- The government of Malaysia will introduce a remote work visa on October 1, 2022
The government of Malaysia will introduce a new remote work visa on October 1, 2022. The new visa, known as the DE Rantau program pass, will provide travelers with a professional visit pass. This pass will serve as a form of entry permission into the country.
The pass will permit a stay between three months to a maximum period of 12 months. The pass will be renewable for an additional 12-month period. Pass holders will be allowed to bring their spouses and children. According to the government, the pass fee will be MYR 1,000 for primary pass holders and MYR 500 for dependents.
Eligible applicants must also have a minimum yearly income of at least USD 24,000 and proof of holding an active three-month work contract with a company. The company can be based within Malaysia or outside of the country.
What are the Changes?
Effective October 1, 2022, the government of Malaysia will introduce a remote work visa for select applicants. According to the government, the DE Rantau program aims to establish Malaysia as a digital nomad hub and help boost digital adoption and professional mobility throughout the country.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Immigration Department of Malaysia