26th May 2017


Dear valued clients,


Please be informed that the Ministry of Home Affairs has re-classified the Employment Pass (Category I, II and III) and will be implemented effective 1st September 2017. Following are the categories:


Employment Pass Categories Salary Duration of employment

More than or

equal to RM10,000

Up to 5 years
II RM5,000 to RM9,999 Up to 2 years
III From RM3,000 to RM4,999

Less than OR equal to 1 year

(Maximum of 2 renewal)


As such, please ensure the submission of Employment Pass to MDEC is following the above.


Please take note that final decision on duration of Employment Pass is at the discretion of MDEC upon reviewing the application.


Kindly contact our Helpdesk at 03-8315 3106/3157 or e-mail to expatctr@mdec.com.my should you need further clarification.
e-Xpats Service Centre, MSC Malaysia Facilitation & Services

Tel: +603-8315 3106 or +603 8315 3157

Email: expatctr@mdec.com.my