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Work Permit/Visa Help

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Work Permit/Visa Help

Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Hi everyone,

I am new to the forum and have some questions which I hope you can help with (I would be most grateful!)

I have recently accepted a job offer with a very well-known Malaysian company - they are now applying for a work permit for me. Having said that, I have done some reading and research and am now stressing out a bit that it won't be as easy as I originally thought for the work permit to be approved. Originally when the company interviewed me, they probably did not know I was a foreigner (I was Malaysian but forced to give up my Malaysian citizenship when I took up my German citizenship) - I immediately disclosed that fact during my interview and they still offered me the role - probably just me worrying too much but I was wondering if anyone has ever had their work permit application rejected?

Secondly, my partner who is also German really wants to come with me (assuming my work permit is approved) but we are having problems trying to find options for her to stay long term. I have been offered a really good package so both our financial obligations will be taken care of by me. Ideally, she would like to find a job and go the work permit route but despite lots of applications on jobstreet, nothing positive has come up. MM2H is out of the question for us so the only thing we can think of is the Long Term Visit Social Pass but everything we have read so far pertains to married couples which isn't our situation. Can anyone help? I would rather not have her resort to visa runs if possible as that is a temporary solution. Are there any other viable options?

Hope someone can help us. Thank you for your time!

p.s. We are currently working and living in the UK

pp.s. I have joined and posted this in a couple of other forums as well fyi so apologies for any duplication


Re: Work Permit/Visa Help

Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:17 am

hi all,

My friend working with NGO who help refugees, foreign workers, stateless people or abused by employer with legal advice and humanitarian services if needed.

call him 019-2557990 for information


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