New Requirement For Employment Pass Category I,II & III

20 July 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,

Effective 1 August 2016, please be informed that all Employment Pass Category I, II & III applications must obtain an Approval Letter before entering Malaysia for the purpose of employment. This requirement is also applicable for all resubmission of applications that has been returned to company. The Approval Letter must be produced at Malaysia's Entry Point for verification purposes.

All countries that requires visa must obtain an Approval Letter and Visa/Visa with Reference (VDR) from any Malaysian Embassies/High Commissions/Consulate General abroad.

Thank you.
Expatriate Services Division (ESD)


What is the ESD's operating hours?

The ESD is open from Monday to Friday at 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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