There is a new pass for highly educated expatriates that want to move to and work in Malaysia; the Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T).
The RP-T was introduced in April 2011 by the Malaysian Government. It aims to attract and retain top talent in the country with a range of benefits. The RP-T will be offered to highly qualified expatriates seeking to continue living and working in Malaysia on a long-term basis.
The RP-T is a 10-year visa for working expatriates that does not need to be renewed with each new employer. The pass covers spouses and children up to the age of 18. Spouses are allowed to work under the RP-T and children are eligible to study in the country. Any dependants over the age of 18 (including parents) are eligible for a 5-year Social Visit Pass.
Applications can be made online and there are certain requirements that applicants must meet, including possessing five years work experience in the chosen field, three years work experience in Malaysia, and a gross taxable income of RM144,000 per annum.
For more details, visit http://www.talentcorp.com.my.
Check all available types of visa for Malaysia here.