Malaysia- Implementation of AUTOGATE Facilities for Foreigners from 10 countries

Posted on February 21, 2023

The Malaysia Immigration Department has recently announced the implementation of the AutoGate facility for foreign business and social travelers who do not hold a Malaysian long-term pass from 10 countries. Who is eligible? Visitors are from Australia, Brunei, Germany, Japan, Korea,… Read more »

MALAYSIA- Implementation of Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) application online

Posted on January 23, 2023

The Immigration Dept has just announced that eVisa online applications now allow for Multiple Entry Visas (MEV), approval is based on an application process and subject to review. This MEV is not applicable for individuals who are obtaining the eVisa for purposes of entry… Read more »

Malaysia Introduces New Short-Term Social Visit Pass

Posted on October 28, 2022

The government of Malaysia has just introduced a new short-term social visit pass called PLS@XPATS. This pass authorizes foreign nationals to carry out critical work in specifically defined industrial sectors. The pass is valid for thirty days from the date… Read more »

Malaysia- ESD 2023 Quota Projections Open

Posted on October 17, 2022

ESD Projection for Expatriates open for 2023 Effective immediately, the 2023 Projection for Expatriates will be open for submission at the Expatriate Services Division (ESD).  Companies who are registered with ESD can begin applying for their 2023 projections whether for short-term… Read more »

Malaysia- Immigration Update

Posted on April 19, 2022

On April 13, 2022, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced some new immigration changes for all companies registered with MDEC. These new developments are listed below: Returned Applications: Update from MDEC: Companies must reply within 6 months from the… Read more »

Malaysia- Opening of Country Borders on April 1, 2022

Posted on March 16, 2022

Effective April 1, 2022, the borders of Malaysia will open as the country transitions into an endemic phase. Currently, all categories of travelers can travel to Malaysia for business and social purposes without having to apply for any Entry Approvals…. Read more »

Malaysia – Projection Window Opens for 2022 Foreign Worker Needs and New Immigration Fees

Posted on November 11, 2021

Effective November 1, 2021, the Malaysian authorities have opened the window for companies to submit their 2022 foreign worker projections. This is applicable to both companies registered with the Expatriates Services Division (ESD) online portal and companies registered with the… Read more »

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 »

Malaysia – New Job Advertising Requirement for ESD Employment Permit Applications

Posted on November 4, 2020

Effective November 1, 2020, all companies (including those registered both with ESD and with MDEC) intending to apply for new or renewal employment permits for foreign workers are required to place an advertisement for the job vacancy for at least… Read more »

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 »