First of all, let us say it gets easier and more efficient each time to get our Malaysian Passports renewed and this time was no exception.
This time, it was to apply and get a Malaysian Passport sorted for our 8 month old Baby. We did it at Kompleks Kementerian Dalam Negeri (Ministry of Home Affairs) at Sri Hartamas, KL.
We were in and out of the place in 1.5 hours. Here’s how we did it.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED :
1. Original Copy and ONE photocopy of Baby’s Birth Cert
2. Baby photo is taken on the spot – preferably wearing dark colors. Otherwise they have a dark cloak for baby
3. Original Copy and ONE photocopy Mother or Father’s IC (MyKad)
4. Fee of RM100
How to Apply & Get your Baby’s Passport done in 1.5 hours…
1. Arrive Early
For families with babies, it is actually very speedy, as the push you to the front of the queue.
The official opening time is 8am but the queue starts as early as 7am. at 7:30am sharp an official comes out and informs that all ELDERLY and families with BABIES who are making their passports to skip to the front of the line. We arrived at 7.25am and there was already a queue. But when the officials opened the doors, they made us come up to the front of the line (the power of babies!)
But it still pays to be early because if you miss the announcement by the official for babies and elderly to move up the line, then you will be stuck at the back anyway.
2. Have your Baby’s Birthcert and your MyKad ready
The first counter you are called to is for you to hand in your baby’s birth cert and for them to check the mother’s MyKad. You will need to submit photocopies of both plus show them the ORIGINAL.
3. Take your Baby’s photo
Then you will be called to a second counter to (a) take your baby’s photo (b)measure your baby’s height. It is better to dress your baby in dark colors as it stands out against the white background. The photo is also in black and white so contrast is better. However, if your baby is dressed in a light-colored top, don’t worry they have a cloak to drape over baby for the shot.
4. Prepare RM100
You will then be called to the payment counter to pay. As of now, there’s no longer baby or children under their parent’s passport. All kids who plan to travel abroad, are required to have their own passports. Once you have paid, it’s 1 hours wait (exactly) to get your passport.
5. Pick up your passport
Once you’ve had your breakfast, it’s time to return to pick up your passport. Check everything is in order (that they’ve spelt your baby’s name right etc..) and that you have back all your Original documents with you. Your baby’s passport is valid for FIVE years.
For nursing moms, there’s actually a nursing room right at the corner of waiting area which is superb. Props for being so nursing mom and bubs friendly!
Done and dusted – basically in at 730am and out by 9am on a Tuesday. We applied and got our Baby’s Passport done in 1.5 hours. It was super efficient.
Add: National Registration Department,
FT of Kuala Lumpur
Level G Kompleks Kementerian Dalam Negeri
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Off Jalan Dutamas 1
50551 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-62011106, 03-62011106
Fax: -03-62011108 GPS : N3 10.057 E101 40.057 Opening hours 8:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday), Breaks for 12:15 to 2:45pm on Fridays.