Over 9,000 passports yet to be collected


PUTRAJAYA: More than 9,000 Malaysian international passports applied and renewed online have yet to be collected, says Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud.

As such, the Immigration director-general urged those who had made the applications to collect them immediately at issuing offices nationwide to avoid cancellation of their passports.

Previously, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said Malaysians who had renewed their passports online must collect the document immediately. This is to avoid the passports from being disposed of within 90 days.

In a statement, Khairul Dzaimee also announced new operating hours for all issuing offices and Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in Peninsular Malaysia, effective Aug 15.

Passport issuing offices in all states and branches will operate from 8am to 7pm on weekdays except for Perlis, Pahang, Terengganu and Kedah, which will run from 8am to 5pm.

On Saturdays, the issuing offices in all states and branches will operate from 8am to 12.30pm except for the four states.

UTC offices will operate from 8am to 9pm on weekdays except for Perlis, Pahang, Terengganu and Kedah, which will be open from 8am to 5pm.

All UTC offices, including the four states, will operate from 8am to 5pm on weekends. — Bernama

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