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MALAYSIA – Projection of Expatriates for 2018 Opens on 1 October 2017

Companies who are registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) can start to apply for their 2018 projection for Employment Passes and Professional Visit Passes from 1 October 2017.

How does it work?

  • Companies who intend to employ foreign nationals in Malaysia in 2018 must have the projection approved and made available in the ESD portal before any Employment Pass or Professional Visit Pass applications can be made.
  • If the projection is not applied for in advance, processing of permit applications may take twice as long (up to four weeks).
  • Applications are submitted online and processing time is between five and ten working days.
  • Any unused projection approved for 2017 will not be carried forward for 2018.
  • At present, this projection application is only open for companies registered with the ESD. For companies registered with MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation) or other agencies, no announcement has been made yet.

Action Items

  • Companies intending to employ foreign nationals in Malaysia in 2018 should ensure that their projection is approved in plenty of time.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by the Corporate Lab, Permit Pro and Rabin & Associates.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.