A Malaysian Long-Term Social Visit Pass is delivered to overseas citizens who wish to reside in Malaysia for a duration lengthier than six months. It is allotted to the family associates of Employment Pass owners or spouses of Malaysian national as well as to foreigners who require to get medical treatment in Malaysia. Still, the Malaysia Long-Term Social Visit Pass is most frequently delivered to the spouses/family associates of Malaysians or Malaysian overseas residents, which is why it is identified as a Malaysia spouse visa.
As the name recommends, the Malaysian Long-Term Social Visit Pass (spouse visa) is obtainable to:
When applying for a Malaysian Long-Term Social Visit Pass, claimants should submit the resulting documents to the Immigration Department of Malaysia:
Documents needed for the spouse of a Malaysian national:
Documents needed for the family associates of Employment Pass owners:
Documents needed for medical treatment:
When submitting papers, all the copies have to be attended with the original.
It is the Malaysian Immigration Department who provides the Long-Term Social Visit Pass. The Malaysian national/Employment Pass owner has to submit the appeal along with the needed documents to the Immigration Department before the arrival of the overseas citizen. If the claimant is the spouse of a Malaysian national, he/she should be present along with the Malaysia Visa with Reference when applying for the Long-Term Social Visit Pass at the Malaysian Immigration Department.
Before the overseas citizen can travel to Malaysia, he/she should obtain a Visa With Reference (VDR) from the closest Malaysian embassy. To apply for a Malaysian Visa With Reference, they will require a Visa Approval Letter from the Immigration Department (i.e. the reference) beforehand. All overseas citizens who travel to Malaysia for determinations further than travel should apply for a VDR. Documents needed for a Malaysia Visa With Reference are:
The Long-Term Social Visit Pass is delivered for a minimum of six months and a maximum of five years. It can be renewed prior it ends.
Family associates of Employment Pass owners, cannot be employed with only a Long-Term Social Visit Pass. If they find a company, they should apply for their Employment Pass.
Husband/Wife of Malaysian nationals can work in Malaysia without having to alter their Long-Term Social Visit Pass into an Employment Pass. As an alternative, they have to obtain approval to work in their passport by the Immigration Department of Malaysia, which is free of cost.