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Malaysia Citizenship Renunciation

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Now you are at the most important step, renunciation of Malaysia Citizenship. I guess this is the step that worries most people. At least that was how I felt. No worries, today you are lucky because I am going to show you step by step to submit your renunciation application. 😁

If you are happen to stop by my website but you have not reach the step of Malaysia Citizenship Renunciation yet, then you may want to read my previous post on:

Make an Appointment

Due to covid-19 pandemic, visiting the High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore is strictly by appointment only. You can make your appointment via email to the consular section at consular@mhc.org.sg . Remember to attach the approval letter to show that you are at the final stage of Singapore Citizenship application

A piece of advice here, you should make your appointment as soon as you complete the Singapore Citizenship Journey stage. This is to avoid any crashing to your scheduled appointment date to ICA for citizenship registration. I was caught into this date crashing situation. 😓 

For my case, I sent an email to the Consular section to make an appointment on 22 July 2020 and I got the reply on the same day. However, the appointment date I got is on 28 August 2020, which is way behind my appointment date to report to ICA, on 17 August 2020.

Without further delay, I quickly wrote an email to ICA (ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg) to request an extension to my appointment. Luckily, I received the reply from ICA (three days later) that my appointment is rescheduled to 07 September 2020. It was really a big relief to me when I saw that email! 😅

Please make your appointment earlier to avoid situations like me!

MHC Consular Contact

Required Documents

When the High Commission of Malaysia replies to your appointment date, there should be a checklist attached together for the required documents. Alternatively, you may visit the High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore website for the required documents list.

Please take note that the photocopy and photo booth services are not available at the premises during Covid-19 period. So, make sure you get ready for all the required documents beforehand. 

On the Submission Day

Final checking before you depart:

  • Make sure all documents are in place.
  • Print out a copy of your appointment email for exchanging the entry pass. Softcopy on your mobile phone is acceptable too. 
  • Bring along a black ink pen.

When you are at the entrance of the Malaysia High Commission, proceed to the security hut to exchange your entry pass by showing your appointment email to the security guard. Then you can proceed to the consular section. In the consular area, you should see an officer sitting next to the queue ticket machine. Tell the officer that you are here to renounce your citizenship and he will give you 2 forms, Borang-K and MY-RN1.

Below is a sample of Borang-K for your reference.

Malaysia Citizenship Renunciation: Borang-K Front Page
Borang-K Front Page
Malaysia Citizenship Renunciation: Borang-K Second Page
Borang-K Second Page

Fill out the forms carefully with black ink pen. Once completed, hand back the forms to the officer for verification. If you do everything correctly, the officer will give you the yellow colour original Borang-K. Fill out the same information as you did earlier. Remember to use a black ink pen.

Once again, hand back the completed yellow Borang-K back to the officer for verification. If you have done it correctly, the officer will ask you for all the required documents and clip them together for submission. Lastly, the officer will issue you a queue ticket. Sit back and wait for your number to be called.

Proceed to the counter when your number is called and submit all the required documents. Then sit back again to wait for your number to make payment. The payment amount is S$10. Make sure you prepare the exact amount in cash. They only accept cash and no change.

Collection Slip

After the payment, you will receive a collection slip. This is for you to collect the MY-RN1 form after 3 working days between 2:30pm to 4:00pm. You can find the collection date on the collection slip too and you don’t have to make an appointment for the collection. 

I collected my MY-RN1 form on 01 September 2020. The process is fast, within 15 minutes. Keep the form properly because you will need it for the registration of Singapore Citizenship at ICA. As for the Borang-K, the approval process takes about 8 months time. You will receive a letter from the High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore when it is ready for collection. 

Alright, after this stage you are all set and ready for the next step, Singapore Citizenship Registration and take the Oath of Renunciation

Closing Words

I was so puzzled when I was at the stage of Malaysia Citizenship Renunciation. It felt like a bit helpless 😞. Thus, I decided to note down and share my experience. I hope my sharing is able to help you somewhere. Lastly, thank you for stopping by my website and stay tuned for my next blog post on “Singapore Citizenship Registration and take the Oath of Renunciation”.

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211 Comments

  1. Jasmine October 25, 2021

    Very details procedures. Thank you so much.
    When will you get back your cut Malaysia passport ?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | October 26, 2021

      Hi Jasmine, you won’t be getting back your Malaysia passport and IC after the citizenship renunciation. You will only be collecting back your birth certificate and Borang K in about 6 to 8 months.
      Thanks for stopping by my website and I hope my post could help you.

      • Wilsia January 12, 2022

        What should i do if i email them to book apppointment . They never reply back .

        • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 12, 2022

          Hi Wilsia,
          So far, I have not heard of anyone feedback that no response from the MHC on the email appointment. However, if you ever caught into this situation, below are some suggestions in my opinion you might try.
          First, check twice to make sure you type in the email address correctly when making the appointment via email. Check the SPAM mail folder of your mailbox to make sure you don’t miss any incoming email. Alternatively, you may call the hotline 68876231 or 68876230 for assistance. Worst case scenario, you might need to drop by the MHC. This would be the last resort.

          • Sia January 13, 2022

            I try call consular . Never pick up call too .

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 16, 2022

            Hi Sia,
            You may send a follow up email to MHC to follow up your appointment. If you still don’t get a reply from MHC, I would suggest you drop by MHC to find out more. This is the last resort.

          • Sia January 19, 2022

            I manage to call the consular . They mention they cannot recieve hotmail email . So i try Gmail , i able to get through them. Now waiting for reply within three days

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 19, 2022

            Hi Sia, that’s great! Wishing you everything goes well! 🙂

    • Mei May 8, 2022

      Hi,
      Can I ask you a question with regards to your copy of Malaysia birth certificate? Was it original small piece type of you have converted it?
      Will the original acceptable?

      • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | May 10, 2022

        Hi Mei,
        I submitted the original copy of my birth certificate (the small piece version) without conversion or translation.

        • CF July 28, 2022

          Hi CH, thank you so much for sharing your experience. I lost my original birth certificate but have photocopies of it. Do you think I will encounter issue when submitting my renunciation of Malaysian citizenship? My ICA appointment is scheduled on 26 Aug and the lost of BC is really bothering me.

          CF

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | August 14, 2022

            Hi CF, you need the original birth certificate for the citizenship renunciation. You should quickly get a replacement of you birth certificate at JPN.

      • Ng Poh Leng June 24, 2022

        Hi Choon Hiong,
        Form K and Form MY-RN1 are available in the web, can those be used ?
        Thank you very much

        Regards
        Poh Leng

        • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | June 28, 2022

          Hi Poh Leng,
          You cannot use the forms downloaded from the web. MHC officer will give you the official forms (borang-k and MY-RN1).

    • Ms Fong May 28, 2022

      Thank you so much. This info helps me a lot, as I am in the process of getting an appointment from Malaysia High Comm to do renunciation. Should I settle my Malaysia bank saving account, EPF etc before completion of my renunciation?

      • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | June 7, 2022

        Hi Ms Fong,

        Thank you for stopping my website. I am glad that my blogs do help you. 🙂

        In my opinion, you should keep your Malaysia saving account. It will come very handy when you need to transfer fund to your family members or make payment for your bill incurred in Malaysia. It is not easy for a foreigner to open a bank account in Malaysia.

        I am not sure about the EPF withdrawal process, but I do not think you can do anything before you renounce your Malaysia citizenship. You may refer to KWSP website for details. https://www.kwsp.gov.my/member/withdrawals/full/leaving-the-country

        • Fee June 15, 2022

          Hi
          Before renunciation at Malaysia Hicomm, can we still using Malaysia passport go back Malaysia now? Since the border had opened few months I hv not back to home country. And I have not book any appointments at hicomm

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | June 28, 2022

            Hi Fee,
            Yes, you can still use your Malaysia passport. However, you should avoid using your Malaysia passport to purchase travel itineraries that are 2 or 3 months ahead.

  2. Jeanne December 6, 2021

    Hi,
    Can I ask for the registration of Singapore Citizenship at ICA, it states that it needs “documentary evidence to prove that you have renounced your Malaysian citizenship”?
    Does it require only the MY-RN1 form (collected after 3 working days from the appointment), afterwards I can head straight to ICA for registration of Singapore Citizenship?
    Or do I have to wait another 8 months for the Borang-K, then I can head to ICA for registration of Singapore Citizenship?
    Thank you….

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | December 8, 2021

      Hi Jeanne,
      Yes, you are right. Only MY-RN1 form is required. After you obtained the form, you are good to go for your registration at ICA. 😊

  3. Michelle M December 13, 2021

    Can i make an appt after completing my SC journey with the in prinicipal approved letter first or do i need to wait for the final approval letter frm ICA?Thanks!

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | December 14, 2021

      Hi Michelle,
      When you make an appointment to the MHC, you need to attach your final approval letter from ICA to prove that you are at the final stage. Perhaps, you might give it a try to see if they accept in-principal approval letter. However, you should NEVER renounce your citizenship until received the final approval from ICA.

      • Maggie March 16, 2022

        where can i find :Final Approval Letter?
        I don’t not receive any letter from ICA but on line status update.

        • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | March 17, 2022

          Hi Maggie,
          You can download the final approval letter from MyICA portal.

  4. Vivian Xiao December 16, 2021

    Hi Kwah, Really appreciate for your sharing. it is very useful & detailed
    i got appointment on 29/March/2022 from MHC, but i am trying to reschedule ICA appointment to 7~9 Apr 2022, but the Eappointment portal only till 18 March 2022.

    read your sharing, i also wrote a email to ICA for reshceulding

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | December 18, 2021

      Hi Vivian,
      Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am glad that it is useful to you. 😊
      It is good that you have sent an email to ICA to change your appointment date. I think you should receive a reply within a week. By the way, what is your original appointment date with ICA? For urgent matter, you may also call ICA for advice.

  5. Hong January 7, 2022

    Hi Hiong,
    is very nice of you to share this journey, it is very helpful.
    Similarly, i have decided to make the Big decision after 20 over years in Singapore because of the child. Would like to check with you on the renunciation of Msia citizenship for kid/baby. what did you have to do for your children at that time?
    I have a 8 months’ old now, and i just received my IPA at the beginning of the year. probably a nice new year gift for me and my baby. 🙂
    Thanks in advance.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 8, 2022

      Hi Hong, congratulation to you! 🙂 You don’t have to renounce your baby’s citizenship. Renunciation is only applicable to those who are 21 years old and above.

      • Hong January 8, 2022

        Hi Hiong, thanks.
        How about the Malaysia citizenship of your/our kids? Is there anything we need to do in near future? Or continue to renew their Msia passport for time being?

        • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 8, 2022

          Hi Hong,
          I presumed that you applied your Singapore citizenship as a family unit together with your baby. If this is the case, then you don’t have to do anything about the Malaysia citizenship of your baby. Renunciation is only applicable if your children are 21 years old and above at the time of registration for Singapore Citizenship.
          Once you have completed your registration for Singapore citizenship and oath taking of renunciation, you and your family are officially a Singaporean. You will receive your Pink IC and certificate of Singapore Citizenship during the ceremony. As for children, you can collect their certificate of Singapore Citizenship 2 working days later.
          Also, you may apply for a Singapore passport the next working day. However, for children, you have the option to continue using their Malaysia Passport with the endorsement from ICA. For me, I applied a Singapore passport for my children, and I don’t intend to use their Malaysia passport.

          • Hong January 10, 2022

            Hi Hiong,

            Yup, I applied citizenship together with my daughter. Thanks for the explanations. The blog and you are really helpful. Thanks again, and wish you and family a great new year too!

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 10, 2022

            Hi Hong,
            You are most welcome! 😊 Wishing you and your family have a great year ahead too.

          • Hong February 14, 2022

            Hi Hiong,

            Wish you and family a great Tiger year!
            Your blog has helped me a lot, and i believe a lot of other Msians who turning into SG citizen. I just want to update you with my situation so that you may continue to share and help other Msians who are getting the SG citizenship.

            I had gotten my final approval early this year, and went ahead to request my renunciation with MHC, however the earliest given was more than 4 months later – which means my child will be over 1 year old by then, and i might missed out some benefit of the child being Singaporean before turning 1 year old.

            Hence I called ICA to check with such situation and ask if i might go ahead to register the citizenship of my baby first while i am waiting for my renunciation. To my surprise, the officer who answered my call asked me to go ahead to ICA for registration of citizenship as the given appointment date. Please print the email from MHC regarding the date given for the renunciation. And i registered successfully with that printed email as proof – ICA will then adjust the timeline for me to email the copy of the MY-RN1 form after the renunciation (7 days after the given date); and subsequently 7 months period for me to submit the Borang K.

            There is also a change on Singapore IC collection, nowadays they allow collection 2 weeks after the registration – reason being the ceremony schedule has now been filled up more than 6 months ahead, so ICA decided to issue the IC first, and only certificate of Citizenship to be issued during the ceremony.

            **Also for baby below 1 year old (i am not sure exact cut off of age, so i assumed) as my case, the baby does not need to be present at ICA during the registration, and i have gotten her certificate of the citizenship on the very same day.

            I hope this information may help other nervous Msians whose renunciation appointment are given few months later after the request.

            A small foreseeable problem might be – the use of Singapore passport. During the registration of citizenship, it is explained that i am already officially Singaporean and i cannot use my MY passport anymore, so i have applied for my SG passport and will collect it end of month. I expect kind of explanation might be required, shall i cross the border to Msia in the coming weeks before I renounce my MY citizenship. only times will find out.

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 14, 2022

            Hi Hong,
            Thank you for sharing with me the latest processes. It’s very nice of you! 😊
            I shall update my blog post soon so that other readers would be benefited from this latest update too.
            Once again, thanks for sharing with me this info. I wish you and your family a great year ahead.

