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Can I renew my Malaysian ID card after 30 years absence?

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asked on Jan 7, 2017 at 08:44
by   C Grey
edited on Jan 9, 2017 at 07:28
 
I currently live in Thailand. I have an old Malaysian ID card when I was 12 (never renew at age 18). The things that I think can prove my citizenship is my birth certificate (issued as born within Malaysia).

Can I apply for renewal after a period that long... over 30 years? Any risk of being sent to jail?
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answered on Jan 7, 2017 at 15:52
by   mike
edited Jan 9, 2017 at 07:30
 
Can I apply for renewal after a period that long... over 30 years?
You are born in Malaysia and have a Malaysian IC. Can. Why not? Just pay delay penalty.

Any risk of being sent to jail?
No risk. You are not a criminal.. are you?
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answered on Jan 7, 2017 at 20:35
by   Yogeswary
edited Jan 9, 2017 at 07:35
 
Any risk of being sent to jail?
Why jail a non Malaysian for trying to apply for citizenship?

Birth certificate (issued as born within Malaysia) 
Does not mean auto citizenship unless one of the parent is a Malaysian (yet have to apply).

I have old Malaysian ID card when I was 12 (never renew at age 18) 
At one point of time, all old IC must be changed to MyKad which will mean you have been accorded citizenship or not, based on the color of the MyKad.

I currently live in Thailand.
Means for the past 30 years you have been travelling around on another country's Passport and Citizenship.

Malaysia does not allow Dual Citizenship. You have to cancel the old one in order to get Malaysian one. So, your attempt to "renew" or rather apply for a MyKad is an uphill task.
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answered on Jan 11, 2017 at 03:12
by   C Grey
edited Jan 16, 2017 at 05:05
 
I've read on several Malaysian pages saying 'between age of 18-25 Malaysian must renew their cards, penalty of 2-year jail or pay the delay charges or both'. So no one ever been sent to jail because of this, am I right?

My mother is Malaysian (she still have active IC) married to a Thai who owns Malaysian red IC.

Anyway, I saw many people have dual citizenship Malaysian, why is that possible?
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answered on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:38
by   meza
Hi C Grey

Have you renew your old IC yet? I have an old IC (1995 - the one that had a bunga raya on the front of the card) Currently I live in the UK for the past 16 years. The Malaysian passport has asked me to go back to Malaysia to renew it. I am still a Malaysian citizen though.

I await your reply.
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