Malaysian Work Permits
Can I register my own Company in Malaysia to get Malaysian Work Permit?
Yes, now you have an opportunity to register your own company in Malaysia. Legally, without any “Local Malaysian Dircector”, simply saying a “100% Foreign Owned Company”!. But the minimum paid up capital (CASH) MUST be RM 500,000 on which you may apply your director visa. This detail appears on Section “D” of Form 24 of SSM Forms. But have in mind that It must be clearly written that RM500,000 is “FULLY PAID Up or ISSUED. Cheaters just show RM 500,000 in the “AUTHORIZED Capital” column which DOES NOT means that it is CASH and fully paid up.
What is a Professional Work Permit Visa?
Professional Work Permit is an Employment Pass for 2 years (DP10 Visa). Professional Work Permit is issued to Top Level Management ( Company Directors, Managers ) and Higly skilled professionals. It means that an expatriate from another country is a one of the company director/sharholder or Highly Skilled and is Offered a Top level position/Skilled Job in Malaysia. The skilled categories are the same as in Western Countries – IT Professionals, Teachers, Doctors, Nursing and Managers. In simple words it is an ‘Employment Pass’ issued by the Government for Employees of a Company. The initial validity of the pass is 2 years but it can be extended for 10 years.
A Company (Sdn. Bhd. i.e. Private Limited) needs to have a “CASH” Paid Up capital minimum RM 500,000/- to qualify for recruiting Foreign Staff including Work Permits for company Directors.
This Employment Pass has a High Value in the International Arena. Those individuals seeking to apply for Canadian, Australian, UK and USA Immigration/work permits have a higher probability of success once they qualify for the Malaysian Professional Work Permit. Malaysian Companies are recognised all over the World. This means that their Work Experience is recognised internationally. For example Australia issues a 3 months visa for a Working Individual in Malaysia to explore and find a job there. Many Malaysian Companies have branches in Western and Far East Countries, therefore an employee can request for a transfer to another branch in USA, UK, Canada or Australia. This widens the horizons for an individual who in the long run is planning to settle in the West and working in Malaysia for the short run.
What is an Expatriate Visa, Director visa or DP10 visa?
Expatriate Visa, Director visa or the DP10 visa, all are the same and commenly used names “Employment Pass, Professional Work Permit or Professional Pass”. An Expatriate has a better potential of securing a better job career as compared to a General Worker.
How much does it cost to Apply for a Professional Work Permit?
All you need, is to register your own “Sdn Bhd” company with minimum RM 500,000 paid up capital. Most of Foreigner clients register a comapny with only Authorized capital which is not entitled for “Work Permits”. To be eligible for work permits, company’s capital should be Fully Paid up and must be stated on Section “D” of FORM 24 (minmum RM500,000 for 100% foreign owned companies). QADKAM Sdn Bhd (900796-A) may assist you to register a company with RM 500,000 paid up capital within 5-7 working days. Once your company is registred with RM 500,000 Cash Paid up capital, then you may apply your professional work permit.
Can I apply for Permanent Residency in Malaysia?
Yes you can apply for Permanent Residency after 3 years upon working in Malaysia on a Professional Work Permit. You can avail the advantages such as a Malaysian IC (Identity Card), Personal, car and house loans, credits etc.
What is i-Kad (Emplyment Pass ID Card)?
Upon Confirmation of your Professional Visa, the Immigration issues an i-kad (card) used as your Expatriate Identity Card for travelling within Malaysia.
How can I Qualify for a Professional Work Permit?
Please contact QADKAM Sdn Bhd in Malaysia who are providing Consultancy to Skilled Foreigners for applying Professional Work Permits. The Candidate applying for a professional work permit is required to be the one of the Director/shareholder in the company OR to have Educational background and Working Experience in Skilled categories i.e. IT Professionals, Teachers, Doctors, Nursing and Managers. Sometimes due to less educational or professional experiences, it becomes difficult for candidates to qualify for a Professional Work Permit. This is where such Recruiting Agencies play a positive role in providing paper-work Consultancy.
Which Documents are Required for applying from my Home Country?
1. Photocopy or Scanned Passport Copy – All Pages
2. Photocopies or Scanned Credentials
3. Curriculum Viate/Resume
4. Passport Sized Pictures
5. Initial deposit to register a company in Malaysia ( if you want to apply Work Permit as a Company Director)
Please ensure that you email only JPEG, PDF or MS Word Files.
