Malaysia – Entry Requirements Update

Posted on June 3, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, foreign nationals, holding a valid permit such as an Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, etc., may enter Malaysia. An approval letter will need to be applied for at the respective Malaysian Mission by completing a Letter… Read more »


Malaysia – MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker Projection for 2020 Opens 3 December 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019

MSC Malaysia status and ICT companies who are registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) can start to apply for their 2020 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for Employment Passes from December 3, 2019. How does it work? Multimedia… Read more »


Malaysia – ESD Foreign Knowledge Worker Projection for 2020 Opens November 20, 2019

Posted on November 25, 2019

Effective November 20, 2019, companies that are registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) can start to apply for their 2020 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for Employment Passes (EP) and Professional Visit Passes (PVP). Companies that intend to employ… Read more »


Malaysia – Enforcement of License C

Posted on July 29, 2019

According to a posting at the Immigration Department, they will soon be enforcing the regulation of the Department of Labour (DOL), Ministry of Human Resources, that all private recruitment agency companies managing job placement for locals and foreigners within and… Read more »


Malaysia – New Upper Age Limit for Long-Term Social Visit Pass Applications for Dependent Children via the Expatriate Services Division

Posted on March 4, 2019

Effective immediately, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) has announced a new upper age limit for Long-Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) applications for dependent children. Dependent children applying for an LTSVP via the ESD must now be aged between 18 and… Read more »


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 »