Malaysia: Instant Approval for Foreign Worker Projections

Key Points  

  • Malaysia will introduce instant approvals for foreign knowledge worker projection quota applications beginning 4 June 2024 

Changes to the Projection Quota Approval Process  

The government of Malaysia will introduce instant approvals for foreign knowledge worker (FKW) projection quota applications beginning 4 June 2024. As a result, companies will still be required to apply for a projection on expatriates for 2024. This includes all new and renewed Employment Passes (EP).  

All applications submitted before 4 June 2024 that do not receive approval must be resubmitted under the new procedures. This includes submitting proof of the following:  

  • Total headcount of local and foreign employees 
  • Number of FKWs, including new and renewed EPs 
  • Justification for the quota projection  

Unused quotas will not be transferrable until next year.  

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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