MDEC Front Counters close during CMCO

Referring to the announcement made on 15th October 2020 that the front counters of the eXpats Service centre at Cyberjaya will be opened with minimal support from 15th October 2020 until 27th October 2020. You may find the link to the announcement here.

Please be informed that the Front Counter service of eXpats Service Centre Cyberjaya including Immigration Unit (Expatriate Services) in MDEC will be closed on the 26th and 27th of October 2020.
The Front Counter service may resume on 28th October 2020 or after the Conditional Movement Control Order has ended.

Who are affected?

All companies who utilise the services of the eXpats Service centre at Cyberjaya for EP / DP / LTSVP applications.


Malaysia has 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. The RMCO was to end on the 31st August 2020, however it has been extended to 31st December 2020.
The Government of Malaysia has announced to implement the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for the whole of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya from 14 October 2020 until 27 October 2020 in view of the cases being widespread in terms of location.


• Renewal applications will be prioritized, so submissions need to be planned accordingly.
• Complete documents should be given importance during submission of an application.
• Endorsement applications will be delayed.
• No phone support will be provided and communication with eXpats Service Centre should be via email and chatbot/live chat only.
• Online applications of Approval Stage will continue to be processed.
• Online appointments that has been booked will be automatically cancelled but companies may proceed to book a new slot for 28th October 2020 onwards.


Effective on 26th and 27th October 2020.

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 Operation
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125


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