Q and A


Can I work in Malaysia?

Can HIV positive migrants obtain a working visa in Malaysia? If it is not , what are the possibilities I can follow?


Hi, how are you?

This depends on the type of work you are applying for. There are provisions that state if the job you are applying for is domestic/low-skilled, your application will be denied on the basis of an HIV positive status.

Entry is also denied to those who refuse a medical exam. These include an HIV test and are required within one month depending on your residency. These are then required yearly thereafter.

I-base has not further information and more can be found here. You can also use this website to search country by regulation. In the UK there are no regulations for people living with HIV.



  1. Josh Peasegood

    Hi Reyjohn, please see the answer to the main question.

  2. Reyjohn

    Can I work in Malaysia as a foreign teacher if I have hiv? Thanks!

  3. Josh Peasegood

    Hi Dan, this will depend on your position at the factory. People with HIV applying for low-level/entry positions will have their visa/application denied after testing. If you have a more senior role, the regulation is less specific and it is more likely that you will be successful.

  4. Dan

    Can I work in Malaysia even I’m HIV undetectable because I applied as factory worker in Malaysia


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