Renunciation Of Malaysian Citizenship

Under Article 23(1) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia:

Chapter 2—Termination of Citizenship

Renunciation of citizenship

23. (1) Any citizen of or over the age of twenty-one years and of sound mind who is also or is about to become a citizen of another country may renounce his citizenship of the Federation by declaration registered by the Federal Government, and shall thereupon cease to be a citizen.

Application form (Borang K) can be obtained by writing a letter of request and addressed to the High Commission of Malaysia in Canberra. The address of the High Commission of Malaysia is:

The High Commission of Malaysia                                Consular Section                                                                                       7 Perth Avenue                                                            Yarralumla                                                                                          ACT 2600, Canberra                                                              Australia

The duly completed application form needs to be submitted in person at the Consular Section of the High Commission of Malaysia. Please bring along the supporting documents outlined below:

  • Original and 3 copies of Malaysian Passport
  • Original and 3 copies of Malaysian Identity Card
  • Original and 3 copies of Birth Certificate (The original birth certificate will be returned to you by the National Registry Office of Malaysia (JPN) once the application is approved)
  • 3 certified copies of Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • 3 Passport size photographs.
  • Fee of AUD 10.00 (Effective from 2 March 2009) in the form of Money Order or Bank Cheque payable to Malaysian High Commission
  • One (1) self addressed envelope with a 60c stamp affixed to acknowledge receipt of your documents 
  • One (1) self addressed local registered post envelope to return your original birth certificate.

Borang K needs to be signed before an officer at the Malaysian Consulate, Justice of the Peace or a Police Officer in your area. Ensure the stamp of identification accompanies the signature of the witness. Applicant is also required to give an impression of your LEFT and RIGHT thumbprints (in black ink) next to your signature which must be witnessed by the appropriate person.


Application for a Certificate of Good Conduct

Beginning 28th June 2013, application for certificate of good conduct will be done through the on-line E-Consular System of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia  ( Non-Malaysian citizens applying must have 12 months record of continuous stay in Malaysia either holding social visit pass or employment pass or student pass or spouse of Malaysian pass or Expatriate pass.

All related documents will be asked for on-line and submitted on-line. Once application completed, applicants will be issued an Application Submission Certificate for record and reference. This can be self-printed by applicants on-line.

Processing of the said document will still be conducted by the Royal Malaysian Police and can take between 1 to 2 months to complete. Applicants are to self-check their on-line application for its approval.

On approval, the respective Certificate of Good Conduct can be collected from the Malaysian High Commission (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) or posted to applicant provided a self-addressed envelope is sent. The following items are required in order to obtain a print-out/hard copy of the approved Certificate of Good Conduct;

   (i)         Payment in the form of bank cheque or money order (WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHEQUE) for AUD 10.00 payable to;  Malaysian High Commission

(ii)         A  print-out  copy  of  approval page showing "Certificate is ready for collection"  and copy  of the Acknowledgement of Application. ( Example of approval page )( Example of Acknowledgement of application )

(iii)         A  copy  of  your passport (passport holder's detail page).

Collection of the Certificate of Good Conduct can also be done by a third person on behalf of the applicant, provided a letter of proxy/authority is provided by the applicant.

1st August 2013




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