A new system called “ePLKS@JIM” (electronic temporary working permits) will take effect in January 2020 to help employers who are applying for Visitor’s Pass (Temporary Employment). Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, this new system will ease the application process for employers who previously had to be present at the immigration counter. “It will save application time as this process will not need the involvement of any middleman or vendor,” he told reporters after the launch of the ePLKS@JIM in Putrajaya.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin added that employers who are applying for these temporary work permits will only have to make payment for levy, processing fee and the visa as per regulations stipulated for PLKS applications. “However, employers have a choice of whether they want to use the ePLKS@JIM or to utilise vendor services. “But in relation to that, we encourage employers to fully utilise the new system to ensure the application process for temporary work permits runs smoothly,” he said.

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