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Malaysia work permit fee

Does anyone know how much it costs?
Thanks a lot


Work permit fee is not really much But it depends on pass.

without agent you can get Employment pass in below RM500

OK, that is not a lot.
Thanks for answering.

Work Permit fees not a lot. one of my friend is doing. let me know if you need help. i can ask.

nieldestin :

Work Permit fees not a lot. one of my friend is doing. let me know if you need help. i can ask.

Thank you. One member said it is around 500 RM, which is not a lot.

Yes correct. But if you go through agents they charge more right.

My company told me the working permit cost 13,000rm then it's a half half case.. so they will only charging me 6,500rm. Is it this much? Btw, my employer has the agent to process it.

Companies don't need to use agents and pay fees because the whole process is online these days.  This is the charges levied … n-charges/

Hi Gravitas,

The company levy charges cost 13,000rm? As my company told me? And they said that we will share the payment half. ? Are they telling the truth? Lol


No, I don't think so. Also are you sure it's a legitimate job offer and not a hoax?

Hi Gravitas,

Actually, I applied to their head quarter office in Singapore. It's a translation service company and at the same time software provider company. But they said that they will hire me to Malaysia branch instead and they have the agent to do / process the working permit thing. And they told me I need to pay the 6,500rm charges. I was like this is too much right?

And also I need to to the medical (FOMEMA)?

Pls. Advice!


Oh I see what they are doing. They are getting you a Foreign Worker Pass and they are making you share the cost of all the levies which the company should be paying. Unfortunately this is common place in Malaysia (although not legal). Yes you need the medical. I think you do part of it before you leave your country of origin and then report in Malaysia within a couple of days to get the blood test and xray done?

Actually, I'm in Malaysia now. So you mean. I really need to pay 6,500rm? (And it's not legal). So do I need to leave Malaysia when they will going to process the working visa? Thanks

Can't answer your questions, sorry. The agent can do that or the employer.

Hi Gravitas,

Thank you for ur answer anyway. It made me think.🙂

It's a great pity the company is not hiring you on a professional work permit as that is much cheaper to do (under RM500).  Of course there are salary levels to be adhered to, but really think you should not be coming here for less than RM 2500 per month. I get a bad feeling about such high charges and wonder if you are actually paying it all yourself as maximum I would expect it to cost would be about RM7k This guy is a very reliable agent who you could ask for a quotation - Mr Krish from Maxwell House
+6 013-633 3319

Hi Adhel,
My advice to you po, be very careful when dealing with the so-called "Agent"
Don't trust anyone especially when pera is involved, be it an agent, remember po, you are new in Malaysia.
I am back in Singapore and will be in KL on 29th May for a week and thereafter to Manila again and back to Singapore.
I have my Malaysia number in my profile, do feel free to contact me and if I can be of any help in any matter, I will.
I have both Viber & WhatsApp
Goodnight, Good luck, and God Bless.


If u travel on VIsit pass and wanna process then u may need to leave the border to cancel your visit pass.
and about you have to pay half RM 6500 sounds fishy, b careful. All process can be done by company and its hassle free and cost is around RM500. Levies is not required for Professional Workers  (i.e. EP CAT1,2,3) but need to pay tax which will deduct by your company from your salary, Do not forget to ask TAX  number and  proceed to get your ID and password from LHDN  for online declaration of TAX.

Shared based on personal experience.

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