Malaysia Rolls Out ‘Digital Nomad’ and Premium Visas to Attract Foreigners

Malaysia has rolled out a new visa scheme that allows foreigners to travel and work remotely in the country, as the Southeast Asian nation strives to become the preferred digital-nomad hub in the region.
The “DE Rantau” nomad visa, which will be launched on Oct. 1, aims to promote “digital professional mobility” within the country and boost tourism, according to the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
The visa primarily targets workers in the technology industry—such as those with expertise in software development, cybersecurity, blockchain, and artificial intelligence—but it is also open to workers in other fields.
MDEC stated that applicants must earn at least $24,000 yearly to qualify for the visa, valid for up to 12 months and renewable for another year, Free Malaysia Today reported….

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