Malaysians will soon be able to renew and apply for new passports online – again.

Newly-appointed Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the department aimed to introduce the online renewal and application service as early as September 2016. With this, the public can submit applications online and pick up their passports later the same day.

Prior to 2013, Malaysians were once able to renew online. However, due to reasons unknown, the online renewal services was suspended.