What is the change? The Ministry of Manpower will stop processing work permit applications during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

What does the change mean?  The last day to submit new or renewal applications prior to the holidays is Dec. 22.

Key points:

  • The last date to submit an application or online application is Dec. 22.
  • The last date for original document collection or decision letters is Dec. 29.
  • Applications submitted before Dec. 22 will be reprocessed after the Dec. 25 Christmas holiday. Processing will stop again Dec. 29 for the New Year’s holiday and normal processing will resume Jan. 3.
  • The service counter will reopen Jan. 2.

BAL Analysis: Employers and applicants should expect delays in work permit processing from Dec. 22 through Jan. 3. Applicants should plan to file any time-sensitive applications as early as possible before the holiday break to avoid additional delays.

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

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