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Old Jan 7th 2013, 10:56 am
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Hello,
I'm 20 year old girl, from Yorkshire UK
I've got a one way ticket to KL for the 5th of April 2013
Hoping to start a fresh and make a life over there
I've been to Malaysia and Borneo before alone, and fell in love with the country and the people
I have qualifications in various subjects ranging from animal studies to working with children
If anyone has any tips on getting a job, accomodation, visas ect
It would really be appreciated.
Please get in touch
Hope to hear from some of you x
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Old Jan 7th 2013, 11:29 am
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Errr what visa are you coming in on?
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I was told I could come in on a normal 90day visa and obtain a working visa or others when I arrive if I went to the embassy.
I'm concerned that I've got it wrong
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To obtain a working visa you will, in most instances, need to be sponsored by a Malaysian employer. For this to happen they and immigration need to be satisfied that you have qualifications/experience that cannot be found in a local candidate. You will not simply be able to swap your holiday visa for a working one unfortunately.

Start having a look at job websites now. Eg. Jobstreet.com.my.

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Yeah I rang the malaysian embassy in London earlier and they told me,
Yikes, gonna have to start applying for jobs and if not reconsider moving on after 90day visa expires

Anyone got any advice?
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Get your CV sorted now and start applying just prior to leaving. You can always do a visa run after 90 days if you want to keep on trying.
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Old Jan 13th 2013, 5:56 pm
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Yeah I rang the malaysian embassy in London earlier and they told me,
Yikes, gonna have to start applying for jobs and if not reconsider moving on after 90day visa expires

Anyone got any advice?
Remember it is likely to be fine to go to Thailand (or wherever) for a couple days and go right back into Malaysia for 90 more days. Eventually they might start to question you but most like the first time it wouldn't be a problem.
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Providing you have the money to sustain a longer stay sans income then the above would indeed apply. Although Malaysia is far from being the cheapest country in the region.....

I'll be a great experience at any rate. Malaysians are friendly folk....I've known a few Western girls fall for the charms of local fella's and stay through marriage as well.....
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I think my plan at the moment is apply for as much as I can and send my cv wherever will accept it. I'm going to go an stay the 90 days hoping to find someone willing to process me a work visa through employment while I go to another country and wait a while then re enter malaysia when I have a visa. I don't want to return back to the UK and I will do anything possible to stay out there
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Stay away.

At 20 you cannot be employed. Hard enough for skilled professionals (27 genreally , 22 for IT) with qualifications and experience to just turn up and get a job.

The only jobs are illegal and shall we say involve "entertainment services for older gentlemen" and you prob would get caught after a while.

Sorry to be blunt but don't waste your time.

Get a degree in UK, get a CELTA and head off to Thailand/China and teach English. If you can't do that then you have no way of working in the East unless the above immoral option is taken. I don't reccomend that but silly to raise your hopes with nonsense! Or marry a rich man who retires here......
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I have qualifications in various subjects ranging from animal studies to working with children
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Working as a Nanny (private)? I don't know quite how that works these days. But I'm sure google might come up with something. Many years ago, a friend of mine did this (she was in her 20s) and got to travel to all sorts of exotic places. Rotten job though.
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Hi

What qualifications do you have precisely?

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Working as a Nanny (private)? I don't know quite how that works these days. But I'm sure google might come up with something. Many years ago, a friend of mine did this (she was in her 20s) and got to travel to all sorts of exotic places. Rotten job though.
Isn't RedDragon2008 looking for a nanny? I thought it was on the list...
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Now there's a thought. Would I get commission?
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