07 Jul 2015 12:00:00 AM

FAQ:REP ELIGIBILITY

REP Eligibility

  • Can I apply for the REP after I've returned to Malaysia?
    REP applications have to be made while applicants are residing and working overseas. This is one of the eligibility requirements; any application submitted after an applicant has returned to Malaysia will not be approved by the REP Evaluation Committee. 

  • What are the requirements for eligibility to REP?

    To be eligible for the REP, an applicant must:
     

    1. Be a Malaysian citizen
    2. Be residing and employed abroad continuously for 3 years leading up to the application date.
    3. Has not earned income in Malaysia for at least 3 years leading up to the application date.
    4. Apply before returning to Malaysia.
    5. Not hold any outstanding scholarship or bond with the Malaysian government or its agencies.
    6. Not be under any obligation to return to Malaysia (if returning with the same company).
  • What does 3 years continuous employment abroad mean?
    The term continuous would denote consecutive 3 years leading to the time of application. For example, if you apply for the REP on May 1st 2022, you will need to have been employed and living abroad continuously since May 1st 2019. 
  • I have changed my job, should I notify TalentCorp?
    While it is not mandatory, we would appreciate if you keep us updated on your current employment within the 5 years' timeframe.
  • I’ve been working abroad for years and recently returned to Malaysia; am I still eligible to apply for the REP?
    We regret that you will not be eligible.

    REP applications have to be made while applicants are residing and working overseas. This is one of the eligibility requirements; any application submitted after an applicant has returned to Malaysia will not be approved by the REP Evaluation Committee. 
  • Can my application be given special consideration if I don’t meet all the eligibility requirements?
    The Committee's approval is based on the guideline on eligibility criteria.
  • I am a Malaysian Permanent Resident working abroad; am I still eligible to apply for REP?
    The REP is only applicable for Malaysian citizens who are still working and residing abroad at time of application.
  • I have renounced my Malaysian citizenship years ago, am I still eligible to apply for REP?
    The REP is only applicable for Malaysian citizens who are still working and residing abroad at time of application.
  • If an applicant is approved under the REP, returns to Malaysia, but leaves Malaysia after using the incentives, can he or she reapply a second time?
    The REP incentives will be granted only once per applicant. An applicant who has already received the REP incentives will not be eligible a second time. 
  • Is a medical student who has recently completed their studies overseas eligible to apply for the REP?
    As per the Ministry of Health’s directive, all medical graduates without prior clinical experience are not eligible for the REP. 

  • I have a loan with JPA but I do not have any bond with them. Does this still make me ineligible to apply to this program?
    As long as there is no outstanding loans unpaid/scholarship bond to JPA an applicant would be considered for the incentives. However, confirmation from JPA on loans/scholarship status will be sought on all REP applications.