Renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship

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Ha! Gonna expose my previous citizenship. Browsed through the web but many blog posts were outdated, so here you go.
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[IMPORTANT]

Due to COVID-19, consular section is temporarily closed from 26 March 2020 till further notice. An appointment MUST be made before heading down.

[MHC Contact Info]

Contact number: 68876231/68876230

Email address: Consular@mhc.org.sg

(Thank you Reader Amy for the information!)

 

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(The best way to read the following instructions? Numbers represent steps to be taken in order while alphabets represent the number of documents needed.)

  1. When you receive the ICA Approval Letter which states that you are at the Final Stage, you may continue to read.
  2. Before heading to the Malaysia High Commission, please read this document carefully (find forms here: https://www.kln.gov.my/web/sgp_singapore/forms):

     

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    Documents to be submitted
  3. a) Borang K (Yellow Form / Form K):
    Borang K page 1
    Borang K
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    Form K (first page) [translated]

     

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    Form K (second page) [translated]
  5. Nearly fainted when I saw the Malay words, so here is the translated version to save your time! Print it out, fill up once at home so that you can bring down and copy on the spot. They won’t accept your printed copy because they have their YELLOW version of the form.
  6. b) Form (MYRN1):
    Print the first page will do, fill up once at home so that you can bring down and copy on the spot. The form that they gave me only had the first page. I guess they finally realise knowing so much about you is useless since you are no longer their citizen. They may update the form so your printed copy may once again not be accepted.
  7. c) ICA Letter of Approval:
    The one stating that you are at the FINAL stage.
    Original + 2 photocopies (although they only took one of mine…)
  8. d) Malaysian IC: Original + 2 photocopies
  9. e) Singapore IC: Original + 2 photocopies
  10. f) Birth Certificate: Original + 2 photocopies (If you were born in Singapore, please read “Documents to be submitted” carefully.)
  11. g) If you were born before 31 Aug 1957, will require your Malaysian Citizenship Certificate: Original + 2 photocopies
  12. h) Singapore Citizenship Certificate & Passport: Original + 2 photocopies (If you don’t have it’s perfectly fine because I didn’t too. Was so confused but I guess the order of application wasn’t the same for everyone.)
  13. i) Malaysian International Passport: Original
  14. j) THREE recent passport-size photos with white background: Would suggest just get this done at the ID photo booth located in the Malaysia High Commission. $8 for 4 photos. Well, this photograph will not appear in your IC or your passport, it’s alright even if you look terrible. [Photo-taking Service at MHC has temporarily ceased due to COVID-19 situation, please prepare your photos before heading to MHC for renunciation. (Updated as of 10 July 2020)]
  15. k) $10 cash for registration fee.
  16. Make your way to the Malaysia High Commission (Mon-Fri, 8.15am – 11.30am). It’s a long walk from even the nearest bus stop, might want to consider taking a grab ride over. If you want to save money, use Google Map. The nearest MRT station is Redhill. Take bus 32/64 over.
  17. At the guardhouse, use one of your cards with your NRIC/Name to exchange for a pass to enter.
  18. Go to Consular Section. There will be person sitting near the entrance where the whole world will ask him questions. Tell him you are renouncing your citizenship, he will pass you a fake Form K and Form MY-RN1. The fake Form K is to ensure that you have filled the blanks up correctly before they waste their precious YELLOW Form K on you. Remember to write everything in BLOCK LETTERS and with their BLACK PEN (actually it’s just a normal 0.7 black pen…maybe they are afraid you will use a 0.37 red pen so they provided plenty for you)
  19. After filling up whatever the person passed to you, show him/her and he will pass you two YELLOW Form K to fill up AGAIN.
  20. Once you are done filling up forms again, show the same person, he will ask for all your photocopies and clip them together. Next, he will ask you to take a queue ticket on your own.
  21. While waiting for your turn, you can pop over to the ID photo booth nearby to take your photo. Prepare your original Malaysia passport, IC and birth certificate too.
  22. When it is your turn, submit, stand, and they will ask you to wait for your number to be called again for payment.
  23. Make payment and they will give you a slip of paper asking you to return after 3 working days (date will be stamped) between 2.30pm to 4pm to collect your documents.
  24. Swee, get out, collect your card which you have swapped for the visitor pass and you are free to go. Just remember to return on the specified date to collect your documents (usually three working days later)!

When you return to MHC three working days later, you will receive MYRN-1 which will be needed for the registration of Singapore Citizenship at the ICA. Form K, which is the final approval letter, will only be ready for collection 8 months after renunciation. You may visit related posts (links below) for further information.

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Related Posts:

Guide for “Registration of Singapore citizenship at the ICA“:
https://pinkolifant.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/oct-2019-registration-of-singapore-citizenship-at-ica/

Guide for “Collection of Singapore NRIC & Certified True Copy of Singapore Citizenship Certificate“:
https://pinkolifant.com/2020/07/10/updates-renunciation-of-malaysian-citizenship/

Guide for “Collection of Form K (final renunciation letter) and Birth Certificate“:
https://pinkolifant.com/2020/09/24/collect-formk-bc/

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Stay safe,
PinkOlifant (Updated as of 2020)

524 thoughts on “Renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship

  1. Hi, Thanks for this useful article. I am going through the process at the moment, and I saw the letter from ICA states that: Documents not printed in the English language must be officially translated into English.

    Did you have to translate any documents?

