Renew your Malaysia passports in Melbourne

 

MALAYSIANS in Melbourne are now able to swap a plane ticket to Canberra for a tram ticket to St Kilda if they want to renew their passports. Sumisha Naidu reports.

Unbeknownst to many, Malaysians in Melbourne are now able to renew their passports at the Malaysian Consulate-General in St Kilda, saving them a trip to the High Commission in Canberra to get the job done.

Applicants can have their passports renewed within three weeks for a $120 processing fee.

No appointments are necessary with walk-ins accepted at the consulate between 9.30am to 12pm from Mondays to Fridays.

Despite the service being offered since July 2011, many Malaysians were unaware of it due to the consulate’s temporary set-up at Malaysia Hall in Windsor and a general lack of publicity.

But last December, the consulate moved into its official residence at St Kilda.

Now the Melbourne Consulate-General is fully operational,  processing birth and marriage registrations, renunciation of citizenships, tourist visas and holiday visas to Malaysia, and translations of  Malaysian driving licenses in addition to passport renewals.

Malaysians interested in renewing their passports will need to bring the originals and two copies of the following documents:

  • MyKad/ IC (front and back)
  • applicable visas
  • existing passport

Applicants will also need two passport photos with blue backgrounds which they can opt to take at the consulate at $10 for four photos.

For more information, contact the Malaysian Conuslate-General at:

Level 1,
No. 432,
St Kilda Road,
Melbourne, VIC 3004

Tel:    (03) 9573 5400
Fax: (03) 9866 6204
Email: malmelbourne@kln.gov.my

Work days: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
(Application/Submission Hrs: 9.30am-12.00pm & Collection Hrs :3.00pm-5.00pm)

Public Holidays: Malaysia/Australia National Public Holidays

 

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There are 49 comments

  1. Lay Ean

    Thanks for the information, why is it need $120 processing fee?

    I wanted to renew for my son’s passport, we are Malaysian. I have to bring his passport, birth certificate, 3 passport size photos, and?

  2. Jul

    The renewal fee back in Malaysia is RM300, so it’s about $90 AUD. $120 probably to cover the cost of postage/handling, etc I reckon.

  3. ati azlan

    Hi I am here on holiday until sunday and I just lost my passport today. Can I get a temporary passport at this consulate?

  4. david

    it is rather difficult nor economical for those living outside of canberra, melb or where there is no msian consulate when it comes to renewing passport or any othr matters that require personal submission of docs.

    It would be most helpful for the commission to have a regular officer in the non-consulate cities every 2-3 mths. rather than hundreds having to pay for the airfare, as well as time and income lost not in work.
    I trust that the high commission will see it fitting to conduct regular meetings for citizens in non-consulate cities, esp when we as citizens were not informed in any way at all about the change in policy to no longer accept postal applications

    In any case, regular meetings would be the best way to serve us as citizens.Otherwise, opening a consulate would be even more expensive

  5. Su Chin

    Just like to share that you are required to bring 2 copies of every single document (birthcert, driving licence, marriage cert, whatever). If you don’t bring 2 copies, you will have to make copies there, for $1 per copy. Expensive, much?

  6. Lay Ean

    I am going to renew for my son, few questions :

    1) Does the both parents & the child have to present during the submission?

    2) How long is the renewing process?

    3) where can we get the visa sticker again?

  7. Janice

    Hi dear,

    I am a PR in australia but hold a malaysia passport that will expired in this November. My questions are:

    1.Should I have to renew my passport even though i am not travel for a while?
    2.Should I have to renew it before or after it expired date even i am PR at here?
    3.Should i have to renew a new one or just use the present passport extend the date and how long for the extension of the passport?

    Thank you for your time.

    1. Karen Poh

      Hi Janice, please get in touch with the Malaysian Conuslate-General directly – they will be in the best position to answer your questions. Contact details are below:

      Malaysian Conuslate-General
      Level 1,
      No. 432,
      St Kilda Road,
      Melbourne, VIC 3004

      Tel: (03) 9573 5400
      Fax: (03) 9866 6204
      Email: malmelbourne@kln.gov.my

      Work days: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
      (Application/Submission Hrs: 9.30am-12.00pm & Collection Hrs :3.00pm-5.00pm)

      Public Holidays: Malaysia/Australia National Public Holidays

  8. Melody

    Just a heads up, for holders of a partner visa or the like pending approval, you will need a VEVO printout – Visa Entitlement Verification Online. Just found that out myself.

  9. Siew

    This is my second time write to you, because you didn’t answer my question and i called, no one answered. My question is does the Malaysia Consulate in Melbourne take birth cert. and passport photos for a baby

    1. Karen Poh

      Hi Siew, please get in touch with the Malaysian Conuslate-General directly – they will be in the best position to answer your queries. Details below:

      Malaysian Conuslate-General
      Level 1,
      No. 432,
      St Kilda Road,
      Melbourne, VIC 3004

      Tel: (03) 9573 5400
      Fax: (03) 9866 6204
      Email: malmelbourne@kln.gov.my

      Work days: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
      (Application/Submission Hrs: 9.30am-12.00pm & Collection Hrs :3.00pm-5.00pm)

      Public Holidays: Malaysia/Australia National Public Holidays

  10. Anonymous

    I am from a third country. I want to apply a visitor’s entry visa. Can I apply at the Malaysian Consulate General in Melbourne?

