Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Renewing Passport at Puduraya or also known as Pudu Sentral

I had about 6 months left of validity for my old passport before it expires thus disabling me to travel. So after a quick google search, I decided to head down to Puduraya (go down at Plaza Sentral LRT station) to renew my passport and found the following (some new) things while doing it:
  1. With effective from 22 April 2013, the applicants who wish to apply for New Malaysia Passport (Polycarbonate) shall submit a passport photo with new specifications. This means all passport pictures no longer requires a blue background!!! But fortunately, Puduraya has two photo shops, one near the entrance that leads you out to the LRT Station and another just outside the immigration office on the second floor. RM12 for four pieces. 
    Sample of Malaysia Passport Photo (Polycarbonate) (source)
    If you dyed your hair into another color, they'll ask you to retake your photo and edit your hair color. (True, I'm not kidding)
  2. You'll need to fill in a small form and bring a copy of your IC for passport renewal.
  3. This Pudu Sentral for passport processing opens every Monday - Friday from 8.00 a.m - 10.00 p.m and also Saturday - Sunday from 8.00 a.m - 10.00 p.m (Passport Processing Only). Closed on Public Holiday. How awesome is that!!! I no longer need to go during office hours to renew my passport! ^__^
  4. Prices for the passport are still the same. RM100 - 2 years and RM300 for 5 years.
  5. You can collect your passport on the same day! Easy-peazy!
And now all the new passports are the biometric kinds with an embedded microchip that is compliant with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards. Thus making it eligible for you to travel within Japan for 90 days without visa. (source) :)

So guys, have you renewed you passports yet? :)

17 comments:

Azra said... [Reply]

Jard, kalau renew hari sabtu or ahad, boleh collect on the same day kah? Or kene collect on weekdays jugak?

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@ azra.. sabtu ahad pun sama. boleh collect on the same day. I saw it happen last time I went there two weeks back. :)

zonaku said... [Reply]

longer hours on weekend compared to penang one.

yet to renew mine again... any memuah trip soon? else i'll delay renewing it

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@ zonaku.. mcm takde je memuah trips. huhuhu. tiada siapa nk organize dan susah nk carik tarikh yg sesuai

Alid Abdul said... [Reply]

Good service by your government haha,,, in here we have calo or broker if you want to cut the queue line :(

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@ alid... *puk-puk*... come here and be a Malaysian then. he he he =P

Khai said... [Reply]

I just renewed mine before my trip to Cambodia end of May. Tapi, agak mencabar keimanan, kesabaran dan ketabahan. Haha. [Salah I gak sebab renew lambat. Haha]

Igt nk maximise passport pny due date, so, I submitted for renewal online on Thursday[and leaving to Cambodia next Wednesday], with the blue background photo [sebab dalam website imi x ckp pn kena white background]. Sampai imigresen cawangan Kelana Jaya on Friday, nak collect, dia kata kena tukar gambar. But they close at 5 and masa tu dah petang [i pergi lepas balik dari court].

So next Monday, ambil gamba baru and bagi kat dia [without additional payment sebab dah byr online], dia kata tak boleh siap hari yg sama sebab ada prob ngan machine yg buat polycarbonate passport tu.

I dah cuak sangat. Gladly the next day I call, diaorang kata dah ready. Kalau tak, burn la tiket. Haha.

Sekian ;p

Zuan said... [Reply]

wohooo new one! i had mine expires next year on march..

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@ khai.. syukurlah sempat.. hehehe.. at least now u got the new passport that enables u to go visa free to japan!

@ zuan.. ahh.. mesti passport kamuh yg lama punya kan? hehehe.

PerenLee said... [Reply]

Disuruh edit pulak?Kenapa juga macam tu ye?

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@ perenlee... dia nak natural color utk rambut. hehe

Zuan said... [Reply]

hehe yups, passport lama punya ><

Myra Jay said... [Reply]

MJ cuma sekali je ada pasport, tu pun pasport group.. ;)

faizul said... [Reply]

it'll be next year till i renew mine. So, i'll just stick with the blue bckground.

sugarandspiceandeverythingnice said... [Reply]

Indeed, what an easy-peasy procedure *melirikkantorimigrasisetempat*

-Pagitta-

Suhaili Kamarudin said... [Reply]

Hi..just curious,

Do we need birth cert for passport renewal?

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Can I renew my passport n collect by Saturday?