MDEC Malaysia Foreign Knowledge Worker projection for 2019

Companies can now apply for their 2019 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for employment passes.

Malaysia: MDEC Foreign Knowledge Worker projection for 2019Companies can now apply for their 2019 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for employment passes.How does it work?Companies registered with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) who intend to employ foreign nationals in Malaysia in 2019 must have their projection approved before any Employment Pass applications can be made.Applications must be made online via MDEC’s eXpats portal. The standard processing time for FKW projection is approximately 5-10 working days from the date of submission. This timeline is also subject to follow-up requests from MDEC for additional information or documents.Information required for the projection includes:

  • The total number of Malaysian and foreign staff the company employs
  • The projection request for new and renewal Employment Passes
  • A justification for projection

At this time, only companies requiring FKW projection for the first quarter of 2019 should proceed with their submission. Other companies should file their projection requests as and when required in 2019.This summary was prepared using information obtained from Peregrine Immigration Management.Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Crown World Mobility’s Regional Immigration Manager, APAC, Debra Beynon.Crown World Mobility tracks policy in changes in over 120 countries, so you don’t have to! Find out more.

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