MALAYSIA IMMIGRATION UPDATE – The Re-Classification of Employment Pass (EP) categories effective 1 Sep 2017
The Re-Classification of Employment Pass (EP) categories effective 1 Sep 2017.
A higher category for Employment Pass (classified as EP Category I) will be introduced where the minimum salary required is MYR10,000 (approx. USD1,160) and the approved period will be up to 5 years at any one time.
The original EP Category I will just be re-classified as Category II (min. salary of MYR5,000 and approved period of 2 years). No changes to requirement just a re-classification.
The monthly minimum salary of MYR2,500 (approx. USD600) for Category III will now be increased to MYR3,000 (approx. USD700) with no change to duration approved.
Summary of Changes
The cells in blue reflects the new requirements that will take into effect starting 1 Sep 2017.
Employment Pass Type
Minimum Salary (MYR)
Up to 5 years
Below 2 years
Up to 2 years
Below 12 months
(max. 2x renewal)
Below 12 months (max. 2x renewal)
All approving Authorities like MIDA, MDEC, ESD etc are scheduled to adopt these new requirements.
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2019-08-28T15:05:49+00:00By June Mok|Comments Off on MALAYSIA IMMIGRATION UPDATE – The Re-Classification of Employment Pass (EP) categories effective 1 Sep 2017