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Malaysian Citizen living in the UK with PR but passport expired a couple of years ago

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asked on Apr 16, 2018 at 19:16
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edited on Apr 28, 2018 at 17:00
 
I'm a Malaysian citizen living in the UK with indefinite leave to remain.  My passport expired a few years ago.  I have lived in the UK for over 30 years but would like to remain a Malaysian citizen.  I would like to understand the following.

1.  What should I do to renew my passport? Is it possible?  What do I need to take to the embassy?
2.  Can I renew in the UK or do I have to go back to Malaysia to do this?
3.  If I have to go back, how much time do I have before to I have leave the UK.  I'm working here and it could present a problem if its a short period of time.  
4.  I read that it could happen that if I return to Malaysia, the government could choose not to renew my passport for a period of time, i.e. a year or 2, hence forcing me to stay.  This would be a major problem for my job.  

Thank you for any help you can provide on these questions.
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answered on May 15, 2018 at 00:15
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edited May 28, 2018 at 05:54
 
Personal views.. non-legal

1.  You have to come back to make new passport and MyKad if you have not done so.
2.  **Ditto**
3.  It depends on how you can explain on how to be out of Malaysia for a period of 30 years.
4.  I did not renew my passport for 10 years. When I make a new one, it took me 50 minutes to get one, but that is because I have never travel on my expired 10 year old passport. You need to submit together with old passport or else, the Immigration may not issue a new one for a few months/years.
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answered on May 15, 2018 at 09:16
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edited May 28, 2018 at 05:55
 
3.  If I have to go back, how much time do I have before to I have leave the UK.  I'm working here and it could present a problem if its a short period of time.

I have misread the above.

I do not think you can renew your passport at the embassy. Someone had posted that after 2 years, one has to come back to Malaysia to make a new one. And there is no assurance nor indication that the Immigration can give a new passport within a short period of time.

If you are working overseas and can continue to do so without breaking immigration laws there, it might be a good idea to work and save some monies for a few more years, then come back to retire comfortably.
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