MALAYSIA – Immediate Approval of FKW Quota for MDEC-Registered Companies

June 11, 2024

By: Patricial Clarino

From June 4, 2024, MDEC-registered companies applying for Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection will now receive immediate approval. Previously, companies were experiencing lengthy processing periods as part of these applications. Although companies are still required to furnish information regarding headcount, FKW details, and justification, the requirement to upload supporting documents has been waived.

Any applications lodged prior to June 4, 2024 that are still awaiting outcome must be resubmitted, as they will no longer be processed under the new streamlined system.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case- or company-specific assessments.