How To Apply For Malaysia Tourist Visa Extension and Work Visa For Philippine Passport Holders [More than 30 Days Stay]

By Kach Umandap - Howe May 3rd, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides No comments

Malaysia is undeniably a charming and gorgeous destination in Asia. From its bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur to the white sand beaches of Langkawi and the historical Malacca; it has everything you want to discover in a country. English is mostly spoken, so you won’t get lost plus the food is absolutely delicious!

How To Apply For A Malaysia Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]
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Philippine passport holders can enter Malaysia easily. There are direct flights from major international airports to Kuala Lumpur. A visa is also not required to enter Malaysia.

However, if you want to work or have business relations in Malaysia; you may need a work visa or an APEC Travelcard. Read this guide on how to get one!

Quick Facts About Malaysia Entry for Filipinos

Validity: up to 30 days

Process: Visa Not Required

Number of Entries: Single

Documents Required:

  • Valid Passport  – must be valid for at least six months
  • Valid Return Ticket And Sufficient Funds – you must have enough money for your stay and a confirmed travel ticket out of Malaysia or to another country
How To Apply For A Malaysia Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]
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Malaysia Tourist Visa Extension for Philippines Passport

An extension may only be given if there are special conditions like illness, accidents, etc. evidence of such is also needed. If you only want to sightsee, I suggest going out of the country, Thailand or Singapore, then come back to Malaysia.

Where to Apply: Headquarters of the Immigration Department of Malaysia, (Ministry of Home Affairs)

Address: Level 1-7 (Podium) No 15, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 2, 62550 Putrajaya.

Main Requirements in Applying for a Malaysia Tourist Visa Extension

1. Valid Passport  – must be valid for at least six months and is Machine readable

Philippine Passport

2. Supporting documents – e.g. medical records, etc.

3. Visa Application Extension (form IMM.55)

How To Apply For A Malaysia Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]

4. Visa Fee

APEC Business Travel Card

Philippines and Malaysia are both members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. For business people who regularly commute to countries who are members; an APEC Business Travel Card is very useful as you won’t require a visa to enter and premier lanes during arrival.

APEC Member Nations:

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Benefits of APEC Business Travel Card

  • Exempt from VISA requirements of participating countries
  • Premier Lanes at the following:
    • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 1 & 2)
    • Penang International Airport
    • Sultan Iskandar Complex in Johor Baharu (BSI)
    • Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (Second Link) in Johor Baharu (KSAB)

Who can get an APEC Business Travel Card in the Philippines

Must be:

  • A business person that represents a company or an entity that’s involved in international trading, selling of goods or services or investing in APEC Member nations
  • Not convicted or charged of a criminal offense
  • Has powers or authority to execute management policies, negotiate, trade, or invest (e.g. CEO, President, VP, Head, BOD) or an official nominated by the heads of the company whose work is involved in trading, investment and dealing with overseas clients or suppliers

Where to apply for an APEC Business Travel Card?

Makati Business Club (MBC)
2/F, AIM Conference Center
Benavidez St., Legaspi Village
Makati City
Telephone No.: (+632) 751-1137, 751-1138
Email Address: makatibusinessclub@mbc.com.ph

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
3rd Floor, Commerce and Industry Plaza (CIP)
1030 Campus Avenue cor Park Avenue
McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City
Telephone No.: (+632) 846-8196 loc 113
Email Address: abtc@philippinechamber.com

Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
International Trade Complex
Roxas Blvd. cor Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Pasay City
Email Addresses: ef.philexport@gmail.com; efosedc@philexport.ph

Malaysia Work Visa

Who can avail of a Malaysia Work Visa?

Foreign Worker

  • If from the Philippines, only Male workers are allowed
  • Can only work at the Manufacturing, Construction, Plantation, Agriculture and Services sectors
  • 18 – 45 years old at the time of application
  • Pass for the Immigration Security Clearance in the Philippines
  • Certified fit and healthy as per approved medical center in the Philippines

Foreign Domestic Helper

  • A female Resident of the Philippines
  • 21 – 45 years old
  • Certified fit and healthy as per approved medical center in the Philippines
  • Pass for the Immigration Security Clearance in the Philippines
  • Enter Malaysia through a Visa with Reference from a Malaysian Representative Office in the Philippines

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Get A Working Visa As A Foreign Worker

Step 1: Find a job or an employer from Malaysia. The employer will submit the following documents for Visa with Reference:

  • VDR application form
  • Quota Approval letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Receipt of levy paid
  • Form IM.12 and IM.38
  • Security bond
  • Copy of the foreign workers’ passports
  • Recent passport-sized picture of the foreign worker (passports size)
  • Medical Certificate (valid for 3 months)
  • Compensation Scheme
  • Health Insurance Policy (except for Plantation Workers)

Step 2: Wait for your Visa with Reference approval and go to the Malaysian Embassy in the Philippines for your entry visa.

Step 3: After arriving in Malaysia, go to a medical center accredited by a FOMEMA for a medical exam within 30 days after your arrival.

Step 4: A Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) will be given after you have passed. This will be valid for 12 months.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Get A Working Visa As A Foreign Domestic Helper

Step 1: Find a job or an employer from Malaysia. The employer or employment agency will submit the following documents for Visa with Reference:

  • The new application form (PRA1)
  • Form IM 38. (Visa Application)
  • Personal Bond
  • Employment Agreement for Foreign Domestic Helpers
  • Copy of FDH’s passport
  • Medical Report from the Philippines
  • Declaration form stating the non-usage of registered agencies for employers who submit applications on their own
  • Proof of regular income of both husband and wife
  • Copy of ID of both husband and wife
  • Supporting documents for the application of FDH (like birth certificates, medical certification of family illness)

Step 2: Wait for your Visa with Reference approval and go to the Malaysian Embassy in the Philippines for your entry visa.

Step 3: After arriving in Malaysia, go to a medical center accredited by a FOMEMA for a medical exam within 30 days after your arrival.

Step 4: A Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) will be given after you have passed. This will be valid for 12 months.

Immigration Security Clearance Centers in the Philippines

Manila
Ground Floor, Unit G05
Ecoplaza Building
2305 Chino Roces Ave. Extension
Makati City 1231

Cebu
9th floor, Unit 905
Keppel Center
Samar Loop Cov Cardinal Rosales Ave.
Cebu Business Park
Cebu City 6000 Philippines

Davao
Times Building Unit No.9
Chimes Specialty Store
Governor Sales St.
Davao City 8000

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Frequently Asked Questions About Malaysia Visa

1. Can I enter Malaysia without a Visa?

Yes, if you are a Philippine Passport Holder, you may be in Malaysia for 30 days.

2. Can I work with my Tourist Visa?

No, it is prohibited to engage in work with your tourist visa. You need to have a work visa.

3. Is there a penalty for overstaying?

Yes, you may pay RM 10,000 (about Php 122,000) for overstaying or get imprisoned.

4. Where is the Malaysian Embassy in the Philippines?

Embassy of Malaysia in Manila
107 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: (632) 86628200
Fax: (632) 86628201 / 02
Email: mwmanila.kln@1govuc.gov.my / mwmanila@kln.gov.my

5. What are the office hours?

They are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays.

How To Apply For A Malaysia Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]
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Malaysia is a great place to visit. There are also many workers in Malaysia and I assure you you can find a happy Filipino community if you decide to work there. I hope you enjoy this beautiful country and find this guide helpful. Happy Travels!

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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