The core of our Immigration Practice is employment based immigration. We assist our clients in the process of hiring foreign employees or seconding foreign employees to Malaysia. This includes advising them on the various types of permits or passes available, the requirements, limitations and suitability of each type of pass for the client’s purpose. We will assist in drafting or reviewing employment or secondment contracts to ensure compliance with laws and the requirements of the relevant authorities, as well as prepare and assist in compiling all documents necessary to facilitate the various applications.

  • Employment Passes

Renewable work permits for foreign nationals employed in Malaysia that is valid for a period of up to 5 years.

  • Professional Visit Passes

Renewable work permits for foreign nationals engaging in short term work attachments valid for a maximum period of 12 months.

  • Dependent Passes

Permits enabling the spouse and children of foreign employees to reside in Malaysia for the duration of the foreign employees’ employment pass.

  • Spouse Programme

Employment passes for foreign spouses married to Malaysian Citizens.



Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018


We are pleased to announce that Skrine has once again been named Malaysia Law Firm of the Year. The award was conferred at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018 on 8th May 2018 in London, United Kingdom.


Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018


Skrine has been ranked as Arbitration Law Firm of the Year and Maritime Law Firm of the Year.


The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine has been ranked as Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine is pleased to announce that the Firm has achieved seven Tier 1 practice area rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Our Tier 1 rankings are in the following areas: 
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Labour and Employment

Skrine was also listed as one of the leading firms in the areas of Projects & Energy, and Shipping. 

Four Skrine partners were ranked as leading lawyers in their respective areas. 



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