National ID FAQ

Q1. How can I apply for National Identification Card Services?
Q2. What kind of photo do I have to submit?
Q3. How long would it take?
Q4. Can I use my National I.D. Card as identification while in Malaysia?
Q5. What?s the use of getting my National I.D. Card renewed when Malaysian authorities require a Malaysian Immigration I.D. or Passport for identification?
Q6. How do I pay make payment?
Q7. How much do I have to pay and how do I pay the fees?
Q8. What if my I.D. Card is damaged?
Q9. What if my I.D. is lost or stolen?

 

Q1.How can I apply for National Identification Card Services?For passports and travel documents fill in the High Commission?s Form and the Department of National Registration Form. Both forms are available as one pdf document. [sdm_download id=”340″ fancy=”0″]

Guidelines on completing the forms and documents to submit are available on the forms itself. Call the High Commission if you have queries. Please note that your application may be delayed if forms are incomplete.

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Q2.What kind of photo do I have to submit?You DO NOT need to submit a photograph. Photos for the I.D. Card could be taken at the High Commission during the application process.

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Q3.How long would it take?Normally it takes 5 to 10 working days to issue your ID Card.

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Q4.Can I use my National I.D. Card as identification while in Malaysia?A valid National I.D. Card can be used for identification when submitting for services at the High Commission or getting visitor access to buildings.

However, for various services from Malaysian authorities, such as Immigration and banking matters you will be required to use your passport as identification.

Malaysian Immigration rules require you to carry your passport at all times unless you have a valid Malaysian Immigration issued identification such as an I-Kad or Work Permit. If you are a student check with your college when you would be issued your I-Kad.

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Q5.What?s the use of getting my National I.D. Card renewed when Malaysian authorities require a Malaysian Immigration I.D. or Passport for identification?It is important because:

  • It is more convenient and safe to use your National I.D. for various purposes such as identifying yourself to gain visitor access to buildings.
  • While you are in Malaysia, for various legal or banking matters in the Maldives you may need your I.D. Card. For instance, your registered address in the Maldives may need to be verified through your current I.D.
  • You might need an interim photo identification document in case your passport is lost or damaged.

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Q6.How do I pay make payment?You can pay ID Card service charges directly to the High Commission or to National Registration Department in Male? through a contact person in Maldives.

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Q7.How much do I have to pay and how do I pay the fees?The Maldives National Registration Department Form specifies all the application fees, and fines where applicable.

You can pay I.D card service fees directly to the High Commission or to National Registration Department in Male? through a contact person in Maldives. Just specify your choice on the application forms.

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Q8.What if my I.D. Card is damaged?If your I.D. Card is damaged, you can apply for a new one through the High Commission.

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Q9.What if my I.D. is lost or stolen?First, report the incident to the nearest Malaysian Police station. They will provide a police report of the incident.

Submit the police report and an application for a new I.D. Card through the High Commission.
A fine of between RF 100 and RF 200 may be imposed by the Maldives National Registration Department.

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