Malaysia is one of the biggest economies in Southeast Asia ranking 5th in the region. Malaysia is famous for its incredible skylines of Kuala Lumpur, incredibly beautiful resorts, beaches, and landscape. It is one of the growing economies of the world and is becoming a globalization hub with many MNCs setting up their important spheres of influence in the country to control southeast Asia.
And as is the case of every growing economy, the job prospects rise manifolds. The employability of a highly qualified individual in the service sector becomes the main priority for the economy to drive the country’s financial growth in a positive direction. The Malay population is very much capable of doing that but they still lack numbers, hence the government has resorted to immigration of the skilled class.
Malaysia provides work permits to overseas foreigners who have arranged employment in a Malaysian country or office. You must have a job offer before you apply for a work permit in this country.
As is the case in many countries, the Malaysian government issues work permits of 3 kinds based on the duration or validity. Let’s talk about different Malaysian Work Permits and how can you apply for the same.
1. MALAYSIA EMPLOYMENT PASS
For highly qualified individuals hired by companies for technical and managerial positions. The Malaysian employer must get permission to hire foreigners before they hire you and provide you with this pass.
Valid for 1-5 years based on the contract and is renewable.
Requirements: Necessary qualifications, suitable work experience, a monthly salary of RM 3000, or RM 10000 in some cases.
2. MALAYSIA TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT PASS
1. Foreign Worker Temporary Employment Pass
Citizens of approved countries working in the following sectors are provided this pass.
2. Foreign Domestic Helper (FDH) Temporary Employment Pass
It is strictly only for female workers from approved countries. It’s basically for female caregivers working in the client/employer’s households.
Requirements for TEP: Age should be between 18 to 45 or for women 21 to 45 and you must be from an approved country.
3. THE PROFESSIONAL VISIT PASS
It’s for temporary visits like business visits. Is valid for up to 12 months. For artists, film crews, etc.
Requirements: A sponsor is required, and you must be employed in a non-Malaysian country.
How to get a Malaysian work permit?
An employer is required to get a work permit, they must file an application with the Malaysian immigration office for hiring a foreign individual.
Is Malaysia's work permit open for Indians?
Yes, it is open to Indians. They can gain a work permit of a maximum of 5 years or 60 months.
What are the required documents for a Malaysian Work Permit?
- Application form
- Passport with optimal validity
- Education and work experience certificates
- Employment letter from the Malaysian employer
- 2 coloured photographs
- Details of the work to be performed by the applicant in the country.
Malaysia Work Permit Fee for Indians
The fee for a single application is INR 5720.
If you wish to learn more about the Malaysian work permit and its application procedures along with the available jobs in the booming economy of Malaysia and other countries, Feel free to contact us at Beyond Immigration.