Last updated : 23 Aug 2019    

Leaving the Country

Members who have given up your Malaysian citizenship to migrate to another country; or expatriates; Permanent Residents (PR); or foreign workers returning to your home country, can choose to withdraw all of your EPF savings.

Application within Malaysia

Who Can Apply

Requirements

Requirements

Malaysians/PR who have renounced their citizenship/PR
OR
Expatriate/foreign workers who are no longer employed/intend to leave Malaysia

Requirements

Have savings with the EPF

What You Can Withdraw

  • Entire savings with the EPF
 
 

What You Need

Documents

  • Bank passbook/Savings account statement/Current account statement/Joint account statement for an active account with an EPF panel bank

Additional documents required for Malaysian and Non-Malaysian Members

The required supporting documents may vary for Malaysian and Non-Malaysian Members. So, it's crucial to get all your documents right to pave your way to smoother applications.

Proof of Identity is needed when:

  • If passport number does not match EPF records
    Copy of old passport used when EPF account was registered
  • If original passport is not with the applicant
    Temporary travel permit from the Embassy of applicant’s country in Malaysia
  • If member’s particulars are incomplete or mismatched in EPF records
    Letter Confirming the Identification of Applicant  from employer*
    OR
    Letter Confirming the Identification of Applicant from applicant's embassy
    OR
    Verification Form of Member's Contribution** from employer
  • Marriage certificate/Birth certificate/relevant supporting documents – if members' particulars in passport differs from EPF records
  • Ex-Citizen
    1. Proof of Renunciation
      Letter of renunciation of citizenship (Form K / Form Y)
      OR
      Letter from National Registration Department/Malaysian Embassy/High Commission of Malaysia/Malaysian Consulate in foreign country to confirm renunciation of citizenship
  • Permanent Resident
    1. Proof of Surrender
      Confirmation letter for surrender of Identity Card from the National Registration Department
  • Expatriate

    Expatriates should apply two (2) months before the expiry of work permit, termination of contract by employer or date of resignation.

    1. Proof of Employment
      Work Permit

    1. Proof of Termination*
      Letter of resignation/ termination of contract of services by employer
      OR
      Income tax clearance statement/letter
      OR
      Cancellation of work permit
      OR
      Cancellation of Residence Pass for expatriate under 'TALENT' status

      *Exception for Seafarers

    1. Proof of Contribution
      Contribution confirmation form by employer (if still employed)
      OR
      Confirmation letter of applicant's identity from the embassy of applicant's country of origin 
  • Foreign Worker
    1. Proof of Employment
      Work Permit

    1. Proof of Contribution
      Contribution confirmation form by employer (if still employed)
      OR
      Confirmation letter of applicant's identity from the embassy of applicant's country of origin 

    1. Proof of Departure
      Check out memo from the Malaysian Immigration Department
 

Who Can Apply

Requirements

Requirements

Malaysians/PR who have renounced their citizenship/PR
OR
Expat/foreign workers who are no longer employed/intend to leave Malaysia

Requirements

Have savings with the EPF

What You Can Withdraw

  • Entire savings with the EPF
 
 

What You Need

Documents

  • Bank passbook/Savings account statement/Current account statement/Joint account statement for an active account with an EPF panel bank

Additional documents required for Malaysian and Non-Malaysian Members

The required supporting documents may vary for Malaysian and Non-Malaysian Members. So, it's crucial to get all your documents right to pave your way to smoother applications.

Proof of Identity is needed when:

  • If passport number does not match EPF records
    Copy of old passport used when EPF account was registered
  • If original passport is not with the applicant
    Temporary travel permit from the Embassy of applicant’s country in Malaysia
  • If member’s particulars are incomplete or mismatched in EPF recordsLetter Confirming the Identification of Applicant  from employer*
    OR
    Letter Confirming the Identification of Applicant from applicant's embassy
    OR
    Verification Form of Member's Contribution** from employer
  • Marriage certificate/Birth certificate/relevant supporting documents – if Members particulars in passport differs from EPF records
  • Ex-Citizen
    1. Proof of Renunciation
      Letter of renunciation of citizenship (Form K/Form Y)
      OR
      Letter from National Registration Department/Malaysian Embassy/High Commission of Malaysia/Malaysian Consulate in foreign country to confirm renunciation of citizenship
  • Permanent Resident
    1. Proof of Surrender
      Confirmation letter for surrender of Identity Card from the National Registration Department
  • Expatriate
    1. Documents
    2. Additional documents
  • Foreign Worker
    1. Documents
    2. Additional documents
 
  •   PAYMENT METHODS
    Local Payments Overseas Payments
    Full payment in Ringgit Malaysia (RM) will be credited to your account
    If you hold an active account with our panel bank and your identification number matches the bank records
    Full payment will be made via Foreign Demand Draft in the currency of your choice
    If your preferred currency is included in our list of approved currencies
    You will be issued a Bankers Cheque
    If payment to your account is unsuccessful
    Full payment will be made via Foreign Demand Draft in US Dollars
    If your preferred currency is not available on our approved list
  •   IMPORTANT REMINDER

    1. Certify your documents

    Ensure ALL copies of documents have been certified and acknowledged by the authorised persons.

    (complete with name, designation and official stamp except for copies of documents which require certification by an EPF officer)

    AUTHORISED PERSONS

    2. Double check your panel banks

    Refer to the list of EPF panel banks for direct crediting of payment into member’s account

    EPF PANEL BANKS

    3. Submit to EPF

    Send your completed submissions at your nearest EPF Counter or mail it to the EPF.

    FIND EPF NEAR YOU
    POST TO EPF

    4. Need more information?

    Refer to our product brochure for additional information.

    DOWNLOAD LEAVING THE COUNTRY BROCHURE
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