What is the Residence Pass-Talent?

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.

5 comments on What is the Residence Pass-Talent?

  1. RP
    5 years ago
    May 15, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Minimum of gross taxable income per annum is increased form RM 144,000/ to RM 180,000/-

  2. Pawan Awasthi
    3 years ago
    May 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    After fulfilling all the criteria’s for RP-T(10 yrs Visa),
    I applied for RP-T, 2 months ago but they rejected with below reasons:

    [b]1. [/b]Your basic salary is still at the minimum range even you met the minimum requirement which RM 15,000. (My basic salary is 17,xxx.xx)
    [b]2.[/b] Your current stay in Malaysia is 3 years and panel still consider as the minimum range of years(I am staying since 3.4+ yrs)
    Your application may not be suitable to fall under RP-T currently. The respective team has advised you to stay under Employment Pass first.

    I tried to call them but they are not giving proper reasons. Also they never reply to email as well.

    Not sure when can i apply again. Let me know if anyone knows what to do next, would be appreciated.


  3. Aniruddha
    3 years ago
    July 21, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Sad to know that! Best of luck

  4. Vijay
    1 year ago
    April 8, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Hi Pawan,

    Hopefully you have been successful by now in receiving confirmation on your RPT application. Appreciate if you could share your experience after it got rejected until becoming successful. Thanks.


  5. Chai
    4 months ago
    January 23, 2022 at 10:27 am


    I lived and worked with a reputed company in Malaysia for about 5 years until 2013. I have the proof of filling the incometax return. Will it be considered as minimum period of stay and work in Malaysia. Can anybody reply if I am elligle to apply for RP-Talent Pass if my current stay is only few months.

    Thank you very much.


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