MALAYSIA – New Requirement for MDEC-Registered Employers

April 23, 2024

By: Patricia Clarino

The government of Malaysia has advised that, from April 24, 2024, all new and renewal applications for the Employment Pass (EP) are required to be made through the Xpats Gateway system using the company’s existing Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Expats System login credentials. The Xpats Gateway, previously launched for non-IT sectors, is now also open to IT sectors following the announcement on April 20, 2024.

The process may mirror the existing procedure for ESD-registered companies and official confirmation from the authorities remains pending. Newland Chase will monitor this and will update the information above as needed.  

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.