My last renewal passport in Malaysia post was 2011 and here is the updated on with new system. So, I hope my renewal passport experience in Johor Bahru can help those who are planning to do it in Johor Bahru instead of Singapore.
Where to Renew Passport in Johor?
Here are the lists of Johor Immigration Offices for your reference
What to Bring for Renewal Passport?
With the new system, all you need to bring is:
1. I/C – Note: Your I/C must be the updated one otherwise please renew it before you can apply for renewal passport
2. Current Passport
3. Birth Certificate based on the stated requirements stated here.
4. Cash/ Credit Card
How to Renew Passport at UTC Johor Bahru?
I did my renewal passport at UTC in Johor Bahru. It is located inside Galleria at Kotaraya, Johor Bahru. A short walking distance from Johor CIQ and to give you a general view, it is consider opposite Faculty of Caffeine. The shopping mall entrance opens at 8.00am but you can see people are gathered around.
As soon as the security guard opens the door at 8am sharp, everyone dashed in and get to Level 2 of UTC office to queue for number.
First, queue to get a number. The officer will check your I/C and passport before giving out the number. You cannot get someone else to get a number for you.
Note: And for senior citizen, they will be given different queue number. There are two counters especially for senior citizen to renew their passport.
Next, wait for your turn. The officer will take photo on the spot and do the necessary form updated. So, please ensure that you are wearing dark colour to do your passport. Otherwise, they will provide you the black coat or shawl to cover your shoulder.
Then, keep your number and wait for the payment counter to call. Make your payment and the receipt will state the time of passport collection. It will be an hour after making payment. I paid RM200 for my passport renewal.
Remember to place your receipt at the counter next to it. There will be a notice box stating to place your receipt there. Please do it otherwise you will never get your name called.
And be sure to be back at the counter where you placed your receipt on time. The reason is because the officer will not use the number system to call. She/ He will call out name instead. So, you need to be attentive enough to hear her calling.
P/S: She/he will offer you to purchase the passport cover of RM5.00. You can opt not to purchase.
And I got my passport around 10.30am and all set to go home. It was quite fast and hassle-free. The next thing to do is to go to ICA website to transfer my re-entry permit so that I can go back Singapore with updated passport details. And you can use autogate system in Singapore directly. Alternatively, go to manual counter if you have yet to update your re-entry details.
And there is a notice stating that you can now renew your passport online. Do share if anyone did passport renewal experience through online!
Hope this helps for those are planning to renew passport in Johor Bahru.
For more details, you can visit this link http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/pasport/malaysian-international-passport
Address: Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru,
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia