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Single Window Platform for Application of Expatriate Employment Pass (EP)

Following the announcement made by YB Rafizi Ramli, Minister of Economy on 31 May 2023, the application for the expatriate Employment Pass (EP), will now be fully implemented through a Single Window Platform (SWP) known as Xpats Gateway System.

The Xpats Gateway System will be officially launched on 15 June 2023, showcasing the Government’s commitment to digital governance and ease of doing business while maintaining a business-friendly environment that supports Malaysia’s economic and investment goals.

Companies in the Manufacturing Sector, Selected Services Sector and Representative Office (RE) / Regional Office (RO) with approved status located in Peninsular Malaysia can now apply for expatriate posts and Employment Passes (EP) through the Xpats Gateway System accessible via the ESD Online System at This streamlined process ensures that applications are directed to MIDA for the issuance of the Expatriate Post Approval and EP Support Letter.

As for companies in the Manufacturing Sector and Selected Services Sector located in Sabah, Sarawak and application for RE/RO status can continue to submit the expatriate post application through InvestMalaysia portal at

For more information on the Xpats Gateway System, please refer to the ESD Online at

1. System User Manual

2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact MIDA through InvestMalaysia portal or the Foreign Investment Division and Industry Talent Management & Expatriate Division, MIDA via email at

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