Business Support / Work Permit

Work Permit

The application of Labuan work permits is to open for expatriates who work with a Labuan company.

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Operational Requirement

Eligibility Criteria

  • Top management, i.e. Executive Director, Managing Director, Principal Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer.
  • Professional, i.e. Accountant, Lawyer, Consultant, Underwriter, Economist, Engineer, Actuary.
  • Technical expert, i.e. IT Specialist or other specialists related to Labuan trading activity.

Document Required

Employment Pass

1. Certified true copy of whole passport book of employees including empty pages (to be certified true copy by the Embassy of Home Country) [NOTE: 2 sets of certifications required for China (PRC, Iraq, and North Korea nationality.]

2. Four (4) pieces passport size colour photos of employees with white background

3. Personal Resumes (giving personal particulars, professional/educational qualifications and working experience) with the supporting profession / educational certificates of employee (to be certified true copy by the Embassy of Home Country)

4. Employment contract from the Labuan Company to employee stating the designation, remuneration, duration of contract and terms of employment – contract to be duly signed by both parties
a. Minimum remuneration of employee must be RM 10,000 per month.
b. Company Organization Chart.
c. Business Plan includes the following information: –
(i) Profile of the Labuan Company;
(ii) Description of business activity;
(iii) Manpower requirement;
(iv) Financial projections / forecast for three years; and
(v) Other relevant information that may support the application.

5. Applicant required to be present in Immigration department upon issued permit.

6. Maintain an operation office in Labuan.

Dependant Pass

1. Certified true copy of whole passport book of Dependant including empty pages (to be certified true copy by the Embassy of
Home Country)
2. Letter from employee address to immigration office applying for the Dependant pass
3. Copy of marriage certificate, birth certificate or any other statutory document to evidence the relationship between employee
and dependant(s) (to be certified true copy by the Dependant’s country’s embassy)
4. Letter from the school addressed to Labuan Immigration Department confirming that the dependant is studying in Malaysia (if
5. Four (4) pieces passport size colour photos of dependent with white background.

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One share in any denomination in foreign currency except Malaysia Ringgit

Approximately 7-14 business days upon complete collection of the required documents

The director and the shareholder must be at least one person and can be the same person. It
can be fully owned by a foreigner.

A resident secretary is required.

• Trading company – please see attachment “LFSA – Code 20” for allowed activities under trading company.
• Non-trading company/investment holding – income mainly from dividend or interest.
*Kindly take note that the tax for general trading or import/export services is ranging from 15% – 24% under Malaysia Income Tax Act 1967.

• Trading company companies are taxed under Malaysia Income Tax Act 1967, which the tax ranging from 15%-24% of its profit except for Labuan licensed company. (Audit required)
• Tax for Labuan licensed company and business nature under “Code 20” is 3% of its audited net profit with fulfilled its substance requirements. (Audit required)
• Investment holding companies are not subjected to tax (0% tax) with the submission of yearly management account and fulfilled substance requirement.


• CTC of Passport
• CTC of Proof of address (such as the most recent utility bill, internet bill, insurance statement, etc)
*CTC – Certified True Copies: Certification of documents must be made by competent persons such as a notary public, solicitor, chartered secretary, or certified public accountant,
and made in accordance with the law in Malaysia or in the country where the certification was made.

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