Passport Services

Please note that routine Consular Services at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur remain suspended.  We will resume routine consular services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  Although routine consular services remain suspended, we are currently scheduling limited emergency appointments for U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and exceptional notarial services.  Please complete this form at: https://bit.ly/2SPVSFf to request an emergency appointment.

If you are a U.S. citizen with life or death emergency, please contact us at KLACS@state.gov. More information on COVID-19 in Malaysia can be found here.

Important Notice:  Applicants coming to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy cannot bring large personal electronic devices to the Embassy.  Those items include but are not limited to: laptops, iPads, and other tablet devices, or handheld gaming devices.  Effective immediately, the Embassy Local Guard Force cannot store laptops and large electronic devices for customers.  Please make arrangements to leave large devices elsewhere before arriving at the U.S. Embassy to avoid inconveniences.  

Save time. Use the Passport Application System to complete and print your passport application form before coming to the Embassy.

All applicants for U.S passports must apply in person.  The Consular Section can neither receive passport applications nor return passports by mail.  Please do not mail your application to a passport agency in the U.S..  Please schedule a different appointment for each person renewing their passport.  Please see our Make an Appointment page for additional information.

Adult Renewals
Adults who have previously held a full-validity adult passport may complete the application form using our Passport Application System or by downloading the DS-82 (PDF 88.5KB).  We strongly encourage you to use the Passport Application System as it will reduce your wait time at the U.S. Embassy.  On the day of your appointment, come to the Embassy with:

  1. A signed and completed application
  2. Your current passport and one photocopy of the biographic page
  3. One (1) validpassport photo
  4. Payment in U.S. Dollars, Malaysian Ringgit or by credit card – Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express
  5. Please take a queue number and wait to be called for processing
  6. We will return your current passport to you at the end of the appointment

Child/Minor Renewals
For children and minors under the age of 16, both parents should be present at the Embassy during the application appointment.  Complete the application form using our Passport Application System or by downloading the DS-11 (PDF 97KB).  We strongly encourage you to use the Passport Application System as it will reduce your wait time at the U.S. Embassy.  On the day of your appointment, come to the Embassy with:

  1. A completed but unsigned form DS-11(PDF 97KB)
  2. Passports (for the child and both parents) along with a copy of each biographic page for each passport
  3. One (1) valid passport photo
  4. An original or a copy of the child’s birth certificate
  5. Payment in U.S Dollars, Malaysian Ringgit or by credit card – Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express
  6. Please take a queue number and wait to be called for processing.
  7. Your original documents, including your child’s current passport will be returned to you at the end of the appointment.
  8. If one parent cannot be present at the appointment, they should complete the DS-3053 (PDF 51KB). The original signed and notarized DS-3053, along with an attached copy of the non-present parent’s identification presented to the notary must be presented during the appointment.  The DS-3053 must be notarized by a licensed notary public, a U.S. passport agency, or at another U.S. embassy or consulate.
  9. Please note: In certain countries, a DS-3053 must be notarized at a U.S. embassy or consulate and cannot be notarized by a local notary public. Currently, these countries are Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan,  Syria, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen.

First Time Adult Passports
For individuals 16 years or older applying for their first full validity passport.  Minors under the age of 18 should be accompanied by at least one parent.  Complete the application form using our Passport Application System or by downloading the DS-11 (PDF 97KB).  We strongly encourage you to use the Passport Application System as it will reduce your wait time at the U.S. Embassy.  On the day of your appointment, come to the Embassy with:

  1. A completed but unsigned form DS-11(PDF 97KB)
  2. Your current passport and one photocopy of the biographic page
  3. One (1) valid passport photo
  4. Payment in U.S. Dollars, Malaysian Ringgit or by credit card – Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express
  5. Please take a queue number and wait to be called for processing. We will return your current passport to you at the end of the appointment.

Emergency Passports 
Limited validity emergency passports valid for no more than one year may be issued under special circumstances at the discretion of the Consular Officer, usually within one business day.  The validity of U.S. passports cannot be extended.  U.S. citizens who hold limited validity passports are encouraged to obtain a full validity passport at their earliest possible convenience.

Processing Time

U.S. passports are printed in the United States for passport applications that are accepted and approved here at the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.  Once a passport application is approved, it takes an average of ten business days to receive the new passport from the United States.  Once the new passport arrives, applicants will receive an email with instructions on how to collect it from the Embassy.

When the new passport is collected, applicants must submit their current passport to be cancelled.  The cancelled passport will be returned with the new passport.  Applicants must be able to pick up their new passports personally or authorize a representative in writing to do so.  We do not mail passports to applicants and we are required to cancel the current passport before we release the new passport.  Applicants are strongly advised not to make irreversible travel plans until they have their passports in hand.

Important Information: Malaysian Visas & Passes in Your New Passport (PDF 84KB) 

Passport FAQs

As of December 31 2015 the Department of State has discontinued the visa pages program which allowed for extra pages to be added to an existing passport. As such, we can no longer add pages to any U.S. passport. Applicants who do not have sufficient space in their passport must apply for a new passport. Passport renewals generally take 10-14 business days to process. Please plan accordingly in order to minimize disruptions to your travel schedule.