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 »


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 »