Application Process for Loss of Malaysia Identity Card
The Malaysia Identity Card, MyKad, is a proof of Malaysian citizenship and is a multipurpose card that can be used as a driver’s license, an ATM card, and other applications. There is also MyKid for citizens under the age of 12, including newborn babies. There are also cards, such as MyPR for permanent Malaysian residents, MyTentera for Malaysian armed forces personnel, MyKas, for temporary resident cards, Mypolis for Royal Malaysia Police personnel.
The Malaysia Identity card can also be used as a travel document but not a replacement for the passport. It is compulsory to carry the MyKad at all times. Loss of Malaysia Identity Card can create many problems for you, so it should be kept securely. It would be better if you take photographs of it and taking a photocopy of it for your safety.
What Will Happen if I Lose My Malaysia Identity Card?
The loss of Malaysia Identity Card can create a lot of problems for you, including having to pay the penalty fee.
What Should I Do During the Loss of Malaysia Identity Card?
If you have lost your Malaysia Identity Card, then immediately report your loss to the police station. Obtain proof of the police report for yourself. Then report to the embassy, High Commission, or Consulate General of Malaysia by submitting the following:
A copy of the police report filed by you.
Passport or any other document that will be proof of your citizenship.
A personal letter that is confirmation of your having lost the identity card.
Then you can apply for a replacement identity card as per Regulation 13 of the National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2007). The conditions for application are:
The application has to be given at any NRD (National Registration Department) counter; or
The application can be submitted online at the official site, by use of the ‘MyKad Replacement System’ application provided there are no changes in the photograph or any details of the applicant.
The Procedure for Offline Application:
The applicant must go to the nearest NRD office to submit the application.
The applicant should also submit a police report for the loss of the card due to crime or other reasons. The report should bear the details of the identity card and the details of the incident.
Documents Needed for Application:
For poor and needy applicants, a Certification letter or Welfare card from the department of social welfare, or Certification letter from the Department of Orang Asli Development, a village headman or chief, or the District office or chairman of the Village Development and Security Committee; or
For those affected by natural disasters, a Certification letter from the Department of Social Welfare or the Fire and Rescue Department or a village headman or chief or the District office of chairman of the Village Development and Security Committee; or
If the identity card is lost due to theft, or any catastrophe, then a copy of the police report with details of the card and the incident.
A proof of address, such as water bill, electricity bill, utility bill, etc.
Fees for a Replacement Identity Card for Citizens (MyKad and MyTentera):
For the first instance of loss, an application fee of RM10 plus processing fee of RM100.
In the case of a second loss, an application fee of RM10 plus processing fees of RM300.
For the third and further losses, an application fee RM10 and processing fees RM1000.
Fees for a Replacement Identity Card for Non-citizens (MyPR and MyKas):
For the first loss, an application fee of RM40 plus a processing fee of RM100.
If it happens for a second instance, an application fee of RM40 and processing fees of RM300.
For third and subsequent losses, an application fee of RM40 and the processing fees of RM1000.
Is There Any Penalty if I Lose My Malaysia Identity Card?
Yes. If you are a Malaysian citizen and have lost your identity card (MyKad and MyTentera), processing fees of RM100, 300, and 1000 will have to be paid for the first, second, and third losses respectively in addition to the application fee of RM10.
If you are a non-citizen, processing fees of RM100, 300, and 1000 need to be paid for the first, second, and third losses plus an application fee of RM40.
Is There Any Solution to Recover My Malaysia Identity Card?
The solution for you is to complain to the police station about your loss, report to the embassy, and then apply for a replacement identity card at the nearby NRD office.
What Happens if I Found Someone’s Malaysia Identity Card?
A Malaysia Identity Card is a precious document for the citizens of Malaysia that is not only an identity proof but also serves other important functions. Loss of Malaysia Identity Card will result in multiple problems for you, and therefore, to prevent them you should safeguard your card in the best manner possible. In the event of the card’s loss, apply for a replacement card immediately.
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