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Old 17-01-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Question What is the minimum months of validity before expire to travel to Malaysia?

Anyone know is it possible to travel to Malaysia with a passport that is expiring in 9 days? The trip spend there will be within these 9 days and will be back at Singapore before the expiry date.
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Old 17-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Old 17-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Anyone know is it possible to travel to Malaysia with a passport that is expiring in 9 days? The trip spend there will be within these 9 days and will be back at Singapore before the expiry date.
I thought our passport has to have at least 6 months' validity before we can use it to travel?

A group of us was on our way via the then-Tanjong Pagar train station for a one-day JB trip years back, when a friend discovered that his passport had less than 6 months' validity. He's called to the office but managed to make the trip because we'd be back within the same day.

If you're fast enough in making an application, you can easily get your passport renewed within a week. I got mine in less than 5 working days - actually got the card to collect my passport within the same week I mailed out the application.
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Old 17-01-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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Anyone know is it possible to travel to Malaysia with a passport that is expiring in 9 days? The trip spend there will be within these 9 days and will be back at Singapore before the expiry date.
No way
At least 6 months validity
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Old 18-01-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, guys. It's helpful. I'll contact ICA office to double check before heading off.
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Old 18-01-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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I thought our passport has to have at least 6 months' validity before we can use it to travel?
It depends on the country's entry requirement you are visiting.

Trust me, my sis went into a frenzy when she realised her passport left 3 months validity when she was doing last minute packing for her HK holiday the next day. It was Saturday afternoon when she realised too, so ICA building is closed. Flight was on Sunday, and she was panicking. After many calls to and fro SIA hotline (their Pinoy CSOs are useless, btw), and calling the ICA officer in Changi Airport, I told my sis to just go down to the airport there and then to ask them face to face.

So she did, and the boarding officer checked their system for her and said HK needed only one month validity, so she will be cleared upon check-in, no worries.

And so she made the trip, enjoyed the holiday, and came back - with no hiccups, despite having only 3 mths of validity left in her passport.

Of course, one should always try to renew before your passport hit that 6 mths validity, since a lot of countries have that entry requirement. My sis was lucky - HK wasn't one of them.

However, TS is going Malaysia... and unfortunately, Malaysia is like Singapore - you need at least 6 mths validity.

Entry Requirements to Malaysia : Malaysia LCCT, Relevant Malaysia Travel Info For Your Journey
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Old 18-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #7
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why take the risk? Just go ICA and extend your passport.

I kena before at Malaysia, many years back at the old JB customs. The officer at malaysia side told me that my passport's validity is less than 6 mths. I told him can let me go in please, cos i go in for a day trip only and I was not aware that it was less than 6 mths. Then he said ok.

That was many years back. If it is urgent, you can inform the customer service there and they will arrange for you to meet the officer in a room. I ever done that as I last minute decided to bring my baby to Genting. Then my baby's passport was collected the next day. That was 10 years ago.
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Old 18-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #8
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Anyone know is it possible to travel to Malaysia with a passport that is expiring in 9 days? The trip spend there will be within these 9 days and will be back at Singapore before the expiry date.
I think 9 days is too much to be accepted.

Last time, mine is around 5 months when travelling to Malaysia.

Just go ICA to make new one. Why wait? Later kena so many problems at their customs.
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Old 24-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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It depends on the country's entry requirement you are visiting.

Trust me, my sis went into a frenzy when she realised her passport left 3 months validity when she was doing last minute packing for her HK holiday the next day. It was Saturday afternoon when she realised too, so ICA building is closed. Flight was on Sunday, and she was panicking. After many calls to and fro SIA hotline (their Pinoy CSOs are useless, btw), and calling the ICA officer in Changi Airport, I told my sis to just go down to the airport there and then to ask them face to face.

So she did, and the boarding officer checked their system for her and said HK needed only one month validity, so she will be cleared upon check-in, no worries.

And so she made the trip, enjoyed the holiday, and came back - with no hiccups, despite having only 3 mths of validity left in her passport.

Of course, one should always try to renew before your passport hit that 6 mths validity, since a lot of countries have that entry requirement. My sis was lucky - HK wasn't one of them.

However, TS is going Malaysia... and unfortunately, Malaysia is like Singapore - you need at least 6 mths validity.

Entry Requirements to Malaysia : Malaysia LCCT, Relevant Malaysia Travel Info For Your Journey
wah your sis is pretty lucky because most likely is a one off case..
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Old 25-01-2013, 03:23 AM   #10
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Oso do remember to bring your old passport along, when using the new passport without a single stamp.

Dun ask moi why, just do it to prevent unpleasant trouble real trouble. Speaking thru truth experience.
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Old 25-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #11
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wah your sis is pretty lucky because most likely is a one off case..
No leh. It really depends on the restriction of the country you are visiting, according to the boarding officer. She didn't even ask for exception or anything.
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9 days. Ridiculous to expect any foreign immigration authority in the world to let you in. Go try. I am curious to see if Singapore immigration will advise you against leaving.
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Anyone went in Malaysia with say around 5months of validity?
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Anyone went in Malaysia with say around 5months of validity?
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