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VDR Employment Visa: One-way air ticket and airport pick up by employer

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asked on Sep 1, 2019 at 06:11
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edited on Dec 1, 2019 at 22:48
 
I've been approved a work permit from MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation) and preparing to come back to Malaysia with VDR (Visa With Reference) but there are some uncertainties I'd like to clarify: 

1. Do I come in with a one-way ticket since I'm getting an employment in Malaysia? 

2. Is it true that the employer must come to the Airport to show as proof and pick me up?

Thank you all.
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answered on Sep 1, 2019 at 11:37
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edited Dec 2, 2019 at 19:16
 
@Denny

You have a old thread with questions asked and answered which can help a LOT of other people who are facing the same problems. Why you can come back to work without observing the 3 months "cooling period". This is because you have followed the instructions I have listed there.

The basic answer to the above 2 questions you have asked is:

Instructions has been stated at the back of the VDR (Malay: Visa Dengan Rujukan) issued to you to be presented to the Malaysian Embassy which will in turn, issue a Single Entry Visa (SEV) to be allowed to enter Malaysia. Further instructions is stated there too in the SEV.

Many terms have been wrongly used again namely:

1. There is no such thing as "Employment Visa". A visa in Malaysia is just for entry purpose of which it is Immigration prerogative to issue a PASS in order to come and stay inside Malaysia. Possession of a visa to enter Malaysia does not mean can enter if one do not fulfill the minimum entries requirements. The VDR you receive is just ONE OF the many requirements for the purpose of applying for a Work Permit/Pass, in your case, a PWP (Professional Work Pass).

2. a work permit from MDEC
MDEC cannot approve work permit. ONLY Immigration Malaysia can approve any work pass.

If applicants do not understand the terms properly, it is most likely the application will run into serious obstacles.
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answered on Sep 1, 2019 at 11:59
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edited Dec 2, 2019 at 19:19
 
@Denny

This is your old thread
https://www.lawyerment.com/answers/questions/13422/expatriate-marrying-a-malaysian-on-a-special-pass-any-exemptions

My answers is based on the "contents stated/topic".

For your case, my actual answer would be more accurate as I have read thru your past posts.

Do I come in with a one-way ticket
You can come in with a single journey ticket

Is it true that the employer must come to the Airport to show as proof and pick me up?
Yes it is TRUE and is stated in the VDR I believe. This is why you should come in on weekdays and not during weekend or public holidays.

If you have read my "NTL" thread, you would have read that @Mike Thaw Zin who came in with his VDR, an inexperienced immigration officer attempted to "blacklist" again.

As for your case, there should be no problems if the other minimum requirements are met, namely documents from MDEC and approval of the vetting process. And this is NOT your first PWP application inside Malaysia.

The instructions is standard for first time applications for PWP. So, no worries.
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answered on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:10
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edited Dec 2, 2019 at 19:22
 
@jeff005

Thank you so much for your amicable assistance. You are absolutely right on the said above questions.

Currently I've gotten all the necessary documents for the VDR application. However, I have one or few more queries for you, sorry.

My questiona:
Is the company obligated to provide flight one-way flight ticket for me?
I don't know if its a rule from the immigration or not. Reason been that my previous company provided single journey flight and accommodation (2 weeks). Currently, I have a place to reside on arrival; its settled. 

How would you suggest requesting a flight ticket from the company in case I can't provide one for myself?
Coming home has taken a toll on me with responsibilities to cater. Scared I might not be able to meet up on desired day to fly in/start work.

More so, these are the few queries for now as I'm ready to move on to the next stage with my application.

Thank you for your time, @jeff005.
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answered on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:51
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edited Dec 3, 2019 at 00:58
 
@Denny

is the company obligated to provide flight one-way flight ticket for me?
How would you suggest requesting a flight ticket from the company in case I can't provide one for myself?
This one of those grey areas of a Foreign Employment contract.
You will be embarking on this journey for the final application for a PWP. There is no 100% that you will be successful, so most companies leave this out.

For non-PWP applications (VPTE), there is a clause that the air ticket has to be provided by the valid employer as this is the lowest rung of foreigner workers. But most employers will deduct from the salaries eventually (by cash instalments - illegally). The MW (Minimum Wage) for these workers is RM1,100.

The best is to negotiate with MDEC if your salary contract is less than RM4,999. I believe, by laws, MDEC is the one who drafted out the contract.

Scared I might not be able to meet up on desired day
You have a validity date of 3 months to sort out your personal finances.
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answered on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:58
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edited Dec 3, 2019 at 01:00
 
@Denny

Personally I would advise not to make too many "demands" or "requests" as you have a very important reason to come back. You know what I mean. At the very last moment the employer can still cancel this VDR (Visa With Reference).
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