IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The e-Xpats Service Centre has announced that it will close June 23-27 for the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Eid al-Fitr) holiday.
What does the change mean? The closures will affect filing deadlines. Companies should take note of the closure and plan accordingly.
Background: In celebration of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the e-Xpats Service Centre will be closed June 23-27, and work will resume June 28. Accordingly, the center has assigned filing dates for Stage 1 and Stage 2 applications.
Stage 2 applications received May 26 and later will be processed without original passports for security reasons. Applications filed without the original passport must include copies of the applicant’s passport, including the identity page, latest entry stamp, any pages containing current passes and visas, three empty pages and, for Indian nationals, the last page of the passport. Applicants must submit their original passports if applying for reissuance of an employment pass due to a change of positions within the same company.
BAL Analysis: Employers and employees should plan to submit any time-sensitive applications ahead of the holiday closure.
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