Malaysia: Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation to Enhance eXpats System
On November 15, 2017, the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation will launch an enhanced eXpats online system for MSC-Malaysia Status and Information Communication Technology Sector companies. The system will have faster processing times and improve overall user experience.
Enhancement of current eXpats system
A closer look
Effective November 15, 2017, the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will launch an enhanced eXpats online system that will apply to both MSC Malaysia Status and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector companies. Features of the new system include:
- New processes and timelines.
MDEC and the Immigration Department will approve applications for Employment Passes and other related passes within seven business days from the date a complete application is submitted and will endorse Passes within two business days from submission of original passports. This will result in faster processing times for Employment Pass and related pass applications as the approval process currently takes three to five business days, and the endorsement takes 14 to 21 business days.
- Expansion of services.
MDEC will be processing applications for endorsement for ICT sector companies, which are currently processed by the Immigration Department directly.
- New payment process.
All MDEC charges and immigration fees will be required to be paid electronically. Bank draft, banker’s cheques and cashier’s orders will no longer be accepted.
New MDEC charges.
New MDEC charges, as below, will go into effect on November 15, 2017.
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