ESD Foreign Knowledge Worker Projection For 2020 Opens November 20, 2019


Effective November 20, 2019, companies that are registered with the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) can start to apply for their 2020 Foreign Knowledge Worker (FKW) projection for Employment Passes (EP) and Professional Visit Passes (PVP).

Companies that intend to employ foreign nationals in Malaysia in 2020 must have the projection approved before any EP or PVP applications can be submitted to ESD. Applications must be made online via the ESD portal with the company's login ID. The standard processing time for FKW projection is approximately 5-10 working days from the date of submission. The timeline may stretch depending on the volume of cases waiting to be processed and approved by the agency. The timeline is also subject to follow-up requests for additional information or documents, especially if the...

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