Jun 11, 2008

Renew your passport, what you should know?

Remember when I was on leave last week? It was due to some errands needed to be settled. So my story today is like 'cerita basi' already lah. Anyway, the first place us family went to last week was the Immigration. Why we need to be at Immigration? Of course to do our passport. Well, me and hubby are actually renewing ours, while kids are getting their own passport. We reached at Subang Airport, Terminal 3 at 10.20am, and the queue was really long. If only I knew that getting all the documents ready will make the waiting period shorter, I'm sure I will do that long time ago. I only brought all the original documents without any copy of it. And of course kids and me have no photo. If any of you plan to get a passport and want it to be ready really fast, here is the list of item needed to be brought :

  • Original IC (Mykad for adult and MyKid for kids below 12 years old) (Make a copy)
  • Birth Certificate for kids.(Make a copy)
  • Passport size photo (colour)
  • Pen (to fill your form) If you are doing a renewal, form is not necessary unless the chip in your passport is not readable (kaput already)

I don't have the copy of all our documents, so have to queue; make copy of our documents and take photo for me and kids (hubby done his part). Took about 30 mins for the whole process. After filling the form for my kids, have to que for number for document processing. Then another number to pay for the passport. Like 3 stages pulak. The whole 3 stages is first timer only.

If you only need a renewal, the process is pretty simple. You only need your MyKad, 1 photo, copy of your I/C and RM300 (if it's for your kid passport then RM150 lah) cash in your hand. Go to their renewal kiosk, and their officer will get everything done in less than 5 minutes. Best kan?

Back to my story, We got everthing done within 3 1/2 hours. If only I prepare everything in advance that day, I'm sure we won't need 3 hours to 'kou tim' our passport. See...4 passports done in 3 1/2 hours. Very fast kan..

Oh ya, if you are Sabahan and want to do a passport in penisular Malaysia, you will need longer time for it. I did mine in 2001, and lots of process was involved. The Immigration need to get an approval (which took 2 weeks -3 months) from the State Government. After you application approved, then only you can get your passport done.

Word of advice here, after you take your passport, please check it thoroughly for any mistakes whatsoever. I was lucky to spot one major mistake in my daughter's passport which is her year of birth. Adakah 2003!?? My son was not even born that year! It is supposed to be 2006. Ahaks! Ammendment was done for daughter, but not change the whole passport lah, just a note of ammendment in one of the page.

While in the immigration, (nothing related with passport making), there was this one mother with her baby (9 - 12 months look). Baby was playing and trying to stand on the chair when he/she suddenly cried. My daughter, who is so fascinated with baby..(padahal she is a baby herself), keep telling me "baby, cry-ing". The baby was hiding and crying really loud. Then I saw what the mother did. It was really unforgivable. Can you imagine she slapped the baby on her cheek?? The slaps was not the gentle one, I can hear the slapping sound even from my seat. And she gave her baby 3 slaps and made baby cry even more. Kesian i tell you!!! The baby had a very obvious red mark on her / his cheek. Kejam or not the mother?? I admit I do smacked my kids sometimes, but never on the upper part. Usually kaki, palm or bon'ts only (Especially son). *shaking head* But..who am I to judge her right? Hopefully nothing serious happend to the poor baby (mana lah tau kena abuse ka?).

Ok lah..enough with my long post, nanti tetidur pulak baca..Actually there were other places we went last week thursday, but next time lah story-story. Will tell you my experience in EPF office pulak..hehehe Now, i need to be off from office..Kids menunggu di rumah already.. : Chiao!

26 comments:

M@uRiNe said...

Yup... since my hubby is sarawakian, about a month baru dpt pasport dia. Yang bikin lama Tawau ja boleh kasi keluar pasport org LD. Drg blg di KK if Sabahan in a jiffy terus dpt ni.

ArMs said...

yay thx for the infos... amat berguna this heehe. yaba, punya la the tahun beranak pun can salah type. hey, kerja clerk la ni tau;B

urang ranau said...

hmm bagus juga tuh, ish baru sia ter ingat mo check sia punya passport expiry date.....tq sbb kasi ingat sia. hmm dulu2 (3/4 thn dulu sia buat passport dlm masa 1-2jam sija di kk)..hmm with regards tuh budak yg kana slapped mama dia..hmm sia kasian tu mama dia (sbb ini semua karma, nnt kita tunggu sepa yg kana slapped balik, palis2 la)

Kadus_Mama said...

m@urine ~ oh! hubby ko buat passport dia di mana?

arms ~ nah tu lah! main type jak kan..tingu salah!

urang ranau ~ if kita sabahan, buat di sabah..it will be 1 - 2 hours jak, but if first timer mau buat sini kL memang terpaksa tunggu juga lah..

queen bee said...

