The Malaysian government recently announced that it will introduce an electronic pass (ePASS) feature for renewing Employment Passes online.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Dec. 1, foreign nationals will be able to renew their Employment Pass through the ePASS feature on this website.
  • Foreign nationals must hold an Employment Pass that is still active, and it must be endorsed in the same passport.
  • Foreign nationals will not be able to use the ePASS feature if they hold a new passport that has not received a previous pass endorsement.
  • Sponsoring employers can use this website to download said Employment Pass and its related passes as an ePASS.
  • More information regarding the ePASS feature is available here.

BAL Analysis: The Malaysian government will introduce the ePASS feature to simplify the Employment Pass renewal process and reduce the number of pages used to endorse such passes on foreign nationals’ passports. BAL will continue to monitor changes to Expatriate Services Division-related services and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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