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    1. Dear Maverick,

      Although my birth certificate was in Malay, I did not have to translate that. I just submitted the photocopy version of it. Other than my birth certificate, all my remaining documents were in English so I did not have to translate any. Hope this helps 🙂

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    2. Anyone knows how long the Malaysian High Comm will take to respond to email for an appointment to submit the renunciation forms? I have an appointment in ICA in one month’s time but still waiting for reply on when I can go to the High Comm. I tried calling the Embassy and phone not picked up. I am worried that I can’t get the documents in time for the oath swearing at ICA! Circuit Breaker already lifted but I understand that they are trying to limit number of people to the Embassy. Anyone has experience lately on the renunciation at Malaysian High Comm?

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      1. Hi Keith, for me it took MHC about 4 days to get back on me for the appointment. If MHC still never reply u, i think u should write in to ICA now and inform them about your situation and show evidence that u have tried to communicate with MHC but didnt received any reply.

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      2. Hi Keith,

        I recd MHC response with 1 to 3days. They even replied me over the weekend
        No need to call them as no one will answer your call 🙂

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      3. Hi Keith ,
        Can you share which email you send to get appointment date from MHC to submit renunciation form ?
        My appointment with ICA is due soon ..

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  2. Oh yes, 1 more thing. Did you receive the hardcopy approval letter (the one that states that you are at the final stage of your Citizenship Application Process), or you obtained the soft copy from your MyICA portal? Mine is the soft copy from the portal.

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    1. If you’re referring to Stage 3 Final Approval in which you have to renounce foreign citizenship and register for Singapore citizenship, I received the hard copy. (I did not check MyICA portal for status update actually.)

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        1. The hard copy this comment thread is referring to is the final approval letter for you to (1) renounce Malaysia citizenship and afterwards (2) register for Singapore citizenship. It takes approximately few weeks AFTER you’ve completed (a) online questionnaire, (b) volunteer induction programme and (c) SG journey.

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          1. Hi Pink,

            What if I do not receive any hard copy of the approval letter from ICA? They have notified me only through mail and issued me a PDF softcopy which can be downloaded from myICA.

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              1. Hi guys, fret not if you did not receive the final stage letter hardcopy. I emailed ICA to check on this and they told me it’s part of their enhancement so they won’t be mailing any hardcopy anymore. Will be going to renounce tomorrow. Hope it helps.

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        1. Birth certificate will be mailed back to you together with renunciation approval letter in a few months time. Afterwards, you’ll have to scan a copy of the approval letter and mail/email it to ICA.

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              1. Hi, i didn’t get the borang k. The 3rd day collection is borang MYRN instead. Both borang K and birth certificate collection to be notified.

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                  1. Thanks, pls shared when you get the approval notice and the email address to lookup , as understand the correction of approval borang K and birth cert is mainly through email.

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                  2. hi pink, just to double clarify that on 3rd day we will collect back stamped and approved boring MY-RN1 which to be submitted with other required docs to ICA right? as for the borang K and birth cert just scan a copy to ICA after we received back from the embassy?

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          1. Hi PinkOlifant, I just wanted to clarify that it will take a few months to get the required approved renunciation approval letter to submit to the ICA? i only had a month between stage 2 and stage 3 oath swearing appointment, how can i get the approved renunciation letter in time for the oath swearing?

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            1. Oath taking doesn’t require the approved copy.

              When you return to MHC, you’ll collect a document that states you have renounced your Malaysia citizenship. That document would suffice for oath taking.

              Afterwards, when you have received the actual approved copy, you will have to email or mail a physical copy to update ICA about the approval.

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                1. Spotted two FAQs on ICA website.

                  Am I allowed to submit a copy of the renunciation document via email?

                  Answer:
                  Yes, you may submit a clear scanned copy of the renunciation letter to our citizenship email address at ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg.

                  Am I required to submit the final renunciation letter?
                  After you have acquired the final renunciation letter, you are required to submit a copy of the document to ICA. You may come down to ICA Building, Level and obtain a “Collection of documents” ticket and submit the following document to the officer. Alternatively, you may submit a clear scanned copy of the renunciation letter to our citizenship email address at ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg.

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  3. Hi, can check is it I need to surrender my Malaysia passport upon submitting my Borang K? My ICA Oath date is mid Jan 2020. Is that means that from the moment i go Embassy to submit my renounce, until my Oath date, I cannot travel to Malaysia at all?

    Thank you!

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    1. Yea that’s right. Passport will be kept and made invalid by Malaysia High Commission.

      If you want to travel during this period, would suggest you to renounce during late Dec or early Jan.

      I renounced mine just one week before oath taking 😁

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        1. Yup, you can apply one day after oath taking. HOWEVER, it takes about SIX days for the passport to be ready for collection (I applied online and collected from the nearest Singpost). So do remember to apply straight after oath taking to prevent delay and ensure it is ready by CNY!

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              1. Hello there.. me again Wendy. I’ll be going HC next week. Look through your list to make sure I get all necessary documents ready but where can I download Form MYRN1? Thank you.

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                1. You just have to press the link. I’ve embedded the PDF in the word “MYRN1” in my post. However, that’s just a reference, we have to use their black pen to fill up all the forms 🙂

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  4. Hi my child is born in Singapore (we r Malaysian and converted to Singaporean ), must he get Malaysia MyKad ? We just noticed he might need it at age 21ehen he renounce malaysian citizenship. He is age 17 now , we worry he not able to get mykad.

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    1. If he is a Malaysian, isn’t a Malaysian IC necessary to travel abroad or when he is renewing his Malaysian passport?

