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Malaysia – Authorities reiterate the Professional Visit Pass is limited to 12 months

As of 15th January 2019 the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) OF THE Immigration Department of Malaysia has reiterated that the Professional Visit Pass (PVP) is awarded for short-term work activities. This visa type cannot be renewed. The Malaysian authorities will apply stricter enforcement on this 12 month visa.

Employers who wish to employ foreign nationals in Malaysia for over 12 months are required to apply for an Employment pass.

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This update is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Sterling Immigration team at immigration@sterling.com or call +44(0)20 8836 3359.

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