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Key Points

  • Malaysia’s Expatriate Service Division will now accept projections for Employment Passes and Professional Visit Passes submitted by eligible employers


The government of Malaysia will begin accepting 2024 work permit quota projections from companies starting December 15, 2023. Employers who are registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) will now be permitted to submit employment quota projections for the issuance and renewal of Employment Passes (EP) and Professional Visit Passes (PVP) for 2024.

Employers must provide justification for hiring foreign nationals, along with any supporting documents. Additionally, employers should provide information on the total number of local employees and the number of foreign national employees employed in Malaysia.

What are the Changes?

The government of Malaysia opened quota projections for 2024 for employers registered with the ESD. According to the government, projections from 2023 on EPs and PVPs will not carry over into 2024.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Malaysia’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Government of Malaysia

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