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jeya
07-10-2004, 04:56 PM
Hi all,

Need some info on extending of passport..my wife needs to extend passport so where is the nearest convenient office.. do I need to fill up a form?... and how is the crowd situation nowdays.

Those days one has to get there early and queue up.

Thanks

fRaNkY
07-10-2004, 05:16 PM
The nearest is at PKNS Shah Alam. Upstair of a supermarket.
Not sure about renew. Dont think you can renew nowdays.
You have to have the form, photo and IC. It should be within 2 or 3 days. Dont go to Damansara/Bangsar one. Normal days should be ok just go early (7am) in the morning.

Someone also told me there is one in Terminal 3 Subang but I have yet to go there.

I suggest you go buy the form and gather information, anytime before you go Q up to process it.

willi
07-10-2004, 05:19 PM
hi jeya ... the nearest is at PKNS Shah Alam :)

On the waiting time, I am not sure. But you know la on how the way they used to work. Hopefully it has changed now.

My wife renewed her passport last year - and she never complain. So, should be okay la :D

kcchia
07-10-2004, 05:28 PM
With the microchip embedded "smart" passport, you need to apply for a new one - no extension of validity period allowed. Nearest passport office is in Terminal 3 of Old Subang Airport. I like to go there because there is ample parking. Also, the crowd there is manageable during the off-peak period (ie, as long as it is not during the school holidays).

orchipalar
07-10-2004, 05:34 PM
Err...Jeya:)...try to do it early morning at the old Subang Terminal 2...could be nearer n having less crowd....last Orchi was there...during election time....extension shouldn't take more than 1 day max.:) ...easy to find a parking space also...as the place is almost deserted....Chaow!:)

jeya
07-10-2004, 06:54 PM
Thanks folks for your inputs it has been helpful..i would take O' Palar choice ..that is the nearest and ample parking lots too.

Cheers

satish
07-10-2004, 07:21 PM
Jeya,

T3 Immigration service is good. U send in the form today morning, u can collect yr brand new Passport the next day!

U will need to bring along your old passport, snap a foto at the fotoshop..dont waste yr time getting foto done at SJaya..(most of the time, these SJ fotos do not "comply" to thier requirements.)
Get those guys to fotostat yr IC as well..it is sure comply to Immigration standards.
Buy the form for RM1, get queue number frm the same guy, fill in the form and wait for yr number to be called.
If u are there B4 8am, u will be finished at 9:30am..most days..(dont go on Mondays or Fridays).
CHeers!

CCY
07-10-2004, 07:37 PM
T3 seem to be pretty efficient nowadays .Photocopy of ic is abt 20 or 30 sen .
Snap photo there rm7 .Dark colour shirt needed .
First get a form from ..er counter 12 if not wrong . You need photo , copy of ic ready and a filled form to get a que number at counter1 . Be prepared to que 2nd time if items are not in order !

kwchang
08-10-2004, 12:52 AM
What's this T3 info? The place is at the old Terminal Two (2) building NOT T3. So don't go to the wrong building.

As far as I know, the Immigration Department is the most efficient in terms of customer service. I have heard a lot of it from others. Imagine, where can you find a Govt department where the counter staff actually come to work before 8am so that they can issue queue numbers? I was told the staff are as early as the customers - ie available at 7am.

By the way, when you have your photo taken, wear a dark shirt and do not have hair over your ears. I think artificially coloured hair is also not allowed. If they do not approve of your pic., you can have an instant picture taken in their premises. There was such a service available the last time my wife renewed her passport at T2 (many years ago).

orchipalar
08-10-2004, 01:00 AM
Err...Chang:)...ahem...'Terminator 3' might have more lasting impressions on the guys who mentioned T3....:)

Same same Orchi...you are right...but T2 is probably crossed the minds of others...as the building looks more petty n deserted...the original T1 is practically non-existence...so long forgotten already...:D

achee
08-10-2004, 11:29 AM
For your info, there's no more Immigration Department at Pusat Bandar D'sara. They have moved to Putrajaya.

JABATAN IMIGRESEN MALAYSIA
(KEMENTERIAN HAL-EHWAL DALAM NEGERI)
TINGKAT 3 (PODIUM)
BLOK 2G4, PRECINT 2
PUSAT PENTADBIRAN KERAJAAN PERSEKUTUAN
62500 PUTRAJAYA

TEL: 03-8880 1000
FAX: 03-8880 1200

May have to get lord and mysticalangel's assistance to find our way in there.........

