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MALAYSIA: Projection Window Opens for 2022 Foreign Worker Needs
November 3, 2021
Effective 1 November 2021, the Malaysian authorities have opened the window for companies to submit their 2022 foreign worker projections. This is applicable to both companies registered with the Expatriates Services Division (ESD) online portal and companies registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) eXpats portal.
How to Submit Projections
Expatriate Services Division (ESD) Portal
Companies registered in the ESD online portal can log into their account and submit their 2022 Employment Pass (EP) and Professional Visit Pass (PVP) projections under the “Request New Projection” option. Projection requests will be processed in 5-10 business days.
Note that utilized projections approved for 2021 will not be carried forward into 2022.
MDEC eXpats Portal
Companies registered in the MDEC eXpats online portal can log into their account and submit their 2022 projections and submission checklist.
As with the ESD platform, MDEC projections approved for 2021 will also not be carried forward into 2022.
Newland Chase Insights
Sponsoring companies in Malaysia should look ahead to their 2022 foreign worker needs and submit projections as soon as possible to avoid possible delays, especially for companies with immigration needs in the first quarter of 2022.
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 Case for any case- or company-specific assessments.