Permission to Work for Foreign Professionals with Social Visit Pass

Effective 03 October 2022 (Monday), the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) will implement a new facility for foreign professionals to apply Permission to Work with maximum of (30) days Social Visit Pass (PLS@XPATS) from the date of arrival to Malaysia.

The conditions of this facility are applicable for critical works in selected sectors as follows:

Permitted Sectors:

Government Sector

Government Link Company (GLC); and

Private Sector

Permitted Sectors Category:

Security & Defense



Health & Medical

Oil, Gas & Energy

Finance & Banking

Electrical & Electronics

Wholesale & Retail


Business Services





Information, Technology & Infrastructure


The hiring company may submit the application through Immigration online system via The processing charter is Three (3) Working Days upon complete documents submission.

The Permission to Work with a maximum of (30) days Social Visit Pass (PLS@XPATS) will be endorsed at the Immigration Entry Point, subject to the Approval Letter.

For citizens of a country who require to apply visa prior entry to Malaysia, they are required to obtain Visa Without Reference (VTR) at the Embassy / High Commission/ Consulate General of Malaysia; OR

Visa application can be made online via for electronic visa ( eVisa).

For more information, please refer to the infographic and e-mail to [email protected] for any inquiries related to this new facility.