          • Gary March 4, 2022

            Hi Hiong, I am actually trying to speak to Hong but don’t know how to reply directly to him/her so I’m replying to the conversation thread.

            We also are awaiting to renounce our citizenzhip with the Malaysian High Comm but the earliest date given is in May. The issue is, our 2nd baby is about to delivered around the same time.

            I am wondering if as a family we can go ahead with our ICA appointment first say in April with an email from MHC saying the earliest appointment for renunciation is in May.

            We have considered other alternatives such as going to Kuala Lumpur to renounce but returning might be an issue as we would no longer have our passports.

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | March 6, 2022

            Hi Gary,
            For Hong, she called ICA to explain her situation before heading down for registration. I think you should do that too. Please call ICA to explain your situation before heading for your registration.

          • Wan yin March 11, 2022

            Hi Hiong,

            Glad to see your post and I m surprised to find the comments from Hong as I m having the same situation right now. I informed ica my appointment for embassy is in May where the ica dates are not open yet for citizenship registration. To my surprise, ica informed me to register before renouncing which is really a bonus to me! Since more VTL tickets are open now , I actually have question to Hong if he successfully travel back to Malaysia with SG passport before renouncing?

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | March 15, 2022

            Hi Wan Yin,
            Let’s assuming that you have gotten your Singapore passport, my thought is that you should be allowed to travel to Malaysia as a Singaporean. In any case, you might want to call ICA to clarify.

          • Wen July 8, 2022

            Hi Kwah, I also am puzzled by this. If a family apply for Singapore citizenship when the kids are below 21 years old, then in the eye of the Malaysia Government, the kids are still Malaysian as they have not done an official Malaysia citizenship renouncement, isn’t it? So by that logic, don’t the kids need to do an official Malaysia Citizenship pronouncement when they turned 21 yrs old?

            As me and my family (incl my kids) are now already holding Singapore passport and I am wondering if I still need to apply for my kids a Malaysia IC & renew my kid’s Malaysia passport to not, in order to use these documents (M’sia IC & Passport) to do a successful M’sia Citizenship pronouncement.

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 13, 2022

            Hi Wen,
            You children need to take the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty (ORAL) after turning 21 and before their 22nd birthday to retain their Singapore citizenship. https://www.ica.gov.sg/reside/citizenship/minor-oath-taking
            Therefore, they need to renounce their Malaysia citizenship when turning 21.

            My son is 11 years old this year, I am not sure if I need to apply the Malaysia IC for him too, but I think I will do so. I will share more on this.
            However, it should not be a problem to do the renunciation regardless of if my son has a Malaysia IC. If he has a valid Singapore Citizenship certificate that should fine. Anyway, this is my opinion.

  6. Jessy Lam January 8, 2022

    Hi Mr Hiong,
    Great help from your detailed information, and sharing with us.
    I’ve renunciated my malaysia citizenship more than 10 years ago, & I also guarantor my girl when she was 7 years old. Now, she will be in 21 year-old soon, is she going to do the same steps like what you did?
    My girl has to get an approval letter from ICA first, with this letter & make an appointment with the MHC? Am I right?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 8, 2022

      Hi Jessy,
      I am not sure about what you mean by you are also the guarantor of your daughter when she was 7 years old. If you applied the Singapore Citizenship as a family unit together with your daughter, she should be holding a Singapore Citizenship status now. From what I understand, she will be required to take the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty after turning 21 and before her 22nd birthday to retain her Singapore citizenship.

    • RT March 10, 2022

      Hi Jessy / Mr Hiong,

      I renounced my citizenship together with my daughter when she was 5 year old in 2009. I was given a letter by the High Comms for safe keeping until she is 18 years old and that I need to go back to complete the full process. I was wondering whether you are given the same letter too ?

      • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | March 15, 2022

        Hi RT,
        I did not receive the letter you mentioned from MHC. In fact, children don’t have to renounce their citizenship before turning 21 years old. However, the renunciation processes might be different in 2009. I am not very sure. You should call ICA / MHC to clarify this.

  7. Zeon Chew January 10, 2022

    Hi Mr. Kwah,
    Would like to ask, the Place of Issue for Malaysia IC, is it Putrajaya regardless of which state in Malaysia you get your IC?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 10, 2022

      Hi Zeon,
      Yes, just put “PUTRAJAYA” for the place of issue (Tempat dikeluarkan) in the Borang-K.

      • Celine June 19, 2022

        Hi Kwah,
        I would like to ask ,in my-rn-1 form, the place of issue of Malaysia IC put Malaysia or PUTRAJAYA ? Malaysia birth cert place of issue also just put Malaysia?

        • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | June 28, 2022

          Hi Celine,
          The MHC officer advised me to put PUTRAJAYA.

  8. Sia January 13, 2022

    What should i do if consular never reply my email

  9. Desmond January 16, 2022

    Thank you so much for the details it helped me a lot!!!! Appreciate the effort !

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 16, 2022

      Hi Desmond,
      Thanks for dropping by my website. I am glad that my blog posts helped you. 😊

  10. Ann K January 19, 2022

    Hi, in the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, one of the documents needed to be submitted for the renunciation of citizenship is the “original Malaysian Birth Certificate to be laminated before submission”- the word laminated is bolded and underlined. Does it really have to be laminated? My original has always been placed in this plastic pouch (which I think a lot of us have) I’d need to know so I can prepare all the documents nicely without being turned away.. haha. Thanks

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 19, 2022

      Hi Ann,
      Yes, you MUST laminate your birth certificate. Strictly follow all the requirements and instructions listed on the website and everything should go well.

      • Yanting July 12, 2022

        Hi. Do we get to collect back the original Borang W (Birth Certificate) upon renunciation?

        • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 13, 2022

          Hi Yan Ting,
          Your birth certificate will be returning to you together with the Borang-K. It usually takes about 6 to 8 months.

  11. Liying January 25, 2022

    Hi! Thanks for the detailed process and the translation of the form!
    I grew up in Sg and will definitely be stumped by the form.

    I have a question. For the Letter of Approval from ICA, it is specified “original + 2 photocopies”. The letter is downloaded from ICA website, no “original” to begin with. Was it the same for you? The copies printed from computer is fine right?

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 26, 2022

      Hi Li Ying,
      Thanks for stopping by my website. 😊
      Yes, the printed copy is fine. Just print 2 copies of the downloaded letter will do.

  12. CC January 29, 2022

    is it ok to write like this , please advise .
    Subject : Renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship
    Dear Sir or Madam ,

    I would like to arrange for an appointment for the above process at the earliest date available.
    I really hope that you can help me to arrange the appointment before 14 Feb 2022.
    please refer to the attached letter from Singapore’s ICA.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | January 30, 2022

      Hi CC,
      That is fine. However, very high chance that MHC might not be able to accommodate to your request for dedicated date. You might get a date later than your appointment with ICA. If this is the case, then you can reschedule your appointment with ICA. You can do it either via ICA e-service portal or send an email to ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg.

