Employment Pass (EP)

The Employment Pass (EP) is a work permit that enables an expatriate to take up employment with an organisation in Malaysia. The pass is subject to the contract of employment (up to 60 months). The Expatriate Committee (EC) or relevant authorities must give approval for the foreign talent to fill a position before the issuance of an expatriate Employment Pass can be made by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
  • Before you apply

    Check to see if the company is eligible to apply for an Expatriate Employment Pass

  • Where to apply

    Go to the ESD website, log in through the company’s ESD account, and submit the expatriate application

  • Duration of pass

    Up to 60 months, depending on the employment contract and upon discretion of the EC.

    The pass is only valid in Peninsular Malaysia

  • Work rights

    Expatriates may only work for the company named in the Employment Pass. If they change company, they need to resubmit their application

  • Other Passes
    Only Employment Pass holder with salary above RM5, 000 is eligible to apply

    1. Employment Pass holders may apply for a Dependant Pass for the following family members:

    • - Spouse
    • - Children (under 18 years of age)
    • - A legally adopted child (under 18 years of age)
    • - Parents / Parents-in-law

    2. Employment Pass holders may apply for a Long-Term Social Visit Pass for the following family members:

    • - Children (over 18 years of age)
    • - A legally adopted child (over 18 years of age)
    • - Parents/Parents-in-law

    3. Employment Pass holders may apply for a Social Visit (Temporary Employment) for a foreign maid

TESTIMONIALS

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F.A.Q

Q:
Can the expatriate applicant submit dependants together when submitting the application?


A:
Yes, the expatriate applicant may submit the dependants' application together when submitting the application.

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