Effective 1 January 2019, employers who hire foreign workers shall register their employees with Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) and contribute to the Employment Injury Scheme under the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4). The rate of contribution is 1.25% of the insured monthly wages and to be paid by the employer. Registration can be made via ASSIST portal or by submitting the registration form to the nearest PERKESO office.
Existing foreign workers in Malaysia who have valid Foreign Workers Compensation Scheme (FWCS), they have to register with SOCSO by their employers a day after expiration of FWCS, subject to the end of the cooling-off period for FWCS on 31 December 2019. Starting from 1 January 2020, all employers shall register with SOCSO although such foreign workers are still covered under FWCS.
Must possess valid passport and Special Pass for new foreign workers; or
Must possess employment pass and Temporary Employment Visit Pass or a valid employment pass for existing foreign workers, whichever is applicable