Digital Nomad

The DE Rantau programme aims at establishing Malaysia as the preferred digital nomad hub in ASEAN while boosting digital adoption and promoting digital professional mobility and tourism across the country.

The DE Rantau programme will benefit both local talents and foreign nomads via the creation of a vibrant ecosystem that supports digital nomads. Digital nomads can travel and work remotely across various locations in Malaysia, while having access to stable broadband connectivity and various other facilities and services that support the nomadic lifestyle.

Qualifying requirements for foreign applicants are as follows:

1. Type of digital nomad

  • a digital freelancer and/or independent contractor; or
  • a full-time or part-time remote worker.

2. Types of work

  • all sorts of digital work – information technology (software development, UX, UI, cloud, cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machines learning, data-related), digital marketing, creative content, and/or content development, and so on.

3. Proof of work for freelancers/contractors

  • an active project contract;
  • contract duration three months or longer;
  • clientele can be local and/or foreign.

4. Proof of work for remote workers

  • an active employment contract;
  • contract duration three months or longer;
  • employer must be foreign/not based in Malaysia.

5. Annual income

  • US$24,000 and above.

Find out more about the DE Rantau Programme by contacting us here.