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Returning Expert Programme

What is the Returning Expert Programme?

The Returning Expert Programme (REP) was introduced to facilitate the return of Malaysian professionals from abroad to meet the talent needs of Malaysia.

Under the REP, Malaysians who wish to return home and use their global expertise to help develop the nation enjoy special incentives to make their journey smoother and more rewarding.

REP Incentives

Flat Tax Rate

Optional 15% flat tax rate on chargeable employment income for a period of five consecutive years.

DEDUCTION OF 15% FLAT TAX RATE

Agency

Inland Revenue Board (IRB)

Purpose

To exercise the 15% deduction on employment income.

Please refer to Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) for more information.

Related Document

EA Form

NOTES

  1. PCB will be deducted at 15% by the employer within the approval period subject to applicant’s decision on utilisation of the incentive.
  2. 15% will be taxed from the annual chargeable income after the submission of tax returns.
  3. If there is any surplus paid to IRB, the amount will be refunded to the applicant.
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Tax Exemption on Car

Exemption on import duty and excise duty for the purchase of one (1) fully imported Complete Built Up (CBU) vehicle or excise duty exemption for the purchase of one (1) locally manufactured Complete Knocked Down (CKD) vehicle, subject to the total duty exemption limit of up to RM100,000.

CLAIMING THE TAX-FREE CKD/CBU CARS

Agency

Tax Analysis Division (Bahagian Analisa Cukai), Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Purpose

Exemption on import duty and excise duty for the purchase of one (1) fully imported Complete Built Up (CBU) vehicle or excise duty exemption for the purchase of one (1) locally manufactured Complete Knocked Down (CKD) vehicle, subject to the total duty exemption limit of up to RM100,000.

Related Document

Register for an account at the MoF’s MyCukai portal to submit your form online. Click here for the link.

CKD & CBU Car Tax Incentive

The car must be delivered before the expiry date & the entire process may take up to 4 months.

For those approved under the revised incentive, if the taxes for the car totals above RM100,000.00, the tax exemption process MUST be done manually.

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Family Benefits

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The procedure for Entry Permit issuance is subject to approval and at the discretion of the Director General of the Immigration Department of Malaysia while the procedure of MyPR issuance is subject to approval and at the discretion of the Director General of the National Registration Department of Malaysia.

Agency

Immigration Department of Malaysia

Purpose

Fast tracking of Entry Permit status of foreign spouses / children.

Related Document

Borang Permohonan Permit Masuk IM.4 Pin1/93

NOTES

  1. Approved applicant must obtain a valid Approval Letter, Surat Akuan Tarikh Kembali and support letters from Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp).
  2. MyPR application must be submitted at the Immigration Department Headquarters in Putrajaya.
  3. Approved applicant and dependent are required to be present at the Immigration Department Headquarters in Putrajaya.
  4. Application for Entry Permit will be processed at the discretion of the Immigration Department of Malaysia.
  5. MyPR application must be personally submitted to:
    Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia Bahagian Visa, Pas dan Permit Tingkat 3 (Podium), Persiaran Perdana Presint 2, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan 62550 PUTRAJAYA



*For more information, please engage with Bahagian Visa, Pas dan Permit, Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia.

Agency

National Registration Department of Malaysia

Purpose

Fast tracking of Permanent Resident (MyPR) status of foreign spouse / children.

Related Document

MyPR application form JPN.KP01.

NOTES

  1. Applicant must be present at the National Registration Department (NRD) Headquarters in Putrajaya or the State National Registration Department Headquarters with the required documents for submission (both original and copied/duplicates).
  2. Please complete the JPN.KP01 application form (available at the NRD counter).
  3. Applicant must apply for MyPR within 30 days from the reference date on Entry Permit issued by the Immigration Department of Malaysia (oval stamp). Applications submitted after 30 days will be charged with a processing fee.
  4. MyPR application must only be submitted to the NRD in Putrajaya or State NRD Headquarters:
    National Registration Department (HQ),
    Aras 2, Bahagian Kad Pengenalan, No. 20, Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 2, 62551 Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
    Note: No application can be submitted at other JPN branches.
  5. Application for MyPR will be processed at the discretion of the National Registration Department of Malaysia.


*For more information, please engage with MyPR Division, Seksyen Semakan Taraf, Bahagian Kad Pengenalan, JPN Malaysia.

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Tax Exemption on Personal Effects

Under the REP, you are eligible to enjoy tax exemption for all personal effects brought into Malaysia (limited to one shipment).

Agency

Royal Malaysian Customs Department

Purpose

To obtain the tax exemption of personal effects brought into Malaysia.

Related Document

The Declaration of Goods Imported form – Borang Kastam No.1 – can be obtained from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

NOTES

Personal effects (more than 3 months in possession) encompass furniture and fittings, electronic and other general household items. Alcohol, tobacco and motorised vehicles does not fall under the incentives.

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Eligibility criteria for the REP

To be considered for the Returning Expert Programme, you must first fulfil the following criteria:

How to apply REP?

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Incentives Templer Park International School

40% scholarship of tuition fees + Zero application fee (worth RM 1000) + Zero registration fee (worth RM 4000)

Incentives International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)

Application fee waiver (worth RM1,500)

Incentives Oasis International School

100% Waiver of Registration Fee (RM10,000 value)

Incentives Sri KDU

50% rebate off the Application Fee

Incentives Straits International School

100% OFF Application & Registration fees + 10% OFF Annual School Fees

Savings of over RM10,000 plus additional benefits

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For new students at any ISP (International School Partnership) School in Malaysia

Incentives Tenby Schools

100% OFF Application & Registration fees + 10% OFF Annual School Fees

Savings of over RM10,000 plus additional benefits

NOTES

For new students at any ISP (International School Partnership) School in Malaysia

Incentives Asia Pacific Schools

100% OFF Application & Registration fees + 10% OFF Annual School Fees

Savings of over RM10,000 plus additional benefits

NOTES

For new students at any ISP (International School Partnership) School in Malaysia

Incentives Epsom International School

100% waiver of Enrollment Fees

Up to RM20,000 + Additional Benefits

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Available for new students applying from now until 31 December 2023

Incentives Taylor’s International School

100% waiver of Registration Fees

Savings up to RM20,000

NOTES

Only for new enrollments into any of Taylor’s International School (Branch Kuala Lumpur / Puchong) from now until 31 December 2023

Incentives Australian International School Malaysia (AISM)

100% waiver of Registration Fees

Savings up to RM20,000

NOTES

Only for new enrollments into any of Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) from now until 31 December 2023

Incentives Nexus International School

100% waiver of Registration Fees

Savings up to RM20,000

NOTES

Only for new enrollments into any of Nexus International School from now until 31 December 2023

Incentives Gardens International School

100% waiver of Registration Fees

Savings up to RM20,000

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Only for new enrollments into any of Gardens International School from now until 31 December 2023

Dr Catheryn Lim

Who is Dr Catheryn Lim?

Currently a Senior Research Fellow at Matthew Wood group and Chair, Early-Mid Career Researchers Committee at Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford. Received her Ph.D., Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from UNSW Dr. Lim is now working on understanding disease mechanisms and developing genetic treatments for neuromuscular diseases. Two of these strategies are now at later stages of development where she is collaborating with industrial partners to optimise the strategies in preparation for first-in-human clinical trials.