Renunciation Of Malaysian Citizenship
Under Article 23(1) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia:
Chapter 2—Termination of Citizenship
Renunciation of citizenship
(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
The High Commission of
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 Letter of Good Conduct / Police Clearance
Beginning 28th June 2013, application for letter of good
conduct will be done through the on-line E-Consular System of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Malaysia (www.kln.gov.my/web/guest/online). 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
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 Letter 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 Letter 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
(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 Letter 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