Application to Employ Non-Resident Employee

Application to employ Non-Resident Employee Under Section 119, Labour Ordinance (Sarawak Cap.76)
An employer who wishes to employ non-resident employee(s) is required to apply and obtain a licence from the Department of Labour Sarawak (JTKSWK).  The Department of Labour will only accept and process application from an employer to employ non-resident employee who come under the definition of “employee” under Section 2 of the Labour Ordinance (Sarawak Cap. 76).

Any employer who wishes to submit an application may only do so after the requirements as stated below have been complied with ;

a. An employer must contact the nearest Labour Office to check the JTKSWK 29 Draft Advertisement and to fix the interview date for the prospective candidates who apply for the vacancies as well as those who attend the ‘walk-in’ interview. The employer concerned shall conduct the interview at the Labour Office on the specified date(s). The full addresses of the Labour Office are as in Guidelines on AP and Licence

b. An employer is required to advertise the vacancies in two local newspapers in both Bahasa Malaysia and English languages for one (1) day, i.e. on Sunday as in the stipulated format. The employer is also required to advertise the vacancies through RTM based on the agreed airtime schedule. The conditions and procedures required by RTM Sarawak are in Guidelines Advertising Contract (Vacancy) Form

An employer is required to register the vacancies that they want to fill in JobsMalaysia -

The employer is to ensure that the non-resident employees employed possessed the qualification and experience equivalent or better than that stated in the advertisement.

All applications must be submitted via Monitoring System of Employment of Non Sarawakian (MSEN) by login to

Document Checklist for AP and Licence Application (JTKSWK.35)

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