Home minister announces new system for temporary work permits, no more middlemen

Foreign workers are seen at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur February 16, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Foreign workers are seen at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur February 16, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 2 — A new system called “[email protected]” (electronic temporary working permits) will take effect in January 2020 to help employers who are applying for Visitor’s Pass (Temporary Employment), the home minister announced today.

According to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, this new system will ease the application process for employers who previously had to be present at the immigration counter.

“It will save application time as this process will not need the involvement of any middleman or vendor,” he told reporters after the launch of the [email protected] at the Immigration Day 2019 celebration here.

Muhyiddin added that employers who are applying for these temporary work permits will only have to make payment for levy, processing fee and the visa as per regulations stipulated for PLKS applications.

“However, employers have a choice of whether they want to use the [email protected] or to utilise vendor services.

“But in relation to that, we encourage employers to fully utilise the new system to ensure the application process for temporary work permits runs smoothly,” he said.

More information can be obtained from the Immigration Department’s website.

* The report has been amended to remove errors in the original.

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