The Malaysian government has introduced a Digital Nomad visa.

Key Points:

  • As of Oct. 1, foreign nationals can apply for a remote work permit that is valid for three to 12 months and renewable for 12 months at a time.
  • To be eligible for the Digital Nomad visa, applicants must:
    • Have proof of a minimum yearly income of at least $24,000.
    • Have proof of an active contract for at least three months with an employer based in or outside of Malaysia.
    • Pay a fee of 1,000 MYR for themselves and an additional 500 MYR for each dependent.
  • Digital Nomad visa applications can be submitted through this website.

BAL Analysis: The new visa was created to bring more foreign national “digital nomads” to the country to stimulate the economy, create jobs and help the country recover financially from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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