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 »


Malaysia – eVisa Available for Nationals of Ten Countries for Business and Tourism

Posted on August 28, 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… Read more »


Malaysia – Expatriate Services Division Announces Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories and Annual Company Registration Updates

Posted on August 28, 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 August 1, 2017, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the… Read more »


Malaysia – eVisa Program Expanded to Include Work Visas

Posted on August 21, 2017

  Effective August 1, 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… Read more »


Malaysia – Companies Must Submit Projections

Posted on December 16, 2016

The Expatriate Services Division (ESD) has opened the enrollment for companies to apply for projections of the number of foreign nationals they wish to sponsor for Employment Pass and Professional Visit Pass for the year 2014, beginning December 5th, 2016…. Read more »