Rejoice my fellow Malaysians! The new Malaysian Passport fee will allow you to visit other countries sooner than you think because it’s cheaper now. Yay! I wished they did this last year November, before I had to renew my passport for that cruise trip. The usual price for a five-year passport validity is RM300 but now it is reduced to RM200.
New Malaysian Passport Fee
Yes, you read that right. It’s only RM200 for a FIVE-year international passport. Below I include the new Malaysian Passport fee for your perusal :
- Make or Renew passport for FIVE years at RM200
- Fee for Senior Citizens, Children below 12 years old, Haj pilgrims and Students below 21 and studying abroad (must bring proof on day of submission) is RM100
- Disabled DO NOT need to pay for a passport (must produce letter from Welfare Department)
* Due to this reduction of five-year passport fees, the two-year passport is no longer available.
What You Need To Make A New Passport
If this is your first time or if you have done a passport before, the things you need are minimal and easy.
- Your Malaysian IC (MyKad)/ Army Officials IC/ Police Officials IC/ Malaysian IC (MyKid) with Birth Certificate and Parent’s IC.
For passport renewals, do bring your old passport along. If you lost your old passport however, you will need to do the following :
- Lodge a police report
- Refer to nearest Immigration office to apply for passport replacement and bring along these documents :
- Identification Card
- Parent’s Identification Card (for below 18 years old)
- Questionnaire Form IM42c
- Police report
- Copy of lost passport (if any)
- Confirmation letter of employment for those working abroad (if any)
- Offer letter to study abroad (if any)
- Fire and Rescue Department Report form (if the loss is caused by fire)
- Letter from Municipal Council (if the loss is caused by flood)
You do not need to bring photographs of yourself because with the new system, you photo will be taken directly at the immigration counter. What you should do is wear dark-colored clothing covering your shoulders and chest. If you wear head cover, you have to make sure you full face will be visible and the head cover will not cast any shadows on your face. No hats or other head covers (not related to religious purpose) is allowed.
How To Make Passport
If this is your first time, you will have to fill up the Form A – IM.42 – Pin 1/1997 beforehand. If you’re just renewing your passport, then bring your old passport, no forms need to be filled.
Go to your nearest Immigration Department. Make sure you go early because the queue will be long no matter which immigration department you go to. The office hours are as below :
Monday – Thursday : 7.30am – 1 pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
Friday : 7.30am – 12.15pm, 2.45pm – 5.30pm
Saturday & Sunday : 8am – 1pm (some immigration opens for passport processing only)
You’ll have to go early to get a number. If you go early, you’ll get the earlier number and once the office is open, the process will be a breeze. But in case you come late, then make sure you bring a book or headphone to kill the time and boredom.
The first time your number is called, you will be told to hand over the Form A or your old passport, along with your Identification Card. Then, you will have to place your thumb at the fingerprint scanner. Then, a picture of you will be taken (you don’t have to get up from your seat, everything will be done at the same place). After a few minutes of verification (and if the officer is nice, they’ll show you your picture and ask if you’re satisfied with it), your number will be returned to you and you will have to wait to make payment.
Payment is usually just as quick. It might take about 15-20 minutes after the verification process was done – depending on the number of people and if you came early or not. After payment is made, your passport will be done in about 1 hour only, so this is the time for you to take out that book and update yourself on some reading or just listen to music or go grab a drink at the food court downstairs.
Easy peasy, japanesey!
For more detailed information on making or renewing Malaysian passport, please go to Portal Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia.