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WHAT IS A PASSPORT ?
A passport is an official and valid travel document which has been issued to a person by or on behalf of the Government of which such person is a citizen and authorizing travel abroad.
A passport remains the property of the Government and may be withdrawn at any time if the Immigration Department is satisfied any reason of doing so.
The main legislation governing the possession and production of passport or travel document by persons entering and leaving Malaysia and related matters is the Passport Act 1966.
WHEN DO I NEED A PASSPORT ?
You need a passport when entering Malaysia from a foreign country. You have to produce your passport to the immigration officer and where you are a non-citizen of Malaysia, your passport must have a valid visa for Malaysia issued on the authority of and by or on behalf of the Government of Malaysia.
You also need a passport when leaving Malaysia for a foreign country and you shall, if required to do so by the immigration officer to produce to that officer a passport.
An immigration officer may make on any passport produced, such endorsement as he thinks fit.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A MALAYSIAN PASSPORT AND WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS ?
You can apply for a Malaysian passport if you are a citizen of Malaysia :