      Malaysia’s official website (https://www.jpn.gov.my/en/kp/permohonan-mykad-bagi-kanak-kanak-12-tahun/) states that a Malaysian child who has reached the age 12 must apply for identity card.

      I think it’s better to be safe than sorry to get the card before renunciation.

      If you want to be sure, you can approach the counter at Malaysia High Commission to enquire before applying for the Malaysian identity card.

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      1. Hi , my both children are Singaporean since young (but as Malaysian) they need to renounce the Msia Citizenship when they in age 21. I am so nervous now as they do not hv mykad nor Msia passport , in this case we do not hv “required doc” to proceed for the renounce. Both my hubby and I also converted to Sporean , worry cannot apply mykad to my children. Any experience parent here..so worry

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      2. I will definitely make a trip to check on how to apply mykad to the children. They get the citizenship when they at age 5 + and since then we are using Spore passport. I just noticed that they need to renounce at age 21 although they already get the citizenship.. this is require by both Msia and Spore authorities.

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            1. Hi there
              Need your assist, I applying Singapore citizen with my 14 months son(LTVP),due to covid19,appointment fixed by MCH date on 16 June to renunciation of Malaysia citizen,after renunciation I be appointment to registered with Singapore ICA 21 July for registration of citizen,after oath taking how can I remain my son Malaysia pass and can I renew my son passport since I’m not longer Malaysia citizen?
              Thank you appreciate

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              1. Is your son becoming a Singapore Citizen at the same time as you?

                Singaporean can still help immediate family apply for LTVP. Your son’s Malaysian passport can definitely be renewed because it is your son’s passport, not yours? I think your question is beyond renunciation of citizenship, you might want to approach staff at ICA during registration on 21 July and ask them.

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          1. Hi thanks for your reply.. I hv sleepless nights yesterday keep thinking of this issue. Well , I just go back to my hometown malaysia, will bring my son to issue mykad, One of them already over 16 years old , good luck to me.

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            1. Hi Ng
              Any information to share here? My son also need to register mykad when he turn 12 year old.
              Since I’m a Singapore citizen status,what kind of document need to prepare?

              Thank you

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  5. Hi , my both children are Singaporean since young (but as Malaysian) they need to renounce the Msia Citizenship when they in age 21. I am so nervous now as they do not hv mykad nor Msia passport , in this case we do not hv “required doc” to proceed for the renounce. Both my hubby and I also converted to Sporean , worry cannot apply mykad to my children. Any experience parent here..so worry

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    1. hi Mei Kheng, i am singapore born and 21 years old this year. same situation with your children – follow parents convert to singapore citizen from msian. i also do not have msian IC. but according to MHC (emailed them to ask), u just need to have either surrender letter or msian IC is enough.

      surrender letter refers to letter that confirms MHC retained your children msian passport when u convert to singapore citizen from msian.

      i do not have both msian IC and surrender letter hence am stuck unable to proceed with renunciation. saw in your post u gonna apply mykad for your children… how did it go? can singapore citizen apply for mykad also??

      emailed ICA to ask but am worried as well because my parents also lost.

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      1. Hello. I faced the same situation when I went to MHC today. It’s very frustrating. Have you found a solution? They told me to send an email to their National Registration Department to get the confirmation that I have never been issued an IC. Please email me if you have information on this. Thank you!
        Email: Noblecyy@hotmail.com

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        1. hello, i am facing the same issue as you. can u provide me with the email to the relevant authorities so that i can check with them too? thanku !

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    1. It has never been mentioned in any document so I guess as long as it is in well kept condition, it’s fine. It has to withstand mailing from SG to Malaysia and back. Better to laminate since it’s a lifetime document.

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  6. Hi, do you have EPF in Malaysia? After you renounce your malaysia citizenships, how do you withdraw your entire money from EPF? I have an appointment with ICA on 21st Jan, i know i should renounce my msia citizenships with High Com, but is it a need to get a letter from ICA first then settle my EPF then back to High Comm for renounce? Last stop then ICA.

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    1. The appointment at ICA is regarding?

      Usually one should renounce at Malaysia High Commission (MHC) first, then go to ICA for oath taking with the letter of approval from MHC.

      No idea about EPF. To play safe, one should settle all Malaysia related issues before renouncing.

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  7. Hi, I would like to check have you all receive the ‘hard copy’ approval letter of your Citizenship Application?
    I only have the soft copy from MyICA Portal.

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      1. hi pink. may i ask how do i obtain the letter of approval from ica? i have turned 21 and i was already a singapore citizen. do i have to reapply for citizenship in order to obtain the letter of approval?

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  8. thanks for the useful posts
    can we know if we can apply for IC and password at ICA with the acknowledgment slip collected with MY-RN1 form?

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    1. All forms collected from MHC are for registration of Singapore Citizenship at ICA. After which, you’ll be notified to attend Citizenship ceremony where you’ll receive your Singapore Citizenship certificate as well as your pink IC. Hence, there isn’t a need to apply for IC.

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      1. Hi, many thanks for your effort to share this super useful information. I was struggling as I could not find more complete info except this.

        Byw, do we need to close the bank accounts in Malaysia?

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          1. Hi Pink,

            Another question regarding this, do we need to close other account e.g. mutual fund/share accounts? Or we can still close it with the Form K and Singapore IC later?

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            1. For your question, I do not have a direct answer. Singaporean can open bank account in Malaysia as well as under Malaysia banks.

              However, closing before converting is the safest.

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  9. Hi! I am renouncing soon. My Indonesian friends told me they had to look for Notary Public to endorse certain documents. Does that apply to Malaysians’ documents (those photocopy)?

