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What should I do if I lost my passport? How to replace a stolen passport?

Report your lost or stolen Malaysian passport

If your passport has been lost or stolen in Malaysia, you must report it to the Immigration Department of Malaysia immediately. This is to prevent someone misusing your passport and your identity.

If you are outside Malaysia and your passport is lost or stolen, you must report to the nearest Malaysian Representative Office immediately.

You should first make a police report at the nearest police station.

If your passport has been lost or damaged by fire in Malaysia, you must obtain a certified report from the Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba Dan Penyelamat).

If your passport has been lost in a natural disaster caused by flood in Malaysia, then a letter from the local authority - City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya), Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran) or District Council (Majlis Daerah), will be required.

After you report your passport to be lost or stolen, it is no longer valid if rediscovered and you must return it to the Immigration Department of Malaysia. It cannot be reused and the information will be forwarded to INTERPOL. You may be held by the immigration authorities or the police if you try to do so.


Replacing your lost or stolen Malaysian passport

If you want to replace a Malaysian passport that has been lost or stolen, you will need to complete Form IM.42c and submit the following supporting documents:
  • identity card (MyKad or MyKid)
  • police report
  • other report of lost passport, where applicable
  • birth certificate and parent's identity card, if you are below 18 years
  • copy of lost passport, if any
  • marriage or divorce certificate, if you are below 18 years and married or divorced
  • employment confirmation letter, if working abroad
  • letter of offer for studying abroad, if applicable
  • emergency certificate with a report from entry point immigration office, if applicable
  • verification of status, if you are a permanent resident of third country
Application for a replacement passport is subject to approval of the Director General. You will be notified of the result within five (5) working days.


Emergency certificate:

You can apply for an emergency certificate if:
  • you lost your passport abroad, repatriated to Malaysia on government's expense; or
  • your Malaysian passport cannot be issued within the stipulated period.

The emergency certificate is only valid for 12 months and for a single journey to the country mentioned in it.

To apply for emergency certificate, you have to submitted the following documents:
  • Form F - IM.42
  • Documentary evidence of Malaysian status
  • 2 photos measuring 3.5cm x 5.0cm
  • Payment of RM50

and

  • identity card (MyKad) if you are aged 18 and above
  • identity card (MyKad or MyKid) and marriage certificate if you are below 18 years and married
  • identity card (MyKad or MyKid) (if any), birth certificate and identity card of father if you are below 18 years and father is still alive
  • identity card (MyKad or MyKid) (if any), birth certificate, father's death certificate and mother's identity card if father is deceased
  • identity card (MyKad or MyKid) (if any), birth certificate, parents' death certificates and statutory declaration of guardianship if parents are deceased
  • identity card (MyKad or MyKid) (if any), birth certificate, mother's identity card and court's order if parents separated and father cannot be contacted
  • identity card (MyKad or MyKid) (if any), identity card of legal guardian and certificate of adoption certifying child's citizenship status if you are an adopted child


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Knowledge Base ID :   1566
Last Review :   August 25, 2016
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