Expats arriving at KLIA can expect faster work pass processing

Expatriates arriving in Malaysia through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 1) can now obtain immigration pass stickers at the Expatriate Services Division (ESD) Satellite Centre. 

The Immigration Department of Malaysia launched the ESD Satellite Centre (ESC) on 30 November 2021, as part of significant changes in work processes and improving immigration services to help facilitate expatriates entering Malaysia following Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan. 


  • The ESC is located at the Arrival Hall, on Level 3 of KLIA 1, and is open 24 hours a day.
  • Open to expatriates from all over the world.
  • Same day issuance of Expatriate Endorsed Passes upon arrival at the KLIA 1.

The ESC Process:

  • Before traveling to Malaysia, new expatriates must obtain an immigration pass approval letter and complete payment online. 
  • Upon arrival at the KLIA ESC, an Immigration Pass Sticker will be issued.
  • Once the Sticker is obtained, the expatriate will be able to start work.

Click here for ESC Launch Infographic. The infographic provided by The Malaysian Immigration Department in collaboration with TalentCorp and MyExpats.