    Thank you.

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    1. For me, I’m not married so I don’t have marriage certificate, can’t help you with this.

      Whatever documents I have, like birth certificate, Malaysia passport etc., together with their photocopies, were not endorsed nor translated. No parties asked for endorsement nor translation too.

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  10. Thank you very much for sharing this, I’ve gone thru the renunciation process very smoothly today as I read your article and was well prepared before I go. Really helpful article. Thanks a lot!

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      1. Yes, thanks for the articles that’s clear my doubts before I went to MHC for the renunciation. Going smooth and fast. However form have more columns to fill in. But still managed to get it done. Really appreciated for sharing! 👍🏻

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  11. Hi thanks for writing up this post! Can I check does the 3 working days include the day you submitted the documents to the malaysia embassy? Say you submitted the documents on Mon morning, would you be able to head back for collection on Wed or Thurs?

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  12. Does anyone knows what do we need to do with the property in Malaysia before/after renunciation of Malaysia Citizenship please? Thank You

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  13. Hello! I have renounced my msia citizenship and is waiting for the renunciation approval letter (which supposed to take months). May I know if there is any ways to check the process of whether the renunciation has been approved? Will I be receiving a hardcopy of the letter via postal mail or a softcopy via email?
    Thank you!

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    1. Not sure where to check but renunciation would usually be successful, guess no country will still want a citizen who doesn’t want to be one haha.

      Hardcopy had usually been via post, together with your birth certificate. (Not sure if they decide to go green suddenly)

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          1. Hi Pink,

            Confirmed the approval letter and birth cert will send by post and not by email notification? I’m also waited mine since Oct 2019. Thanks in advance.

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            1. Birth certificate cannot be send by email though because we need the actual hrs copy back for the rest of our life. My parents did get back theirs (they applied a two years before me). I haven’t received mine too! Even if it has changed to sending approval letter via email notification, I’ve yet to receive the email. Perhaps due to the COVID-19 situation, things might be delayed.

              I haven’t attended the citizenship ceremony to get my pink IC too 😦

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              1. Yes, what I means is MHC will notify us to collect the birth cert & borang K via email. I don’t think will send by post. Just afraid it went to junk mail and accidentally deleted. Do share with us once you received the notification from MHC as I also done my renunciation in Oct 2019.

                I also haven’t attended the citizenship ceremony to get my pink IC too, due to COVID-19 situation definitely it will delay further. Thanks for your prompt reply and sharing of the above information! Unfortunately I done mine before your post and I missed a step so wasted a day in ICA for the process.

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              2. Just to share, I’ve wrote to ICA on 25/6 to check on the collection of pink card. They have replied and fixed an appointment for me to collect my pink card on 1/7 (tomorrow) and will advise the collection of Singapore citizenship certification at a later date. ICA email: ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg.

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                1. I wrote an email to ICA using the email address you provided. However, the automated reply stated:

                  “This is an automated acknowledgement of your email. We seek your understanding that we will not be replying further to common queries that can be found below, thank you.”

                  “Citizenship Ceremony

                  Citizenship ceremonies are specially organized by the People’s Association (PA) to welcome new citizens who will receive their certificate of Singapore Citizenship and NRIC. These ceremonies have been postponed and more information will be advised to you after the COVID-19 situation has eased.

                  As these documents concern your privacy, they must be personally received during the ceremony. Meanwhile, you may access MyInfo which to view your personal information and residential status.”

                  Seems like they will not reply my request to collect my NRIC and that they will inform us about the ceremony after the situation eases…

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                1. Hi WanLin,
                  FYI,
                  my renunciation timeline as below,
                  Renunciation date: 20 Nov 19
                  Approval Letter to collect Form K dated 17 Jul 2020 (mailed to my home address).
                  I managed to collect Form K yesterday 😉 13 Aug 2020
                  I suggest you email to Consular to check your application status

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                  1. Hi, update to all, until yet to receive the notification letter from MHC for K form approval ( renounced on 07 Nov 2019). MHC replied mentioned take 8 to 12 month processing. anyone faceing same situation as I?

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  14. Hi, May I know how long is the process, from the day you received approval letter from ICA till you get your Singapore passport?

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      1. You mean the whole process? I would like to know the duration from the day you go Malaysia Embassy till you get Singapore passport. As before I received the In-Principle Approval letter from ICA, I have booked my air tickets for my trip in coming May, so i not sure if i am able to get Singapore passport by end of April.

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        1. Date to Malaysia High Commission: 10 Oct
          Collection of passport: 15 Nov

          Collection of passport depends on how quick you apply for it after oath taking. You can apply the day after oath taking.

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      1. Hi PinkOlifant, is me again. May I check with you, do we need to make appointment for oath taking? Or I can go to ICA for oath taking after collection of borang MYRN?

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    1. It depends on the reason for not having the Malaysian IC. Are you not of eligible age to have one? Or did you lose it? If it is the latter, you may have to replace it. However, I am not too sure about this, it is better to check with Malaysia High Commission.

      It is alright not to have the citizenship certificate. I didn’t have it when I renounce too. The sequence of getting the citizenship certificate is not the same for all.

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    2. I dont have my IC as well, i lost it and am not able to go back cause of COVID. Did you have to make one?

      Btw, to the author, SUPERB ARTICLE, the world needs more people like you.

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    3. You would need to head to the Malaysia’s office in JB to apply for renunciation.This is my situation as well. My parents are both Malaysians, but I’m born in Singapore but hold Malaysian citizenship as well.

