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MALAYSIA – MYXpats Centre Updates Systems and Fees [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] ESD has announced that implementation of the new fee structure and new features for EP and PVP applications, will now be postponed until further notice.

Effective 1 June 2019, the MYXpats Centre of the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of the Immigration Department of Malaysia has announced new features and service charges for Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, Dependant pass and Long-Term Social visit Pass applications.

Note that these changes do not apply to immigration applications for MDEC-registered companies.

System Upgrades

  • Clients will be able to pay the immigration fee through a new online payment gateway (internet banking or credit/debit card) within the ESD portal, to reduce the number of visits and counter transactions;
  • Online submission of Transfer of Endorsement (TOE) and Cancellation of Passes (submission methods to be advised once new system features are visible);
  • Increase in file upload size from the current 10MB to 20MB for each attachment;
  • A new function, the MYHelp System, enabling online support chat between MYXpats Centre’s helpdesk officers and clients;
  • Establishment of new MYXpats Centre branches in Penang and Johor;
  • Setting-up of kiosk facilities in MYXpats Centre;
  • Improved ESD portal features and simplified handbook with a detailed MYXpats Guidebook.

New Service Charges

Note that the following fees, effective 1 June 2019, exclude the immigration fee payable to the immigration department.

Service New fee (RM per applicant) Current fee (RM per applicant)
Employment Pass (EP) 1060 318
Dependant Pass (DP) / Long-Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) 530 74.20
Professional Visit Pass (PVP) 1060 No charge
Transfer of Endorsement (TOE) / Cancellation of Pass No charge No charge

Action Items

  • Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact their Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

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

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2021 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.