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MALAYSIA: Projection Window Opens for 2022 Foreign Worker Needs

Effective 1 November 2021, the Malaysian authorities have opened the window for companies to submit their 2022 foreign worker projections. This is applicable to both companies registered with the Expatriates Services Division (ESD) online portal and companies registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) eXpats portal.

How to Submit Projections

Expatriate Services Division (ESD) Portal

Companies registered in the ESD online portal can log into their account and submit their 2022 Employment Pass (EP) and Professional Visit Pass (PVP) projections under the “Request New Projection” option. Projection requests will be processed in 5-10 business days.

Note that utilized projections approved for 2021 will not be carried forward into 2022.

MDEC eXpats Portal

Companies registered in the MDEC eXpats online portal can log into their account and submit their 2022 projections and submission checklist.

As with the ESD platform, MDEC projections approved for 2021 will also not be carried forward into 2022.

Newland Chase Insights

Sponsoring companies in Malaysia should look ahead to their 2022 foreign worker needs and submit projections as soon as possible to avoid possible delays, especially for companies with immigration needs in the first quarter of 2022.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Newland Chase dedicated contact or submit an inquiry here should you have any specific questions regarding this announcement.

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.