In line with health measures imposed in Singapore, all passport applications/renewals and collections at the High Commission are strictly to be done by appointment only.
The High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore, has advised all Malaysians in Singapore who need apply for/renew their passports to do so at least six month before the expiry date of their passports.
In a Facebook post on Monday (6 September 2021), the High Commission cited a "drastic increase" in applications/renewal of passports, following the tightened border control measures between both countries since April 2020.
In response to this, the High Commission has implemented the following:
- Extension of counter service hours till 7pm, since July 2020;
- Printing of passports at the Immigration Office in Johor, since September 2020; and
- An e-appointment and drop-box system, since February 2021.
A total of 60,387 passports were issued in 2020, versus just 24,000 in 2019, which the High Commission noted was a 151% increase.
Since January this year, it has issued a total of 69,993 passports.
Malaysians in Singapore are reminded that in line with health measures imposed in Singapore, all passport applications/renewals and collections at the High Commission are strictly to be done by appointment only.
The current processing time for all applications/renewals is eight weeks, once all relevant supporting documents are duly submitted.
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