Failing to do so, applicants will be required to repeat the entire renewal process and application with full payment.
Malaysians who renew their Malaysian International Passports (PMA) are required to collect it within 90 days once renewed.
According to Minister of Home Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, cited in Berita Harian's report, those who fail to do so will have their renewed passports revoked; after which, they will be required to repeat the entire renewal process and application with full payment.
It is noteworthy that the online appointment system for all passport issuing offices nationwide has been abolished since 11 May 2022. As well, all PMA renewal arrangements throughout the country can be made either through the online system, or a walk-in appointment when the individual is a first-time applicant; an applicant with a lost/damaged passport, or applying for passport extension for children aged 13 years and below.
In a video shared on Facebook, Minister Hamzah explained the rationale. While he is aware that unforeseen circumstances may arise which prevent individuals to collect their renewed passports, it is crucial that they develop that responsibility to do so as soon as possible. He said that the Ministry would not want to be "looking for" them to hand the passports over.
This is something of concern as, based on Berita Harian's report, the Minister revealed that "more than 2,600 updated Malaysian passports" had not yet been collected.
Image / Minister Hamzah's Facebook