Offer of employment to international staff by UPSI 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. 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:
The maximum duration for an expatriate to hold Professional Visit Pass (PVP) is 12 months. No extensions are allowed beyond 12 months.
All PVP applications must obtain an Approval Letter before entering Malaysia for the purpose of employment.
Applicants who have entered the country will have 14 days from entry date to endorse PVP sticker.
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.