We refer to the previous alert made by with regards to the MYFutureJobs portal. Please refer to the announcement here.

Who will be affected?

All Companies who are planning to bring in foreign nationals to take up a new position in Malaysia.


The MYFutureJobs portal was introduced by the government to ensure local employment is given priority for vacant job positions in Malaysia, owing to the economic slowdown and the high unemployment rate due to the pandemic. Effective 1st April 2021, companies are required to attach Approval Letter from SOCSO during submission of application to eXpats Service Centre. The approval letter will be issued by SOCSO after fulfilling the criteria of job position advertisement on MYFutureJobs portal.

In addition, for employment purposes, companies are required to register with Department of Labour (Jabatan Tenaga Kerja), Ministry of Human Resource. For detailed information and further assistance, kindly refer to http://jtksm.mohr.gov.my/ms/akta-borang

Additionally, the department can be contacted at:
Telephone: 03-8000 8000
Customer Service: 03-8886 5192

Company may also contact the nearest branch of Department of Labour as follows http://jtksm.mohr.gov.my/ms/hubungi-kami/alamat/negeri for further clarification or email jtksm@mohr.gov.my .


• Failure to comply to the requirements by MDEC may impact the application of a new employment pass
• Failure to register with the Department of Labour, may impact MYFutureJobs application approval.


Effective from 1st April 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
E: ks.balasingam@santaferelo.com

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125
E: robert.day@santaferelo.com

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