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Entry Permit

There are four (4) categories :

  • Investors and Experts (A1)

(application must be submit at the Head quarters Immigrations office.

  • Spouse of Malaysian citizen and child /children of Malaysian citizen below age of 6
  • Point System

(application must be submit at State Immigrations office)
(Comprehensive checklist and additional documents depending on individual case) Checklist are provided by the Immigration Department.

  • Individual with minimum USD 2 million Fixed Deposit (FD) at any Bank in Malaysia an will only be allowed for withdrawal after five (5) years.
  • Spouse and child/children below the age of 18 years will also be eligible to be granted Permanent Resident after five (5) years of stay in Malaysia.
  • Requires one (1) Malaysian sponsor.


  • Individual with expertise, Talent and skill recognized as “World Class” by any International organization.
  • Requires recommendation by Relevant Agency in Malaysia.
  • Requires Certificate of Good Conduct from Country of Origin.
  • Requires one (1) Malaysian sponsor.


  • Professional in any fields with outstanding skills.
  • Requires recommendation by relevant Agency in Malaysia.
  • Requires Certificate of Good Conduct from Country of Origin.
  • Requires one (1) Malaysian sponsor.
  • Working in any Government Agency or Private Company in Malaysia for a minimum period of three (3) years and certified by the Relevant Agency in Malaysia.

 List of Relevant Agency In Malaysia That Issue Recommendation For Permanent Residency

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  • Married to Malaysian Citizen.
  • Had been issued with Long Term Visit Pass and stay continuously in Malaysia for a period of five (5) years.
  • Requires to submit “Surat Akuan Perkahwinan
  • Spouse has to be the sponsor.
  • For child/children of Malaysian Citizen below age 6, parents must be the sponsor


  • Application are open to all foreign nationals expert for Investor, Expert, Professional and Spouse of Malaysian Citizen.
  • Application was assessed through seven (7) criteria below:
    1. Age
    2. Qualification
    3. Duration of stay in Malaysia
    4. Familiarity with the Malaysia Institute
    5. The values of investments
    6. Working experience in Malaysia
    7. Proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia

All these criteria give marks to the Entry Permit application. Applicant who passed minimum 65 marks and above are qualified to submit the application.
Applicant are advised to make the scoring at Point System Calculator to calculate how many points you may get and indicates whether you may be eligible to apply an Entry Permit.


  • Application in prescribe form must be submitted to Immigration Department of Malaysia
  • Application must be made in Malaysia
  • Requires personalised cover letter.
  • Upon submission of application, applicant is required to be interviewed by the Immigration Department subject to Police Vetting.
  • Recommendation by Relevant Agency in Malaysia must be submitted upon application.
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