Introduction to the Residence Pass-Talent

The Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) was introduced with the aim of facilitating the entry and stay of selected foreign talent with the skill-sets and expertise in the 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) sectors.

Effective 1 April 2011, the RP-T was placed under the purview of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad, which was formed to formulate and facilitate initiatives that address the talent needs of Malaysia's economic transformation.

The RP-T has since evolved from an immigration instrument to an initiative that helps address critical skills gaps and diversify Malaysia’s talent pool.

Since its launch in 2011 to December 2017, over 6,400 applications have been approved. 90% of these applicants possess more than 10 years of global work experience, and are top management and technical experts in key economic areas such as Business Services, Communications, Content & Infrastructure, Education and Financial Services.

Through the RP-T, these individuals are able to remain in the country and contribute towards Malaysia’s goal of becoming a high-income nation. 
Ability to live and work in West Malaysia for up to 10 years.
Flexibility to change employers without having to renew the pass.
Spouse* and children under 18 years old are eligible for the RP-T dependent pass.
Dependents over 18 years old, parents and parents-in-law are eligible for a renewable one-year Social Visit Pass for up to five years.
Spouse* can seek also employment without the need to apply for an Employment Pass.
Spouse* and children under 18 years old are also eligible to study in Malaysia. This is only applicable to children under 18 years who are pursuing their primary/secondary education in Malaysia (higher/tertiary education is not included).
*Spouse refers to a legally married spouse according to the Malaysian Government’s law.

Are you considering living and working in Malaysia for more than 3 years? Apply for the RP-T now.

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