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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Penalty for Late Replacement of Identity Card

MyKad is the compulsory identity document for Malaysian citizens aged 12 and above. Below is the new look of identity card which has 2 pictures while my own identity card only has 1 picture. That why I went to change identity card with my sister after my sister keep asking for it.

Pic credit: Google
17th January 2015

In the morning, we went to National Registration Department to replace for new identity card. When at my turn, I gave my old identity card to the staff and she verifies my information in the system. She asked me that whether my age above 25 years old. I answered yes and she told me that between 18 to 25 years old, I did not go to replace identity card so I need to pay for penalty.

According to Regulation 18, National Registration Procedures 1990 (Amendment 2001) all persons aged 18-25 must change their identity card – Malaysia Central

It means that when you at 18 years old, you need to replace your current identity card as your picture in 12 and 18 years old will be different so you need to update your current picture on identity card. If between 18-25 years old, you did not replace your identity card then you need to pay for penalty.

My curious will be when is the next age that I need to change my identity card?

After paid for penalty, I need to take a new picture for my identity card. After took the picture and I agreed with this picture as my identity card’s picture, the staff told me that my sister took the photo for few times while I only took for one time. As my sister is a perfectionist so she needs to ensure her picture is beautiful. The staff even told me that he can take the picture until you satisfy, 10 times also no problem. Haha..

After took the picture, it was done. I need to wait around 1 month to collect the identity card. Remember to bring along the receipt and old identity card when collect identity card.

23rd February 2015

My mum had helped my sister and I collect identity cards as she brings my little sister to replace identity card. As my little sister did not reach 18 years old so the staff asked she to change it when she at 18 years old. If not, she needs to change the identity card for twice (before & after 18 years old). That why my little sister end up did not change her identity card.

When I got my identity card, I also take a look for my sister’s identity card and found out that she smile with teeth at the picture on identity card. As before this when I took a photo for my passport, the staff asked me not to show the teeth so when took photo for identity card, I did not smile at all. Aiya…

The opening hour of National Registration Department as below:-

National Registration Department
3rd Floor, Block 4 Office Tower,
Ujana Kewangan,
87027 W.P.Labuan


  1. Wow. I didn't know it takes so long to get the new IC in Labuan! :O I just replaced mine around Dec/Jan and was able to pick up my new IC in a few days.

    1. LauraLeia,

      You are so lucky that can take your new IC within few days. I think maybe the IC was made in KL so it’s take long time to deliver to Labuan.

  2. I don't know if you are still responding to this blog but I am trying to find out the procedure for applying for mykad for the very first time? I am over 25 and never applied for one before. Not even when I was 12. My family and I moved to USA when I was 8 and I haven't been back. How long will it take if I go to the nrd headquarters to apply? Any feedback is appreciated

    1. Hi Ling,
      I think it should be very fast can get it if you do in headquarters.For more information can go to this website. Hope it can help you.

  3. Hi Mei,

    I am searching online for info on the late penalty fee for late MyKad replacement. That's how I came into reading your blogpost. May I know if you can share how much does it cost?

    1. Hi, that time I paid RM20 for penalty which you can refer to 3rd photo. All payment is RM40 for new replacement MyKad. I'm not sure whether penalty has been revise or not.

  4. Hi, thank you so much for the information! appreciate


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