Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa (2024 Guide) Step by Step

The Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa is a great opportunity for remote workers, Freelancers, and employees of the company who are not required to be physically in the office. Digital Nomads are the ones who can work from anywhere in the world with the use of Technology such as Laptop devices, or Smartphones. In this post, I will guide you through the Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa process, its requirements, the visa fee, and the duration of your stay. In Malaysia, the Digital Nomad program is offered through the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Malaysia welcomes digital professionals from all over the world to join the DE Rantau program. Malaysia is a very affordable country. While working enjoy your free time traveling to the Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, and Langkawi. As a Digital Nomad, you are not required to pay taxes in Malaysia on the income you are generating from your work. However, you are liable to pay income tax if you work for a company or clients based in Malaysia. More details are given below.

Details About Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa

  • Visa Cost: MYR1,000.00
  • Visa Duration: From 3 Months to 24 Months
  • Type of Pass: Professional Visit Pass

If you are not a Digital Nomad, and looking to work in Malaysia then please check the Malaysia Work Visa Process.

What is DE Rantau Nomad Pass

The DE Rantau Nomad Pass is a type of Professional Visit Pass that allows Digital Nomads to work and Live in Malaysia.

Type of Digital Nomad

  • Digital Freelancer
  • Independent Contractor
  • Remote Worker (working as an employee for the company from home).

Also Check: Italy Digital Nomad Visa 2024 (Italy Calling Remote Workers)

Profession Domains

You have one of the following professions:

IT (all types – software dev, UX, UI, cloud, cybersecurity, blockchain, AI, machine learning, data-related, etc.), digital marketing, digital creative content, digital content development (All digital domain-related work).

Income Requirements

You can qualify for the Malaysia Digital Nomad program if you are earning $24,000 or more per year.

Mandatory Documents

Digital Freelancers and Contractors are not bound to any company or location. The mandatory documents are:

  • Passport all pages
  • Latest CV
  • Latest 3 months bank statement​
  • Latest 3 months’ income statement
  • A valid proof of work or contract.
  • Personal bond (to fill out the prescribed form)​​
  • Letter of good conduct (issued by an authority body in the respective country or current residence)​​
  • Highest education certificate​
  • Medical insurance enrolment certificate. The medical insurance can be submitted after the application has been approved OR before issuance of the pass sticker with a minimum of 3 months validity.​​
  • Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia tax registration slip.

Note: For tax purposes please double-check with your taxation lawyer or check if there is a Treaty between Malaysia and your country for the exemption of Double tax on income.

You can also email the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation ( and ask them about the Tax requirements as it is based on your income and the duration of your stay in Malaysia.

Also Check: Portugal Digital Nomad Visa 

Requirements of a Digital Nomad Visa

  • Proof of Work as a Digital Nomad.
  • All Documents, Pay Slips, and earning proof.
  • For Foreigners, an annual income of $24,000.

How to Apply for the Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa?

The pass is open for application for citizens of all nationalities. You have to apply online from the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation website. The Link to the official website is given below.


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