      1. Head to Malaysia High Comm in SINGAPORE
      2. Let them know you don’t have Malaysia IC and Citizenship Certificate. They will pass you a slip of paper with the Malaysia’s office and opening hours.
      3. Find a day to go Malaysia’s office, I went on Sunday at 7am lol to not queue. Bring all your documents.
      4. They will direct you to a smaller “office” to renounce your citizenship and sign some forms and fill in personal particulars
      5. After everything is done, wait for Malaysia’s office to call/email you to go back Malaysia’s office and finalise the process. (I’m at this stage now, waiting for them to call me, I went in Jan 2020)

      Would be good to bring someone who speaks Malay (or if you speak Malay that’s great too) cuz the staff there cant speak English for nuts.

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      1. Thanks for your reply! Found this really useful.
        Trouble now is with the COVID situation- travelling across borders is an issue, and Malaysian High Comm (consular section) is closed till further notice.
        Might give them a call to see how things go.
        I thought the whole process is 1 week? Why has it been 3-4 months for you?

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      2. Hello, I do not own a malaysia IC and I didn’t receive any surrender letter from them. The MHC told me to head down to the JB office to do the renunciation. May I ask if you had the surrender letter? Also, do you have to go back to MHC to renounce it too or everything is renounced in JB?

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      3. why did u have to go back to malaysia office to finalise the process? after renunciation i thought you’ll get a receipt or some form of paper acknowledgement so that u can take OATH at ICA first? then after that you’ll just have to wait for them to mail u back the final renunciation acknowledgement which is apparently many months later.

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  15. Hi. After I renounce Malaysia citizenship and convert to Singapore citizenship, says 10 years later, I would like to convert back to Malaysia citizenship again, is it possible?

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  16. Omg. 17 years. It takes one quarter of life. However, The news was in 2014, so I will just assume they don’t amend the law and procedures required haha. Anyway, thanks for the information! Stay safe.

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  17. Hello, thanks for writing this useful guide! May I ask if the 3 passport size photos are not for the Singapore IC & Passport, which photo will they use for the IC?

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    1. The post you’re reading is for renunciation of Malaysian citizenship, so photos taken and used here will not be for Singapore’s side.

      These photos will be used to paste on the various forms you’re submitting to the Malaysia High Commission.

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      1. Thanks for your reply! So we would be required to submit a photo again later to make our SG IC?

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  18. Sorry, one more question ><
    From the Form (MYRN1) you've uploaded, there's additional documents for applicant age 21 & 22 only. May I ask if that's compulsory? Or is it just for those born in sg and don't have borang W?

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    1. I’m not sure if one is born in Singapore, will one not have Borang W.

      Personally I feel that as long as you’re 21 or 22, it’s better to try to produce a copy of what’s requested just in case.

      If one’s father no longer have the Malaysia citizenship certificate, I feel it’s alright to just inform upon submission.

      Sorry I do not have a definite answer for this because I did not undergo this process when I was 21 or 22 😅

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  19. My son is 19 and Singapore & Malaysian citizen. The process described is for renunciation of Malaysian citizenships above 21 years old, does anyone has experience doing this for under 19 as it was stated criteria is > 21 only ? Hope to get some tips and prepare before heading down to Malaysian High Comm.
    thank you

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    1. I did this with my parents 4 years ago back when I was 15 years old, apparently I didn’t have to do anything and just watched my parents do everything including saying of the pledge. I’ll just need to renouce my Malaysian citizenship when I turn 21 after I’ve received the letter of renunciation.

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  20. HI Pinkolifant,

    I was wrote to MHC, as regarding Form K approval, they mentioned the processing time take aboout 8mths to 12months.
    My application on 07 Nov 19, till now yet to receive from MHC.

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    1. Dear Andrew,

      Thanks for the valuable information, I believe this gave a gauge to all readers here.

      Let’s not forget to send ICA the approved form K when it is finally reverted back to us when the time comes. Hopefully soon.

      Stay safe,
      PinkOlifant

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  21. Hello! Can I just check, how long will it take to get our “foreign citizenship renunciation certificate” that is needed by ICA for ORAL from the time we do the citizenship renunciation at High Commission of Malaysia? Thanks in advance! 🙂

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      1. Thank you! Just to ask a few more things, when will they send the letter of approval from ICA Singapore that is needed by MHC? Also, are there any instances where I do not need to produce Malaysian IC and Malaysian International Passport which are required documents at MHC. My parents said that I do not have them. Thanks in advance!

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          1. Yes, I am already a Singaporean Citizen. It is by registration though, thus, I need to do ORAL between July this year and July next year.

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            1. Got it.

              You won’t receive the letter as mentioned in this post (it’s for people applying to be Singaporean).

              It’s fine for you not to have Malaysia IC and passport.

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              1. Wait, I’m a little confused. So I won’t be receiving any letter from ICA to ask me to do ORAL? Then to get the “foreign citizenship renunciation certificate” (which is a required document for ORAL), the rest of the documents above in your blogpost are still needed at MHC right? Thank you so much and sorry for troubling you!

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                1. 1. You will receive a letter from ICA for you to renounce and take the oath. Just that it’s not the same letter mentioned in this blog post.

                  2. Yup, the rest of the documents like Form K and birth certificate etc. are still needed. However, as you obtained citizenship by descent, it’s alright not to have Malaysia IC and passport.

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          2. Yes, I’m already a Singaporean Citizen. It is by registration though, so I need to do ORAL between July this year and July next year.

