ALL THINGS VISA
We’ve all heard horror stories of people rocking up to customs and being turned away because they didn’t have the right visa, so make sure you start researching which one you may need. To help you understand what’s involved, we broke down the process for
AUSTRALIA: Hands down one of the most popular places for young Malaysians to live (we’ve all got at least 10 friends there right now), Aussie’s working holiday visa is perfect for those looking to spend up to a year in the Land Down Under. Open to Malaysian passport holders aged 18 to 30, there are only 100 spots a year, so be fast! The cost of the visa changes from time to time but be sure to take note of fees such as the primary service fee of RM171 and a secondary client fee of RM120. vfsglobal.com/australia/malaysia/work_holiday_visa
NEW ZEALAND: The host of Middle-earth sees 1,150 Malaysians visiting each year under its Working Holiday Scheme. Open to those aged 18 to 30, you can spend up to six months living there. Cost for the visa is NZ$208 or RM607, depending on the status of the exhange rate at the time. immigration.govt.nz/migrant/ stream/work/workingholiday
SINGAPORE: With a booming economic system and world-renowned recognition, it’s no surprise to hear that there are 350,000 Malaysians working in Singapore and another 386,000 who are permanent residents. You don’t have to worry about visa fees for holidays there, but if you’re planning to make the move next door, be sure to check vfsglobal.com for more information.