Effective immediately, all companies must use a new online portal to apply for employment passes. The Putrajaya headquarters of the Immigration Department of Malaysia has mandated that manual applications will no longer be accepted. Instead, companies will have to enroll in the Expatriate Services Department’s online portal. Upon registration on the portal, employers will obtain a login ID and password. Then, they will be permitted to submit employment pass applications through Putrajaya. This change will not affect those work permit applications processed through Cyberjaya or the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).¬† Please note that foreign assignments may be delayed through the initial stages of the program’s implementation, as companies begin to register through the portal.

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