  13. Ben February 2, 2022

    Hi there, thanks for the great sharing. Do you also have to provide 2 copies of your parents’ document? Or it only applies to those who were born in Singapore?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 3, 2022

      Hi Ben,
      You are right. It is only applied to those who were born in Singapore and do not have a Borang ‘W’.

      • Ben February 3, 2022

        Thanks a lot!

  14. Wong February 4, 2022

    Hi, grateful for your sharing. Info is scarce from Malaysia website. Do you have any idea if I could renounce Malaysian citizenship while retaining ownership of my properties in msia under my name? Is there anything I need to do for these properties (eg : update msian ic no to Singaporean ic)? Many thanks in advance🙏🙏

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 6, 2022

      Hi Wong,
      My understanding is that you will still own your properties after you change your citizenship. Borang-K is the document that proves your ex-citizenship identity. If you want to sell your properties, you need the Borang-K to prove your identity and ownership. Same case to your bank account.
      Please also do your own due diligence to find out more from a lawyer.

  15. wan ling February 6, 2022

    Hi,
    May i know the letter of approval required is it the ICA letter that shows that i am at final stage of your Singapore Citizenship application process?

    Because that is the only letter i have.

    Hope you can assist. Thanks~

  16. penglee February 7, 2022

    To obtain Borang-K and MY-RN1Forms to renounce your citizenship need an appointment? I read at some blog that appointment is not required. Anyone can confdirm. I am at this stage. tks

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 7, 2022

      Hi Penglee,
      Just to make thing clear. You need an appointment for your citizenship renunciation at MHC. During the renunciation process, you will be given the MY-RN1 and Borong-K to fill out.
      After you have completed the renunciation process, you will be given a collection slip to collect your MY-RN1 form 3 working days later. For that, you don’t need an appointment.
      For Borang-K, it will take 8 months or more to process. You will receive a letter from MHC to collect your Borang-K when it is ready. For that, you also don’t need an appointment.

  17. Chua February 9, 2022

    Hi Hiong,
    So, when renounce, u give up your MY IC and Passport, means no travel.
    Wait 3 days get MY-RN1 and then head to ICA for SG Registration, Next day, apply SG Passport which will arrive in 1 week then can travel?
    Pink IC only given at Ceremony later with SG Citizen certificate. Will Digital Pink IC be visible on Singpass app days after registration?
    Oh, i noticed the Malaysian Renunciation documents did ask for SG Citizen Certificate which is odd since we don’t get it yet.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 10, 2022

      Hi Chua,
      1. Yes, you can’t travel. You will be holding no passport during the process of renunciation Malaysia citizenship and Singapore Citizenship registration.
      2. Yes, Pink IC will only be given during the Ceremony.
      3. I am not sure how long it would take for the digital Pink IC to show on Singpass. You might want to check with ICA.
      4. The Singapore Citizen Certification is required for minors who obtained Singapore citizenship by descent or registration. They must take the oath of renunciation and renounce their foreign citizenship after turning 21 and before their 22nd birthday to retain their Singapore citizenship.

  18. Den February 13, 2022

    Hi

    Good info. Thanks. I read that we need to submit the latest version of Birth Cert which is green and in A4 size. I have the old A5 type of BC. What type of BC did you submit?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 17, 2022

      Hi Mandy,
      The Letter of approval is referring to the letter that stated you are in the final stage of your Singapore Citizenship application process. You should receive an email from ICA after you completed your Singapore Citizenship Journey. In the email, there will be a link for you to check your application status. You can download the letter using the link.
      Alternatively, you can logon to ICA eService or MyICA portal (https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/) to download the letter.

      • KK March 14, 2022

        Hi,

        For those who hold both Singapore and Malaysia citizenship since birth, do they need the letter of approval from ICA? Thanks.

          • KK March 15, 2022

            Thanks for your reply.

            You are right. I was referring to those who have obtained Singapore citizenship as minors. There is no letter of approval letter from ICA. So do they have to request any letter from ICA? I couldn’t find any information from both Malaysia and Singapore official website.

          • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | March 17, 2022

            Hi KK,
            As mentioned earlier, I am not sure about the process for minors as I do not have experience on that. You might want to call ICA / MHC to find out.
            You can also email MHC (consular@mhc.org.sg) to ask about the process of citizenship renunciation for minors who turning 21 years old. They should be able to advice you the required documents for that process.

  19. Jessy Lam February 24, 2022

    Hi Mr Kwah,
    Do you any sample of filling up the MY-RN1 form? My girl is going to enter the MHC alone, she couldn’t read and understand Malay. Thank you.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 25, 2022

      Hi Jessy, don’t worry, the MY-RN1 form is in English.

      • Jessy Lam February 25, 2022

        Thank you.

  20. Jessy Lam February 24, 2022

    HI Mr Kwah,

    It’s me again. Sorry for posting the 2nd message. May I know what kind of documents are stated below:

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

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

    Thank you.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 25, 2022

      Hi Jessy,
      No worries, you are most welcome to ask me question. 😊
      I presume your girl is born in Singapore. Does she have the Borang W? I think that should be sufficient if she has the Borong K. As the requirement is to have either one of the required documents. I am not very sure on this matter though. You might want to send an email to consular@mhc.org.sg to clarify this.

  21. NG February 24, 2022

    hi Kwah, thank you so much again for your kind sharing and so details!! i have a question not sure you can advise. i have only a photocopy of birth cert in Singapore and unable to take my original copy in Malaysia. Not sure whether you can advise on it. THANKS!

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 25, 2022

      Hi NG,
      Unfortunately, you need to submit the original birth certificate. When is your appointment with MHC? I guess it is not so soon. Perhaps, you should go back or find an alternate way to get your original birth certificate while waiting your appointment.

  22. jian February 24, 2022

    Hi Hiong,

    All the information found on your site here indeed very helpful. Thanks for sharing it.

    I am now at the final stage of my SG Citizen application, before proceeding to the next step to renounce my Malaysian Citizenship. Have you any idea when should I apply for withdrawal of my EPF from KWSP? Before renounce of MY Citizenship or after I become a SG Citizenship. And how to go about applying it?

    Appreciate if you could share the information, if any.

  23. Beh February 27, 2022

    Hi,

    thanks for your info but I‘ve got a question. You meant: you went back to the consular to get your MY-RN1after 3 working-day. It means: if I get the MY-RN1, I can go to apply for a identity card? Germany proved my application and I have to go to the embassy of Malaysia to renounce my citizenship. I‘m a bit confused after renouncing my citizenship.

    Thank you.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | February 27, 2022

      Hi Beh,
      Yes, after obtaining the MY-RN1 form, I proceeded to Singapore Citizenship registration. However, I am not sure about the Citizenship registration process in Germany. You might need to check with German authorities.

  24. yihui March 6, 2022

    Hi Xiong,

    Just some questions regarding the Borang K since it’s in Malay!

    1. Must the whole form be filled up in block letters? Or just as specified on the form?
    2. Also after searching online, I found MY-RN1 consists of a main form, Annex ‘A’ and Additional Information. Do all these both need to be filled in?

  25. Yuken March 6, 2022

    Hi there, for Borang K , why did u didnt fill up some of the portions ? Is it because its done by the authority ?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | March 6, 2022

      Hi Yuken,
      Yes, MCH will fill out some of the fields.

  26. Kristine March 11, 2022

    Thank you for the post. It is very helpful. Do you have to transfer any property eg. house or car to your family’s name before you return the IC and passport?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | March 15, 2022

      Hi Kristine,
      It’s not compulsory to do that. However, you should plan properly before making any decision. Below are two points you might consider:
      1. Are you planning to buy an HDB? (Singapore ruling required you to dispose all private properties including oversea properties)
      2. Selling Malaysia property after renunciation of Malaysia citizenship might subject to foreigner tax. I do not have the details; you might need to find out.

  27. WJ March 14, 2022

    Hi,

    Do we need to translate the renunciation letter? as I see the instructions given in the approval letter told us to translate all documents that is not written in English.

    Thanks!

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | March 15, 2022

      Hi WJ,
      No, you do not need to translate the renunciation letter.

  28. Anthea March 29, 2022

    Hi Xiong! Thank you for sharing your journey. May I ask is there passport photo required for the renunciation? If there is, is it with blue or white background?

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Anthea

  29. Sophia April 2, 2022

    Hi Hiong

    Thanks for your useful info.
    My daughter turning 21 years old this year February 2022 and we received a letter from ICA on Oath of Renunciation. There was a statement mentioned that my daughter is required to take the Oath of the Renunciation within 12 months on attaining the age of 21 years. On top of that, it also reminded to take the Oath within a year ‘xx/02/2022 and xx/02/2023’. Does it mean that my daughter has to renounce her Malaysian citizenship then she can make an appointment with ICA to take the Oath?

    I had sent an email to HC, the consular has replied on the next day and request for final stage of ICA letter or Oath of Renunciation letter for verification purposes. I did reply to the email and attached with the letter to them. They mentioned the slots are filled until end Jun 2022.
    Hopefully I can receive their reply and provide the appointment in July 2022 soon.
    Am I missing something above? Hope you can give me some advice. Thanks in advance.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 3, 2022

      Hi Sophia,
      Honestly, I do not have experience on the process of oath taking for minors. However, based on my research, yes, you must renounce your daughter’s Malaysian citizenship first before proceeding to the Oath taking process. You may check ICA website on the requirements too. https://www.ica.gov.sg/reside/citizenship/minor-oath-taking
      As for the appointment for MHC, I suggest you send a follow up email to MHC periodically to get an appointment date. Anyway, this is my personal opinion.

  30. LIM CHEE HAU April 3, 2022

    你好
    想在这里询问,关于马来西亚IC, 小孩需要特地回去马来西亚弄吗?我们一家人刚换新公民, 孩子今年刚好12岁,如果没有回去弄MALAYSIA IC, 以后会有什么问题吗?
    谢谢!

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 3, 2022

      嗨Chee Hau你好😊
      坦白说,我并不清楚这方面的程序。就我本身而言,我并不打算为我的孩子处理马来西亚IC。我想应该没什么为题的。毕竟我们都已成为新加坡公民。

    • LIM CHEE HAU April 4, 2022

      你好
      谢谢你的回复。
      其实我也是不想回去帮孩子做, 只不过到时孩子21岁时没有马来西亚IC不知道能不能apply Renunciation!请问这里有没有刚过21岁和已经apply Renunciation, 可以一一告知吗?
      谢谢!

      1) BORANG K (Yellow Form) – 2 sets (dully-filled)

      2) Form (MY-RN1) – Original

      3) Letter of Approval from ICA Singapore – Original & 2 photocopies

      4) Malaysian I.C / Temporary Malaysian I.C – Original & 2 photocopies

      5) Singapore Pink I.C / National Service I.C / Blue I.C – Original & 2 photocopies

      6) Malaysian / Singapore/ Foreign Birth Certificate – Original & 2 photocopies

      7) Fee: SGD 10.00 (cash only) (SGD 5.00: Renunciation & SGD 5.00: Certify True Copy)

      因为这里(4)有写需要MALAYSIA IC 😥

      • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 7, 2022

        嗨Chee Hau,
        我明白你的顾虑。但我觉得应该是没问题的。新加坡小孩在十五岁就能拿到身份证。只要有了新加坡身份证就应该没问题。第五条也有提到这点。
        5) Singapore Pink I.C / National Service I.C / Blue I.C
        如果还是不放心,或许你可以电邮MHC询问。

        • LIM CHEE HAU April 12, 2022

          你好,
          谢谢你的回复。其实我有去看其他人的做法, MHC这里不会接受没有Malaysia IC的申请!他们得写Email去JPN去拿到证明你的孩子一路以来都没申请过M‘SIA IC。另外一个办法就是自己回去马来西亚的JPN申请RENUNCIATION (JPN malaysia 有全部的资料)。以下信息是其他网站写出来的。让大家了解了解看是不是一样的做法。

          ***choochootrain
          APRIL 6, 2020 AT 3:01 PM
          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.

      • SY April 14, 2022

        你好,你必须到马来西亚做MALAYSIA IC,否则真的是不能renunciate citizenship. 我今年21岁,发了电邮想要预约,结果他们叫我回马来西亚做马来西亚的身份证先。🥲🥲

        • LIM CHEE HAU August 23, 2022

          Hi SY,
          请问你是直接回马来西亚做renunciate citizenship还是还得做M‘SIA IC?可以写下来让我们了解吗?谢谢!

  31. nami April 12, 2022

    Hi! Thanks for the info. I’m currently a Singaporean citizen taking my Oath as I’ve turned 21 already. Did you receive your Malaysia renunciation certificate when you went down to Malaysia Consular on 28 Aug? I’m rushing to renew my passport with full validity and I would like to take my Oath asap, therefore I would need my renunciation cert :’)

    • nami April 12, 2022

      Hihi Hiong, just saw one of your replies for Jeanne on December 6, 2021. Just to confirm, I would only need my MY-RN1 Form as documentation that I have renunciated my Malaysian citizenship correct? Thanks so much in advance for this confirmation 🙂

      • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 13, 2022

        Hi Nami,
        On that day, I received a collection slip to collect the MY-RN1 form after 3 working days. I presumed MY-RN1 form is the renunciation certificate.

        • nami April 14, 2022

          Thanks Hiong! Have a good weekend ahead 🙂

  32. Wan Ting April 13, 2022

    Hi, thank you so much for the detailed information. Just wanna check with you if by any chance that you have car/car loan under your name in Malaysia and do you know if it’s permissible to own malaysia car after converting to Singapore citizen?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 13, 2022

      Hi Wan Ting,
      Yes, I have a car under my name in Malaysia. Technically, I am still the car owner because it is registered under my Malaysia IC. However, I need the Borang-K to proof my identify as I have renounced my Malaysia citizenship.

