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Residents Pass

The Residence Pass (RP) is an initiative announced by the Malaysian Government in April 2011 to attract and retain top talent in the country.

The RP is offered to highly qualified expatriates seeking to continue living and working in Malaysia on a long-term basis.

What are the benefits?

Holders of the RP will be eligible for many benefits, including:

  • Being able to work and live in Malaysia for up to ten years
  • Being able to change employers without having to renew the pass
  • The spouse and children (under 18 years old) of the holder will also be awarded the same benefits, i.e. spouse have the freedom and flexibility to work as well
  • The spouse and children (under 18 years old) are also eligible to study

Who qualifies for the Residence Pass?

Currently, the pass is applicable for any foreign talent who has been living and working in Peninsular Malaysia for at least 3 years on a continuous basis.

Applicants will have to be approved by the RP panel before they are recommended to be given the pass. Preference will be given to applicants who qualify as an expert who is able to contribute significantly to key Malaysian Industries. These industries currently include the NKEAs sectors, as well as ICT, aeronautics and biotech.

Application to :

Talent Corporation
Tel: +603-7839 7000
Fax: +603-7839 7001

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