Malaysia: Digitization of Immigration Procedures

Key Points  

  • Malaysia will require all companies sponsoring a foreign national to submit a number of immigration-related tasks online  


Beginning 1 July 2024, the government of Malaysia will mandate companies sponsoring foreign nationals to use its online platform for various immigration-related tasks. These include:  

  • Amending approved applications; 
  • Shortening or canceling passes; 
  • Transferring endorsement or adjusting take-up balances; and 
  • Applying for permissions to study or work at a second location. 

Previously, the ESD required online filing only for Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, Dependent’s Pass and Long-Term Social Visit Pass applications. The expanded online system now covers additional applications, offering companies a more efficient way to handle these processes without needing to visit the Malaysian Immigration Department in person. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Malaysia’s website and Envoy Global’s website for the latest 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 Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C., or another qualified professional of your choosing. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult your Envoy representative, or another qualified representative of your choosing.