Visa Acquisition Service

Visa Acquisition Service

VISAACQUISITION
Visa Acquisition Overview
Visa Acquisition Overview
If you are a foreigner you are required to have RM500,000 in assets for you to be able to apply for a work visa. For restaurants, outlets, or wholesale businesses, you are required to have 1,000,000 in assets as well as obtain a business license. We are happy to help you go through all the procedures pertaining to visa application. You can use our SENTRO office location to apply for your business visa as this is also a must for your visa application.
PROCEDURE
Visa Acquisition steps
Visa Acquisition steps
01
Register your business at the immigration office
(first application only)
02
Submission of hiring approval
03
Submission of employ pass
※Visa application takes about 6 months (for first application)
WHATYOUNEED
Required documents and information
Required documents and information of individual
Copy of passport, all pages
Current job title, position
Salary offered
Updated resume / CV
Certificate for applicant's last education (English translation needed if applicable)
Passport-sized picture of applicant
(h4.5cm × w3.5cm)
Authorised signing person's name
Name of mother company and its location
Company profile
Required documents and information of the company
Explanation of relation of applicant's company and its mother company
Business legal documents
SSM print-out
Office location and phone number of applicant's company
Applicant's company profile
※Additional documents and information may be required depending on each case
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POINT
Things to know before applying for visa
Different kinds of work-related visa available in Malaysia
Different kinds of work-related visa available in Malaysia
Malaysia was ranked 1st in the survey of "Countries Japanese people want to move", conducted by Longstay Foundation in 2019. Common reasons found in the survey are low cost of living (about 1/3 of it is in Singapore), friendly multi-cultural people towards Japanese, widely spoken English, etc. Malaysia is now increasingly drawing attention not only from those who are retired but also from freshman or eager job seekers among young people in Japan.
For your stay in Malaysia less than 90 days as a tourist, a visa is not required but if it is more than 90 days you need a visa.
6 visas in Malaysia
Malaysian work visa aquisition process
Malaysian work visa aquisition process
Employee pass is for an individual employee belonging to a company, a company's branch, a subsidiary company, which is registered in Malaysia, and also for those who are considered to be a skilled worker or working on management level in a company. There are 3 types of categories of requirements that outline minimum wage, contract term, etc, for instance, if an applicant's contract is to be more than 1 year, the minimum wage requirement of RM5,000 has to be met.
There is no age limitation as far the requirements go but an applicant is required to have relevant job experiences and qualifications for the role. It is difficult for junior high school and high school graduates to meet the requirements. An applicant must have graduated from a university as well as have 3 years of experience in a relevant job field.
The employer is required to make an application for their employees' either new or renewal employee pass. However, this application process is commonly commissioned to an outside consulting agency.
Here are the steps of the visa application process as the first person who comes to Malaysia to start up their business. To obtain a work visa you need to register your company first, now in Malaysia for almost all business sectors, in the case of 100% foreign fund support, with only 2 foreigners(Japanese) you can register your company so you do not necessarily need to find local partners in Malaysia. To register your company you are required to have a fund of RM2 in assets and this registration process is conducted by the company secretary and completed relatively simply within 1 year.
For instance, there is no problem if your business is to be located in Malaysia and hire Malaysians locally but in most of the cases either your Japanese subsidiary company to be located in Malaysia and someone from Japan to be allocated for overseeing the production or you are the ones, as a start-up business owner, to be located in Malaysia, you are required to obtain a visa. It is worth mentioning here that the past few years visa requirements are harder to be met on account of the Malaysian government's effort to protect jobs for its people.
Malaysian work visa aquisition process
As it is mentioned above, to protect local jobs it is now increasingly harder every year to obtain work visas. Especially for existing businesses with locally hired manpower and jobs, the government thinks to be fulfilled by local people are among the hardest. Taking all these into consideration, first of all, it is important to present your applicants as experienced as well as skilled and importantly it has to be seen as an advantage for the Malaysian government. In some business sectors, local employees have to outnumber foreign employees for the employee to be eligible to hire foreign employees. The regulations and requirements change so often that it depends on the decision from the immigration office, for instance, the required background colour of the official applicant's picture sometimes changes from blue to white and vice versa and due to the change sometimes an application is rejected. You might find it funny but this is why it is important to be up to date with the regulations and requirements for the visa.
As for the time frame after the application, until the receipt of visa granted, this varies from a little over 1 month to as long as 6 months and sometimes an application gets rejected. In most cases, the visa is granted with 2 years' validity but again this is getting harder, due to the applicant's experience and education level sometimes, they give you only 1 year of validity.
Lastly, you need to go to the right agency in possession of experiences, knowledge as well as familiarity with government officials. It is usually time-consuming and arduous for you to tackle this mission on your own and worst of all you get no visa, so best to find an experienced visa agency.
Malaysian work visa aquisition process
ACCESS
ACCESS
Level 32, Menara Allianz Sentral, 203 Jalan Tun sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
How to access us
CONTACT
CONTACT US
Our experienced staff support you in Japanese,
bespoke to your needs with care.
CONTACT US
Contact us by phone
+60-3-2725-8000+60-3-2725-8000
(Monday-Friday 9:00-18:00)
FAQ
FAQ
Q
What is a service office?
A
We provide you with our designated staff as a front desk person to greet and receive your clients and visitors. Communal office space is located in the office space so that you can have a designated room for a presentation or a meeting. For each service, the office comes with the service of receiving parcel or post while you are absent as well as tea servings at your request as much as you need.
Q
What are the advantages of a service office?
A
A service office comes with office furniture and necessary equipment for business meetings and presentations so that you can reduce the cost of installing office furniture and equipment. The insurance fee is also set relatively low in comparison with conventional office settings. You can run your business a lot cheaper without hiring your front staff and providing spaces that are not used frequently.
Q
What sort of companies use the service?
A
Our clients vary but it is often used as the main office for their start-up business, subsidiary company office and additional branch.
Q
What are the common reasons for businesses to choose a service office?
A
The following is the list of common reasons.
1, The service enables them to meet the need of fast-changing size of manpower.
2, Want to reduce the cost of relocation.
3, Still want to maintain the respectable look of their office to win their clients' trust.
4, Want a good looking office so that they can invite their clients to their office
Q
What are the options for the contract term?
A
There are a variety of terms we provide as short as less than 1 year and as long as 2 years according to your needs.
Q
Can I view the offices?
A
Submit this form to book a viewing and please make sure to make your booking a few days in advance.
Q
What is the process before moving into the office?
A
The following is the usual procedure after the viewing until the commencement of the contract.
1, Once you have decided on your office, we will ask you to submit some documents for registration.
2, After the commencement of the contract and the move-in date are reviewed and agreed upon, we will prepare the contract document.
3, After all procedures for your contract are done, we will hand over the keys.
Q
Can anybody greet and usher my guests to a pre-booked meeting room?
A
Yes, our designated front staff will see to it on your behalf.
Q
What is SENTRO's operation hour?
A
9:00-18:00 (Mon-Fri) Closed for weekends and public holidays. Rental offices can be used 24/7 and throughout a year.