  33. Brian April 18, 2022

    i already a Singapore citizen, however my appointment for Malaysia renounciation is in June’22. Can i go Malaysia with my Singapore passport?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 22, 2022

      Hi Brian,
      Technically, you should be able to travel with your Singapore passport. However, the complication now is that you have not renounce your Malaysia Citizenship. The best approach is to check with ICA / MHC to find out more.

    • Mei shyuan May 13, 2022

      Hi Brian,

      Can I ask if you go back to Malaysia with Singapore passport before the renounciation?

      • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | May 23, 2022

        Hi Mei Shyuan,
        Yes, you can go to Malaysia with Singapore passport before the renunciation of your citizenship. You may refer to the below message from one of my reader Hong. Thanks to Hong for sharing this valuable information!
        “ This is just the additional information for those who already gotten the Singapore passport before the renunciation of Msia citizenship.
        Yes you can go in Msia with your SG passport, which i did in March via VTL, and i am only going to renounce my citizenship in coming week.
        Only ‘different’ was i been re-directed to another special counter for further verification before they put a stamp on my passport at M’sia immigration. However no question was asked for my case.”

  34. TFHan April 18, 2022

    Hi,
    Thanks for all the useful information. In a recent request for an appointment with MHC for renunciation of minor, I received an email that the earliest available will be in Jul22 and I could only request from the 3rd week of Jun22. In the same email, there’s para 5 that says “applicants without Malaysian IC or any surrender letter from the High Commission during minor renunciation, kindly proceed to the NRD in Malaysia for the renunciation application”

    What and where can I find the surrender letter ?

    Thanking in advance.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 22, 2022

      Hi TFHan,
      I am not sure about that too. Please check with MHC.

  35. RT April 20, 2022

    Hi there,

    Just an update, ICA no longer allow the citizenship registration without renunciation as previously mentioned by some commenters. Will have to reschedule the ICA registration date accordingly (which is quite a while from now as the next slot available at MHC is in July 2022). Hope this helps.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 22, 2022

      Hi RT,
      It is very nice of you sharing this information. Thanks!

  36. Zayne April 20, 2022

    Hi Choon Hiong,

    Thanks for your time wrtting down and sharing these info with us.

    Can I check with you if you remember the date you complete your SG Journey at stage 2?

    Thank you.

    Regards
    Zayne

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 22, 2022

      Hi Zayne,
      I cannot remember the exact date, but it was in June 2020.

  37. LOH April 22, 2022

    Hi Hiong,i would like to get advise from you.Is the photocopy document 2 pcs required for each person?Do your kid renounce their malaysian citizen together with you?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | April 22, 2022

      Hi LOH,
      Yes, the 2 photocopies of document are for everyone. However, applicants who are below 21 years old do not need to renounce their current citizenship.

      • LOH April 25, 2022

        Hi Hiong noted on that.Thanks

  38. kaia May 3, 2022

    can i travel after in renounce my malaysia citizenship? while waiting for my appointment with ica?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | May 10, 2022

      Hi Kaia,
      You cannot travel during this period. You will surrender your Malaysia IC and passport in the citizenship renunciation process.

  39. annette May 10, 2022

    hi Hiong

    Thank you so much for putting in effort and time to share with us of your SG citizenship process, they are so detailed and useful. Can you also shed light on the process for our EPF withdrawal before/after our Malaysian citizenship denunciation?

  40. Jann Aw May 13, 2022

    Hi Hiong;

    Do you know anyone that make renunciation of Malaysian citizenship in JPN Malaysia and come back Singapore without a Passport?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | May 23, 2022

      Hi Jaan, Sorry but I do not have info on the renunciation of citizenship in JPN Malaysia. Technically, you cannot travel oversea without a passport.

  41. Hong May 13, 2022

    Hi Hiong,

    This is just the additional information for those who already gotten the Singapore passport before the renunciation of Msia citizenship.
    Yes you can go in Msia with your SG passport, which i did in March via VTL, and i am only going to renounce my citizenship in coming week.
    Only ‘different’ was i been re-directed to another special counter for further verification before they put a stamp on my passport at M’sia immigration. However no question was asked for my case.

  42. Hee CH May 14, 2022

    Hi, did anybody renounced your Malaysia citizenship in Malaysia’s NRD ? When I wrote to MHC, they advised to approach any National Registry Department office (NRD) in Malaysia to complete the renunciation, isn’t feasible ?

  43. Shynne May 14, 2022

    Hi Hiong,

    Thank for your generous sharing

    Wanna ask if anyone here goes back to Malaysia with Singapore passport before the appointment to submit botany k at Malaysia embassy?

    Thank you

  44. Steven May 20, 2022

    Just to share with everyone my recent experience. ICA gave me an exception to take the oath of renunciation and to register my SG citizenship before surrendering my Malaysian citizenship. My appointment with MHC is in June while ICA was in April.

    With the SG citizenship registration completed, I collected my pink IC recently and applied for my passport as well which I will be collecting end of May.

    However, one important thing to note is that you have to sign a letter of undertaking that you will provide the MY-RN1 and Borang K once you have renounced your Malaysian citizenship.

    • John May 30, 2022

      Steven,
      That’s great information.
      May I ask – how did you manage to get this exemption to register SG citizenship prior to renunciation? Was it just for you or yours was a family application as well? (i.e. spouse, children and you).
      We have been trying to fix an appointment for my wife and I at Malaysia Hi-com but they have written back to us to try contacting them again in June as all the slots are taken from now till end June. After that, I have contacted ICA to ask for the same for my family application. However, they have politely declined us.
      Hope you can enlighten us.

      • Steven June 27, 2022

        Hi John,
        So sorry for the late reply.
        The exception was provided to me by ICA. I didn’t request for it.

        I mentioned to them that MHC could only give me an appointment date that was much later than ICA’s. I provided them with MHC’s email as proof.

        The exception was for my family and I.

  45. Yong May 24, 2022

    Hi Kwah,

    Thank you very much for your detailed explanation. Your blog is serving as a great help to all of us here. Keep up the excellent work!

      • Yong May 27, 2022

        Hi Kwah, I received my email from the High Commission of Malaysia telling me that the appointment slots are fully booked till next month. Alternatively, the officer to me to visit the National Registry Department office in Malaysia to expedite the process.

        If I were to renounce my citizenship in Malaysia, I believe they will take back my Malaysia Identification card and my Malaysia passport. Without my passport, I don’t think I can enter Singapore. Do you have any experience with this kind of arrangement?

        • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | June 7, 2022

          Hi Yong,
          I am sorry but I cannot give you advice on the citizenship renunciation process at JPN in Malaysia as I do not have experience on that. It is better for you to check with MHC or ICA.

