Applications for foreign worker visa and health status clearances will go fully electronic next Monday, said the Immigration Department.
In a statement yesterday, Immi-gration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim said the Foreign Workers Centralised Management System would rely on the capture of biometric data when the workers undergo health screenings.
Under this, foreign workers are required to go through health screenings at registered clinics equipped with the BioMedical system to weed out incidences of fraud.
Mustafa added that following the implementation of these two new modules, including electronic submissions for visa applications, Immigration counters would no longer accept manual applications.
“All manual counters will remain open during the transition period for 15 days before they are closed from July 1.”
According to Mustafa, the use eVDR (Visa Dengan Rujukan) would be compulsory for worker visa applications, including the purchase of insurance policies for the workers.
He added that no additional service charge would be imposed under the new regime.
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