Malaysia: 2024 Quota Projections Process for Employers

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 beginning 15 December 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 and 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 and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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