Over the past few years, the Malaysian government has taken big steps to create a healthy climate for investment and trade. These reforms have paid off; unemployment is falling and the country’s GDP is growing. These developments have made Malaysia an interesting place to live and work for immigrants.
Things move fast in the country and that means expats are able to grow their business, knowledge and experience quickly. The number of immigrants is rising so there are many people to learn from. Business culture in Malaysia is quite similar to most Western countries so there’s no need to prepare for major changes.
The country’s rich, Asian culture offers a lot of new things to discover and generally day-to-day life is definitely not like many other places. Traditional holidays with their own rituals and habits, a rich cuisine that can be described as a melting pot of the best from Asia and a stunning country with a wide variety of atttractions to visit and enjoy.
Malaysia enjoys all Western luxuries imaginable so moving to the country could be a step forward in many ways. The culture, the development and of course the beautiful places. Temples, mosque’s, beaches, cities and national parks: Malaysia offers the best of both worlds.
Here are some of the ways to get residency in Malaysia:
You could be eligible for this ten year, multiple-entry permanent residency visa if you meet the following requirements.
This visa doesn't allow you to work in Malaysia.
If you are a tech founder who wants get support in Malaysia and access to the Asian markets, this visa is for you. There are two programs as follows:
You also need to show that you have MYR 50,000 (approx USD 12,000) in the bank to support yourself as well as your proposed business idea, market opportunity and plans in securing funding.
Work or Business
The Malaysian ‘Employment Pass’ is a work permit that allows immigrants to work and live in the country. The pass is subject to duration of the contract with a particular company for a maximum of five years.
Before the pass is granted by the Immigration Department of Malaysia, relevant authorities must approve of the expat fulfilling a position in the country. The pass allows its holder to work for one specific company and loses its validity if the immigrant changes jobs. Pass holders can apply for a ‘Dependent Pass’ for their children, spouse and parents.
Through your Family
Youth Mobility Visa
Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in Malaysia:
The passport for Malaysia allows you to travel to 159 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 19.