Simplifying the Hiring of Expatriates in Malaysia: Your Guide to the Expatriate Services Division (ESD)

Written by Niki Lim, Legal Associate

Are you thinking of bringing in expatriates to Malaysia but not sure how? We, as an immigration law firm, can assist you with that. Did you know that the Malaysian government has established a dedicated department called the Expatriate Services Division? This division is specifically delegated to assist expatriates and companies who wish to hire foreign talent in Malaysia.


The Expatriate Services Division (ESD) acts as a centralized platform that simplifies and streamlines the process of employing expatriates in Malaysia. Our law firm is well- versed in the requirements and procedures of the ESD and can guide you through the process, taking all the necessary steps to fulfill the criteria as well as your obligations as an employer.

From identifying the most suitable work passes for your expatriate employees to providing guidance on the application procedures, our team of experienced professionals will navigate the complexities on your behalf. We understand that each case is unique, and we will tailor our services to meet your specific needs, to provide a smooth and efficient process.

With our expertise, we can guide you through every step, providing clarity and peace of mind throughout the journey. Our goal is to support your company& growth by facilitating the seamless integration of expatriate talent into your workforce.

Contact us today HERE to schedule a consultation. Let us handle the complexities of the ESD, allowing you to focus on what you do best – running your business. Together, we will facilitate a successful and compliant hiring process for your expatriate workforce in Malaysia.

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