General Advisory

General Advisory

Indian citizens living in Malaysia are advised to apply for urgent re-issuance of their passports in the following cases:-

            (i) PASSPORTS VALID FOR LESS THAN SIX MONTHS

Many international travellers may not realize that having an unexpired passport is sometimes not enough to obtain Visas or to enter certain foreign countries. Indian citizens travelling on Passports which may expire in less than six months should renew their passports before any upcoming international travel. It is especially important to check the passports needs of any minor who may be accompanying their parents as passports for minors have a shorter validity period (5 years) than passports for adults (10 years). The universal practice in vogue now is; “Once your passport crosses the nine-year mark, it is time to get new passport”. 

  • EXHAUSTION OF VISA PAGES

 Some countries do not accept passports which may have fewer than two pages remaining. Please check your passport to ensure that you have enough pages for visa fixation. There is no provision of additional booklets/pages and you will be required to apply reissuance of passport following standard procedures. Frequent travellers may opt for Jumbo Passport containing 60 pages.

  • ENDORSEMENT / CHANGE OF PERSONAL PARTICULARS

For amendments/endorsements in Indian passports, in respect of details in bio-pages (laminated pages of passports) (i.e. addition or deletion of spouse name, change of address, name of applicant or deletion of ECR stamp) applicant has to request for the relevant service with requisite documents and apply for fresh passport as amendments/endorsements on the existing passport are not permissible.