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How do I renew or replace my passport?

You can renew your passport whenever you want. You do not have to wait for it to run out.

Some countries require you to hold a passport with at least six (6) months validity from the date of entry. To avoid troubles while traveling, you are recommended to get a new passport if your passport has less than six (6) months validity prior to the date of entry.


Any period that your passport has left to run, in whole months up to six (6) months, will be added to your new passport on the following conditions:
  • not a case of lost and stolen or damaged passport; and
  • not the case under investigation.

Where to renew your Malaysian passport

If you're in Malaysia:

Renew your passport at the passport counter of any Immigration Department of Malaysia.

You can also renew your passport online with effective 1 September 2016.

If you're outside Malaysia:

Renew your passport at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad.

Application requirements


The application process is the same whether you are applying for your first time or renewing your passport, except that you don't need to fill in Form IM.42 for renewal.

You must appear in person. You'll be attended by a queue number system.

Bring along original documents. Photocopies are not accepted.

For all applications, you must:

How long it takes

Don't book travel until you have your passport - doing so is at your own risk.


If you're in Malaysia:
  • Passport renewal application will be processed on the same day and you can collect your passport within an hour after payment is made.

    Your application can be delayed if you don't follow instructions or that your documents have defects.

If you're outside Malaysia:
  • Please refer to the Malaysian representative office for the current passport renewal processing times.
Malaysian passport unclaimed after three (3) months from the date specified in the payment receipt will be forfeited, including the paid application fee. You will be required to submit a fresh application and appropriate fees.


Brief Outlines Passport Renewal Steps

The following steps are only applicable if you are renewing your passport in Malaysia. Each Immigration office may have slightly different procedures.


  1. Walk in the Passport Division of the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

  2. Take a number from the ticketing kiosk for passport renewal.

  3. Take a seat and wait for your number to be called for service. Ticket numbers currently being called are displayed on the counter display screen.

    If all seats are taken, you'll be forced to stand. You are not recommended to leave the area.

  4. When it's your turn, proceed to the respective counter.

  5. Hand your current passport and MyKad to the immigration officer.

  6. The immigration officer will process your application and verify your passport and MyKad with a fingerprint scanner.

  7. Your facial image will be taken using facial live capture (FLC) system.

  8. You'll be requested to be seated again while waiting for the same ticket number to be called again to the payment counter.

  9. When it's your turn, proceed to the payment counter and remit the required passport fee. Payment can be made by cash only.

  10. Please ensure you receive a payment receipt. Keep it properly. You'll not be able to collect your passport without your reference number.

  11. You'll be requested to return in one (1) hour to pick up your new passport. You can leave the area.

  12. You are recommended to return at least 10 minutes earlier.
    • Your ticket number will be called again; or
    • You'll have to hand your payment receipt to the immigration officer and wait for your name to be called.

  13. When it's your turn, proceed to the counter to pick up your new passport.

  14. Check to ensure that all details on your passport are correct.

  15. Have a safe and enjoyable journey!


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Knowledge Base ID :   1564
Last Reviewed :   September 6, 2016
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