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APPLICATION FOR NEW OR RENEWAL OF MALAYSIAN INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT
(MACHINE READABLE VERSION)
 
 
Please be informed that the Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok does not has the authority to issue or renew the Malaysian International Passport (Machine Readable Version). Nevertheless the application could be submitted through the Embassy which in turn will forward it to the Malaysian Immigration Department in Putrajaya.  The whole process will take approximately one to two months.
 
The following documents are required for the application:-
 
  -           Passport application from IM.42-Pin.1/97 (available at the Embassy)
  -           3 passport size photographs with light blue background
            -           2 copies of identity cards
            -           2 copies of birth certificates
            -           The original and a copy of the old passport (for renewal only)
  -           Fee: RM300 for 32 pages (half the amount for children below 12 years of age)
 
         With effect from December 2009, the Government of Malaysia has ceased to issue out passport renewal Malaysian Embassies/High Commissions abroad.  All renewal process has to be done at the Immigration Office in Malaysia which will issue out machine readable version passport.
 
Given the proximity between Malaysia and Thailand, any Malaysians residing in Thailand has the options of either:
 
(a)      retruning to Malaysia before the expiry of the passport and renew the passport at any of the Immigration office in Malaysia; or
 
(b)     cross the Malaysia-Thai border and visit any of the Immigration office at Bukit Kayu Hitam, Padang Besar, Alor Setar, Pengkalan Hulu or Rantau Panjang for renewal purposes.
 

(please visit http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=54&lang=en)

 

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