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Malaysian new immigration service accelerates expat work permits


Malaysia has announced the launch of Malaysian Immigration’s Expatriates Services Division as a part of the country’s drive to attract talented foreign professionals in competition with other major countries.

New expat service announced by Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, has gained the appreciation from employers since it reduces the wait times for expat work permits from 30 days to simply five days. The division will act as one-stop center to provide all kind of immigration needs including all major work permits.

Key businesses and investors will experience major enhancements in the approval process of work permit. Besides, expat professionals who enter the country can start their work without waiting for one month.

The New center will deal with various services ranging from resident passes, professional visit passes, employment passes to visitor passes and dependent passes. Thus, will save time and will speed up the progress of expat workers to arrive and settle in Malyasia. The service will be introduced in some of Malaysian states starting with Johor and Penang and will be extended to include other organizations like Multimedia Development Corporation and the Development Authority.