What is the change? The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation has announced its holiday schedule for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid al-Fitr).

What does the change mean? Applications under MDEC’s purview that are received after May 22 will not be decided until after the holiday break. The cutoff for endorsement of passes is May 28. Normal operations will resume June 10.

  • Implementation timeframe: MDEC’s e-Xpats Centre will be closed Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7. Normal business hours will resume Monday, June 10.
  • Visas/permits affected: All immigration services under MDEC’s purview.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals in Malaysia.
  • Impact on processing times: Holiday closures will impact processing.
  • Next steps: Applicants should plan to file applications according to the submission cutoff dates.

Additional information: Officials have announced the following cutoff dates for submission of Stage 1 Approval and Stage 2 Endorsement for MSC Malaysia Status companies and ICT Sector companies.

Submission Stage Filing Cutoff Additional Information
Approval of application May 22 Applications received after May 22 will not be decided until after the holiday break.
Endorsement of passes May 28 Normal endorsement processes will resume on June 10.


Analysis & Comments: In order to avoid processing delays, employers are encouraged to submit applications according to the cutoff dates provided by the authorities.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.