High Commission of Malaysia Immigration Department 52, Bedford Row, WC1R 4LR London Main : 020 74046305

1st Stage - Application for a Post


There are 6 authorized bodies / agencies that approve the Expatriate’s application for a post. This is based on the "core business" of the company.

These agencies are:

No

Agency

Position/Field


1


Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA)


Expatriate post in the following fields in the private sector: Manufacturing company (new or existing) which is involved in expansion plans Manufacturing Related Services - Regional Office, Operational Headquarters, Overseas Mission, International Procurement Centre etc. Hotel & Tourism Industry    4.  Research & Development Sector


2



Multimedia Development Corporation( MDeC )


Expatriate Post and Skilled Foreign Worker in Information Technology based companies which have been granted "Multimedia Super Corridor" (MSC) status


3



Public Service Department (PSD)


Doctors and nurses working in government hospitals or clinics Lecturers and tutors employed in Government Institutes of Higher Education (IPTA) Contract Posts in Public Services Recruitment process jobs offered by the Public Service Commission (SPA) or government related agencies


4


Central Bank of Malaysia (BNM)


Expatriate posts in the following sectors: Banking Finance Insurance


5


Securities Commission (SC)


Expatriate posts in Securities and Share market.


6


 

Expatriate Committee (EC)


Expatriate posts in private and public sectors other than those under MIDA, MDeC, PSD, BNM and SC's jurisdiction

Note: How to determine the right agency for your company

- Determine the business nature of the company.

- Expatriate Committee (EC) related information

- The EC is under the supervision of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Employment Pass Division.

- The Immigration Department of Malaysia acts as the Secretariat. The Expatriate Committee consists of the following:


No


Member


Position


1


Ministry of Home Affairs


Chairman (SG/DSG)


2


Ministry of International Trade and Consumer(MITI)


 Member


3


Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs


 Member



4


Ministry of Education Malaysia


 Member



5


 Ministry of Human Resources


 Member



6


Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)


 Member



7


MARA


 Member



8


Immigration Department  Malaysia


 Secretary

Conditions of Application through the Expatriate Committee (EC)

Application for Expatriates is based on the following:

1. Minimum Paid-up Capital:

The minimum paid-up capital for a Private Limited Company/Public Listed Company effective 1st January 2009 is as follows:-


No.


Equity


Capital


1


100% Locally Owned


RM 250,000.00


2


Local and Foreign Owned


RM 350,000.00


3


 100% Foreign Owned


 RM 500,000.00

This condition is not applicable to Incorporated Companies, Limited Companies and Associations which are registered under Special Acts.


2. Recommendations from Monitoring Agencies

No.

Ministry/Agency

 Related Fields

1

Ministry of Higher Education/Ministry of Education

Lecturer, tutor and teacher

2

Ministry of Health

Medical Doctor, Nurse and Traditional Medical Practitioner

3

 Football Association of Malaysia

Footballer

4

 National Sports Council

 Athlete and Coach

5

Civil Aviation Department, Malaysia

Pilot and Civil Aviator

6

Ministry of Tourism

 Tourism agencies

7

Malaysian Professional Golf Associates

Golf Related Activities

8

Biotechnology Corporation of Malaysia

 Bio-technology related activities.

3. Registration with the Monitoring Agencies

i. Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)


For companies that run activities related to construction and maintenances


ii. Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (MDTCC)

For companies that have foreign equity involvement in wholesaling, marketing and retailing (including restaurants) and direct selling.


Expatriate Committee's Consideration Criteria


Applications that meet and fulfil the following criteria would be considered:

1. Company's Equity

2. Company's Activities

3. Local Human Resource

4. Relevance of post to company's activities

5. Monthly income

6. Age and working experience


Checking of Expatriate Committee's Decision


1. Through the Official Website of Immigration Department of Malaysia at here.

2. By post.


Required Documents


One (1) set of application form together with the following supporting documents:


1. Letter of Authority from the company which includes:

A copy of Identification Card (Mykad)

Position in the company


2. DP10 Form

3. Cover letter from the company explaining the company's activities and justification (Letter of Appeal for appeal cases)

4. Expatriate Resume - A copy of the Expatriate’s Academic qualifications.

5. A copy of the company’s registration documents (SSM), recent Form 9, 24 & 49 (to be certified by the Companies Commission of Malaysia)

6. Recommendation letter from a monitoring agency in the related sector:


i. Education- Ministry of Higher Education/Ministry of Education, Malaysia

ii. Health (Modern/Traditional) - Ministry of Health, Malaysia

iii. Tourism- Ministry of Tourism Malaysia

iv. Civil Aviation- Department of Civil Aviation, Malaysia (DCA)

v. Sports- National Sports Council (MSN)

vi. Football- Football Association Malaysia (FAM)

vii. Equestrian- Equestrian Association of Malaysia


7. Trade license from the Local Council (PBT)

8. Additional requirements:


Photocopy of CIDB license/ Contract Project (for construction only)

Direct Selling license from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism

Letter of Approval from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (Wholesaling & Retailing business/Restaurants with foreign equity)


Sector and Position Not Authorized by the Department of Labour


APPENDIX B

LIST OF SECTORS THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED/ ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR EXPATRIATE POSTS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MINISTRY OF DOMESTIC TRADE, CO-OPERATIVES AND CONSUMERISM (KPDNKK).


Engineering/Technical Expert


Conveyor Vulcanising


Sensor Technologist


Digital Imaging


Wireless Technologist


High Precision Tools And Die Maintenance


Radio Frequency Designers


Manufacturing Systems Designers


Automation Systems Designers


Experts In Steel Treatment (Melting And Casting)



Offshore Field Operation


Underwater/4G/6G Welders


Photonics


Material Technologists


Wafer Fabrication


Instrument Specialists (For Petrochemical Industry)


 Metallurgist


Geosciences and Geophysical Disciplines


Metallurgists


Geotechnologists


Geoscientists


Seismologists


Medical / Pharmacy


Technical (With specific medical industry expertise)



Production (Chemicals/oleo chemicals/pharmaceuticals/medical devices


Specialists (Chemicals/oleo chemicals/pharmaceuticals/medical devices


Electrical & Electronics


Analogue Designers



Microwave Designers



Environment


Renewable Energy



Textiles & Minerals Industry


Dye Technologists


Embroidery Specialists


Dyeing Technicians


Apparel Specialists


Craft/Design Specialists


Fabric Specialists


Jewellers Designers


Designers


Teachers/Trainers for Jeweler Production Technology


Cutting Specialists


Wood Industry


Wood Technologists


Designers


Technical Specialists


Craftsman / Engraving


Framework/Design Cutting Specialists


Food Industry/ Biotechnology


Product/Flavouring Specialist


Biotechnology Analysts


Dyestuff Specialists


Bio technologists


Tea/Food Tasters


Food/Nutrient Technologists


Disease Control/Quarantine


Genetic Engineering Specialists

APPENDIX C

LIST OF SECTORS THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED/ ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR EXPATRIATE POSTS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD MALAYSIA (CIDB)

No.

Type of Business

1

Supermarket / mini market

2

Retail store

3

General furniture business

4

Frame making business

5

Small scale textile business

6

Computer retail business, including computer accessories

7

Barber shop that does not require foreign expertise

8

Laundrette

9

Restaurant that is not exclusive (in terms of layout and menu)

10

Prepaid card business

11

Cyber café

12

Vehicle , motor, glass and aluminium small-scale workshops

13

 Herbal Product Business