MyEG explains foreign worker permit renewals

12 Jan 2015 / 05:37 H.

    PETALING JAYA: The Immigration Department has expanded the scope of implementation of the online system for foreign workers PL(KS) permit renewal through MyEG Services Bhd starting Jan 5, 2015 to include verifying and analysing the database of foreign workers.
    The primary objectives of this system are to identify the legal foreign workers in the country and the employers who knowingly or unknowingly employ illegal foreign workers, as well as to provide a more convenient and efficient way to transact.
    "MyEG's role is not only to renew the permits but to compile, verify, maintain, update and analyse the database of legal foreign workers, illegal foreign workers, authorised employers of foreign workers, employers who unknowingly have foreign workers registered under their name and employers of illegal foreign workers," MyEG said in a statement.
    MyEG will capture digital biometrics of the employers and employer's representatives. Analytics will be conducted on the above data to generate intelligence on trends causing the proliferation of illegal foreign workers as well as employers who have a disproportionate number of foreign workers absconding.
    In addition, MyEG will also operate a crowd-source platform to gather intelligence on employers who employ illegal foreign workers.
    MyEG has the responsibility to ensure valid insurance is in place before processing the transaction as MyEG will be liable for any non-compliance.
    "Insurance Guarantee, Foreign Workers Compensation Scheme & Foreign Workers Hospitalisation & Surgical Scheme may be purchased through any insurance agent including MyEG. MyEG will bear the cost of deportation of illegal foreign workers detained."
    The RM38 fee is for the above scope of responsibility as well as to deliver the renewed permits to the home or offices of our users with biometric verification.
    Foreign workers PL(KS) permit renewals can be done three months before expiry. Hence employers are encouraged to renew earlier to avoid late renewal that may lead to permit expiry penalty. The current renewal process online does not require any interviews to be done.
    Payment for this service can be made using credit card, online banking or cheque/bank draft.

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