Returning Expert Programme
There’s no better time than now to come home.
Returning Expert Programme (REP) is a programme to facilitate the return of Malaysian professionals from overseas to contribute to the nation’s development.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL THE BELOW CRITERIA IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR APPLICATION
- Malaysian citizen and able to contribute significantly to the economy
- Residing and employed abroad continuously for at least 3 years at time of application (it is crucial that application be submitted whilst applicants are still residing and employed abroad)
- Not earned employment income in Malaysia continuously for at least 3 years leading to the time of application
- Does not hold any outstanding scholarship bond/loan with the Malaysian Government or its agencies
- Internal Transfer/Transfer within Same Group of Company
- Under NO OBLIGATION to return to Malaysia
- Is an employee of the FOREIGN ENTITY whilst abroad
How to Apply
Applications can be made by the individual or by companies as part of their compensation package in engaging Malaysians abroad. There is currently no processing fee charged for applying to the REP. You can apply online here. Click to reveal a guide to help you through the application process.
REP Income Tax Rules 2012
Click here to access the Income Tax (Determination of Approved Individual and Specified Year of Assessment Under the Returning Expert Programme) Rules 2012
Read more about the REP, STAR and CFI from returning Malaysians.
Perlis-born Adam Azlan is one of the first to be involved with the STAR programme. He had known from a young age that he wanted to grow his talent for quantitative challenges and problem-solving materials into a successful career.
Toi See Jong is the Chief Executive Officer of Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad. After spending 8 years abroad, his move back to Malaysia was motivated by his passion to contribute to the country’s development by sharing the expertise, skills and experience he gained during his time away.
Mohd Zaki Awang is a Senior Production Technologist at Talisman Malaysia Limited, a Canadian company which has a Production Sharing Agreement with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS). He spent 3 years in Vietnam and 5 years in Saudi Arabia before returning home to Malaysia.
Born and raised in Kuching, Malaysia, Marianne Chuo is one of the first Public Service Department (JPA) scholars to be involved with the Scholarship Talent Attraction and Retention (STAR) programme.