There's nothing worse than being stuck at home because you didn't have time to renew your passport.
Taking things into consideration, the Immigration Department has opened a new passport office at Kuala Lumpur International Airport to reduce congestion at nearby passport offices.
Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail revealed that the KLIA Passport Office is a pilot project, and it is a quick win for the Home Ministry to address congestion at Immigration Department’s passport offices.
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KLIA Passport Office
It's good to know that the office is operating from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8am to 5pm, which provides ample time for applicants to submit their passport applications and renewals.
However, it's important to take note that the office is located at the Long Term Car Park, which is about 1.5km away from the KLIA Main Terminal Building. that applicants can pay for the exact amount of time they spend at the car park.
Furthermore, a total of 20 passport offices in Malaysia, along with urban transformation centres, have been urged to operate all seven days each week for passport renewals and applications.
Although this information was announced earlier this year, a plethora of people are still unaware of the process and wondering how to renew during weekdays. Here's what you need to know:
- Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 8am to 12.30pm
These operating hours apply to:
- Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur
- Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur
- Menara Ikhlas, Putrajaya
- Shah Alam, Selangor
- Kelana Jaya, Selangor
- Kajang, Selangor
- Puchong, Selangor
- Kuala Selangor, Selangor
- Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
- Ayer Keroh, Melaka
- Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang
- Taiping, Perak
- Teluk Intan, Perak
- Lumut, Perak
- Sunday to Thursday: 8am to 7pm
- Friday & Saturday: 8am to 12.30pm
These hours apply to:
- Setia Tropika, Johor
- Kulai, Johor
- Muar, Johor
- Batu Pahat, Johor
- Kluang, Johor
- Kulim, Kedah
Urban Transfromation Centres (UTCs)
- Daily: 8am to 7pm
- Weekend: 8am to 5pm
These hours apply to:
- All states except Perlis, Pahang, Kedah, and Terengganu
- Daily - including weekends: 8am to 5pm
With these new developments, we hope that the passport application process will be smoother and more efficient for all!
Source / Image Credit: Human Resources Online