      • Yong June 3, 2022

        Hi Kwah,

        May I know how long it takes to book a renouncement appointment with the High Commission of Malaysia? I wrote to them right after I received my formal letter from ICA but HCM told me to come back the next month to book my appointment. I did ask them for alternatives but HCM did not reply to me at all.

        • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | June 7, 2022

          Hi Yong,
          I got my appointment date on the same day I sent email to MHC. However, my case was different as it was during the early stage of circuit breaker in July 2020.

  46. Roy loh May 25, 2022

    Hi Hiong,may I have your advice about wearing attire on that day?Thanks

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | May 26, 2022

      Hi Roy Loh,
      You should be decently and properly attired. For me, I wore a T-shirt and long pants with sandals. However, I am seeing people come with shorts and slippers. I think if your attire is not overexposed that should be fine.

      • Roy loh May 26, 2022

        Ok noted.Thanks again for your advice.

  47. LOH May 30, 2022

    Hi all just to share walk in is available from 1 july 2022.Take note for all that have early obtain singapore citizen ic before malaysia renunciation,remember must photocopy 2 pcs of your PR IC before they punch the holes on the blue IC in ICA.You need it to submit to malaysia officer when you pass up all doc.

    • Hee June 27, 2022

      Hi LOH, may I know what you mean “early obtain Singapore citizen IC before Malaysia renunciation” ? I called/emailed ICA and they not allow me to make appointment until I secured my appointment with Malaysia High Comm first, BUT now Malaysia High Comm is not able to book an appointment, only walk-in.

    • Steven June 27, 2022

      Why does MHC still want the Singapore PR IC when the pink IC is already obtained?

      • Steven June 28, 2022

        So, I can answer my own question. I was at MHC today to submit my documents for renunciation.

        For those of us who have already received the pink IC before submitting documents for renunciation, we must provide copies of the Singapore PR blue IC. The reason for this is (at least in my case), I have not yet received my Singapore citizenship certificate. Because of this, MHC do not want copies of the pink IC. Instead they want copies of the blue IC. So ensure that you make copies of the blue IC before they are punched by ICA.

        And it appears that the queue is pretty long today when I was there.

        Hope the information helps for those who have yet to reach this step.

  48. AJH June 7, 2022

    Thank you very much Xiongdiary.com for your useful information.

    Just want to share my renunciation experience at the MHC this morning with your blog readers.

    1. My appointment slot is from 8-9am. I reached there about 730am and there were 8 people ahead of me. Please note that there are 2 separate queue, one for passport and one for renunciation (consular). The friendly security officer will show you to the correct queue.

    2. At about 750am, the gate opens and after verification of the appointment letter by the security officer, proceeded to the Consular office but it is not opened yet. So, a little bit more waiting and the Consular office opens at about 815am.

    3. 2 staff in charge of renunciation will come out from the office and stationed outside the consular office. Then, we were told to form 2 lines and each of us will be given 3 forms to be filled in. ( 2 Yellow Borang K & MY-RN1) There is also a sample Borang K in white for reference. Thumb prints will be done onto the 2 Yellow Borang K. Proceed to fill in the forms with black ink pen.

    4. After filling in the forms, go inside the Consular office and take the Q number which comes in 2 pieces. There is a A4 size pink paper indicating where the Q machine is ( it is in the far end of the room, slightly to your left when you walk in)

    5. There is another queue in the office for document verification but I supposed not compulsory if you have all your documents ready. (I skipped this step)

    6. Wait for your number to be called and submit the documents then wait for your number to be called again at Counter 1 for your S$10 payment.

    7. Do the payment and collect a pink slip indicating your collection date for your MY-RN1 form (3 working days later)

    8. By 9am, all settled.

  49. William June 16, 2022

    Hi All. I did my renounced recently. Please take note if ica allowed you to registered for Singapore citizenship before renounced. Do ensure you already photocopies your pr ic before ica officer punched a hole to pr ic. MHC will not except photocopies of pr ic already punched hole.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | June 28, 2022

      Hi William, thanks for sharing the information. 🙂

      • Spencer June 29, 2022

        Just to leave a thank you note for your detail sharing. It is really helpful ~~~

    • jane June 29, 2022

      do you know was it exactly 3 working days to process? then collect on the 4th day.

  50. Lim June 23, 2022

    Hi, thank you for sharing your experience. should I bring my 2 yo baby to do citizenship renounciation and ICA to do the citizenship registration.

    Thank you.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | June 28, 2022

      Hi Lim,
      Renunciation is not applicable to children below 21 years old. For Singapore Citizenship registration, you are required to be present with your child at ICA. However, you child does not need to take the oath.

  51. Art F June 28, 2022

    Hello Hiong,

    Do they take the Malaysian passport away on the spot? How do you travel in between before you obtain your Singaporean passport. I suppose this was done in COVID period. I am wondering how I can travel after renunciation without a passport.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 13, 2022

      Hi Art F,
      MHC will collect your Malaysia IC and passport and you will not be getting back your IC and passport. You cannot travel during this period until apply for your Singapore passport. Rightfully, you should not make any travel plans that are 2 or 3 months ahead from the date of issue of your approval letter.

  52. jane June 28, 2022

    can you travel after renunciation?

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 13, 2022

      Hi Jane,
      MHC will collect your Malaysia IC and passport and you will not be getting back your IC and passport. You cannot travel during this period until apply for your Singapore passport. Rightfully, you should not make any travel plans that are 2 or 3 months ahead from the date of issue of your approval letter.

  53. Peter June 30, 2022

    Good day Kwah.
    I have received the approval letter from ICA.
    My next step is it go down to MHC to fill up form K?
    I was told by ICA that 1st Jul, can walk in to MHC.
    Please advice.
    Rgds

  54. Peter July 1, 2022

    Good day Mr Kwah
    I have received ICA approval letter.
    I went to ICA appt and the ICA officer said need to do renunciation at MHC. She also said 1st Jul can walk in at ICA. Do I still need to book appt to do renunciation at MHC? Or just go straight to consular and fill up form K?
    Thanks and regards
    Peter

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 13, 2022

      Hi Peter,
      I am not sure if you can still make an appointment for the citizenship renunciation. You may check with MHC for details. Below are the contacts.
      Email: consular@mhc.org.sg
      Phone: 68876231 / 68876230

  55. Chua July 1, 2022

    For those converted to Singaporean before renouncing, i wonder what to do with the MY-RN1 form? Do we need to send to ICA?
    I read ICA only wants a copy of borang K which will take months.

  56. KC July 5, 2022

    Hi, I’ve benefited from your journey and would like to share my experience today 5 Jul.

    – Received HC reply on 3 Jun no slot available and no appointment required from 1 Jul. Walk-in from Mon-Fri between 0800-1100hr
    – Arrived 0730hr. Saw min 100 pax outside waiting; separate queue formed for passport, renunciation, marriage
    – Friendly officer assisted but gave all the wrong information. Was told only 100 applicants/ forms allowed for remuneration and asked to come back next week to try again
    – Asked another officer who requested to see ICA letter and subsequently issued a set of forms and an appointment date to return next week
    – Left premise within 5min!

