Last Updated on February 23, 2023
- Certain work pass holders will no longer be required to gain an entry approval letter prior to entering Malaysia
The government of Malaysia will no longer require an entry approval letter (EAL) for certain work pass holders. Individuals holding the following pass types will be exempt from needing an EAL:
- Employment Pass (categories EP, I, II and III);
- Dependent Pass (DP);
- Professional Visit Pass (PVP);
- Long-Term Social Visit Pass; and
- Residence Pass-Talent (RPT) and their dependents
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What are the Changes?
The government of Malaysia has exempted certain work pass holders from needing to obtain an EAL to apply for a work pass. This exemption is expected to allow for shorter processing times for certain work pass types.
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