Malaysia – New Immigration Application Procedure for MIDA-Registered Companies

Posted on December 10, 2018

Effective December 5, 2018, all new and renewal Employment Pass (EP) and Dependent Pass (DP) applications for companies with pre-approved positions under the Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) must be submitted via the online Expatriate Services Division (ESD) portal, rather… Read more »


Malaysia – ESD Foreign Knowledge Worker Projection for 2019 Now Open

Posted on December 10, 2018

Effective December 3, 2019, companies who are registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) can start to apply for their 2019 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for Employment Passes and Professional Visit Passes. How does it work? Companies who intend… Read more »


Malaysia – MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker Projection for 2019 Opens on December 3, 2018

Posted on December 3, 2018

Companies who are registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) can start to apply for their 2019 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for Employment Passes from December 3, 2018. How does it work? Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia (MSC Malaysia)… Read more »


Malaysia – Stricter Enforcement by MYXpats of Personnel Authorized to Handle Immigration Applications

Posted on November 9, 2018

Effective November 12, 2018, MYXpats (via the ESD portal) will strictly enforce that only personnel named in the company’s Letter of Undertaking (LOU) will be allowed to handle immigration applications. This rule was already in effect but was not strictly… Read more »


Malaysia – Salary and Passport Update

Posted on December 28, 2017

  Effective immediately, the salary component allowing only the basic salary will now allow the inclusion of fixed allowances when calculating the total minimum salary. Criteria on the fixed allowances are as follows: Must be paid monthly; In cash; Stated… Read more »


Malaysia – MYXpats Centre Announces Year-End Closure and Projection of Foreign Knowledge Workers

Posted on December 15, 2017

  MYXpats Centre MYXpats Centre has announced that the Expatriate Service Division (ESD)’s online system will be closed for system maintenance and updates from December 26, 2017 (6pm) to January 2, 2018 (8am). During the closure, the system will not… Read more »


Malaysia – Permit Holder with New Passport Must Complete Transfer of Endorsement Before Exiting Malaysia

Posted on November 14, 2017

  The airport immigration authorities in Malaysia have recently begun refusing permission to exit to foreign national permit holders who have a new passport but have not yet transferred their permit. Holders of permits including Employment Pass, Dependent Pass, Professional… Read more »


Malaysia – Update on Improvements from MDEC on Employment Pass Application Process

Posted on November 7, 2017

  As noted previously, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced that, on November 15, 2017, it will introduce reduced and more consistent processing times for employment passes, a new online application portal and new service fees, paid online in… Read more »


Malaysia – Improvements Expected by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

Posted on October 20, 2017

  Effective November 15, 2017, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will implement four new process improvements regarding processing times, online payment, an improved website, and revised charges. The current system of processing is as follows: Company Assessment – 1… Read more »


Malaysia – Projection of Expatriates for 2018

Posted on September 25, 2017

  Applications for the 2018 Projection of Expatriates will be open for submission at the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) beginning October 1, 2017.  Companies who are registered with the ESD can start to apply for their 2018 projection whether for… Read more »