The Ministry of Home Affairs has started the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) in 2014 under the Immigration Department of Malaysia to provide services for government institutions to submit expatriate related immigration matters. All applications of expatriate will be conduct and process by the various units and department who will then compile the documents before sending it to Visa Unit, International Student Center (ISC). Visa Unit will process and submit the final application to ESD for obtaining the approval for work permits of expatriates.
Among the services offered by Visa Unit, ISC are Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass and Dependent Pass. All expatriate Employment Pass applications will be assessed on an individual basis by ESD, based on the merits of each application submitted. Visa Unit is required to submit a supporting letter for each Employment Pass (Category I, II and III) and Professional Visit Pass application.