  57. KC July 5, 2022

    Error : *remuneration to renunciation hahaha 😝

  58. Chuan Yi July 5, 2022

    Hi, first of all thank you for the great info and I find it really helpful during my research.
    I walk in today at 6am was given the forms and queue number and was told to come back on Friday 8am.

    I just want to ask, what exactly happen after we make the payment? will our Asia passport return back to us? the reason I ask this is because I have some travel planned months in advance.

    So again, are we allow to travel within this period. appreciate everyone help and reply! =)

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 13, 2022

      Hi Chuan Yi,
      MHC will collect your Malaysia IC and passport and you will not be getting back your IC and passport. You cannot travel during this period until apply for your Singapore passport. Rightfully, you should not make any travel plans that are 2 or 3 months ahead from the date of issue of your approval letter.

  59. Mike July 12, 2022

    Hi Xiong

    Appreciated your documented journey of you being a Singapore Citizen. I have just did my renunciation of my Malaysian Citizenship this morning and as LOH mentioned in the earlier comments. WALK-INS only beginning from JULY 1 2022.

    However I made 2 trips to MHC… The first day was when I did not make the 100 quota of the day. I took the a queue number a week later with 2 yellow Borang K forms and MY-RN1 from the officers standing infront of the guard house. I think you need to make 2 trips…one to get the queue no with forms and the other trip is when you are ready to submit all your documents WITH your allocated Q-Number.

    I hope this info comes in handy as I see many folks having the same problem of “WALKING-IN” thinking they can do it on the same day but left disappointed having to return again.

  60. RC July 13, 2022

    Hi Xiong,

    It seems it now takes 8 months for Borang K to be returned.

    May I confirm if it’s stated on your MY-RN1 that you’ll need to wait for Borang K to be returned before you can proceed with submission with Singapore authorities?

    Wanted to see if this is a new requirement, or has been there since the time you applied.

    Thanks!

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 13, 2022

      Hi Raymond,
      I completed my Singapore citizenship registration without the Borang-K. You can check with ICA on this.

  61. Tey HS July 20, 2022

    There is a section in Borang K which require the signature of a magistrate/JP/lawyer/Public Notary.. May I know how and where can we find one to sign for? Thank you in advance for your advice.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 23, 2022

      Hi Tey,
      You do not have to do anything on that. The consular officer will sign it.

  62. Tey HS July 21, 2022

    Hi Xiong

    Please advise how we look for withness to sign on the 2nd page of Borang K. The part to be signed by magistrate/lawyer/public notary?

    Thank you in advance for your advice

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | July 23, 2022

      Hi Tey,
      You do not have to do anything on that. The consular officer will sign it.

  63. Jessie July 29, 2022

    Very helpful guide, thanks for sharing this. I just got my citizenship approval recently. Just want to updated here that the write in email for appointment is not acceptable anymore due to overwhelming application for renunciation, it’s now required to go down to High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore to take appointment date and original Borang K 2 copies in yellow, before can go there another time for submission. You may want to updated this post 🙂 I’ve noticed that many went down to submit only to find out can only take appointment date before can proceed of submission after certain date assigned by the embassy.

  64. John Doe August 3, 2022

    [3 August 2022] – they accept walk-ins now. Just walk in at 8am and follow the process to submit. then 3 days later go back to collect. good luck !

  65. Roy August 10, 2022

    We renounce since Feb2022.
    Until now (Aug2022) Consular not yet get back to us about the original form K.
    Email to consular, they reply that it may take more than 12 months now.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | August 14, 2022

      Hi Roy, sometimes, the waiting time could be longer. Just keep following up with MHC again.

  66. Violet August 13, 2022

    Hi Xiong and Xiong’ readers
    May I check
    1)do we need to fill up the borang K entirely in capital letters?

  67. CK August 16, 2022

    i just renounced. am i still a Malaysian?
    Since i have yet received Borang K which i required to wait for 8 months for it.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | September 13, 2022

      Hi CK,
      You are still a Malaysian if you have not completed the Singapore citizenship and take the oath of renunciation.

  68. Angela August 22, 2022

    Hi Xiong,
    May I know if Borang K information fill up exactly the sample you provided as above? As some of the info is not fill up.

    Also, may I know if the birth certificate need to be laminated? As the birth certificate is very old and the staff at the shop rejected to laminate for me cos afraid damage the birth certificate.

    Thanks

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | September 13, 2022

      Hi Angela,
      Yes, you only need to fill out those I pointed out in red color. However, you should always check with the official there to confirm.
      Yes, you must laminate your birth certificate. My birth certificate is also incredibly old, but I managed to get it laminated. Perhaps you may go to other shops to try.

  69. Vincent September 13, 2022

    Hi Guys,
    I’m going to do the renunciation tmr morning.
    May I know anyone just went for this process and see any changes like still need come 2 times to MHC just for forms submission ?

    Hopefully I can experience like John Doe smooth process in one day submission 🙂

  70. Dylen September 17, 2022

    I renounced my Malaysian citizenship on this Monday. The lady from the embassy in Berlin wanted to finish it as soon as possible. I felt like she just wanted to kick me out of the embassy. Honestly, I was a bit sad/emotional as it wasn‘t really easy for me to renounce my citizenship. I lived more than 20 years in Malaysia.

    After we finished the process and I asked her whether I‘ll have to come to collect my documents. She said: no, I‘ll call you or write you an e-mail. So you can come to collect your birth of certificate and borang k.

    I also asked her whether I could travel abroad while it‘s processing and she said: why not? You still have your passport.

    By the way, I didn’t even get a receipt. It was a bit weird for me.

    • Kwah Choon Hiong Post author | September 20, 2022

      Hi Dylen,
      I think the citizenship renunciation process in embassy Berlin is different from Malaysia High Commission in Singapore. In Singapore, IC and passport will be collected during the renunciation process. I can’t travel abroad after the citizenship renunciation until I got my Singapore passport.

  71. Jini September 19, 2022

    Hi Guys, I went to the MHC on 19th sept to renounce my citizenship. I reached at 8.20am, checked with the guard and he asked me to go in to the consular section (right hand side of the building) There was already a queue but it was moving fast. There was a officer checking all the documents ( passport, ic, bc, ica letter and so on). Then he gave the forms to be filled up. I already had the forms with me as I was suppose to submit the documents in august but missed the appointment. He checked the forms if everything is filled up correctly and took my fingerprints. And then he asked me to get a queue number and wait to be called. The waiting time wasn’t very long, got called within 30 minutes. Spent less than10 minutes at the counter to submit the documents and forms. And once submitted, wait to be called for payment at counter 1. Once payment done, I left with the pink slip. The entire process took one hour for me, and I left at 9.20.

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