Updated on 22/12/2016
Name Specification on the front page of passport follow the Malaysian Identity Card Specification. Latest specification is bound by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) rules.
Name change generally refers to the legal act by a person of adopting a name different from their name at birth, marriage or adoption. You may download the form to add your name here. The procedures and ease of a name change vary between jurisdictions.
Some Malaysian do have married name especially those who get married overseas. Our Immigration office do add other name on Page 3 (Observation Page) on the passport provided all documents to support your other name is supplied. Please download the form and come in the morning together with you passport, IC and Married Certificate.
These documents must be legal document produce by the Government of Malaysia like Malaysian Birth Certificate, Married Certificate, Change of Name certificate and Deed Poll.
You have to submit your application in Malaysia at www.jpn.com.my
Your name as listed on birth certificate or immigration or citizenship documents.
The full name you are applying to change to (if you are changing your name).
Date and place of birth
Marital status and details and Malaysian Married Certificate
Places of residence for last three months
Address for Correspondence
Request must be made personally in Malaysia unless married or born outside Malaysia.
Obtain oath letter to change information (To be done in Malaysia)
Malaysian Birth Certificate or Borang W (for child born abroad) or Malaysian Citizenship Certificate.
Malaysian Identity Card. (To be done in Malaysia)
Other supporting documents (e.g. adjustment papers)/ Malaysian Court Order.
Fill out form JPN KP16.
Application must be submitted directly to the Malaysia National Registration Department. No changes can be made at the Consulate/Embassy or High Commission.
Those who get married overseas must re-register your marriage with Malaysian Consulate/Embassy or High Commission within 6 months. Late registration is chargeable.
Those who have new born baby where the father is Malaysian and have valid Malaysian married certificate, the child is automatically Malaysian citizen and have to be registered within one year with the nearest Malaysian Consulate/Embassy or High Commission.
Those who have new born baby but the father is not Malaysian and have valid Malaysian married certificate, the child is not automatically Malaysian citizen and have to be registered within one year with the nearest Malaysian Consulate/Embassy or High Commission and the process will take between 2 to 3 years.
Those who have new born baby where the father is Malaysian and but doesn’t have valid Malaysian married certificate or not married at all, the child is not automatically Malaysian citizen and need to be registered within one year with the nearest Malaysian Consulate/Embassy or High Commission and the process withh take around 1 year subject to approval from Malaysia.
Those who have new born baby where there is no father or father is unknown and in the birth certificate father name is blank/none the child is not automatically Malaysian citizen and the mother have to come to get the baby to be registered within one year with the nearest Malaysian Consulate/Embassy or High Commission and the process would take around 1 year and subject to approval from Malaysia.
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