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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34 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. 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. 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. Hi, I lost my passport. Can I apply it at the melbourne consulate?

  4. I do not have my IC with me in Australia, can I use birth cert instead?

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

  6. 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

  7. 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?

  8. How about the visas in the old passport if you renew your passport ?

  9. 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?

  10. Hi all,

    Please direct any queries not addressed in this article to the Malaysian Consulate-General:
    Tel: (03) 9573 5400
    Fax: (03) 9866 6204
    Email: malmelbourne@kln.gov.my

    Thanks!

  11. Is M’sia Consulate in Melbourne take passport and birth cert. photo for a infant?

  12. 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.

    • 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

  13. 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.

  14. hi,my passport ill exp soon…but i in gold coast…how can i do…

  15. 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

    • 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

  16. 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?

    • 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

  17. 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.

  18. FYI, the $120 fee needs to be in cash. Credit card or eftpos is not accepted.

  19. 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.

  20. hi,

    could you kindly advise the tram number to get there?

    thanks

    • all trams on Swanston st except for one or eight

  21. 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.

  22. 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

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  24. 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.

  25. where can I print out the application form?

  26. 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!

  27. Passport form can be downloaded here. I am wondering whether we need to put the thumb print ourself or can go to the embassy and get them to help us to get our thumb print

    http://www.malaysia.org.au/downloads.html

  28. 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 .

  29. 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 /

  30. hi my travel australia visa have expired can I renew my malaysian passport

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