Employers can submit application for extension of VDR for foreign workers from Feb 15 to Sept 30

PUTRAJAYA: Eligible employers can submit an application for the extension of the Visa with Reference (VDR) letter for foreign workers (various sectors) from Feb 15 to Sept 30.

According to an Immigration Department Foreign Worker Division notice, eligible employers include those who have been issued a VDR letter from Nov 1, 2019, to Dec 31, 2020, or those who have made VDR payments from Nov 1, 2019, to Dec 31, 2020, but the letter has not been printed.

The conditions are employers must have obtained an extension of the Letter of Conditional Approval for the employment of foreign workers from the Home Ministry's One-Stop Approval Centre (OSC).

Employers are also required to submit valid biomedical examination reports, insurance including Covid-19 coverage and the new Health Insurance Protection Scheme for Foreign Workers (SPIKPA), except for the plantation sector.

The employer or the employer's representative must also be present at the Immigration headquarters in Putrajaya or the state Immigration office according to the employer's address to submit the required documents.

The notice said that the extension period of the VDR letter was four months from the date the letter was issued.

"Employers do not need to apply for MyTravelPass for foreign workers who are issued a new or extended VDR letter,” the notice added. - Bernama

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