Cerita basi tapi boleh pakai sampai bila bila.. thanks for the tips..

Kadus_Mama said...

queen bee ~ Welkam..welkam..

Nick Phillips said...

Three and a half hours? Wow, that was fast! LOL! Well, what do you expect with our government people. Too much red tape and queuing which I honestly think can be cut down considerably ...

Kadus_Mama said...

nick ~ its fast actually, but i think they can do better than 3 1/2 hours..maybe 1/2 hours?? hahaha (not possible in BolehLand)

M@uRiNe said...

Lahad Datu. Sa pun heran napa mesti hantar di Tawau dulu. Quite strict tapi PTI berjuta-juta lemon.

Ratu Syura said...

Which reminds me, I need to renew mine too! Mana boleh pegi holiday macam ni nanti! Last minute susah lagi nanti.. *sigh*

Kadus_Mama said...

M@urine ~ Oh!! loh..lain juga macam tu..hmmm weird juga lah..

Kadus_Mama said...

ratu syura ~ ya!! p renew cepat..ehehe sebelum ko keja..once sudah keja..susah lagi tu..need to apply leave lah..this..this..that..that..

Lab papa said...

Wah, very long one. Sometimes during reading, also feel like reading manual how to get a passport hehehe

I too have to make passport for my son soon. The best part, I have to go all away to Tokyo which is 300KM far from my place. The expenses for 3 of us are going to be hiiiiiiighhhhhh....

Anyway, you got your passport, good for you.

Deana E said...

going for a holiday ka?

Kadus_Mama said...

lab papa ~ 300KM????????? Arghh!! Sia yang not even 30km also complaining ! hahaha
Eh..ur son is kira Japan Resident lah tu kan?? hehee sebab lahir di jipun..

Deana e ~ Maybe..but not 100% confirm..but passports are for us to enter Singapore next year..hubby's cousin is getting married next year..so terpaksa buat untuk suma..

Kadus_Mama said...

lab papa ~ by the way..i write the post like buat manual to do / renew passport because i have friends who don't know the procedure at all..so senang lah if sia buat explaination secara betulis.. :)

Lab papa said...

Kadusmama: Not a Japan resident, but my son still gets most of the benefits that Japs children receive. For example, free immunizations.

Kadus_Mama said...

lab papa ~ wah!!! bestnya!! jimat duit! Is there any allowance given if you have anak in japan? ntah mana negara bagi elaun tu..
Sepaking of immunizations, baru I remember, my daughter need to get her 18months jab pulak!

Lab papa said...
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Lab papa said...

Because you asked, yep, we receive 10,000 yen (ca. RM300) per month hehehe...cukup la untuk beli pampers

Kadus_Mama said...

lab papa ~ wah!!! bestnya!! At least ada something..cukup lah tu untuk pampers untuk satu bulan..akakaka!!!

chegu carol said...

Wahhh...buli tahan sdh tu lab papa...ada kena kasi allowance rm300.

I did my pasport renewal last year for less than an hour here in KK. Ndak panjang queue bah. Not bad lah.

carolinebabby said...

wah tua lagi inesha dari isaac....sia pula TT passport mau expire but I was in Italy, embassy suruh pigi UK renew sebab bulih bikin in one our....renewed within 1 hour tetapi without chip...and then balik KK pigi renew...wah wah wah.....bilang 1 jam tau tau berjam jam menjadi dakat 5 jam...apalagi saya pigi jump que begini sia cakap "miss lama lagi kah mau tunggu ni ah? sia mau urgent oh passport saya sbb sia tunggu dari tadi pagi lagi..sia ada flight bah pukul 7pm takut nnt tetinggal flight"....umpan saya menjadi..trus si cik minta numbur saya dan pigi ke dlm mencari cari passport sia (entah apa dorang bikin) dan dptlah passport saya yg cantik...tinguk capat kan saya bikin passport 3 MINIT saja..haaaaahaaaaaa....

EPF pula...asked my lawyer to urusniaga if not they temberang temberang to you trus lambat lah proses pengeluaran wang anda...bikin panas juga tu...

Albario Valentine said...

yeah.. good info here... when i apply my passport... it take 1 month o for processing...adui punya lama mo tunggu.. sebab sa buat d shah alam tulah lambat..hehee.

Kadus_Mama said...

caroline ~ hahaha!! ada flight huh?? bijak juga ko nie B..

Albario ~ Just trying to help those who has not done their passport yet..at least i have a bit info for sabahan who want to do their pasport in semenanjung kan??

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