Thursday, January 15, 2015

Malaysian Passport: New fee effective today

KUALA LUMPUR: The fee for new passports, has been reduced to RM200, effective today said Immigration department deputy director-general Datuk Sakib Kusmi.

Formerly new passports and renewals, for the term of five years was priced at RM300.

He said that effective today the passport fee for senior citizens, children below 12, Haj pilgrims, and students below 21 and studying abroad had been reduced to RM100.

Formerly, passport for this category of applicants was RM150.

Sakib also said the two-year term for passports would no longer be offered by the department.

“This would prevent the hassle of renewing passports within a short time and reduce congestion in Immigration Departments,” he said, adding that more Malaysians would be able to afford to travel with the move.

Exemption of payment is given to the handicapped or disabled person on condition that he or she produces a letter from the Welfare Department.

A memo on the new directives and charges have also been displayed at immigration offices.

Sakib said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced the fee reduction during last year’s budget as a means of giving back to Malaysians.

*Taken from NST Online

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