In leaving the country, they don't have to apply for any special passes or obtain prior approval from the Malaysian authorities, the ESD has confirmed.

Malaysia's Expatriate Services Division (ESD) has provided an update on operations during the Movement Control Order (MCO) in place from 13 to 26 January 2021.

As such, expatriates with expired passes from 1 January 2020 and who are currently in Malaysia are allowed to leave the country within 14 working days upon the end of the Movement Control Order (MCO), without having to apply for any special passes or obtain prior approval from the Malaysian authorities.

Expatriates are allowed leave the country at any of the following permitted entry points:

  1. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 1 & 2)
  2. Sultan Ismail International Airport, Senai, Johor
  3. Bayan Lepas International Airport, Penang
  4. Langkawi International Airport, Kedah
  5. Kuching International Airport, Sarawak
  6. Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah
  7. Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (2nd Link), Johor (Entry by automobile)
  8. Immigration Checkpoint, Sultan Iskandar Building (BSI), Johor (Entry by automobile)

All patrons of ESD must also note that MYXpats Centre will continue to operate with minimal support throughout the MCO period. Strictly no walk-ins are allowed, and no one will be allowed to enter without a confirmed appointment made via the system.

However, during the MCO period, all applications will be processed as usual through the system, albeit delays may be expected with regards to the approval processes.

You can find more details here, regarding:

  1. Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, and related passes
  2. For Residence-Pass Talent (RP-T)
  3. For Returning Expert Programme (REP): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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