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Residence Pass – Talent

What you need to know.

Residence Pass-Talent

The Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) is anticipated to create more than 3 million jobs in the National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) by 2020. In-line with this, the Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) was introduced in 2011 by the Malaysian Government to attract and retain top talent in the country with a range of attractive benefits.

The RP-T is offered to highly qualified expatriates, seeking to live and work in Malaysia on a long-term basis.

Malaysia offers a stable, profitable and affordable place to live in. You and your family can experience its rich and diverse multi-cultural society, and enjoy a comfortable stay with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.

How can I benefit from this?

I’m interested. Am I eligible to apply?

  • Firstly, are you a highly calibre individual with the ability to drive business results that contribute towards Malaysia’s economic transformation?
  • Have you worked in Malaysia for 3 years and possess 5 years of total work experience?
  • Do you currently hold a valid Employment Pass, a PhD/Master’s/Degree/Diploma (of any discipline) from a recognised university or a professional/competency certificate from a recognised professional institute?
  • Do you earn a gross taxable income of RM144,000 per annum, have an income tax file number in Malaysia and paid your taxes for 2 years?

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Guide to understand the RP-T application process

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Apply online here. An application fee will be charged. Below is a table of all the fees that will apply throughout this application process if you are a successful candidate.
    • FEE SCHEDULE
    • TALENT/SPOUSE
    • DEPENDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD
  • Applicable upon submission of application made payable to ‘Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad’:
    • Application Fee (per applicant)
    • RM200
    • RM200
  • Applicable upon approval of the RP-T, made payable to ‘Talent Corporation Berhad’:
    • Processing Fee (per applicant)
    • RM1,800
    • RM1,300
  • For issuance of the RP-T, made payable to ‘Ketua Pengarah Imigresen Malaysia’:
    • Immigration Fee (per applicant)
    • RM500
    • RM500
    • *Multiple Entry Visa Fee (for 5 years)
    • Ranges from
      RM0 – RM50
    • Ranges from
      RM0 – RM50
    • Total
    • RM2,500
    • RM2,000
    • FEE SCHEDULE
    • TALENT/SPOUSE
  • Applicable upon submission of application made payable to ‘Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad’:
    • Application Fee (per applicant)
    • RM200
  • Applicable upon approval of the RP-T, made payable to ‘Talent Corporation Berhad’:
    • Processing Fee (per applicant)
    • RM1,800
  • For issuance of the RP-T, made payable to ‘Ketua Pengarah Imigresen Malaysia’:
    • Immigration Fee (per applicant)
    • RM500
    • *Multiple Entry Visa Fee (for 5 years)
    • Ranges from
      RM0 – RM50
    • Total
    • RM2,500
    • FEE SCHEDULE
    • DEPENDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD
  • Applicable upon submission of application made payable to ‘Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad’:
    • Application Fee (per applicant)
    • RM200
  • Applicable upon approval of the RP-T, made payable to ‘Talent Corporation Berhad’:
    • Processing Fee (per applicant)
    • RM1,300
  • For issuance of the RP-T, made payable to ‘Ketua Pengarah Imigresen Malaysia’:
    • Immigration Fee (per applicant)
    • RM500
    • *Multiple Entry Visa Fee (for 5 years)
    • Ranges from
      RM0 – RM50
    • Total
    • RM2,000

*Fee schedule for parents/parents-in-law, children above 18 years old, common-law-spouse follows the same fee as talent/spouse
*Multiple Entry Visa fees vary according to nationalities. To view the visa requirement by country, click here .

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Once submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail and payment receipt.
3
You may then check your status online here. Applicants will have to be approved by the RP-T panel before they are recommended to receive the RP-T. Preference will be given to applicants who qualify as experts who are able to contribute significantly to key Malaysian industries. These industries include the NKEAs sectors, as well as ICT, aeronautics and biotech.
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You will receive a letter of approval or rejection notifying you of the status of your application.

If you have more queries, please contact the RP-T team by e-mailing rphelpdesk@talentcorp.com.my or calling +603 8315 3195 (Mon – Fri, 9am –-6pm GMT +8 / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia time).