What is the change? The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is now issuing approval letters with longer validity periods for ICT applicants.

What does the change mean? MDEC approval letters for ICT applicants will be issued with validity periods of six months instead of three months.

  • Effective date: Nov. 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: Employment passes and dependent passes.
  • Who is affected: ICT companies; ICT employment pass applicants
  • Business impact: ICT companies will now have six months from the issuance date of the approval letter to complete the endorsement process.

Analysis & Comments: The change is good news for ICT companies since they will have more time to endorse employment passes, and employees will have more time to start their assignments in Malaysia.

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