Malaysia: Employment Pass Application Updates

Key Points  

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


As of 24 April 2024, representatives from companies affiliated with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will be required to submit both 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. This change aligns with the government’s Single Window initiative for foreign knowledge worker applications, as stated by the Minister of Economy.  

Looking Ahead  

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


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