How can I get an Approval for a Calling Letter in 6-8 weeks?
This is the vital part for the end result must be an approval and certainly not a rejection. The process is very simple and practical.
Upon paying the relevant fee and filing the documents, the Licensed agency hands over the documents to the DP10 section of Immigration Department, Malaysia for the Post Approval. This is the first stage where the agency submits documents to the DP10 section of Immigration Department of Malaysia. The Scheduled Meetings by Immigration Officers of DP10 section for submitted cases of Pakistani’s, Indians, Bangladeshi, Indonesians and Nepali Citizens are held on every Thursday once in a week. The official of licensed Agency meets the Immigration Officer of DP10 visa section and presents the case for the candidate. The Agency official provides documentary proof that the candidate has fulfilled the criteria and has a professional background to be allowed a professional Work Permit Visa for two years. The Immigration at this point has the right to refuse or accept the case. But this is where the Professional and Licensed Agency official applies his specialized skills to convince the Immigration for an approval.
The Immigration after accepting the case, issues a reference number which can be accessed online at www.imi.gov.my
Log on to http://ivisa.imi.gov.my/jkpd/Expatriate.jsp
On the white square at the left hand side of the page, key in the reference number e.g 050306010B021F7B-69011
This page displays your name, designation applied for, name of the company, date of approval and your reference number. Upon approval of your case check on the Right hand side the letter L represents Lulus (approved). Thus a positive aspect of this visa is that you can view the status online and check the progress of your visa. The Lead time to receive Lulus is ten working days.
In the second stage the agent arranges a Calling Visa for the candidate which allows the candidate to travel to Malaysia from the home country. If the candidate is already in Malaysia then he would apply for an extension (further leave to remain in the country) namely ‘Local Conversion’.
The whole process from Company Registration to Work Permit Application Submission till Calling Letter takes around 2 – 3 weeks. Upon receiving the Calling Letter you are liable to clear the Agency fee and travel to Malaysia.
Can my wife / dependants follow me to Malaysia?
Yes your dependants can follow you to Malaysia and are permitted to seek employment.
Can my wife / dependants work in Malaysia?
Yes they are allowed to seek employment in Malaysia.
How can I find my dream jobs in Malaysia?
You can register yourself with www.jobstreet.com.my or www.jenjobs.com.my www.kellyservices.com.my for finding employment possibilities in Malaysia. You can start applying for jobs while the Agency arranges paper-work for immigration.
Can I apply for a Malaysian driving License?
If you have a license from your Country of Residence, you can convert it to a Full Malaysian License. The JPJ Office in Putra Jaya deals with driving license. The cost is RM 20 plus RM 30 annually for a Full Malaysian Driving License.
Can I get a house on rent?
Yes you can rent an entire Row-House, Apartment or a Condominium with swimming pool and gym facilities for RM 500 to RM 1000 per month. Renting a Single Room can cost you around RM 200 to RM 300.
Can I get a Bank Account in Malaysia?
After receiving your Professional Work Permit, the Agency (Company) issues an Account Opening Letter for the Candidates to apply for a Bank Account. You need to present your Original Passport showing your valid Work Permit to the Bank Officer and they will open a Savings or Current Account upon request.
Can I get a Credit Card from any Malaysian Bank?
Yes, you can apply for Credit Cards from any Bank in Malaysia. The criteria is the same i.e depending upon your monthly income, credit history etc.
Why should I choose Malaysia for Employment?
Besides being a tourist attraction in the far East, Malaysia is a growing economy that offers expatriates from various countries to live and work here. General Workers (labourers) to Highly Skilled professionals can find suitable jobs and earn a better living. Expatriates from both Western and Eastern Countries enjoy a good standard of living followed by opportunities to work in the Far East countries like Singapore, even ahead till Netherlands and Australia. Malaysian Government allows their Local Enterprises (Sdn Bhd i.e. Private Limited) to seek Skilled Employees from other countries so as to fill the gaps; increasing productivity and efficiency on the whole.
Reasons to choose Malaysia:
Gateway to the whole world.
Maximum Opportunities for Job-Seeking Individuals in Malaysia and Neighbouring Countries (visit www.jenjobs.com.my, www.gogo2u.com, www.allstaff.com and http://www.jobstreet.com.my)
Cost of living is lower than other Far-East Countries Existence of a Diversified Cultural.