Applying Expatriate Professional Visa in Malaysia could be a tedious process, you might end up wasting a lot of time to do it and yet getting rejected on the application. Here is the guide for you to understand the process in simpler way.
For Expatriate Employees / Job seekers
Before you can apply a employment pass or professional visa (DP10 visa) , you MUST apply for a job and secure an employment letter / contract. The is the most common misunderstanding of most of the applicants. They though they need to get a expatriate visa first before look for a job. Only expatriates who has job confirmation from his/her employer can apply for the employment pass visa.
For Expatriate Business Owner
Foreigners must setup a private limited (Sdn Bhd) company with either sole director or joint venture with local partner(s) in order to apply for the employment / director visa.
First, register and form a company at register of companies (SSM). In most of the time, company secretary can assist to register a new company. If you need help to register a company, you can contact us.
Then, you need to look for an office to rent with tenancy agreement. Apply for office telephone line. Do check with the real estate agents that you need an office to apply for local council license as well. It is one of the compulsory documents when come to apply expatriate visa.
Next, open a bank account and start rolling the business. In this case, you need minimum three (3) months bank statement history before you can start applying expatriate / director visa.
In some cases, whole retails trade (WRT) may require applicable to foreign owned company. The WRT license in Malaysia can be tedious, as it may involves other governmental departments such as the local town council. WRT license approving authority is the Ministry of Trade and Consumerism of Malaysia. Check with us whether you need that license before applying one. Please fill up the contact us form and we will contact you.