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Permanent residency

I'm wondering whether the work permit issued for 2 years counts towards 5 year permanent residency requirements- of course provided it is renewed ...I'm moving to kl next month.thanks

Yes, if you are a highly qualified professional. Parts 2 and 3 in the next post detail this.

There is a 10 year Talent Corp visa where if your salary is RM15k plus per month after 3 years and if you can show value to the development of the country this visa may be granted.

I sort of get the impression that if a person does not qualify for the Talent Corp visa, they would not qualify for the PR under 2 and 3.

Getting a PR is far easier in Singapore.

There are 5 categories to apply Malaysian Permanent Residence.

1.    Individual Investor with minimum USD 2 million Fixed Deposit (FD) in Malaysia (High Net Worth Individual)

i.    Having a Fixed Deposit with an amount of minimum USD 2 million in at any Bank in Malaysia and will only be allowed for Withdrawal after five (5) years.

ii.    Spouse and Children below the age of 18 years will also be eligible to be granted Permanent Resident after five (5) years of stay in Malaysia.

iii.    Application must be submitted at State Immigration Office


2.    Expert (Highly Talented and High Skilled Individual)

i.    Person with Expertise, Talent and Skills recognized as "World Class" by any International Organisation

ii.    Requires to get Recommendation by Relevant Agency in Malaysia

iii.    Requires to submit Certificate of Good Conduct from Country of Origin

iv.    Approval of Permanent Resident will be given within 24 Hours after submission of completed application.

v.    Application must be submitted at Immigration Department Headquarters in Putrajaya


3. Professional  DP10 visa Malaysia, Malaysia PR

i.    Professional in any fields with outstanding skills.

ii.    Requires to get Recommendation by Relevant Agency in Malaysia

iii.    Requires to submit Certificate of Good Conduct from Country of Origin

iv.    Working in any Government Agency or Private Company in Malaysia for a minimum period of three (3) years and certified by the Relevant Agency in Malaysia.

v.    Approval of Permanent Resident will be given within one (1) month after submission of completed application.

vi.    Application must be submitted at State Immigration Office


4.    Spouse to Malaysian Citizen

i.    Married to Malaysian for minimum period of five (5) years.

ii.    Had been issued with Long Term Visits Pass and stay continuously in Malaysia for a period of five (5) years .

iii.    Requires to have one (1) Malaysian sponsors

iv.    Application must be submitted at State Immigration Office


5. Application for Permanent Resident Through Point Based System

i.    Application is open to all Foreign Nationals except for foreigner under category 1, 2, 3 and 4.

ii.    Applicant with minimum Passing Marks of 65 points from 120 points will be considered to be issued an Entry Permit.

iii.    Criteria and Descriptions for Points System is as Attachment.

iv.    Requires to submit Certificate of Good Conduct from Country of Origin.

v.    Requires to have one (1) Malaysian sponsors.

vi.    Application must be submitted at State Immigration Office


HOW TO APPLY?

1.    Application in Prescribe Form must be submitted to Immigration Department of Malaysia in Putrajaya for Category No. 2 or Any State Immigration Office for Category No.1, No.3, No.4 and No.5 .

2.    Upon Submission of Application, Individual Applicant and their Sponsor is required attend for an interview by the Immigration Department.

3.    Recommendation by Relevant Agency in Malaysia except for Spouse of Malaysian Citizens (Category No.4) and Application through Point Based System (Category No.5) must be submitted upon application.

Hi Gravitas,
I am currently on Employment Visa Category II in Malaysia. Little background one me. I completed my Masters from Tier 5 University In Malaysia and was on Student Pass for 1.5 Years (June 2011- Dec 2012). 6 months was break when I was on and off travelling for holidays in Malaysia under Social Visit. August 2013, I found a job and got 2 Years EP Category II Under Talent Corp (Aug 2013 - Aug 2015). Aug 2015, due to some changes in regulations, it took longer to renew my application. It was extended to October first on social visa. Then Oct-Dec 2015 I had to be back in home country waiting for renewal. It got Renewed in Jan 2016. Thus I was back. I got EP Category III for 1 year this time. It got renewed for second time in Jan 2017. Now in November 2017, I managed to renew visa EP Category II as salary slab met the Category II requirement. I now have visa till Jan 2019. Am I eligible to apply for PR under No. 3 listed in your posts and chances of getting PR?

I wouldn't think so. The issue would probably be being "outstanding" would probably not mean being on Category II

Thank you!

Hi Gravitas,
I am currently on Employment Visa in Malaysia. I have been in Malaysia for past 11 years. I was a student here for 7 years and past 4 years I am working in IT line. Am I eligible to apply for PR. From point based, I do not have enough points. Is there any other option?

The Talent Corp visa (https://rpt.talentcorp.com.my/) is an option but the salary required is RM15,000 per month.

With this option it looks like any PRs applications under point 3. would be expected to have a position at least equal or more senior, as both mention 3 yrs on an EP.

Gravitas: Getting a PR is far easier in Singapore!
Where did you get this conclusion? Getting a PR in Singapore is one of the toughest thing in today’s context. People with 10years of staying, having 6 figures salary are getting rejected.

It might be a little easier if you are Malaysian Chinese. But for a non-Malaysian, it’s absolutely the toughest to get a Singapore PR.

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Hi, I have seen there is a new category for PR (3. Professional -Category 3 ) for expats with 3 years of experience. Do you have any knowledge on this category?

All the details published can be found in an earlier post. Bear in mind PRs are not handed out like candy or everyone who had worked in Malaysia for 3 years could get one.  The key words are "outstanding skills" (read Masters, PhD, etc. working in a strategic position). Logically, why have the Talent Corp visa looking the same as the PR unless the Talent Corp was professional entry level at RM15000 i.e. Category I EP. Doesn't a PR also need Bahasa Malayu skills?

3. Professional  DP10 visa Malaysia, Malaysia PR

i.    Professional in any fields with outstanding skills.

ii.    Requires to get Recommendation by Relevant Agency in Malaysia

iii.    Requires to submit Certificate of Good Conduct from Country of Origin

iv.    Working in any Government Agency or Private Company in Malaysia for a minimum period of three (3) years and certified by the Relevant Agency in Malaysia.

v.    Approval of Permanent Resident will be given within one (1) month after submission of completed application.

vi.    Application must be submitted at State Immigration Office

No true Singapore grants PR to people from Asean countries as well as India and China,  too easily so much so that many jobs have been taken by them.

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