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  • Malaysia will now require both initial Employment Pass applications and renewals to be submitted online


As of April 24, 2024, representatives from companies affiliated with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) must submit initial and renewal Employment Pass applications online through the Xpats Gateway.

Previously, this online filing process was only mandatory for applications sponsored by companies under the Expatriate Services Division. As the Minister of Economy stated, this change aligns with the government’s Single Window initiative for foreign knowledge worker applications.

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: Government of Malaysia

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