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            1. hi calvin,
              for my situation are same with you, i don’t have malaysia ic and passport! How to apply renunciation without this two document?
              thanks…

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  22. Hi,

    I would like to check, for the second page lower portion of the Borang K do I need to fill anything up in there?

    I am a Singaporean by Registration, needed to take the ORAL between Apr 2020 and 31 March 2021.
    After reading your blogpost it really helped me get a clearer picture of this matter. Thanks a lot!

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      1. Hi,

        I would like to ask whether anyone have the email that is needed to make a appointment for the Malaysia High Comm, I called them and they provided a invalid email address.

        Please assist on this, Thank you.

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        1. From my knowledge, I don’t think there’s any email to make an appointment with the MHC. People I saw walking into the consular sections took tickets on the spot.

          However, I’m not sure if the COVID-19 situation has resulted in any changes to the above process.

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            1. Hi Shi Hui, may I know how long does it take for MHC to reply you to book the appointment? My registration at ICA is scheduled to be on Aug 26, I may need to go back to Malaysia to run some errants which is long pending due to Covid, hopefully land border will be opened soon within this period of time. Wanna ensure I can still use my M’sian passport to go back and after returning to Singapore, will go for renounce and surrender of my passport before getting new Sg passport on Aug 26.

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                1. Thanks, Shi Hui, so I should put in around 1 week for their reply or confirmation of appointment. Can we propose a date to MHC or have to follow a date they provide? Meaning let’s say I want to surrender passports around 12 Aug (2 weeks before registration) but send out the email today to request for appointment booking on 12 Aug. Can it be done this way? Or has to be 1 week in advance only (5 Aug) to send email to book the appointment?

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                  1. I did propose a date for myself and wasn’t give the date i wanted, and i assume is because as the date i wanted was really near when i wrote in so they might not have any slot leave on that day. But i think u can try your luck, since urs is around Aug u might be able to get the date u want.

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  23. Hi PinkOlifant,
    i am a minor citizen by descent / registration and have just turned 21 recently so i received a letter from ICA stating that i have to take the ORAL between april this year to next year. In the letter, it stated that i have to bring several documents when i go for the ORAL, such as the oath form, my IC, my original citizenship certificate and documentary evidence to prove that i renounced my malaysian citizenship. I have read your post and all the comments under it and saw that the MHC will collect my citizenship cert and only mail it back once my renunciation approved?? Does this mean i have to wait several months before i can take the ORAL since ICA requires me to bring the original? And the documentary evidence refers to the items i will get back 3 days after renunciation? Hope u can shed light on this thanks!!

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    1. MHC will not collect your citizenship certificate, they will take the photocopies.

      Yes, ORAL requires documents you receive from MHC three days after renunciation.

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  24. Hello Pink,
    Thank you for still staying active and replying to the comments so far. You have been soo helpful!
    I know Calvin (a previous commenter) already asked some questions of letter of approval, but up till now I still don’t know what it looks like. Is it the first letter that we received from ICA stating we have to take an oath? Or is it the first letter of approval of Singapore citizenship?
    For reference, I became Singaporean at 10 years old, from ex-Malaysian.

    Thank you so much in advance, I would be very grateful if you replied.

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    1. If you applied for Singapore citizenship on your own (21 years and above), you will receive ICA Letter of Approval, stating you’re at final stage.

      If you obtained Singapore citizenship by descent (due to your parents) before the age of 21, and recently turned 21, you will receive a letter from ICA stating that it’s time for you to take the oath.

      For the latter, I strongly believe the letter that informs you of taking ORAL is sufficient, I do not think ICA requires you to frame the very first letter of approval your parents obtained 11 years ago and reproduce it now 😅

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  25. Hi! According to your point 24 “return on the specified date to collect your documents” The documents here refer to all the original documents you have submitted to MHC? like the Singapore Blue IC, Malaysia IC, Malaysian & Singapore Birth Certificates.

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    1. You will not receive photocopies of documents you have submitted, you will not get back your Malaysia IC either (you renounced Malaysia citizenship, why would you need back the Malaysia IC right?) etc. MHC also will not keep your Singapore IC, they simply don’t have the right. If your birth certificate is produced in Malaysia, this will be kept until your final approval letter is mailed to you about a year later.

      For more details on documents needed for registration of Singapore citizenship, you can check out this post: https://www.google.com.sg/amp/s/pinkolifant.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/oct-2019-registration-of-singapore-citizenship-at-ica/amp/

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  26. Hi PinkOlifant,

    i went for my appointment with the consular section only to get rejected by them regarding my renunciation application because they said i do not have a “surrender letter”. However, when my parents registered to become Singapore Citizens, they did not receive any form of surrender letter as well. I am very perplexed what to do now because the officers at MHC told me to go back to Malaysia to get that letter. How am i supposed to do that, do you have any idea? I was so confused and lost that i forgot to ask them the exact place where i should go in Malaysia to get that surrender letter. I have already emailed them about it but just wondering if anybody here knows where i should go and what i should do? When my brother went for renunciation last year, he didn’t have to produce such a thing but the MHC say it’s compulsory this year onwards. Am so lost now.

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      1. yes, i showed them the letter from ICA that states that i have to take the oath soon since i turned 21 already. (i only have that letter from ica). however, the MHC officers firmly insisted that that is not enough and that i needed a “surrender letter.” i asked my parents and they said they do not have anything? sighs.

