Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Renew Passport at High Comm of Malaysia in Singapore

With my very 1st passport expiring on May this year, I went to the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore to renew it.


Location:
High Commission of Malaysia,
301 Jervois Road,
Singapore 249077
Hours(Mon-Fri):
Submission: 8am - 11:30am
Collection: 2:30pm - 4:15pm


Procedures for Malaysian International Passport Renewal
Things to prepare beforehand:
  • Form IM.42
    Download from this site (http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/information/downloadable-forms) or press HERE ), MUST print doublesided
    Alternatively, queue for the form at the High Comm
  • 2 passort photo (blue background, size:3.5 x 5cm)
  • Malaysia Identity Card (Original & Photocopy)
  • Existing Malaysia Passport
  • Singapore IC: PR / Employment Pass / Work Permit / Student Pass (Original & photocopy)

How to get there:

5 minWalk 218 m
Walk to the bus stop at Opposite Orchard MRT, Orchard Boulevard.
6 min
+7 min
Bus 14, 65
Board at Opposite Orchard MRT (09022), Orchard Boulevard in about 7 min. Alight at Valley Point Condominium, River Valley Road, 4 stops later.
7 minWalk 323 m
Walk to Malaysian High Commission.

Process:
Morning
  1. Exchange ID (anything except Malaysia & Singapore IC because you need it for the application) for a visitor pass at the guard house
  2. Queue (Counter 11) to have your documents checked and queue number issued
  3. If everything is ok, wait for your number to be called and submit your documents and passport (Counter 7-9)
  4. Queue (Counter 6) to make payment. A 32-page passport costs SGD124 at the time of my application, but it is subjected to changes due to currency fluctuations

Afternoon
  1. Come back at 2.30pm, exchange ID for pass
  2. Queue (Counter 7-9) for your visitor pass number to be called
  3. Collect Passport and activate biometrics
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I reached the High Comm at 8.30am, queued for ~2 hours and finished everything at 10.30am.
Came back at 3.40pm, thinking that I only need to collect, but queued for another hour just to collect my passport and activate the biometrics.
The speed.. the attitude.. Man, I'm back in Malaysia.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its exactly my experince for renewing my son,s passport. The procedure never change when out of Malaysia. What to ssay men, as long things can be done without going back to Malaysia, should be grace already.

GES said...

can't agree more.
The 1st time I went, I was told to go to the immigration office in JB to renew.

Anonymous said...

may i know how to update my new passport no at sinapore ICA wedsite? thanks a lot.

GES said...

What I did last time was I went to ICA and fill up a Transfer of REP (Re-Entry Permit) form.
Alternatively, I was told by the lady at the counter that I can do this using SingPass.

This is an intro to e-REP
http://www.ica.gov.sg/news_details.aspx?nid=11771

And this the website to settle your REP online
http://erep.ica.gov.sg/erep/index.do

Anonymous said...

update:

most of the info above are correct except:

1. they are giving out free form when you get your visitor pass from the security booth
2. the gate is opened at about 730am to let everyone go in and wait.
3. the counter will be opened at about 750am. once you have everything ready, you can be the first one to process the application form even if you are not the first one to go in.

tips:
fill up the form, prepare one photocopy of your malaysia ic and PR IC, take your photo in blue background before hand. it will help to cut down the waiting time by half. we all went in together before the counter is opened, but i had to wait for 40min to take my photo while those who came late but with everything ready can get q number immediately and process before me.

GES said...

Thanks for the updates.
Like how you would suggest ppl to prepare the passport photo before hand, I would also suggest ppl to print the form DOUBLE-SIDED and fill them in before hand. =)

Anonymous said...

