Malaysia: New ESD Pass Endorsement Process

December 6, 2021

Key Points  

  • Additional measures have been introduced to the ESD pass endorsement process 


The government of Malaysia released further information on the endorsement process through the Expatriate Service Division (ESD) that took effect on 1 Dec. 2021. Under this process, companies are required to upload endorsement documents online through the eXpats website. Through the new endorsement processes, companies can: 

  • Initiate Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) applications online once the FKW has entered Malaysia and uploaded an entry stamp;
  • Have their Employment Passes delivered by a representative or a company may bring the original passport to the ESD center to be affixed with the pass sticker  

What are the Changes? 

The Expatriate Service Division of Malaysia released additional measures for the ESD pass endorsement process that went into effect on 1 Dec. 2021.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Malaya’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.  

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