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Malaysia Professional Visit Pass (PVP)

Professional Visit Pass is a temporary pass that enables a foreign employee (with acceptable professional qualifications or specialist skills) to enter Malaysia for business and professional visits under a contract of service with an organisation in Malaysia. The duration of a PVP may be up to a maximum of 12 months.

A PVP is issued to a foreigner with desirable professional qualifications or specialist skills, who is entering Malaysia to take up professional work for a short term period of not exceeding twelve (12) months. To qualify for a PVP, the applicant must be outside Malaysia at the time of application

The following type of working roles may qualify for the PVP:

  • Professor/Lecturer/Speaker
  • Researcher/Assistant Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Technical Advisor
  • Installation and Fixing of Machines and equipment expert
  • Maintenance expert of Machines and equipment

An Expatriate is only allowed to work with the company as stated in the pass. Besides, PVP holders are not entitled to apply for Dependant Passes for his / her family members.