Originally I was going to write this post on Facebook, but since I’ve created an account here, and there’s an app for it, oh what the hey.
So I guess some of you have typed into that google search bar ; “what to bring when making babies passport”. Because that’s what I did. I’m sure some also have had the experience of not bringing all documents when approaching the immigration right ?
Well I thought I was being smart, I googled and found out , the most useful information was to dress my baby in dark colored shirt or bring a dark colored scarf. Documents needed are Guardians IC (the one that’s registering) and baby’s birth certificate. Did not find any mentioning about photocopying anything. All other processes were the same, and will not take long, apparently less than an hour apparently because there’s a special lane for making passport for babies.
I took a day off.
I took my baby early from her nursery.
We went to UTC Pudu.
(If you’re headed there and am a “normal” applicant , you can find your way to the Second floor).
Here’s where things went wrong.
As we reached to get a number, they scanned and gave that “oh” that you never want to hear when you came to settle something.
And I thought, here it goes.
So she started asking, “do you want to make a Sabahan passport or a Semenanjung passport?”
I could include the details in a dialogue script but no thank you.
Basically, the two is different. How? She gets Hak Pribumi if she does the former.
So of course we would go for that, right ?
“Ok.. so if you want to make a Sabahan Passport, you can’t make it here. The first issuance can only be made at the Immigration at Jalan Duta”.
It was already 3pm. Dang, will I make it in time ?
Malaysian traffic gave a the anxiety attack. Plus my baby’s fussiness as she’s not a fan of car rides. Also, feeding time is near.
3.30pm and we reach the place. Headed one escalator up to Pintu B.
Ok! I was hyped, I can finish this!
What’s the same level as “oh” and has the same amount of frustrating result?
“So if you want to make a Sabahan passport,
we need 2 photocopies of each of the following
- The child’s birth certificate
- The mothers IC
- The parent that’s the Sabahans birth certificate
Check. Check. NOT CHECK.
No i didn’t manage to persuade to skip giving the documents.
So I ended up not making my baby’s passport and just went to renew mine.
(By the way, thanks to my husband for taking the time to accompany us that day, it would’ve been 100x harder without ).
Readers might also would like to know, even if there’s a special number for OKU , elderly and children below 2 years old; it doesn’t apply if you have a child below 2 who’s not particularly happy about waiting.
I’m just saying , because yes I’ve asked and was greatly hoping I could get a special number. But alas, although the passport is for myself & I am with an infant , it doesn’t count.
In the end, I had to take another day leave to arrange my daughters passport.
After a couple of hours and it’s time to pay, here’s another thing you should know;
“So it takes around 2 weeks to make the passport, bring this letter when collecting. Only the mother can collect the passport, And you have to come with the baby for us to verify”.
Yes. So that means another day of leave for me.
So that happened.
If you need a recap of what you need, focus on the underline and bold words.
I do hope it is easier for you! Any comments would be highly appreciated!
That’s all for today.