Malaysia – Special Pass Update

Posted on March 26, 2021

Effective March 15, 2021, the submission of Special Pass applications can now be completed online on the Expatriate Service Division (ESD) portal. The process, called e-Special Pass (eSP) will only be available to Employment Pass renewals. All other special pass… Read more »


China – Visa Facilitation for Applicants with COVID-19 Vaccinations

Posted on March 26, 2021

Effective March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in the United States will begin to facilitate visa applications for those that have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccinations and obtained the vaccination certificate. Visa applications for the resumption of work can… Read more »


United Kingdom – New Immigration rules released

Posted on March 10, 2021

The UK Home Office has released an update to the Immigration rules, below are the key changes to make note of: Changes to the Skilled Worker, ICT and Tier 5 Government Authorized Exchange Route From May 21, 2021: A new… Read more »


Taiwan – Ease of Travel Restrictions

Posted on March 10, 2021

Starting from March 1, 2021, Taiwan will ease travel limitations on Non-Republic of China (R.O.C) nationals: 1. Non-R.O.C. nationals may enter Taiwan if they meet the following conditions: a. Non-R.O.C. nationals (including foreign nationals, Hong Kong & Macau residents, people… Read more »


Singapore – Updated Work Arrangements for Dependent’s Pass Holders

Posted on March 10, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021, all Dependent Pass (DP) holders who wish to be employed during their stay in Singapore will need an applicable work pass, such as an Employment Pass (EP), S Pass or Work Permit, instead of a Letter… Read more »