Announcement of Full Movement Control Order from 1st of June

The Government of Malaysia has announced the Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) which is a nationwide lockdown from the 1st June to 14th June 2021.

Who are affected:

Expatriates on EP (All categories), their dependents and maids.


Malaysia had entered a recovery phase regarding the COVID19 pandemic. The order related to this is made under the Prevention Act and Infectious Disease Control 1988 and Police Act 1967.

Due to rapid increase in infection rate across Malaysia, the Government of Malaysia has announced to impose a Full MCO effective 1st June 2021 until the 14th June 2021 in order to curb the spread of the COVID 19 virus.


  • MDEC will be closed effective from 1st – 14th June 2021 or until/after the lockdown is lifted.
  • Delays in processing applications as physical passport cannot be submitted.


Effective from 1st June 2021

How Santa Fe can assist

We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide an update when possible.

Santa Fe can support your business with any immigration compliance and advisory issues concerning your expatriate population. We can review current employees’ visas and assist with necessary advice or solutions to ensure ongoing compliance with the Malaysian Immigration Act and Regulations.

We will also keep your business updated on ongoing developments on all Malaysian immigration matters and will advise on any changes requiring your attention.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

KS Balasingam
Immigration Team Lead

Santa Fe Relocation
D: +60 19 600 6900

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125

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