MALAYSIA – MYXpats Centre Requires ESD Portal Users to Complete Survey

All employers registered with the ESD portal of the MYXpats Centre to apply for Employment Passes or Professional Visit Passes must complete an online client experience survey before carrying out any further transactions through the portal.

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This alert was prepared with information provided by Permit Pro.

 

MALAYSIA – MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker Projection for 2019 Opens on 3 December 2018

Companies who are registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) can start to apply for their 2019 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for Employment Passes from 3 December 2018.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Permit Pro and The Corporate Lab.

 

MALAYSIA – Stricter Enforcement by MYXpats of Personnel Authorised to Handle Immigration Applications

Effective 12 November 2018, MYXpats (via the ESD portal) will strictly enforce that only personnel named in the company’s Letter of Undertaking (LOU) will be allowed to handle immigration applications.

This rule was already in effect but was not strictly enforced until now.

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This alert has been prepared with information provided by The Corporate Lab.

 

AUSTRALIA – No more priority processing for work visas

Effective 5 September 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has ceased accepting priority processing requests for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) and Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).

AUSTRALIA – No more priority processing for work visas

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

AUSTRALIA – New Labour Market Testing Requirements

Effective 12 August 2018, several changes have been introduced to the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements for the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa.

AUSTRALIA – New Labour Market Testing Requirements

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase and Visa Executive.

THAILAND – Single Window system for work permits and visas implemented early

Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) now requires BOI-promoted companies applying for work permits or long-term visas at the Bangkok One-Stop Service Centre (OSSC), or in Chiang Mai or Phuket, to submit applications via its new Single Window online system for streamlined initial and renewal work permit and visa applications.

The implementation date was brought forward from 2 October 2018 to 31 July 2018. In all other provinces, applications must still be made with hardcopy supporting documents and old-style work permit booklets will still be issued.

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