The Guidebook on the
Employment of Expatriates: Processes and Procedures is published
with the aim to provide a consolidated source of information to
investors on matters relating to expatriate employment in Malaysia
in the various sectors that include manufacturing and
manufacturing-related services, information technology, finance,
insurance and banking, securities and futures market, and other
sectors comprising education, health, tourism, civil aviation
services, sports and football.
The Malaysian Government, serious in its efforts in improving the
ease of doing business hopes that this guidebook will contribute to
this process by providing clarity and transparency hence creating a
friendly business environment.
The guidebook, an initiative by PEMUDAH, is jointly published by the
Implementation Coordination Unit, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and
the Immigration Department. The agencies involved in the expatriate
employment process include the Malaysian Industrial Development
Authority (MIDA), the Malaysian Development Corporation (MDeC), the
Securities Commission, Bank Negara Malaysia and the Malaysian
Biotechnology Corporation .
The guidebook is the first of its kind publication and it outlines
all the relevant information from the various agencies involved in
the approval of expatriate posts and endorsement of the employment
The guidebook is also a useful tool for the business community as it
highlights the two stages involved with the employment of
expatriates. It defines the different types of expatriate posts
which applicants may apply for and includes the process flow chart
for the convenience of the user. The different sectors are also
divided into chapters for ease of reference.
Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, the Chief Secretary to the Government hopes
that the Guidebook on the Employment of Expatriates will be a useful
reference for both local and foreign-owned companies in setting up a
business in Malaysia .
Click here to download a copy the
Guidebook in PDF format (2MB).
For more information, visit:
Guidelines on Doing Business in Malaysia