Foreign Worker Recruitment Agency in Malaysia

lawForeign Worker Recruitment has become necessary due to the shortage of Labour either skilled / Unskilled or General Workers or Professionals in any Country.

And Malaysia is NO EXCEPTION.

There are good reasons for this such as lack of Technical Skilled and unavailability of Industry Professionals who can fill the jobs and that the entry of these workers will not have a negative impact on the Country’s labour market.


The employer has to demonstrate that they are unable to find suitable inland residents to occupy the position, hence it’s inevitable to Hire a Foreign Worker to fill up the vacancy.

Either Employers or Authorized Manpower agency in Malaysia can recruit people with a wide range of skills to meet temporary labour shortages.


And here’s the list of the services offered by Foreign Worker Recruitment Agency in Malaysia.

What types of Work Permits Issued in Malaysia?

As in any country, there are two types of Permit Status available for foreign nationals to live and work in Malaysia:

1. Temporary (Outsourcing): Temporary worker visas can also be defined as “On-Contract Basis” are for persons who want to enter Malaysia for employment lasting a fixed period of time, and are not considered permanent or indefinite.

2. Permanent: As the name defines it’s for settling down in Malaysia permanently.

Each of these visas requires the prospective employer or Registered Foreign Worker Manpower agency to first file a petition with KDN. An approved petition is required to apply for a work visa.

Recruitment & Hiring are allowed to citizens or nationals of designated countries, with limited exceptions, if determined to be in the Malaysia interest.

Also based on sectors, where only certain nationals are permitted to work in the specific sectors as per the immigration laws governed by the country.

The chances of rejection by the Immigration Department of Malaysia for not complying with the foreign workers and immigration policy to hire and recruit the right manpower;

Be it Skilled or Unskilled or Professional might be high if processed directly due to ignorance of specified rules.

therefore, it is advisable and recommendable to consult agency which well verses with the legal structure, Documentation, Process, Rules and Regulations that are covered and has to be obliged.

Recruitment of Permanent Foreign Worker in Malaysiapic2

Generally; Work visas can be obtained by the employer or foreign manpower worker recruitment agencies in Malaysia who engage this workforce for various needs.

This is possible only when local hiring or permanent citizens are unavailable to be hired or engaged as per the Ministry Of Home Affairs.


What are the Types of Work Permits issued in Malaysia?

Recruiting and Employing a worker from a source country is a long drawn process and exhaustive.

The work permits are normally issued for a period ranging from 6 months to 2 years.

To apply for a Work Permit the applicant should have a passport that is valid for at least 18 months.

With the exception of Spain where the applicant must be 27 years old or more, all others require that the applicant may be at least 23 years old at the time of application.

There are three types of work visas in this category:

Professional Visa Pass – this is obtained by the company of the country from where the worker belongs. It is for a period of maximum 6 months and allows the professional to work in the pre-agreed contract.

Employment Pass – this is a visa obtained for professionals with specific skills (generally, it is for technical people). The visa is for a minimum of 2 years.

Recruitment of Temporary Foreign Workersprocess

The rules state that industries/ companies planning to hire more than 51 workers can apply to the MoHA directly – though most prefer to go through a reputed and experienced recruitment agency in Malaysia.

Here, a temporary employment pass is required, which is issued for workers paid less than RM 5,000 for a period under 2 years.

Those industries which plan to hire less than 50 must go through an employment agency.



What is the minimum age requirement to apply for a Work permit in Malaysia?

For a Foreign General worker (Labour) who is seeking employment in 3D Jobs ( Dirty, Difficult and Dangerous) must be 27 years and above.

For professionals, Minimum age requirement is 23 years.

How Long can a foreign worker work in Malaysia?

Work Permits are generally issued for 12 Months ( 1 Year ), thereafter they can renew until 10 years.



Forwarding the application through the right channels and getting it approved is not the only time-taking task that the Experienced Consultant will take off your hands.

There is much more than the recruitment agency would do to keep your stress levels at the minimum such as:

  • Provide post-hiring support
  • Manage any dispute
  • Remind and assist in the renewal of documents
  • Assist with deportation

The wisest thing you could do is to,

Search for the Right Foreign Worker Recruitment Company in Malaysia with KHEDN Number (License Number) to ensure that your search for ManPower Ends.

When you choose an experienced and reputed employment agency such as Andaraya, you can bid adieu to all your troubles/hassles in bringing them to work at your place.