MALAYSIA – Immigration Processes Go Online for ESD Companies

July 1, 2024

By: Patricia Clarino

Effective August 2, 2024, Malaysian Immigration Authorities require all applications for Transfer Endorsement (TE), Take Up Balance of approval duration (TUB), Shortening of Pass, Cancellation of Pass, Permission to Study, and Permission to Work at Second Location to be submitted online through the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) portal.

The shift to the online system aims to streamline the current manual processes. It is estimated that these transactions will take about 3 working days from submission, with pass delivery taking approximately 3-5 working days.

Companies are encouraged to prepare accordingly. Like with any new system rollout, it is normal to experience initial challenges, particularly involving extended processing times.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Newland Chase dedicated contact or submit an inquiry here should you have any specific questions regarding this announcement.

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.