Immigration update: Malaysia | Ramadhan – Fasting Month for Muslims

Ramadhan – Fasting Month for Muslims

In Malaysia, Muslims’ holy month of Ramadhan will commence on Monday, 6 May 2019 and will continue until Tuesday, 4 June 2019. During this month, Muslims will be fasting from sunrise to sunset and there will also be reduced working hours at the Immigration Authorities.

Who will be affected?

All companies and Assignees in Malaysia who will be dealing with the Immigration Authorities throughout the month of Ramadhan.


During the month of Ramadhan, clients should anticipate potential delays when dealing with the Immigration Authorities in Malaysia.

Potential delays are expected to happen in processing of applications, receiving an outcome and endorsements as it is customary for government employees to work shorter days.


Companies should allow additional time for the processing of applications, endorsements and any transactions made at the Immigration Authorities.

Santa Fe Analysis

Companies should be aware of the potential impact on applications, and factor potential delays for all applications. If you require guidance on specific circumstances, please contact our representative so you could be guided accordingly.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Sharifah Khalisha
​Immigration Manager – Malaysia
​Santa Fe Relocation
D: +60 3 7805 4322 Ext. 216
M: +60 19 601 6900

 Soumeya Messadi
Head of Immigration – APAC, Middle East and Africa
Santa Fe Relocation
D: +65 6398 3520 (5630)
M: +65 9169 6061



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