Hi I am noman from Malaysia, this article for those Pakistanis brothers who wish to start business or be employed and stay permanently in Malaysia; they can easily apply for work permit. There are four different categories as follows
#1 Setup your own business and apply for Malaysia work permit (for 2 years) under your own Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Sendirian Berhad) Company. There are two types of company under this category
- Non-resident company
- Joint-Venture with local Malaysian
#2 Be employed by Malaysian companies and get work permit for two years. This category is for those peoples whom they wanted to hire. The foreigners will take on a normal employment pass or contract with the company and the salary has to minimum MYR 5,000 in order to qualify under immigration department.
#3 Setup your own regional office in Malaysia and get 3 years work permit. This category is for those people who have a company in your own country and have been established at least 2 years. The regional office is not allowed to do any commercial transactions with Malaysian companies. Through this path you and your whole family can apply for work permit up to 3 years. This process takes 2 to 3 months.
#4 Setup an off-shore company and get work permit for 2 years. This is the best option. I recommend it, if you want to faster access to Malaysia work permit. You have to setup 100% foreign owned company to operate your business in Malaysia and overseas, you need any trading license to operate! The processing time until your final visa endorsement onto your passport only less then 2-3 months. Under this set-up you may allowed to apply for 3 to 4 positions for work permit.
All are the above 4 types of work permit is multiple entry, renewable and it allows your spouse and children under aged 18 to join after your work permits approved via immigration department of Malaysia. Each type has it own merits.