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Message for U.S. Citizens:
Updates on February 17 Johor Town Hall and Passport/Notarial Services

Message for U.S. Citizens in Malaysia
February 9, 2023



Event: U.S. Citizen Town Hall and Passport/Notarial Services

Location: Johor Bahru

As per our February 3 announcement, the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will host a U.S. citizen town hall in Johor Bahru on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 1:30 PM, followed by a limited number of passport and notarial appointments for U.S. citizens.

We still have capacity for additional passport and notarial appointments, and at this time we are broadening eligibility to include all types of passport applications.  We encourage all U.S. citizens in/near Johor to check your passport validity and consider taking advantage of these appointments to save yourself a trip to the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Please see below for details before requesting your appointment slot.  Please note that all fees for passport and/or notarial services must be paid via banker’s cheque (see Payment of Fees below)


Passport Appointments

Passport appointments at this event have been expanded to include all U.S. passport applicants, including those using the DS-82, DS-11, and DS-5504 application forms.  For more information on passport applications, including criteria for using each application form, required supporting documents, and fees, please see our website: https://my.usembassy.gov/passports/.  We are not accepting Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications at this event.


Notarial Appointments

Payment for notarial seals is per seal.  You must accurately identify the number of seals that you require to ensure your banker’s cheque payment is in the correct amount.  For more information on the notarial services we offer, please see our website: https://my.usembassy.gov/services/notarials/


Payment of Fees

All fees for passport and/or notarial services must be paid via banker’s cheque (in U.S. dollars or Malaysian Ringgit) made out to “U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur.”

  • Do not write anything additional on the face of the banker’s cheque (e.g.: name of the applicant).
  • Please ensure your banker’s cheque is in the exact amount required for the desired consular service.
  • We cannot accept payment in cash or via credit card.



Please register your interest here to receive further details on the venue, book a passport or notarial appointment slot if needed, and to submit any questions in advance.  This Town Hall event is limited to U.S. citizens.