Malaysia: Reduced time frame for processing work permits in the technology sector

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Nov 2017

The processing of work permits and other visas in Malaysia is not centralized with the federal government, however, a recent announcement has been made regarding the enhancement of the processing time frame in West Malaysia. Technology companies bringing international talent to support the thriving technology sector in Malaysia are expected to benefit.

The purpose of this Insight is to highlight that despite the intricacies of the application procedures, the relevant regulatory authorities together with immigration authorities, are working cohesively to enhance processing time frames especially for first-time foreign investors planning to deploy their foreign employees within the country.

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