Malaysia: strictly 12-month limit for professional visit pass

Expat Academy Malaysia: strictly 12-month limit for professional visit pass

Effective 15 January 2019, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia has reminded companies of the existing rule that the Professional Visit Pass (PVP) is intended for short-term work activities, and can only be issued for a maximum of twelve months, with no renewals.

Employers seeking to keep the services of assignees after twelve months on a PVP are advised to apply for an Employment Pass (EP) thereafter, rather than a new PVP.

 

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