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Guide on Application for Entry Permission

In efforts to balance public health, livelihoods and economic sustainability, a One Stop Centre (OSC) has been set up by the Malaysian Government effective 2nd October 2020 to ease the movement of business travellers by expediting the approval of their entry to do business in Malaysia.

The One Stop Centre is represented by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Immigration Department of Malaysia (IMI) to ensure the legitimacy and health status of business travellers before they enter into Malaysia.

This Centre assumes a critical role in ensuring that Malaysia remains steady on the path of economic recovery and growth by enabling business travellers’ movement to do their business or work in Malaysia.

The establishment of OSC for Business Travellers consists of the following components:

  1. OSC Committee to evaluate and consider applications for Business Travellers entry;
  2. Business Travellers Centre (BTC) to facilitate the incoming business traveller’s entry to Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA);  and
  3. A dedicated website containing information and advisory services to facilitate the entry of Business Travellers.

The OSC Committee evaluates and approves two types of applications, namely Long Term Business Travellers and Short Term Business Travellers. The committee meets daily and decisions are made within three working days for each applicant upon receiving complete information.

Long Term Business Travellers

Long Term Business Travellers are business travellers that stay in the country for more than 14 days and holding valid passes. The applicants will need to adhere to the necessary requirements and submit their Entry Permission application online via MyEntry or MyTravelPass systems.

The Long Term Business Travellers who are required to submit the application via MYEntry system at https://myentry.myxpats.com.my are as follows:

  1. New/Existing expatriates stranded abroad, namely active pass holders of the EP and Resident Pass-Talent (RP-T)
  2. New/Existing foreign technical experts stranded abroad with Professional Visit Pass (PVP) to serve multiple customers across Malaysia
  3. Frequent foreign business travellers (Exit & Return) including RE/RO/PH representatives

Meanwhile, the Long Term Business Travellers who are required to apply via MyTravelPass system at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main are as follows:

  1. Permanent Resident (PR) Pass Holders
  2. Malaysia My 2nd Home (MM2H) Social Visit Pass Holders
  3. Frequent Malaysian business travellers (Exit & Return)
  4. Social Visit Pass Holders

Short Term Business Travellers

Short Term Business Travellers are business travellers that stay in the country for 14 days or less. These Business Travellers are required to obtain a support letter manually from the OSC secretariat for quarantine exemption prior to the submission of application for entry permission via MyTravelPass at https://mtp.imi.gov.my/myTravelPass/main under the category of Foreigner (Social Pass). This mechanism is a temporary measure while the upgrading of the MYEntry System for online application by Short Term Business Travellers is completed.

The category of Short Term Business Travellers comprises of:

  1. Potential investors seeking to do business in Malaysia
  2. Existing investors namely business owners, board members, executives and associates of companies in Malaysia (without Employment Pass)
  3. Business customers for product qualification and validation before commercial production
  4. Technical experts for ad-hoc emergency cases to serve single or multiple customers across Malaysia

The request for support letter by Short Term Business Travellers can be emailed to [email protected] by providing the following information:

  1. Invitation letter (from Ministry/Government Agency/Company registered in Malaysia)
  2. Detailed Itinerary
  3. Copy of Passport ID Page (Coloured)

Both Long Term and Short Term Business Travellers must obtain relevant visas (if applicable) from the respective Malaysian Embassy or High Commission or Consulate General Offices abroad prior to their departure to Malaysia.

Business Travellers Centre

Malaysian Investment Development Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is finalising the construction of Business Travellers Centre at KLIA which will provide the services of Liaison Officers as well as the COVID-19 test for Short Term Business Travellers. A dedicated website containing information and advisory services to facilitate the application for the entry of all business travellers into Malaysia is also in progress.

An announcement will be issued soon upon the completion of the upgrading of MyEntry system and the construction of Business Travellers Centre at KLIA for Short Term Business Travellers.

For general enquiries, please contact the OSC Secretariat at [email protected]  

OSC Secretariat (Industry Talent Management and Expatriate Division)
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
Level 20, MIDA Sentral
No. 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2267 3633/3607