MYXpats holiday closures, filing deadlines announced

24 May 18

MALAYSIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? The MYXpats Centre has announced that it will be closed for a half day Thursday, June 14 and for the full day Friday, June 15 for the for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid al-Fitr) holiday. 

What does the change mean? Employers and employees should submit their payments and passports no later than the cutoff dates listed below if they require MYXpats services before the holiday.

  • Implementation time frame: June 14 and 15. Normal services will resume June 18.
  • Visas/permit affected: All MYXpats Centre services.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign nationals who need MYXpats Centre services.
  • Business impact: Businesses may need to adjust their timelines because of the holiday closures and related filing deadlines.

Key Dates: The cutoff dates for submission of payments and passport endorsements will be as follows:

Pass Type Cutoff Date
Employment Pass, related passes Submissions of payments and passports cannot be made after June 8 in order to have passports returned before the holiday. Passports submitted before this date must be collected no later than June 13.
Residence Pass-Talent Submissions of payments and passports cannot be made after June 7 in order to have passports returned before the holiday. Passports submitted before this date must be collected no later than June 13.

Employers and foreign nationals will be able to access the MYXpats Centre’s online system during the holiday closures; however, depending on when online submissions are made, they may not be processed until the office reopens June 18.

BAL Analysis: Employers and employees should plan to submit any time-sensitive applications ahead of the holiday closure. Employers should also note that the eXpats Service Centre announced separate filing cutoff dates for its services earlier this month.

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