iKad Issuance for Employment Pass (EP) holders


What’s new?

  • The Immigration Department HQ announced on 16 Jul 2019 with immediate effect that there will be no more issuance of the iKadfor Employment Pass (EP) holder until further notice.
  • No mention or indication of when the iKad issuance will resume.

What’s the impact?

There is no material impact to the processing of the EP applications. It will however affect EP holders when it comes to the convenience of carrying the ID card around Malaysia as compared to the passport. The EP holders will also now not be able to go through the fast lane at the KL International Airport immigration checkpoint by using the iKad.

For informational purposes, the iKad is used like an ID card i.e. for identification purposes instead of having to carry photocopy of the EP or carrying the original passport around. The iKad also eases entries and exits at certain Immigration checkpoints in Malaysia.

For further enquires, feel free to reach out to your friendly neighborhood partner, The Corporate Lab at [email protected] or call +6012-215 7424.