Malaysia Immigration
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Asia holds the largest (Russia) and most populous (China) countries. It is the largest continent on the globe, making up around 30% of the planet's surface.

Malaysia is an Asian country lying in the Southeast of the continent. It has a federal constitutional monarchy, consisting of thirteen states and three federal territories separated by the South China Sea into two major regions: Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo’s East Malaysia.


The country shares its borders with Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Malaysia has a multicultural and multi-ethnic society. About half the population is ethnically Malay, with minorities of Chinese, Indians, and indigenous people. Malaysia is a popular tourist destination; millions of tourists visit Malaysia yearly.


Although natural resources have always driven the Malaysian economy, other industries are expanding, including science, tourism, trade, and medical tourism.


Malaysia also holds the third-largest market in Southeast Asia and the 33rd-largest market economy worldwide. Like other developed countries, Malaysia also encourages the expansion of its immigrant population by inviting skilled workers.


The immigration programs of Malaysia include the following:

The Malaysia My Second Home (Mm2h) Programme is a government-sponsored and promoted program which enables foreigners who meet specific requirements to remain in Malaysia for as long as possible on a multiple-entry social visit pass. The duration of this social visit pass is ten years and is also renewable.

This program is available for everyone regardless of race, religion, or gender discrimination. With this pathway, the applicants can bring their spouses and unmarried (dependent) children below 21 years of age.

Applicants under 50 years of age are required to demonstrate the possession of liquid assets. Furthermore, the minimum amount of assets must be RM500,000 and an offshore income of RM10,000 per month.


Further requirements include medical certificates, security bonds, personal bonds, and medical insurance.

All Employment Passes and accompanying documentation for foreign nationals wishing to work in Malaysia are processed and issued by the Malaysia Expatriate Talent Service Centre (MYXpats Center).


An organization can submit applications for the Employment Pass and related passes once it has registered with and been given approval by the ESD system.


Furthermore, once the employers apply for an expatriate, then the MYXpats evaluate the suitability of the jobs. Once the department approves the process, the worker can quickly pursue employment in Malaysia.

A work permit known as the Employment Pass (EP) enables an expatriate to join a company in Malaysia. The work contract governs the pass (up to 60 months). Before the Malaysian Immigration Department can issue an expatriate Employment Pass, the Expatriate Committee (EC) or other pertinent authorities must approve hiring foreign talent.

Employment Pass holders are allowed to apply for the dependent pass. This pass serves the purpose of family reunification. With a dependent pass, the workers can bring the following relations to the country:

The duration of this pass may vary and can be extended.

With a strong experience in dealing with immigration applications all over Asia, the global mobility department of Direct U.S. Immigration facilitates ambitious foreign nationals to immigrate to Malaysia.


We deliver expert supervision and application procedures for individuals interested in starting a business in Malaysia, reuniting with their family, or wanting to immigrate as skilled workers.


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