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Malaysia's ESD to launch online application features on 1 July to facilitate the expatriate pass process

Malaysia's ESD to launch online application features on 1 July to facilitate the expatriate pass process

The new features for employers would allow for the cancellation of passes and a transfer of endorsement.

The Expatriate Services Division (ESD) of Malaysia has introduced several new online application features for sub-product services to better facilitate the expatriate pass process for employers.

Starting 1 July 2024 (Monday), these new sub-product features will be implemented in the ESD Online system:

  • Amendment of pass information
  • Shortening of pass duration
  • Cancellation of pass
  • Transfer of Endorsement (ToE) / Take-up Balance (TuB)
  • Permission to study
  • Permission to work at a second location

This digital transformation in the system hopes to enhance the expatriate pass processes for a more efficient and user-friendly experience, the Department said on Thursday (27 June 2024).

With this implementation, physical submission via MYXpats/Immigration front counters for these sub-products will no longer be available, effective on 1 July 2024.


A breakdown of the sub-product features and their respective fees is as follows:

Sub-Product FeaturesFee (Excluding 8% SST)
Transfer of Endorsement (ToE) / Take-up Balance (TuB)RM 150.00
Amendment of approved applicationFree of charge
Shortening of pass durationFree of charge
Cancellation of passFree of charge
Permission to studyFree of charge
Permission to work at a second locationFree of charge

To note, the amounts stated above are solely applicable to the expatriate's (and their dependants) applications, and excludes any other immigration fees.

Public universities and the government/ministries are exempted from any processing fee charges.


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