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        1. The website (https://www.kln.gov.my/web/sgp_singapore/other_information/-/asset_publisher/2TQe/content/renunciation-of-malaysian-citizenship) stated:

          NOTE: Applicant who was born in Singapore is required to produce:-

          i) BORANG W (Malaysian Birth Register Certificate); OR

          ii) Pengesahan Taraf (Confirmation of Status) issued by Malaysian National Registration Department; OR

          iii) Perakuan Taraf (Certificate of Status) issued by Malaysian Immigration Department

          Then this website (https://www.jpn.gov.my/en/maklumat-warganegara/permohonan-taraf-kewarganegaraan-di-bawah-perkara-14-perlembagaan-persekutuan-pengesahan-taraf-kewarganegaraan-kelahiran-luar-negara/#1458545070765-d9ce48bc-14d6) is for application to confirm the status of a person born outside Malaysia. Not sure if this will work though! Hopefully someone else with similar situation will reply your thread.

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          1. i made sure that i had everything needed before heading there but the moment the officers there found out i don’t have the surrender letter, they told me to come back next time when i have it without even checking my other documents. tried to push them for reasons etc but they just said it’s mandatory. in this case do u think it’s better if i just wait until i can enter malaysia again to do the renunciation there instead of coming back to MHC? feels like it’s more convenient since they insisted i have to go back to malaysia to obtain the surrender letter anyway.

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            1. Unsure what does “surrender letter” refer to…maybe you want to call or email them (available in my updated post) and enquire what exactly the surrender letter refers to. There must be a more formal name.

              And enquire how to achieve that letter!

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              1. yes i have already emailed them! tried calling many times but they didn’t pick up at all. thanks so much for your help! hopefully they’ll get back to me soon

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              2. the surrender letter that they want is apparently a letter that confirms that MHC retained my passport when my parents switched citizenship back then. however, my passport was not retained at all. i still have it with me. did u have any such thing when u went for your renunciation? asked them at the MHC just now and they said it’s mandatory from this year onwards.. kinda ridiculous because my older brother went through this last year & didn’t have to produce such thing.

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                1. MHC cannot retain our passport, they don’t have the right to prevent us from travelling, so how can that “surrender letter” they insisted, exist? 😅

                  I applied for Singapore citizenship on my own, not under my parents, and it was last year, so I didn’t face this issue thankfully but unfortunately I can’t help you now.

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    1. Hello, I am in the same situation as you right now. I have emailed MHC about the surrender letter but they have not gotten back to me. May I ask if you have tried calling them about the surrender letter?

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      1. hello xuan. i have talked to both MHC & ICA. both of them said i need to have malaysian IC since i don’t have surrender letter. therefore, i need to cross border to apply for malaysia IC. am waiting to do that now. other than that, no other choice haha. it’s either surrender letter OR malaysia ic.

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          1. nope i have never made malaysian ic before. but u can try emailing to saifulazrudin@jpn.gov.my
            he’s the guy in the malaysia office you’re supposed to talk to if u are encountering the same issue as me. have emailed him and waiting for his reply.

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            1. hi Gwen,
              i think i have same situation with you! May i know how you go through your’s renunciation without malaysia ic?

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  27. Hi PinkOlifant,

    Can I check the ICA letter of approval is referring to the 1st letter when u received from ICA ‘Approved in principle’ or the ‘Final stage’ letter? I’ve noticed that in another post, you were referring to the ‘Approved in principle’ letter.

    Also, Can I check if anyone did their renunciation with MHC recently? I understand that ICA does not issue hard copy of letter of approval anymore. Did MHC comment on anything?

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    1. Hi Tyren,

      Final stage. I don’t recall using the phrase “approved in principle”. Could you pluck the sentence which you saw it? I’ll amend if needed.

      As MHC still requires photocopies of the evidence that your Citizenship is being approved, most likely you’ll have to print the email of approval out.

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        1. Dear Tyren,

          I understand MY CONFUSION now haha.

          Yup, I realised there is a discrepancy. However, both letters are actually fine i.e. you can bring either one. Reason being, ICA just need a proof that your citizenship has been approved-in-principle.

          Since you can’t possibly receive the final letter without receiving the first, it’s ok to just bring the final letter.

          Since you can’t have booked an appointment at ICA without the final letter, bringing only the first letter only will still be fine.

          Ultimately, I think it’s the barcode on the letter (which will be the same) that ICA require to scan 🙂

          But of course, Singaporeans-to-be who support the kiasu spirit this nation is proudly famous for, you can bring both letters! 😉

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          1. Hi PinkOlifant,

            It’s me again. I just collected my stamped MY-RN1 from MHC. When I went to collect it just now, I saw a line of ppl holding stamped MY-RN1 queueing up at counter 1? (not sure why). Regret not asking them.

            I just walk to a manned counter and pass her my red notification slip, then she passed me STAMPED MY-RN1 form, photocopied birth cert, receipt and a small reminder slip. That was all. And I walked out.

            Is it the same for you as well?

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  28. Hi PinkOlifant
    I just completed my sg journey yesterday, today I saw myica web site, they give me a date to register singapore citizenship, ICA will sent me approval letter for renunciation malaysian at MHC? or I can make appointment to renunciation malaysian now?
    Thanks for help.

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    1. Dear YK Choo,

      You have to renounce your Malaysian citizenship before the date to register for Singapore citizenship. So you have from now till the date to renounce your Malaysian citizenship. Quickly make an appointment with MHC! 🙂

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      1. Hi PinkOlifant,
        Thanks for your quick reply.
        Base on your information,
        7.c) ICA Letter of Approval: is use approval in principle letter? or ICA will sent a another letter?
        I call MCH hotline today, no ppl answer call, i think need to sent email later.
        Thanks

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  29. PinkOlifant, you get back youyr borang k and birth cert? you attended the SG citizenship ceremony and get the pink IC already?

