Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa - DE Rantau

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The DE Rantau initiative promotes digital professional mobility and tourism throughout Malaysia with the goal of becoming Malaysia the preferred ASEAN center for digital nomads. 

By building a thriving environment that supports digital nomads, the DE Rantau initiative benefits both local talent and international nomads. Traveling and working from different locations in Malaysia is possible for digital nomads who have access to reliable internet connectivity and a range of additional amenities and services that support their way of life.

An exclusive entry-level digital nomad pass that removes the limitations of the regular travel pass, allowing you to enjoy your travels and stays while focusing on what's important: work, channel content, places to explore and things to see.

Why work from Malaysia as a Digital Nomad?

  1. Lots of open workspaces and collaboration spaces.
  2. Safe, secure and less crime.
  3. It is a multicultural country and many people speak English.

You can apply here or get help from one of our verified Experts for Malaysia.



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What are eligibility requirements for the Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa - DE Rantau?

3 Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a digital freelancer or independent contractor; or be a remote worker of a foreign company.
  • Work in a digital domain of profession such as IT, digital marketing, digital creative content, etc.
  • Have an anual income of at least $24,000USD.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa - DE Rantau?

2 Document Required

  • Digital freelancers or independent contractors need to show: Active project contract for at least 3 months (they can be local or foreign companies).
  • Remote workers need to show: Active employment contract for at least 3 following months. The employer must be foreign.

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  • The benefits offered to digital nomads, such as nomad-ready living and working hubs, hand-selected local services, discount coupons, latest information, and promotions, are accessible to DE Rantau members.

  • You can renew the Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa for an extra (1) year.

  • You are able to bring in spouse and child/children.

Talent Migration data for Malaysia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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