Malaysia, Foreign Workers, Management, KLIA

Failure to comply with this rule will result in the foreign worker being given a 'Not to Land' notice, and they will be sent back on the next flight to their country of origin.

Employers in Malaysia will now be required to wait for the arrival of their new foreign workers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

According to a Facebook post by the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM), employers will be given a period of six hours to head to KLIA and meet their foreign workers upon their arrival. In certain circumstances, this time period will be extended.

The foreign workers will not be released until the actual employer, as stated in the application, arrives at KLIA to meet them.

Employers will also be responsible for managing the documentation of the employees, and verifying that they are the employer of the employees. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the foreign worker being given a 'Not to Land' (NTL) notice, and they will be sent back on the next flight to their country of origin.

According to JIM, these rules aim to ensure that all foreign workers have a legal employer. The rules were announced in response to a blogger who made unfounded claims regarding the management of the entry of foreign workers at the KLIA.

Since the reopening of the country's borders, JIM has managed the entry of new foreign workers amounting to 98,079 from 1 April until 26 September 2022.


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