The most importing to do before travelling oversea is to make sure your passport is still valid for at least 6 months on your travelling dates. Bad news.. All my kid's passports will expire by end of this year. Have to get them renewed in one of these weekends since my 2nd child is on 1 week holiday break from her boarding school.
Immigration offices that opens on weekends are limited. Head to their website http://www.imi.gov.my to get a list of offices. Kelana Jaya branch is one branch in the list. Official website shows that it opens from 8am to 2pm. We drove there on a Saturday and arrive at 8.05am.. and guess what? No more numbers 😯. People started queing from 6am.. we quickly drove to the nearby branch - Kompleks PKNS Shah Alam.. same thing. No more tickets. So we called off the project and head to Kok Kong Winter Wear instead.
This is shop is located at Jalan Loke Yew, between Jln Tun Razak round-about and DBP junction. It have good range of Winter Wear & Luggage bags at reasonable prices. We got ourself some jackets & long johns for our kids who have outgrown their winter wears. IMHO, this shop sells very good quality long johns. I had ones bought from other shops but the textile used are tottally of different quality.
The next day, a Sunday, we went to Kajang Immigration office. Got there at 7.05am into a long queue and was given number 82-84 (for 3 persons) at 8.15am. 1st person from the queue got his passport at around 9am. We finally got ours at around 11am. Sad news, my youngest son who just turn 12 can't renew his passport since his MyKad was not yet ready at that time😫. Looks like we have to go there again..
Things to bring to renew passport:
1. MyKad (above 12 years)
2. Birth Certificate (below 18)
3. RM 200 for each 5 years passport.
Nowadays no photo is required. The clerk took potrait photo in front of the counters. So convenient!.
Next.. JR Pass 😁