Labour Recalibration Programme – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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The Labour Recalibration Programme PATI (Program Rekalibrasi Tenaga Kerja) is a special employment plan launched by the Govt of Malaysia to hire illegal workers as foreign workers.

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Here you can find most frequently asked questions about Labour Recalibration Programme (Rehiring PATI).

What is the Labor Recalibration Program?

The Manpower Recalibration Program is a special program to regularize illegal immigrants in the country as foreign workers legally employed by a qualified employer subject to strict conditions decided by the Government through the Department Malaysian Immigration (JIM) and the Peninsular Manpower Department Malaysia (JTKSM).

Who is eligible to participate in this Program?

i. Only employers from the ManufacturingConstructionAgriculture, Service and Plantation sectors;
ii. Subject to the quota approved by JTKSM;
iii. Compliance with the conditions of employment of foreign workers is available there are such as levy payments, pass eligibility and so on;
iv. Not on the Suspected List and Black List.

i. Holders of Social Visit Pass (PLS), Working Visit Pass Temporary (PLKS) including Foreign Maids who commits an offense under Section 15 (1) (c) i.e. overstaying time under the Immigration Act 1959/63 on or before 31 December 2020;
ii. PLKS holders who commit offenses violate the conditions pass under Regulation 39 (b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963 whose pass is still valid on or before 31 December 2020.
iii. illegal migrants who escaped (lari) but was not reported by their employers and those who have original and valid documents from their home countries.
iv. Consists of 15 source countries ONLY (Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Lanka, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, India and Indonesia);
v. Not on the Suspected List and Black List;
vi. Have a valid travel document of the country of origin at least 18 months; DAN
vii. Has a negative result slip for the COVID-19 test made within three (3) days prior to the date of the appointment.
vii. Illegal migrants in several categories, including those who had registered for the Rehiring Programme and the 6P amnesty Programme, but did not complete the application process and did not receive the temporary work visit pass.

How much does it cost for this program?

– Security deposit of RM 500.00 (per person)
– Recalibration fee RM 1,500.00 (per person)
– Levi
i. Manufacturing and Construction sector RM 1,850.00
ii. Plantation and Agriculture sector RM 640.00
iii. Pass RM60.00
iv. Process RM125.00, and Visa (by nationality)

What is the duration / duration of this Program implemented?

This program is implemented from 16 November 2020 until 31 December 2021.

Does the program involve vendors or third parties?

This program is run entirely by the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) / Department of Manpower Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM) without vendor or third party involvement.

Whether the implementation of this program covers the state of Sabah and Sarawak?

This program is only implemented in Peninsular Malaysia.

How to join this Program?

Employers can get information about the Program Workforce Recalibration and register via the link

What does the employer need to do?

Employers can take the following actions at the same time namely;

The employer will be contacted by the Malaysian Immigration Department for the next process

The information required is as follows:

Company Name:
Telephone No:
Sector Applied For:

Worker Details
Employee Name:
Passport Number:
Permit Expired On:

Worker verification
JIM will contact the employer to attend with PATI at JIM Enforcement Division for further business. Employer shall obtain PATI verification documents from JIM.

Recalibration Certificate
Submit a Recalibration application online Integrated Foreign Worker Management System (ePPAx) through website of the Department of Manpower Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM) through the website under JTKSM.


Source: FAQs Rekalibrasi Tenaga Kerja (Bahasa Malay)

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