Checklist of ESD (Directors' Visa Application) & DP 10 (Professional Workers' Visa Application)  (Date updated: 11th April 2017)

Professional Workers' Visa

Now, every business can hire A PROFESSIONAL worker with VISA in Malaysia.

For the employment in all other sectors, a prior approval of post is required from concerned authorized body through Expatriate Committee(EC).

The Checklist for Director's Visa Application & DP 10: Director Visa Application Checklist

The company on which you may apply work permits must have the minimum share PAID-UP CAPITAL as follows before Oct 2017:

1. Equity                                      Capital (RM)

   100% local owned                    250,000

   Local & Foreign owned           350,000

   100% foreign owned                500,000

After Oct 2017

1a. Equity                                      Capital (RM)

       100% local owned                 250,000

       Local & Foreign owned        750,000

       100 % Foreign owned           1,000,000

2. Expatriate applicant must have a university degree or more than 5 years relevant experience.

3. Company activity must be one which is encouraged and promoting in Malaysia and benefiting the people of Malaysia.

4. The minimum salary must be RM 5000.00 monthly and above.


Relax with this blue sea after tonnes of requirements.

Definition of Job Positions qualifying for Expatriate Professional work permits:-


These are high level (1st level) managerial post in foreign-owned private companies and organizations in Malaysia. Key post are posts essential for business to safeguard their interest and investment and this expatriates are responsible in helping organizations to achieve it. EXAMPLE: Executive Chairman, CEO, MD, General Manager, Technical Director, Factory or Production Manager.

Executive Post

They are intermediate level (2nd level) which is managerial and professional posts and normally the post requires academic qualifications, technical and expertise related to the respective jobs where they are the one to responsible to implement the organization's policies and supervision of employees. EXAMPLE: Marketing Manager, Logistic Manager, QA Manager, Engineers or Doctors.

Non-Executive Post

The person needed to perform technical jobs that required technical skills. EXAMPLE: Fashion Designer, Mould Maker, Food Technologist or Welder. The chances of a successful application will be assessed on the criteria:

  •  Company's activities;
  • Availability of Malaysian workforce;
  • The appropriateness of the scope of the job in relation to the company's activity;
  • Minimum monthly salary in defining the applicant is an expatriate of a foreign labour;
  • The age and working experience is determining the candidate is suitable or not.