;)

lord
08-10-2004, 11:51 AM
ehhh... why me?! i get lost in putrajaya, man!!

JoeJaffar
08-10-2004, 12:04 PM
Can still apply for a passport at PB D'sara. A colleague did that a few days ago, and service was good. But definitely not in 3 hrs time can get new passport.

jeya
08-10-2004, 12:28 PM
Thanks friends for the useful tips and advise.. so it is T2 and not T3.
Do we need photos for extending of Passport?

TQ

mysticalangel
08-10-2004, 12:41 PM
I heard the Immigration office in Putrajaya has a machine that can renew/apply for new passport which will be issued within 24 hours. I think my office's despatch told me that, when he went to renew some bosses passport.

I'll find out in 8 months when its time to get my passport renewed...haha...

mlin
08-10-2004, 01:18 PM
my hubby's passport is expiring soon and he needs to do a transfer of his nz pr to his new passport.

any idea where we can do so locally?

thanks!

kcchia
08-10-2004, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by jeya
Do we need photos for extending of Passport?

TQ

No extension allowed - you will basically be applying for a new passport. Therefore, you will need photos.

kcchia
08-10-2004, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by mlin
my hubby's passport is expiring soon and he needs to do a transfer of his nz pr to his new passport.

any idea where we can do so locally?

thanks!

No prior experience with NZ PR but I have handled my parents' S'pore PR before. No need to "transfer" PR to new passport ... Immigration will return your old passport (where the PR visa is) with its corners cut so you will still have proof of your PR. Same applies to the US visa.

satish
08-10-2004, 01:46 PM
Abang2,

Terminal 2 does not exist anymore..only Terminal 3..
Reason I used T3 is becos it is still marked as T3..
T2 marking on the building has been removed.
The Immigration office is at the closest end of this building, next to Subang Airport Road.
There is a walkway from T3 to the Immigration office.
Suggest the people park opposite T3 car park..(which is free),
walk over to the Immigration office building through the airconditioned walkway (ok..for the old timers... if u prefer..the old T2 building), and get your Passport made.
If u want to park at the car park opposite the Immigration, get ready to pay MAB car park rates.
Process to get the Passport renewed is as I pointed out in the earlier portion of this thread.

Jeya, do not waste yr time getting the fotos done b4 going to this Immigration office. Better to get it done at the small shop inside the Immigration office.

CHeers!

:D

jeya
08-10-2004, 02:40 PM
Ok Ok Satish i get you loud and clear afterall you are the best to know...MAS staff what...I will follow exactly as advised by you..thank you again..i think this issue is setlled.

Cheers


Ps Thanks to you too Kcchia.

hishalis
08-10-2004, 03:37 PM
sorry, just curious guy...why do we need a valid at least 6 months
pasport before we can go overseas?

kwgoh
09-10-2004, 05:24 PM
Hi Jaya,

Lisen to satish:
U will need to bring along your old passport, snap a foto at the fotoshop..dont waste yr time getting foto done at SJaya..(most of the time, these SJ fotos do not "comply" to thier requirements.)
Get those guys to fotostat yr IC as well..it is sure comply to Immigration standards.

From my experience:
I got my passport changed three months ago at PKNS, it only took me 20 minits totally. I buy the form (RM1), fill in the form, snap my photo next to the counter (RM10), photostat my IC (30 sen) next to the counter, submit the form, collect the number and wait.
I collected my new passport in the next day. :)
And don't forget to bring RM300 cash for the passport and RM11.50 for form, photos and photostat IC.
May be it is even faster for senior citizen! Good luck! :D

jeya
13-10-2004, 01:17 PM
Hi All
Just to give you my feedback on my visit to the Immigration. Dept.

Reached the T3 known as Immigration Dept.Subang Branch at 8.00am, Q to get the number, took the photos and copies if ic and waited for another 30 mins to be called to check documents and another 30 mins to make payment and we were off.
Tomorrow to collect the new passport.
For those who are leaving in SJ/USJ this branch is very convenient.

Followed Satish's advice and the free parking tip too.