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What is the immigration news? Beginning Dec. 3, Malaysian employers may begin filing their Foreign Knowledge Worker, or FKW, projections for the first quarter of 2019.

Key points:

  • Effective date:  3.
  • Affected companies:MSC/ICT status companies.
  • Impact on business: Companies should assess whether they need foreign workers in the first quarter of 2019 and, if so, should plan to file their projection next month.
  • What to watch: The eXpats Service Center will continue to accept FKW projections for 2018 until Dec. 14.

BAL Analysis: The eXpats Service Center is asking that only companies who need foreign workers in the first quarter next year (new or renewal) file projections in order to ease the number of requests and shorten processing times. Companies needing foreign workers after the first quarter may file their projections throughout 2019 as the need arises. Companies are also reminded to make sure when they file their projections that they select the correct year of their projection, as unused requests for 2018 will be forfeited on Dec. 31.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider Permit Pro Consultancy in Malaysia. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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