04 August 2009

How to make your child passport?

Gone were the days where my mom used to stick my picture and my sibling pictures to her passport as "tag-on". Nowadays, the Malaysian Immigration Department required all children, irregardless of age, to have individual passport.

Making a passport has also been a breeze now! I still remember my dad and mom used to drag my sis and myself up at 6 am to queue up at the Immigration Department to make or renew our passport. In the past, the Immigration Department will give out number and once the number are all snapped up, you will have to come back another day.

Now, our Immigration Department work 7 days a week, even on Sunday for certain branches! I've just applied a passport for Anney and here are some of the details to share with you:-

1. Go to the Immigration Website to download the latest Form IM.42 (for Malaysian Citizen) for international travel. Remember to print the form on front and back of an A4 paper by setting your printer to duplex mode. The Immigration Department will not accept your form if you print it on two separate pieces of A4 paper. Alternatively, you can buy the form at the Immigration Department for a small fee;

2. Documents required:-
  • 2 recent passport size photo of your child with blue background. The size of the photo should follow the new measurement of 3.5cm x 5cm;
  • Original copy of birth certificate and 1 photocopy of the birth certificate
  • Original copy of father/mother/approved guardian's NRIC and 1 photocopy of the NRIC (to support the child application)
3. Complete the form and bring all the documents before going to the Number Issuing Counter. A number will be issued only if all the documents are complete;

4. For child below 2 years old, there will be a special counter (I think it is Counter 25 & 26 @ Damansara Branch). If you do go on a Sunday at the Damansara Branch, once you get the number, you could go to any empty counter, no need to wait for your number to be called;

5. At the Submission Counter, the officer will check and ensure all documents are complete, both original and photocopy plus the photos. The father/mother/approved guardian who gave the consent will be asked to do the thumbprint and sign next to the thumbprint; and

6. After that, wait for your number to be called (or shown on the screen) at the Cashier Counter. Pay the fee and a receipt will be issued. All the original documents will be return to you for safekeeping. Wait for 2 hours (after payment) before going to the Collection Counter to submit your receipt before collecting the passport.

Validity of the passport:
  • 5 years from date of issue

  • 32 pages @ RM300.00
  • 64 pages @ RM600.00
  • Half-priced for child below 12 years old or below 21 years old (with proof of higher education overseas) at date of application
  • Mode of payment - Cash, Bank draft or Credit card (for weekday only)

Operation hours:-

Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.30pm
(KL, Labuan, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Perak, Penang, Perlis, Sabah & Sarawak

Saturday and Sunday: 8.00am to 1.00pm
Melaka, Pahang (Kuantan), Perak (Ipoh), Selangor (Shah Alam), Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (Damansara), Johor (Wisma Persekutuan), Penang (Seberang Jaya), Sawarak (Kuching) and Sabah (Kota Kinabalu)

Operation hours may changed without further notice. Please consult the website here.

You will need to bring your child along to make / renew the passport as well as to collect the passport!


Kay said...

Hi, thanks for sharing your experience. Does the child need to go with you to the Immigration Dept? My son is 6 and I hope I don't have to bring him along to renew his passport. He'll be so bored and restless! Do they stop receiving applications after a certain time at the Damansara branch? Thanks!

Blog's author said...

Hi Kay. Yes, you will need to bring your son along for the passport application and collection too. For Damansara branch, the application counter will normally close half an hour before the closing time.

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