The Malaysian government announced a new online platform to process Employment Pass (EP) and Professional Visit Pass (PVP) applications to be implemented in November.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 15, the following features and services will be available for EP and PVP applicants:
    • Online endorsement and payment. Applicants will be able to pay immigration fees with internet banking or a credit/debit card and upload/endorse documents through the online portal.
    • Pass sticker delivery. EP, PVP and related passes will be delivered to applicants.
    • Streamlined services. A new Expatriate Services Division will be opened at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to endorse approved passes for eligible pass holders.
  • Revised application service fees for EP, PVP and Transfer of Endorsement (TOE) can be found here.

Additional Information: Further guidelines regarding the online platform and fee changes will be announced before Nov. 15 on this website.

BAL Analysis: The new online platform aims to reduce the processing times of EP and PVP applications and improve end-to-end services for many foreign nationals.

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