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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A passport remains the property of the Government and may be withdrawn at any time if the Immigration Department is satisfied any reason of doing so.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 :

  • 18 years above and possess an identity card or police or army identity card
  • below 18 years, for those who are married, and possess an identity card and marriage certificate
  • below 18 years, if father still alive, and possess an identity card, if any, birth certificate and identity card of father
  • below 18 years, if father deceased, and possess an identity card, if any, birth certificate, death certificate of father and identity card of mother
  • below 18 years, if parents deceased, and possess an identity card, if any, birth certificate, death certificate of parent and statutory declaration of guardianship
  • below 18 years, if parents divorce, and possess an identity card, if any, birth certificate, identity card of mother and court's order for custody of child
  • below 18 years, if any, birth certificate, identity card of mother and court's order for custody of child
  • below 18 years, if adopted child, and possess identity card, if any, identity card of legal guardian and certificate of adoption certifying child's citizenship status.




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