Dec 14

MALAYSIA: MYXpats Centre Announces Year-End Closure

MYXpats Centre has announced that the Expatriate Service Division (ESD)’s online system will be closed for system maintenance and updates from 26th December 2017 (6pm) to 2nd January 2018 (8am). During the closure, the system will not be accessible for submission of online applications (ESD company registration, Employment Pass, Dependent Pass, Long Term Visit Pass and […]

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Dec 08

MALAYSIA: MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) Projection for 2018 Opens

Companies who are registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) can start to apply for their 2018 projection for Employment Passes from 8th December 2017. How does it work? Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia (MSC Malaysia) status companies and Information Communication Technology (ICT) companies registered with MDEC who intend to employ foreign nationals in Malaysia […]

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Nov 01

MALAYSIA: MDEC Announces Changes to Employment Pass Application Process

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced that, on 15th November 2017, it will introduce reduced and more consistent processing times for employment passes, a new online application portal and new service fees, paid online in advance of application submission. New Processing Times MSC Approval (Stage 1) MSC Endorsement (Stage 2) ICT Approval (Stage 1) […]

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Sep 21

MALAYSIA: Projection of Expatriates for 2018 Opens on 1st October 2017

Companies who are registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) can start to apply for their 2018 projection for Employment Passes and Professional Visit Passes from 1st October 2017. How does it work? Companies who intend to employ foreign nationals in Malaysia in 2018 must have the projection approved and made available in the ESD […]

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Sep 19

MALAYSIA: New Online Portal for Construction Industry Employment Permit Approvals

Effective immediately, the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIBD) has rolled out a new online portal for applications for employment permit approvals, and is no longer accepting applications submitted manually. Registration Construction-related companies intending to hire foreign nationals must first complete registration procedures to set up an online account. Once an online account is […]

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Aug 22

MALAYSIA: eVisa Program Expanded to Include Work Visas

From 1st August 2017, the government-appointed visa agency, Window Malaysia has expanded its eVisa facility to include the “eVisa for Expatriate”, for work purposes. Window Malaysia aims to process and approve eVisa applications within two working days, an improvement on the usual five to six working days required to process a consular Visa with Reference application. However, […]

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Jun 27

MALAYSIA: eVisa Available for Nationals of Ten Countries for Business and Tourism

The government-appointed visa agency, Window Malaysia, now offers an eVisa facility to nationals of ten countries travelling to Malaysia, for business or tourism, for up to 30 days in a validity period of three months. The eVisa program is available to nationals of China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Serbia and Montenegro. As […]

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