How Do I Check The Status of My Passport Renewal

Plane ticket, done. Now, perhaps you’re eagerly waiting to go overseas for your travel. Or going to umrah maybe?

Whatever it is, let’s see how you can check the status of your passport renewal.

How do I check the status of my passport renewal application in Malaysia?

To check the status of your passport renewal:

  1. Visit
  2. Locate the ‘Pertanyaan Status Permohonan – Inquiry of the application status‘ link.
  3. This can be found under the MyOnline Passport section on the homepage.
  4. Click on the link to proceed.
  5. Fill up all the information requested
  6. Done

How do I know if my Malaysian passport is ready for collection?

If you’re applying for a new one or just getting the renewal, you can also check the status of your Malaysian passport application through the Immigration Department of Malaysia’s website. Follow these steps:

  1. If you’re visiting the premise, after making payment, the officer will give your a timeframe for collection e.g. 2 hours
  2. Go to a nearby mamak joints for breakfast, lunch or just casual drink
  3. Come back within the stipulated time given
  4. Show your queue number
  5. Done

If you want to check whether your passport is ready for collection via website:

  1. Visit
  2. Locate the ‘Pertanyaan Status Permohonan – Inquiry of the application status‘ link.
  3. This can be found under the MyOnline Passport section on the homepage.
  4. Click on the link to proceed.
  5. Fill up all the information requested
  6. Done

Alternatively, you can also call the passport office where you applied or visit in person to check the status of your passport application.

Remember to bring your identity card or other relevant documents with you for verification purposes.

How long does online passport renewal take Malaysia?

The online passport renewal process in Malaysia typically takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete the online application.

After that, it usually takes 1 to 3 working days for the passport to be processed and ready for collection at the selected Immigration Office or Urban Transformation Centre (UTC).

However, processing time may vary depending on the workload at the immigration office and other factors.

Can I walk in to renew my Malaysia passport?

Yes, you can walk in to renew your Malaysia passport at any Immigration Department office or Malaysian consulate that handles passport renewal. However, it is recommended to arrive early, as there could be long queues.

In addition, some offices may require you to make an appointment in advance.

Consider using the MyOnline Passport service to save time and pre-fill your information.

How can I renew my Malaysian passport urgently?

To renew your Malaysian passport urgently, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the nearest Malaysian Immigration Department office or Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) that provides passport renewal services. You can find the locations on the official Immigration Department’s website.
  2. Complete the passport renewal form (IMM.42).
  3. You can download the form from the Immigration Department’s website or get one at the office.
  4. Make sure to fill in the required information accurately.
  5. Prepare the necessary documents:
  • Your current Malaysian passport.
  • Your Malaysian Identity Card (MyKad).
  • A recent passport-sized photograph with a blue background.
  • Any additional documents required for specific cases (e.g., marriage certificate, adoption certificate, etc.).
  1. Submit the completed form, passport-sized photograph, and required documents at the immigration office or UTC.
  2. Pay the passport renewal fee. As of October 2021, for urgent renewals, the fee is RM200 (approximately USD48) for adults and RM100 (approximately USD24) for children below 12 years old. Note that fees may vary and are subject to change.
  3. Collect your new passport. Urgent passport renewals are usually processed within one working day. You will be given a collection slip, and you must bring it along with your MyKad when collecting your new passport.

Please note that the availability of urgent passport renewal services may depend on the office’s capacity and operating hours.

It is advisable to contact the nearest immigration office or UTC before visiting to confirm the availability of urgent services and the required documents.

Can I renew my Malaysian passport without appointment?

If you’re overseas, it is possible to renew your Malaysian passport without an appointment by visiting an Immigration Department office or a Malaysian representative office abroad.

However, the process may take longer and you may have to wait in line. Making an appointment can save time and make the process more convenient.

But if you’re in Malaysia, to renew Malaysian passwport without appointment, try visiting small town with low population like Mersing, Johor.

Do not ever try to luck by visiting offices near the border like Johor Bahru, Johor or Kulai, Johor.

You have been warned.

Instead of Malaysian Immigration Department office, can I renew passport at UTC?

Yes, you can renew your passport at UTC (Urban Transformation Centres) in Malaysia, as these centers offer various government services, including passport renewal, under one roof.

Ensure to check the operating hours and the specific UTC location where the immigration services are provided before visiting.

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