MDEC and Immigration offices complete lockdown

Further to the implementation of the “Control Order Movements” from 18th March 2020 to 31st March 2020 throughout the country, MDEC offices and all Immigration offices will be closed from 19th March 2020 to 31st March 2020.

Who will be affected?

Foreign Nationals that have entered the country with Stage 2 endorsements of employment / dependant passes to be completed, special passes, cancellation of employment passes / dependent passes and the transfer of endorsements.


The partial lock down announcement was made by the Government on the 16th March 2020 via the Prime Minister in a special address due to the worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Malaysia.


This will impact travel for foreign nationals, project deliverables and endorsement of passes.


19th March 2020 to 31st March 2020)

Next Steps (or) Actions Required

Special Pass is not required or applicable during this partial lockdown period for:

a) Foreign Knowledge Worker / Expatriate who will continue to remain in Malaysia and current pass (Employment Pass/Dependent Pass/Other related pass) is expiring or has expired
b) Foreign Knowledge Worker/expatriate planning to leave Malaysia and current pass has expired.

Santa Fe Analysis

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.
We will also keep your business updated on ongoing developments during this time 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 19 601 6900

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

To read more immigration updates, click here

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