Hi All,
Today just came back from renewing my passport in Johor,Taman Tropika.
Pls be advised that the old Persekutuan passport office is still open and you can apply your passport there but collect only the next day cos your documents and passport need to be send to the new passport office to process at Taman Tropika.
If you need to return to Singapore to work then you have to take a taxi meter is around RM15 to Taman Tropika new Passport building.It will take around 3 hrs to complete and collect same day.
Those who want to take public bus to Taman Tropika will have to board a bus IMO3 from Larkin to Taman Tropika and drop outside the passport building nearby a taxi stand.Just walk in around 10 minutes only.Proceed to level 3 and just take a number to hand in your passport renewal form.I think if you are working in Singapore then go to Malaysia High Comm easier same timing to complete and no need go JB so troublesome.If you need to go JB to apply new or renew passport might as well take morning train from Singapore to Skudai around 1 hr only and walk to the Hypermarket where the passport office is located around 15 minutes walk only save on taxi fare and time.After complete can take bus or wait for next train back to singapore.Hope this will help u guys.I REGRET going to Taman Tropika passport office so bloody far from town waste money and time.

GES said...

Wow. it looks like a lot of hassle. I think I'll stick to renewing my passport in Singapore. Or when I'm back at home in Malaysia.

Thanks for the info!

shirley lee said...

I check online. if Renew a Malaysia passport in Singapore need to wait for 5 working days.. izit the real? or can collect at the same day ?

Anonymous said...

Online Passport Renewal Service
https://eservices.imi.gov.my/myimms/myPassport?action=welcome&lang=en&type=26&module=passport

demi chong said...

Renewal 2nd time at high comm.
-Now very simple, just fill up 1 form get from guard house officer.
-Existing Malaysia Passport
-2 passport photo (blue background, size:3.5 x 5cm), inside also got machine for taking photo, SGD6 4pcs, officer will cut it for you.
-Malaysia Identity Card (Original & Photocopy)
-Singapore IC: PR / Employment Pass / Work Permit / Student Pass (Original & photocopy).
-Important! They got no money exchange for you, so must bring exact SGD124 notes, as they will put in envelope add on with your document.
R: Photocopy which blank/white color area must not have flaw/gray line, else they may ask to photocopy again.

I went on 17 July, wed morning about 0815am, done at 0930am, but collection is on Fri, think because of puasa now.

GES said...

Sounded the same as what I experienced last time. lol
But the waiting time seems to have shortened

joyce rodriguez said...

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Anonymous said...

May i Know where can print the renew passport form ? The passport photo backgroud is white or blue?

GES said...

The latest form can be downloaded from here (http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/information/downloadable-forms)
Direct Link:
http://www.imi.gov.my/images/borang/Pasport/Borang%20Permohonan%20Pasport.pdf

The recent one I used for other official purpose was still blue.

ang thiam siew said...

can anyone tells me if I were to renew my malaysian passport in the morning, can I get it in the afternoon on the same day, cos in the website stated 3 working days.

GES said...

For mine, I got it on the same day.
Time flies, This post was written 5 years ago.
So I will update the info if I'm going to the embassy to renew my passport this time round.

yen yik said...

Just do today and latest update is no need to print the form from website anymore, once reach there, exchange your ID at guard house and the guard will give u an entrance pass with a copy of small form, just fill up your current resident address in Sg, your Height, Sg contact number.
(I reach by 7:45am, and got my number 1020 which need to wait for 20 ppl, approx 1.5 hours to reach me)

Now no need to take photo anymore, which on the counter, the officer will take for you free once you submitted your documents.

Document required:-
1. A piece of form that obtained @ Guardhouse (please fill up after take)

2. Original SG Working Pass & Msia IC

3. Copy of SG Working Pass & Msia IC

4. Current Passport

5. Payment of S$124 (Exact Amount)

Time of submit your renewal: 8am onward (Will suggest you reach before 7:45am)

number will only give in @ counter 11(Enquiry counter) with your completed ducuments/attachment

Collection will be after 2-3 working days (included the submission day)

Anonymous said...

Just went to renew mind this morning. Reached @ 7.45am & settled @ 8.45am. About an hour.
1. no need IM42 form. New form issued when you collect the pass from guardhouse.
2. Ensure photocopy of Msia & SG ICs are in one copy. Separate copy of ICs will not be accepted.
3. Once you have all the doc ready, you will be asked to queue up.
4. No physical photo needed. Picture will be taken digitally on the spot, FOC.
5. Collection - the next day p.m.