Expratriates Visa

Expatriates seeking to work in Malaysia would have to apply for an Employment Pass. The pass is applied for the individual through the hiring employer.

1. EXPATRIATE

Offer of employment to international staff by UPM is subject to approval of visa and employment pass by the Immigration Department in Putrajaya.  The University will apply on behalf of the staff these VAL documents prior to his/her arrival in Malaysia.

 

2. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EMPLOYMENT PASS APPLICATION?

  1. Post Doctoral

  2. Fellow Research

  3. Academic Lecturer

 

1. WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL VISIT PASS?

Professional Visit pass is issued to foreigners who wish to provide expertise in research attachment (researcher/research assistant, sabbatical) and carry out specific tasks for a short period of time in Malaysia. For professional visit pass, applicants are prohibited from applying dependent pass for their family members. The validity period of the pass is depending on the need but not exceeding a period of 12 months. Application must be submitted before the applicant’s entry to Malaysia.

2. CONDITIONS OF PROFESSIONAL VISIT PASS APPLICATION:

  1. The maximum duration for an expatriate to hold Professional Visit Pass (PVP) is 12 months. No extensions are allowed beyond 12 months.

  2. All PVP applications must obtain an Approval Letter before entering Malaysia for the purpose of employment.

  3. Applicants who have entered the country will have 14 days from entry date to endorse PVP sticker.

  4. In case of change of employer while the pass is still valid, the PVP holder must cancel the current pass and serve 3 months of Cooling – Off Period before applying with new employer.

  5. Professional Pass Approval Letter’s application fee is MYR 270.00 and payment should be made via bank transfer to UPM account.

  6. To apply the PVP, all original documents must be submitted to Putra International Centre UPM THROUGH their respective faculty/institute.

 

The checklist for professional visit pass/research attachment application can be downloaded here.