Entry Permit

1. Permanent Residency in Malaysia

Permanent Residency Status in Malaysia is granted to any foreign citizen under the Immigration Act and Regulations 1959/63.

Any foreign citizen who had been granted Permanent Resident Status will be issued an Entry Permit and Identification Card (MyPR).

Any foreign citizen with Permanent Resident Status will be exempted from all Visa requirements to enter and remain in Malaysia.

2. Rights as a Permanent Resident in Malaysia

A Permanent Resident in Malaysia is entitled to the right to :

  1. stay and remain in Malaysia without any time limit;
  2. work and do business in Malaysia;
  3. acquire property in any part of Malaysia;
  4. be exempted from all Visa and Immigration requirements to enter and exit Malaysia;

3. Obligations as a Permanent Resident in Malaysia

  1. A Permanent Resident in Malaysia is
  2. Obliged to observe the Laws of Malaysia at all times;
  3. Prohibited from being involved in any Political Party and Association;
  4. Reminded that the Permanent Resident Status is subject to revocation at any time if deemed necessary by the Government;

4. New Eligibility Regulations for Permanent Resident Status

a. Individual Investors with minimum USD 2 million Fixed Deposit (FD) in Malaysia (High Net Worth Individual.

  1.    The applicant should have a Fixed Deposit Account with a minimum amount of USD 2 million at any Bank in Malaysia which is subject to withdrawal only after five (5) years.
  2.    The applicant’s spouse and children under 18 years old will also be eligible to be granted Permanent Resident status after five (5) years stay in Malaysia.
  3.     Applications must be submitted to the State Immigration Office

 b. Experts (Highly Talented and High Skilled Individual)

    Person with expertise, talent and skills recognised as "World Class" by any International Organisation will be considered.

    The applicant needs to be recommended by any relevant agency in Malaysia

    The applicant is required to submit a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Country of Origin. 

 c. Professionals

  1.     Professionals in any field with outstanding skills will be considered.
  2.     The applicant needs to be recommended  by any relevant agency in Malaysia
  3.     The applicant is required to submit a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Country of Origin .
  4.     The applicant is working in any Government Agency or Private Company in Malaysia for a minimum period of three (3) years and is certified by the relevant agency in Malaysia.
  5.     Applications must be submitted to the State Immigration Officed.

d. Spouse of Malaysian Citizen / Children of citizen below the age of 6

  1.     The applicant is married to a Malaysian for a minimum period of five (5) years.
  2.     The applicant had been issued with the Long Term Visit Pass and stayed continuously in Malaysia for a period of five (5) years
  3.     The applicant is required to have one (1) Malaysian sponsor.
  4.     Children of citizen below the age of 6 are eligible to apply for an entry permit under this category
  5. v.  Applications must be submitted to the State Immigration Office

e. Application for Permanent Residence Status Through the Point Based System

  1.     Applications are open to all foreign nationals except for foreigners under category 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  2.     Applicants  with a minimum Pass Mark of 65 points out of 120 points will be considered for the issue of an Entry Permit.
  3.     The criteria and description of  the Point Based System can be found in the attachment.
  4.     Applicants are required to submit a Certificate of Good Conduct from their Country of Origin.
  5.     Applicants are required to have one (1) Malaysian sponsor.
  6.     Applications must be submitted to the State Immigration Office

5. How to Apply

  1.     Upon submission of the application, the Individual Applicant and his Sponsor are required to attend an interview at the Immigration Department.
  2.     Recommendation by the Relevant Agency in Malaysia except for Spouse of Malaysian Citizens (Category No.4) and Application through the Point Based System (Category No.5) must be submitted upon application.

6. List of Relevant Agencies in Malaysia that Issue Recommendations for Entry Permit 

NO

AGENCIES

FIELD OF EXPERTISE

1.

Ministry Of Health

Health And Medical

2.

Ministry Of International Trade And Industries/Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (Mida)

Industrial, Services And Manufacturing

3.

Ministry Of Transport

Maritime, Air And Land Transport

4.

Ministry Of Higher Education

Higher Education

5.

Ministry Of Science, Technology And Innovation

Science, Technology And Ict

6.

Ministry Of Information, Communication And Culture

Information, Communication, Culture And Arts

7.

Ministry Of Youth And Sports / Malaysian Sport Council

Sports

8.

Central Bank

Banking And Finance

9.

Security Commission

Investment And Capital

10.

Ministry Of Agriculture And Agro- Based Industry

Agriculture And Agro Based Industry

 
7. Point Based System for Permanent Status in Malaysia

Criteria

Description

Points

A. Age

·         18 - 35 years

·         36 - 60 years

5

 

10

 

B.Academic/Professional Qualifications

·         PhD

·         Master Degree

·         Professional

·         University Degree

·         Diploma (Take whichever is higher)

Critical Field*

20

15

15

10

5

Non-Critical

15

10

10

5

0

C. Language Proficiency

·         Bahasa Malaysia

10

 

D. Period of Stay

·         More than 5 years

10

 

E. Kinship Ties

Close family member living in Malaysia  :

·         Each child

·         Parents

·         Other family members (sibling, uncle, aunt etc)

Malaysian

5

5

2

PR

2

2

2

Maximum 30 points

F. Investment in Malaysia

·         Investment in Business

1 point for every RM100,000 (max 5 points)

·         Investment in properties

1 point for every RM100,000 (max 5 points)

·         Money in the bank (maturity more than 1 year)

1 point for every RM100,000 (max 5 points)

·         Provide employment opportunities to Malaysians

·         More than 100 employees - 15 points

·         51-100 employees - 10 points

·         30-50 employees - 5 points

(max 30 points )

G. Employment

Employment in accordance with professional qualifications

·         e.g. A doctor practising in the medical field or an engineer working as a Plant Engineer

1 point for every 1 year of working experience with a maximum of 10 points.

H. Cancellation

  • Criminal offences
  • Misrepresentation
  • Other law offences

Disqualify

Total Marks: 120 points

Minimum Pass Mark: 65 points

* Science and Technology Field

Use this Point System Calculator to calculate how many points you may get, and indicates whether you may be eligble to apply an Entry Permit under the point system.

8. FAQ and Contact Us

Visa, Pass and Permit Division
Immigration Department of Malaysia
3rd Floor, Block 2G4, Persiaran Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Malaysia
64500, Putrajaya MALAYSIA
+60388801383 (Tel)
+60388801374 (Fax)
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