    1. Karen Poh

      Hey there, best to get in touch with the Malaysian Conuslate-General directly – they will be in the best position to answer your questions. Contact details are below:

      Malaysian Conuslate-General
      Level 1,
      No. 432,
      St Kilda Road,
      Melbourne, VIC 3004

      Tel: (03) 9573 5400
      Fax: (03) 9866 6204
      Email: malmelbourne@kln.gov.my

      Work days: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
      (Application/Submission Hrs: 9.30am-12.00pm & Collection Hrs :3.00pm-5.00pm)

      Public Holidays: Malaysia/Australia National Public Holidays

  11. Anonymous

    I’m from a third country. I was recently approved for an employment pass by the Malaysian Immigration. What documents are needed to apply for an entry visa. Can I receive the visa in a single day if I apply in person.

  12. May Lau

    I live in Brisbane, my Malaysia Passport being stolen. I already get all the documents ready. which region is faster in processing? Can i post all the document for processing in Canberra or Melbourne?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank you.

  13. Anonymous

    The location of the consulate is very close to the toorak rd/ st kilda rd tram stop which is accessible by all trams from the city except tram 1 and 8. The staffs are very friendly and efficient. However, it helps to be there early as there are many people arriving close to the last minute (a typical Malaysian trait).

    Passport photos booth and photocopying machine are available at the consulate but they require $1 and $2 gold coins and there might be a wait due to how popular they are. There are shops offering passport photographing but they are more expensive and the quality is quite bad. Therefore, prepare your documents or prepare more gold coins prior to visiting.

    As for cash, there are banks nearby and 7-11 a few doors away. However, exact amount of cash is required for the fees, so, one can purchase snacks/drinks to get the right amount.

    For those from abroad looking for lunch while waiting for collection time, there are cafes and restaurant a few walks away: McDonald, subway, café Vue, @rice along st Kilda road and a food court at 1 Queens Road.

  14. Lau Y Sim

    Hi I live in Sydney and passport expire in June’14
    I am going home in Jan’14 and need a valid passport for 6 months.
    Can I still go to Canberra to renew my passport??
    Please advice

    Regards
    LYsim

  15. Anonymous

    I had an experience with renewing my expired passport (been 2months)
    They did not mention/reject my application so better do it asap.

    FYI, photo booth isn’t working at the moment plus not anytime soon i assume. On the other hand, the processing fees is $110 must be in cash and the documents we need to bring along is identity card, current passport, passport photos and electronic number of your current visa.

    The staffs was friendly and helpful but there are also few of the staffs were trying to ignore you, maybe I wasnt visible enough?! The service – the attitude is not acceptable especially it is a place that represent Malaysia.

  16. Renz

    I recently renewed my malaysian passport at the Malaysian Consulate in Melbourne and I was incredibly impressed and happy with the service provided – certainly a Hugh difference compared to the Canberra Consulate!! I submitted my passport application at 930 am and my new passport was ready for collection at 10 10 am! The staff were very curtious and helpful too!

  17. ling

    Hi there,I have a question can anyone one of my friend over stay in Australia
    recently his passport expired he want to renew unfortunately the staff told him that there unable to renew for him And only give him a what emergency document the question is ,is my frend able to renew a passport in his country
    malaysia. appreciate your can spend a little bit time to reply me .thank you
    very much .

  18. don richard

    leaving for msia / china on holiday mypassport exp 18/05/14 leaving this june14 trying to make appointnent in melbourne office urgent no answerm i wasm advised by a kind gentlement from sydney office to make appoint so how cani make an appointment to get my passport fixed am from sydney. mobile my my mobile is 0449075817 /

  19. Paul Davidson

    Just in case anyone needs to fill out a Passport Renewal form, I found a blank DS-82 form here http://goo.gl/3BS5nm. This site PDFfiller also has some tutorials on how to fill it out and a few related tax forms that you might find useful.

  20. juju

    I live in Brisbane and my Malaysian passport due in January 2015. I tried to ring the Consulate in Brisbane but the number is invalid number? so what’s going on? Should I fly to Melbourne to renew my passport?or can I post my documents to Melbourne or Canberra?

  21. Gucci ng

    Hi…I wan renew my passport..but I didn’t have my Ic in my side…only have my Malaysia driving license only..can I apply ????

  22. Kavitha

    Hi there,I have a question. one of my friend over stay in Australia and
    recently his passport expired. he want to renew. is my frend able to do it here in australia. appreciate your can spend a little bit time to reply me .thank you
    very much .

  23. Cesc

    Hi..I’m on my 5th months here in Melbourne and wish to renew my passport before i go back to Malaysia. Do i consider overstay? Fyi I’m using visitor visa. Tyvm in advance for your reply.

  24. Lee Wong

    Hi, I would like to renew my Malaysia passport in Melbourne & I am over 60 of age. May I know how much is the fees? Is there any half price for senior, as I know in Malaysia orang tua got 50% discount. Thank you.

  25. Elaine

    I lost my passport, IC, driving licence, birth certificate. The consulate officer told me to have cabutan daftar kad pengenalan from Malaysia. I managed ask my sister done it for me. Did I need the original copy or she can scan for me and forward to me?

    Elaine

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