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  30. Received the sms from ica yesterday , they will post to me the PINK IC on 9 july 2020, as mentioned , i yet to receive notification from MHC ( wrote emailed 6/7/2020) for the “K” form approval status, means putrajaya haven’t do anything. k form submitted on 07/11/2019

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    1. Hi Andrew, ICA sent you an sms out of the blue telling you that they will post you your pink IC? I emailed them and I’ve got to head down to ICA to collect it…

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      1. Yes bro, received SMS from ICA yesterday. my fren also received, no need to head down to there..I believed 10th is GE, they need our vote.

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      2. Hi Pink,

        Finally I’ve done all for Renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship. Today queue for about 25mins outside the MHC (under hot sun), so I advice everyone please bring along umbrella and water. Collection is quite fast. Thanks for your blog for all the guidance, appreciated.

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    2. Hi Andrew Chai, you email to ICA then got the sms? and email to MHA and MHA get back to you saying still not processing?

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      1. Hi Low,

        I didn’t email to ICA, they just sms to me on yesterday. MHA i was emailed to the on May’2020 and yesterday. they just replied not yet received from KL side. i think still processing. They had mentioned the K form processing take about 8 to 12 months

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          1. Hi Low,

            The subject must quote your MYRN1 Number for them to trace.
            also provide Name, Malaysia IC#, Sg if #.
            General will reply within 3days.

            *mwsingapore@kln.gov.my*

            *consular@mhc.org.sg*

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  31. Hi, I just receive letter from Malaysia high commission to collect back my borang K. It required Singapore IC & certificate. However, the Singapore citizenship been postponed due to COVID19. To get the photocopy of Singapore IC & certificate, I have write email to ICA few days ago, but no yet reply. Will they post to you or I need to go ICA to collect?
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi YC,
      I received letter from Malaysia High Commission to collect my borang K on 20 Jul, wrote to ICA on 21 Jul, and I just received SMS from ICA today (22 Jul) that my pink IC will be delivered by Singpost on 28 Jul.
      Seems like we will only get our Singapore Citizenship Certificate during Citizenship Ceremony that currently postponed due to Covid situation.

      Hi all,
      Anyone manage to get appointment from Consular to collect Borang K without Singapore Citizenship Certificate?

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      1. I would like to know also, i got my pink IC but not Singapore Citizenship certificate. We got to collect our Borong K & Birth Cert within 3 months from the letter which means by mid Oct. Anyone tried to collect back the Borong K & Birth Cert w/o the Singapore Citizenship certificate?

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  32. Hi guys, would anyone know if MHC accepts the old-style birth cert for renunciation? The one that’s not green in color.

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    1. just to provide an update to whoever have the same question. The answer is yes, they accept the old style birth certs.

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  33. hi there.. anyone here converted their driving license before/after renouncing? my BTT scheduled on 12/08, and oath taking is on 07/09, i’m afraid i may not pass the BTT then i can kiss goodbye to the driving license as i need to submit my original malaysian IC to high comm when i renounce so i won’t have my malaysian IC to do the conversion after renouncing? anyone here managed to convert their driving license after renouncing just in case i can’t pass the BTT?

    second question is regarding to EPF, heard that i need Borang K to apply for withdrawal, how soon can i can back the original Borang K after renouncing?

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  34. Thanks for sharing. I wish I saw this before going through my process. I submitted everything on 7 Jul and was told to return after 13 Jul. Yesterday, I happily went as instructed thinking I’d be collecting the approved cert but ended up only collecting the acknowledged form. I feel so cheated. Why cant the acknowledgement be done on the day I submitted the forms or sent via email? I went all the way just to collect a signature! Plus my ICA appt is supposed to be this Mon. Any idea how long does it take to get the renunciation cert?

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    1. Hi Simone, you’ve collected MYRN-1 from MHC right? That’s sufficient for the ICA appointment.

      The final renunciation certificate will need about 8 months to process and be ready for collection.

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      1. Hi PinkOlifant, May i ask you?

        when third day i went back to collect the MYRN-1 from MHC i only get them to return for me the MYRN-1 form itself without birth cert photocopy for me and chop and stamp.

        so my Appointment with ICA is coming friday.. is it ok to just show ICA MYRN-1 form and without any chop and stamp photocopy on birth cert?
        of coz i have extra birth cert*

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  35. Hi Pink,

    My ICA appointment is on 11 Sep. Then, MHC appointment is on 28 Augt (Friday).

    Is it enough time for the ICA appointment?

    Appreciate for your advice.

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    1. Hi Jeral, a heads up to you. My ICA appointment is Aug 26. As I thought MHC should not be too busy to set an appointment one month in advance I wrote in last week for Aug 11 appointment and to my horror they give me Sept 1 to do the denunciation. Now they ask me to change appointment date with ICA.

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  36. what happen if i dont have Malaysian IC, How to do renunciation of Malaysia citizen now? anybody have the same problem?

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    1. they will tell u to go into malaysia to make ic in order to proceed with renunciation. that’s what they told me to do

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  37. Hi readers,

    Anyone experienced if he/she was allowed to collect the acknowledged MY-RN1 form from the MHC on behalf of spouse or family members? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi CY, yes, can collect on behalf, my hub went to collect 2 days ago. but we renounced together so my hub is collecting his and mine

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