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Expired Passport
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asked on Dec 17, 2009 at 13:56
by   Whammy
My passport expired 9 years ago. I am residing in US, and recently obtained my PR status here. I would like to renew my passport to return home for a visit. I have all my documents -old IC, and my birth certs. What problems will i face? I can't leave the US, for too long of a period for it will cause my PR status to be voided. Anyone been through this process? or facing such problems?
I have heard of such situations, where the embassy would require the person to return to malaysia to renew their passport. If it is a guaranteed renewal and in a timely fashion, yes it would not be a problem. However, that may not be the case, which then falls into the problem of my US PR being revoked. I have to return to US for work and my family. Pls advise. Thank you.
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answered on Jan 12, 2010 at 01:48
by   Rakyat
I’d be very much interested in responses with a solution to this problem – I’m in a very similar predicament myself.

Whammy – do you have a MyKad? I don’t. (I have all the docs you mentioned). My concern is if the government considers citizenship as “abandoned”. I understand that citizens are required to 1) register with the embassy every year AND 2) return home at least once every five years.

In any case, I understand the normal procedure is as follows (abbreviated). Submit application, fees and all supporting documents to the embassy. Once inspected and everything is in order, they in turn send everything to KL once a month. Normal turn around is 3-6 months.

Thank you in advance.
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answered on Feb 10, 2010 at 14:54
by   YaYa
Looks like this question has been asked many times in different forms. No responses?? Many could benefit from an opinion. Thanks.
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answered on Jun 24, 2010 at 00:25
by   Anonymous
Would suggest that your expired passport be renewed at the nearest Malaysian mission in your country. Not advisable to return to Malaysia to do so as recently M'sia has started refusing renewal in cases where the holder has overstayed in a foreign country. The period where a passport will be denied ranges from 1 year onwards.
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answered on Jun 24, 2010 at 03:01
by   Rajah Brook
Whammy I forsee two problems for you.
1 You can renew your Malaysia passport with your old IC overseas, but, but,but you may not get a 5yr passport.  You could be given a new short term malaysian passport (depends on the guy behind the counter) and take a chance to go back to Malaysia and there renew your IC provided you have all your birthright doccumentation.  Realise that you may be asked why you are so late in applying for a MyCard IC.  New MyCard ICs take about a month if everything is in order.  If you know somebody like a "dato" or "datuk", then the turbo kicks in. Otherwise bare the pain of waiting.  MYCards cannot be applied for overseas. 

First things first.  Renew your Malaysian Passport at the nearest embassy etc.  See how long they give you and then decide further. If the staff refuse to renew your passport, challenge them.  They do not have the right to refuse a passport application provided you have the correct doccumentation

2 Malaysia does recognise PR overseas, but does not allow dual citizen.  Possession of a foreign passport is recognision of foreign citizenship.  If you do not have a US passport, how will you return to the US?  Will you have any recognised documentation for you to reenter the US?? If you can reenter, and time is on your side then go for it

From your note I think you understand the constraints of your situation.  Unless you have plans in the long term to settle home in Malaysia, you may want to consider that just visiting Malaysia is adequate for your purpose
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answered on Jun 29, 2010 at 10:10
by   LoyerBrook
You have ONLY one way: You should use US Passport, since you Msian Passport had expired 9 years ago.

Do not trouble youorself getting all unnecessary hassles and LONG WAIT for the approval.
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answered on Jun 29, 2010 at 18:09
by   orangkamapung
i am now a us citizen and holding a valid malaysia passport, should i just check into malaysia as an US tourist like you guys suggest in this forum, will immigration be able to find out the other valid malaysia passport that i am still holding as a m'sian.

thanks
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answered on Jun 30, 2010 at 00:15
by   LoyerBrook
For Orangkampung,

Whether to use US Passport or Malaysian Passport?

A good question that needs a lot of Common Sense to answer in Practice.

If your Malaysian Passport is still valid BUT will expire soon, and your purpose of coming back is to Renew your Malaysian Passport, then, you MUST use your Malaysian Passport.

WHY? The Tactical importance is to match your Last EXIT DATE (left Malaysia few years ago) and get the ENTRY DATE Chopped NOW on your passport.

If WITHOUT ENTRY DATE chopped on your Passport, when you go for RENEWAL of Passport, even the most ssttuuppiidd Immigration Officer could find out that you hold another Country's Passport.

They will ask you: MACAM MANA KAU MASUK BALIK KE MALAYSIA? (HOW DID YOU ENTER BACK to Malaysia?) They will surely know that you hold another Country's Passport to ENTER.

For those people who had Expired Malaysian Passports, then no choice, just use another Country's Passport to come back as Tourist.
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answered on Jun 30, 2010 at 03:41
by   orangkamapung
My purpose for this trip is for vacation back to home town, am i ok to just use the US passport ?

I appreciate you reply very much Loyer Brooke
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answered on Jun 30, 2010 at 18:58
by   LoyerBrook
If you do not plan to stay long in Malaysia. Just use your US Passport. But, you MUST NOT Over-stay.

Leave Malaysia before Expiry Date of Visit Pass, as any good US Tourist would leave. 

DO NOT PUBLICIZE about your Nationality. Do not bother about Malaysian Passport then.

Do not worry about Citizenship. Kau memang seorang Warganegara Malaysia, known to yourself.

If you intend to stay long in Malaysia, then use your Malaysian Passport. Again, you have to consider the Technical Application of your situation as US PR. Is it OK on the US Immigration?
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answered on Jul 2, 2010 at 08:14
by   orangkamapung
Hi loyer brook, my malaysia passport is not expired till 2014, will they be able to find out from the system the time i check into Mal with US passport ?
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