Departure Card (Imm.26) upon arrival at any gazetted entry points. This card is obtainable at gazetted entry points, Malaysian Representative offices abroad or travel agencies.
b. 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 that the passport or travel document is endorsed with the appropriate pass before leaving the immigration counter.

* Only permitted to work in these sectors – Manufacturing, Construction, Plantation, Agriculture and Services;
* Quota of foreign workers must be obtained by employers / companies from Ministry of Home Affairs, One Stop Centre (OSC);
* Age of not less than 18 years and not more than 45 years at the time of application;
* Certified  PASS for Immigration Security Clearance (ISC) at the source country; List of ISC Centres
* Certified as fit and healthy by the approved medical centre in the source countries; List of medical centre
* Not listed as foreign individuals who are prohibited from entering this country under Section 8 (3) of the Immigration Act 1959/1963; and
* Foreign workers must come from approved source countries as below:
Country F M
Thailand / /
Cambodia / /
Nepal / /
Myanmar / /
Laos / /
Vietnam / / All Sectors (Construction, Plantation, Agriculture, Services, Manufacturing)
Philippines X /
Pakistan / /
Sri Lanka / /
Turkmenistan / /
Uzbekistan / /
Kazakhstan / /
India / / ·       Construction (high tension cable only);
·       Services (goldsmith, wholesale/ retail, restaurant-cooks only, metal/ scrap materials and recycling, textiles and barbers);
·       Agriculture; and
Indonesia / / Male workers from Indonesia are allowed to work in all sectors except Manufacturing, while female workers from Indonesia are allowed to work in all sectors stipulated.
Bangladesh / / Plantation via G to G agreement

Phase 1 (Pre Arrival )

–       Employers must first get the PASS Immigration Security Clearance (ISC) result at the ISC centre in the source countries.

–       Employers must first apply to the Immigration Department for a Visa with Reference (VDR) approval before employing foreign workers.

–       Application forms for VDR can be submitted either at the Immigration counters or online via e-Services system.

–       VDR application must follow this checklist:

·           VDR application form
·           Approval letter from Ministry of Home Affairs (Quota approval)
·           Original receipt of payment for levy
·           IM.12 and IM.38 Forms
·           Security bond – deposits / insurance guarantee / bank guarantee (insurance guarantee must be stamped and valid for at least 18 months )
·           Copy of the foreign workers’ passports
·           Latest photo of the foreign workers (passports size)
·           Medical certificates from the medical centre in origin countries (valid for 3 month from the date of issuance)
·           Foreign Worker Compensation Scheme (insurance)
·           Insurance policy of Health Insurance Protection Scheme Foreign Workers (SPIKPA) – Except for Plantation Sector

–       Foreign workers must remain in their respective countries while pending VDR approval from Malaysia Immigration Department.

Note: For Sabah and Sarawak, the approval for foreign worker’s employment is governed by the State Government accordingly.

Phase 2 (Post Arrival)

–       Foreign workers will only be allowed to enter the country at the authorized entry points using the VDR issued by the Immigration Department and entry visa issued by the Malaysian Attachés Office in the country of origin.

–       Employers must ensure that the clearance process of foreign workers at the entry points is done within 24 hours from the arrival time.

–       The issuance of Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) [VP(TE)] to the foreign workers will only be done after they have passed the FOMEMA medical examination within 30 days which can be done at any medical centres registered with FOMEMA.