MALAYSIA – MDEC Announces Changes to Employment Pass Application Process

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced that, on 15 November 2017, it will introduce reduced and more consistent processing times for employment passes, a new online application portal and new service fees, paid online in advance of application submission.

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SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

Effective 1 January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise the salary threshold for work pass holders to qualify for dependent privileges.

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SINGAPORE – Higher Salary Threshold for Dependent Privileges from January 2018

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MALAYSIA – Projection of Expatriates for 2018 Opens on 1 October 2017

Companies who are registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) can start to apply for their 2018 projection for Employment Passes and Professional Visit Passes from 1 October 2017.

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MALAYSIA – New Online Portal for Construction Industry Employment Permit Approvals

Effective immediately, the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIBD) has rolled out a new online portal for applications for employment permit approvals, and is no longer accepting applications submitted manually.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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MALAYSIA – Reminder: Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories from 1 September 2017

Employers in Malaysia are reminded that, from 1 September 2017, the salary threshold to qualify for the EP I category of Employment Pass (EP) will increase from MYR 5000 (about USD 1172) to MYR 10000 (about USD 2345) per month.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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MALAYSIA – eVisa Program Expanded to Include Work Visas

Effective 1 August 2017, the government-appointed visa agency, Window Malaysia has expanded its eVisa facility to include the “eVisa for Expatriate”, for work purposes.

Window Malaysia Aims to process and approve eVisa applications within two working days, an improvement on the usual five to six working days required to process a consular Visa with Reference application.

However, the major work permit issuing agencies in Malaysia, the MYXpats Centre of the Expatriates Services Division (ESD), and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), are as yet unable to confirm whether they recognize the new eVisa as part of their process flow.

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MALAYSIA – eVisa Program Expanded to Include Work Visas

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MALAYSIA – Reminder: Expatriate Services Division Requires Companies to Update Their Registration Online

Effective 1 August 2017, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) will not process Employment Pass applications based on company information which has not been updated via the ESD portal.

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MALAYSIA – Reminder: Expatriate Services Division Requires Companies to Update Their Registration Online

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MALAYSIA – MDEC Announces Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) will implement reclassification of existing EP categories. The proposed change will be made effective on 1 September 2017.

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MALAYSIA – MDEC Announces Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories

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MALAYSIA – Expatriate Services Division Announces Reclassification of Employment Pass Categories and Annual Company Registration Updates

The Expatriate Services Division (ESD) now requires companies to update their information in the ESD online system annually, and also whenever there are any changes to the company’s information.

Effective 1 August 2017, the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia (MID) will not process Employment Pass applications based on company information which has not been updated in their system.

The ESD has also announced a reclassification of Employment Pass categories to take effect on 1 September 2017, including a higher salary threshold for EP I and EP III.

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