Submission deadlines announced ahead of holiday schedule

26 Jun 14

MALAYSIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? The Malaysia e-Xpats Centre has announced its holiday schedule for the end of July for Aidilfitri (Eid al-Fitr).

What does the change mean? Applicants should observe the submission deadlines to avoid delays in processing.

  • Implementation timeframe: July 25 –July 31.
  • Visas/permits affected: Allimmigration services.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals in Malaysia.
  • Impact on processing times: Holiday closures will impact processing.
  • Next steps: Employers and foreign nationals should plan to file applications by the stated deadlines in order to get decisions before the holiday period.

Background: In celebration of the Aidilfitri (Eid al-Fitr) holiday at the end of Hari Raya (Ramadan), the center will be closed from midday July 25 through July 30. It will reopen July 31.

The following filing deadlines apply for obtaining decisions before the holiday break:

APPLICATION TYPE SUBMISSION DEADLINE DECISION DATE DECISION DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS AFTER DEADLINE*
Employment Pass, Dependent Pass, Residence Pass-Talent, Other related passes and services  

By July 9

 

 

By July 25

 

 

July 31 or later

Knowledge workers for MSC Malaysia Status companies and ICT sector companies  

By July 18

 

By July 25

 

July 31 or later

Duty-free importation of ICT and multimedia equipment  

By July 18

 

By July 25

 

July 31 or later

*Note that between July 21 and July 25, the Center will not collect original passports for security reasons. Applications submitted without an original passport must contain copies of the following pages of an applicant’s passport:

  1. Identity page.
  2. Current pass page (if applicable).
  3. Latest entry stamp page.
  4. Reference visa page (if applicable).
  5. Last page of the passport (only for Indian nationality).
  6. Three empty pages.

BAL Analysis: Employers whose schedules require decisions on various applications before July 25 should move quickly to meet these holiday deadlines.

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