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Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa Application



*Since June 2024, the digital nomad visa eligibility has been expanded to non-IT / digital talents.

Digital Nomad Visa Overview

The Digital Nomad Visa (DE Rantau Nomad Pass) is a Malaysia long-stay visa for freelancers and remote workers.

DE Rantau programme is managed by the Malaysian government agency called MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation) and announced on 1 October 2022.

Digital Nomad Visa Advantages

  1. Up to 2 years residence permission in Malaysia

    Residence permission can be granted for 3 - 12 months. It is also renewable for 12 months.

  2. Eligible for dependant passes

    Dependant passes available for spouse, common-law partner, parents of the main applicant and children.

    *Children under the age of 18 and disabled children (no age limitation, doctor's report as proof)

  3. Acquisition Condition

    The required annual income is USD 24,000 and above.

Digital Nomad Visa Application Requirement

Age 18 years old and above
Employment Status
  • Freelance or sole proprietor
  • Remote workers (full time or part time) or employees with flexible working location

The industry following as

IT / Digital Talents

  • IT: Software Development, Backend Development, UX/UI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, AI, Machine leaning and Data
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Creative Content
  • Digital Content Development
  • Other digital domain-related operations

* It must be accompanied by the substantial work and be able to show some samples of the work and achievements.

Non-IT / Digital Talents

  • Chief Executive Officer: Founder, Managing Director, President
  • Chief Operations Officer, Business Development, Marketing Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Finance Manager / Accountant, Sales Manager, Customer Success Manager, Human Resources Manager, Legal Counsel, Public Relation Manager, Consultant, Customer Service Manager / Customer Service Representative / Customer Success Specialist, Communications & Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Technical Writer, Tax Specialist, Tax Accountant, Production Manager, Supply Chain Manager
  • Other related positions equivalent to the above
Annual Income IT / Digital Talents: USD 24,000 and above
Non-IT / Digital Talents: USD 60,000 and above

Digital Nomad Visa Required Documents

1. Passport copy (all pages) ...All applicants
The validity period of passport must be more than 14 months and at least 6 empty pages.
2. Resume
Description of working experience
3. Proof of annual income
- The latest 3 months bank statements
- The latest 3 months income statements or latest income tax returns
- The latest 3 months payslips (if you are a remote worker.)
4. Project / employment contract
Description of contract availability and valid period.
Freelancers: The remuneration and the contract period must be stated. Combination of multiple contracts will be accepted. Contracts can be with local or foreign companies.
Remote workers: The contract must be with a foreign company and state the salary and remote working availability.
5. Letter of good conduct
6. The highest level education certificate
7. Personal bond
The particular form must be signed.
8. Medical insurance certificate
Medical treatment protection in Malaysia. It is necessary to cover all applicants.
9. Malaysia income tax number registration certificate
10. Professional certificate
*Submission is voluntary.

Frequently Asked Questions

A. No, the application is via online.

A. Yes, you can enter and exit Malaysia easily.

A. No, your spouse can't work in Malaysia.

A. Most of the banks do not allow the opening of a Malaysian bank account. Please contact each bank for more details.

A. You may ask the international school to apply for student pass. Please contact each school for more details.

A. Currently, you can only stay in West Malaysia and Federal Territory of Labuan. Visiting Sabah and Sarawak is permitted with a tourist pass.

A. Normally, it takes around 6-8 weeks, with additional time required if MDEC requests additional information or documentation. For our clients, it took about 4-5 months from the time of application.

A. If the application is rejected, you can appeal by submitting another supporting document and other relevant information within 1 month from the date of rejection. If the application is rejected, 50% of the application fee (RM1,000 for the main applicant and RM500 for the dependant) will be refunded.

A. You can apply for renewal 2 months before your Digital Nomad Visa expires. The process will take 6-8 weeks.

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