Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Renew Malaysian passport in UK (London)

[Update, 12/04/2017]
This article is 7 years old and there has been some change since then.
Eg. The new address is 52 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4LR. Hardcopy photo is not required, will capture it on the spot, etc. Please read visitors comments below the article to get some insight of the recent change and their experience.

Below is the original article dated 21/07/2010

Just to share some info regarding how to renew Malaysian passport at UK.
I'll make it short and simple based on my own experience.
  1. Take any transportation method to 45 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QT
  2. Walk down to basement
    - Photoshop is on the left, go straight
      (if you doesn't have blue background passport photo, you may take it here, it cost £5)
    - Reception & waiting room is on the right
  3. Walk in and go straight to the reception and sign the guest book. You'll then be called and given a ticket number (you'll need to show him your passport, IC, & photos as well).
    [I guess the purpose of showing them is to verify you have the required documents]
  4. Wait till your number is displayed on the notification board, walk out the waiting room, turn right (has to open the door)
  5. Walk straight to the end, the counter is over there to process your passport renewal application
  6. You’ll need pass these to the staff:
    - Passport
    - Original IC
    - Photostat IC (1x)
    - Passport photo (2x)
  7. Sit and wait
  8. You'll be called again to scan the thumb print for both hand (digital scanning)
    (You're required to put on the ink and thumb print on the application form as well)
  9. Pay the fees (cost £50 for 32 pages)
  10. You'll be given the receipt with time to come back to collect the passport
  11. Return to the Malaysian High Commission office at the time slot indicated in the receipt and go straight to the counter (not the waiting room) [usually 3.00pm - 4.00pm]
  12. Pass the blue receipt to the staff and wait to be called
  13. Called and collect passport

Common questions & answers:
  • Can I carry bag(s) or mobile phone into Malaysian High Commission office?
    Yes, you're allowed to carry bag(s) into the waiting room.
    (I've called Malaysian High Commission to check prior to the visit)

  • If passport expire earlier than visa, do I need to transfer the visa to the new passport?
    No, you doesn't need to transfer the visa, you may travel together with the old passport.
    (I've called UK Border to check).

  • How long is the processing time for Malaysian passport renewal at London, UK?
    Process and collect on the same day.

  • What time is the Malaysian High Commission office open for application and collection?
    For application: 9.00am - 11.00am
    For collection: 3.00pm - 4.00pm

  • What's the website of Malaysian High Commission office at London, UK? (Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia London)
  • Is there any passport photo or photocopy service at Malaysian High Commission office at London, UK?
    Passport photo: To the left at the main entrance (at basement)
    Photocopy: Eg. I/C. To the right in the waiting room

The above details is my experience as of 20/07/2010.
I would suggest you visit the website for latest info.