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

September 21, 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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MALAYSIA: New Online Portal for Construction Industry Employment Permit Approvals

September 19, 2017

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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MALAYSIA: Reminder – Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories from 1st September 2017

August 30, 2017

Employers in Malaysia are reminded that, from 1st September 2017, the salary threshold to qualify for the EP I category of Employment Pass (EP) will increase from MYR 5000 (about USD 1172) to MYR 10000 (about USD 2345) per month. The applicant will be able to apply for an EP valid for a duration of […]

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MALAYSIA: eVisa Program Expanded to Include Work Visas

August 22, 2017

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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MALAYSIA: Reminder: Expatriate Services Division Requires Companies to Update Their Registration Online

July 27, 2017

Effective 1st August 2017, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) will not process Employment Pass applications based on company information which has not been updated via the ESD portal. Company Information As we reported in April, companies are required to update their corporate information in the ESD online system […]

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

June 27, 2017

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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MALAYSIA: MDEC Announces Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories

June 1, 2017

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) will implement reclassification of existing EP categories. The proposed change will be made effective on 1st September 2017. The Employment Services Division (ESD) of the Ministry of Home Affairs announced the same reorganisation in April, but MDEC has only now confirmed that […]

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MALAYSIA: Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories

April 7, 2017

The Expatriate Services Division (ESD) now requires companies to update their information in the ESD online system annually, and also whenever there are any changes to the company’s information. Effective 1st August 2017, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) will not process Employment Pass applications based on company information […]

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MALAYSIA: New Requirements for MDEC Employment Passes

September 1, 2016

The Malaysian Digital Economy (MDEC) has announced that from 1st September, they will be implementing new Employment Pass regulations affecting foreign national employees of companies with Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia (MSC Malaysia), or Information Communication Technology (ICT) status. This means…

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MALAYSIA: Changes to Immigration Department requirements

August 8, 2016

From 1st August 2016, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) requires that all Employment Pass (ED), Professional Visit Pass (PVP), Dependant Pass (DP) and Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) applicants must obtain an approval…

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