iKad Issuance Suspended Indefinitely

July 31, 2019 | Malaysia

The Immigration Department has announced that, effective immediately, the iKad will no longer be issued to Employment Pass (EP) holders. The suspension of iKad issuance is indefinite–the Immigration Department did not give any indication of whether or when they will resume granting the iKad.

As background, the iKad is a sort of identification card used by EP holders in lieu of carrying their original passport or an EP copy. It also facilitates entry and departure at some Malaysian ports of entry. The suspension of iKad issuance will not affect the processing of EP applications.