The Malaysian government has reminded employers registered with the Malaysia Digital Economy Cooperation (MDEC) to submit their Foreign Knowledge Workers (FKW) projections for 2022.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 1, the eXpats system will be open for 2022 FKW projections.
    • Only companies with FKW requirements for the first quarter of 2022 should submit their projections to ease the approval process.
  • MDEC companies should submit projections by logging into this website and checking the submission checklist.

Additional Information: MDEC companies can submit their FKW projections throughout 2022 based on their hiring needs. Companies cannot apply for new or renewal employment passes without submitting a FKW projection.

In addition to submitting 2022 FKW projections in November, companies have until Nov. 14 to submit FKW projections for the rest of 2021. Companies should ensure that they select the correct year, 2021 or 2022, when submitting their FKW projections.

BAL Analysis: Companies should plan to submit their projections as soon as possible to avoid possible delays.

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