Department of Labour-This is to notify and inform the general public that the SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT (E-Work Permit) is now being initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through MoLHR-MIS with immediate effect. Besides the normal required documents, the individual/FWRA/employers should submit the medical clearance certificate of the foreigners obtained from the country of origin.This notification is referred to the approval of the night halt work permits only and for other categories and updates, MoLHR will keep notifying in future.

Enabling of foreign workers work permit will be discontinued from 15 December, 2022

We would like to notify the general public that hereafter, the enabling of foreign workers work permit will be discontinued. The employers who failed to renew the work permit will be required to deport repatriate the foreign workers to their country of origin after paying the overstay penalty to the Department of Immigration. This decision is taken jointly by the Department of Immigration and the Department of Labour in view of the opening of the international borders

Therefore, we would remind the general public to apply for renewal of work permits 14 days before the expiry

This notification will be enforced with effect from 15th December 2022

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