professional visit pass

A Professional Visit Pass (PVP) is granted to foreign talents with acceptable professional qualifications or skills. They can enter the country and provide services or undergo practical training with a Malaysian company on behalf of an overseas company on a temporary basis, for up to 12 months.

  • Before you apply

    Check to see if the company is eligible to apply for a Professional Visit Pass. If eligible, company must register with the ESD portal

  • Where to apply

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

  • Duration of pass

    No longer than 12 months per issuance

  • Work rights

    Expatriates may only work for the company named in the Professional Visit Pass

  • Other Passes

    PVP holders are not entitled to apply for a Dependant Pass


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How will I know if the application is approved or rejected?

You will be notified via the system. If approved, the approval letter will also be issued and can be printed directly from the system.

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