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Approved Sectors

This division processes foreign worker intake applications from the following approved sectors:

1) Manufacturing
2) Construction
3) Agriculture
4) Plantation

5) Mining & Quarrying
6) Services:
   (a) Restaurant sub-sector (cooks only)

   (b) Cleaning and sanitation sub-sector

   (c) Island Resorts sub-sector

   (d) Hotels sub-sector

   (e) Golf Caddy (Men)

   (f) Cargo Handling (Airports and Seaports)

  

Levy Payment Rates

 

Sectors

Levy Rate

Manufacturing

RM 1,850

Construction

RM 1,850

Plantation

RM 640

Agricultural

RM 640

Mining & Quarrying

RM 1,850

Services

RM 1,850



Approved Foreign Worker Source Countries


Male and female foreign workers from the following source countries are allowed to work in all sectors, namely manufacturing, plantation, agriculture, services and construction.

 

Source Country

Gender

Sectors

Male

Female

 

Thailand

 

 

 

 

All Sectors:

Manufacturing

Construction

Plantation

Mining & Quarrying

Agricultural

Services

 

Philippines

 

 

X

 

Cambodia

 

 

 

Myanmar

 

 

 

 

Laos

 

 

 

 

Vietnam

 

 

 

Kazakhstan

 

 

 

Nepal

 

 

 

Pakistan

 

 

 

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

Turkmenistan

 

 

 

Uzbekistan

 

 

 

Bangladesh

 

 

 

Indonesia

 

 

Male workers from Indonesia are allowed to work in all sectors except the manufacturing sector.

 

Female workers from Indonesia are allowed to work in all sectors.

 

 

India

 

 

services sector (restaurants only), construction sector (high tension cables), agricultural sector and plantation sector



Foreign Worker One-Stop Approval Centre


The Foreign Worker One-Stop Approval Centre of the Ministry of Home Affairs came into effect on 1 August 2005.


Through this procedure, applications that are complete and adhere to all the conditions stipulated in the checklist will be processed and the decisions given on the same day.

The foreign worker intake process involves an interview of the company owner/employer or authorised representative by Members of the panel comprises of representative of the following ministries/regulatory agencies:

 

Sectors

Ministry

Manufacturing

Ministry of International Trade and Industry

Construction

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries

Plantation

Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities

Mining & Quarrying

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Services:

 

  1. Restaurant sub-sector (cooks only) 

  2. Cleaning and sanitation sub-sector

  3. Island Resorts sub-sector

  4. Hotels sub-sector

  5. Golf Caddy (Men)

  6. Cargo Handling (Airports and Seaports)

 

 

 

Ministry of Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs

 

Ministry of Domestic Ttrade & Consumer Affairs

 

Ministry of Tourism & Culture

 

Ministry of Tourism & Culture

 

 

 

Ministry of Transport


The Ministry of Home Affairs is the Secretariat and supplementary member of the interview board for all sectors.


All foreign workers application must be made through online system as below:

 

  1. https://www.eppax.gov.my for all foreign workers application except from Bangladesh; 

  2. https://www.sppa.com.my/ for foreign workers application only from Bangladesh.

 

 

Once approved, employers will receive approval acknowledgement from the Ministry of Home Affairs and are required to make the levy payment within 30 days of the approval date. Failure to do as stipulated may result in cancellation of the approved application. Letter of Conditional Approval will be released to the employer once payment has been made.

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