Deadline for foreign workers' VDR application extended to April 21, says Saifuddin

Published on 4 Apr 2024 6:18:49 PM

The Home Ministry has extended the deadline for the application for Visa with Reference (VDR) approval letter at the Immigration Department from March 31 to April 21, 2024.

Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said on Thursday (April 4) that this extension takes into account the active quota of 132,000 individuals who have not yet applied for VDR, as well as technical glitches that occurred in the Foreign Workers Centralised Management System (FWCMS) over several days in March.

Saifuddin added that the trend of influx of approved quotas in the past five years has not exceeded 80% of the total approved quotas, and therefore, about 105,600 foreign workers out of the 132,000 quota holders are expected to be granted VDR approval letters.