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Renewing Malaysian Passport

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asked on Jan 12, 2020 at 16:52
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edited on May 8, 2020 at 16:14
 
I have a foreign passport as I had to convert over because of circumstances than need (I worked for a foreign government). My Malaysian Passport has expired and immigration records shows I am overseas. Question is, if I enter Malaysia with my foreign passport and seek to renew my Malaysian Passport, anyone has any recent experience? I have new IC but accidentally allowed my Passport to expire last year and forgot to renew it. I have intention to move back as one of my relative is dying and has no one to rely upon except me. 

Appreciate anyone sharing.

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answered on Jan 12, 2020 at 18:11
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@clinique221,

if I enter Malaysia with my foreign passport
Do you have a choice?
Aussie Travel Policy is that for Dual Citizenship holders like you have to travel out using Australian passport.

seek to renew my Malaysian Passport
How do you explain your entry into Malaysia since there is a record of exit for so many years? If you show your Australia Passport to them, Malaysia Immigration may compound it and seek your self renunciation of your Malaysian citizenship.

accidentally allowed my Passport to expire last year and forgot to renew it.
You couldn't even if you wanted to.
Malaysian have migrated to a new Biometric System. Facial Recognition is now embedded into the passport via a chip. All old passports cannot be renewed in 2019 overseas. Must come back personally.

I have intention to move back
Mistake has been made for not coming back to Malaysia to make a new Malaysian Passport.

Even if you have still a valid Malaysian Passport and when you try to make a new one, can you explain why you can be in Australia for so many years.



Legally speaking you are still Malaysian Citizen. The only option for your case is to renounce your Australian Citizenship in order to come back to Malaysia. And you will not be issued a Malaysian Passport to travel anywhere for a period of time. That is, if you decide to come back to reside.

@Mouldy's husband has renounced his Malaysian citizenship. His residency application is sure to fail. Kementerian Dalam Negeri and Malaysia Immigration need not give any reasons for any rejections.

(Caveat : The above comment is written by a Q&A registered User. It represents a personal point of view only and not be regarded as legal advice.)
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answered on Jan 22, 2020 at 18:40
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Just come back with your foreign passport and renew your Malaysia passport as soon as possible. Most likely, you'll be fine, unless you're terribly unlucky.

There's really no point in ruminating over hypotheticals that may not happen, especially since you've found yourself in a tight situation and your choices are limited.

When was the last time on record you left Malaysia? And when did your passport expire? I hope it's not something like 10-15 years ago.

In my opinion, dual citizens are low on immigration priorities. You'll probably be fine.

Passport scans do get occasionally left out either due to human error or machine glitches. It's probably more common than we think. Is especially common in the land vehicular borders.
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