Australian High Commission
Malaysia
No. 6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Telephone: (03) 2146 5555 Fax: (03) 2141 5773 [Visa Line – (03) 2166 6550]

Child born in Malaysia to Australian Parents

Step 1. Applying for a Malaysian Birth Certificate

Following the birth of the child, the new parents will be given a form by Hospital Staff that will allow them to apply for the child's birth certificate. This form provides confirmation of the child's place, date and time of birth and the mother's details. The new parents are required to complete this form and submit it in person (only one parent is required) with the following documentation to the Registration Department:

 original marriage certificate

 passports of the parents
*The registrar has the right to ask for documents in addition to those outlined above.

The address of the Registration Department for a child born in the Federal Territory (Kuala Lumpur) is:

Bahagian Kelahiran, Kematian dan Anak Angkat
Jabatan Pendaftran Negara
Wilayah Persekutuan
Tingkat 7, Maju Junction Mall
1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603 - 26925044
Fax: 603 - 26923568

The address of the Registration Department for a child born in Selangor is:

Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara
Negeri Selangor
Bahagian Kelahiran, Kematian dan Anak Angkat
Tingkat 7, Plaza Masalam
No. 2 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah
E9/E Section 9
40100 Shah Alam
Selangor
Tel: 603 - 58807255
Fax: 603 - 58806755

The address of the Registration Department for a child born in Penang is:

Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara
Negeri Pulau Pinang
Bahagian Kelahiran, Kematian dan Anak Angkat
Aras 3, Wisma TNB
30 Jalan Anson
10551 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 604 - 2265161
Fax: 604 - 2269320
E-Mail: admin_georgetown@jpn.gov.my

The address of the Registration Department for a child born in Melaka is:

Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara
Negeri Melaka
Bahagian Kelahiran, Kematian dan Anak Angkat
Tingkat 1, Wisma Persekutuan
Jalan Hang Tuah
7551 Melaka
Tel: 606 - 2921429
Fax: 606 - 2922669
E-Mail: admin_melaka@jpn.gov.my

Please note if the registration is completed within 14 days of the birth of the child, the birth certificate will be issued for a small fee. If the registration is completed between 14 and 42 days a higher fee will be charged for the certificate. If the birth is registered after 42 days the parents will be required to make their application via the Malaysian Court.

*****Keep your child's Malaysian Birth Certificate in a safe place. If you misplace the original it is a lengthy process to obtain a second copy, particularly once you leave Malaysia. The original document will require by the child when applying for university, for future passports, their first driver's licence, etc.*****

 

Step 2. Registering your Child as an Australian Citizen - Translations

Once you have obtained the child's Malaysian Birth Certificate and you wish to register your child as an Australian citizen, you are required to obtain an official translation of the birth certificate.

Official translations can be obtained from:

Persatuan Penterjemah Malaysia
(Malaysian Translation Association)

171-A 1st Floor
Jalan Maharajalela
50150 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +603 9226 2506
Fax: +603 2142 4381

OR

Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia
(Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books)

Wisma ITBM
No 2, Jalan 2/27E
Seksyen 10, Wangsa Maju
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 4145 1800
Fax: +603 4149 1535

Please note that you may use other organisations to obtain translations, as long as it is evident that they are official translators and qualified in their field of work.

Step 3. Registering your Child as an Australian Citizen

To register you child as an Australian Citizen, you are required to lodge an application for Australian citizenship by descent with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

More information is available from the Australian citizenship section of the website.

Step 4. Applying for an Australian Passport

To obtain an Australian passport you are required to complete a Form PC8 (Australian Overseas Passport Application).The written consent of both parents is required (please see the page back of PC8).

The PC8 form can be obtained from the reception counter of this High Commission during normal office hours (0830 to 1600 hrs, Monday to Friday), by requesting that a form be mailed out to you by ringing 03 2146 5575 or emailing ahckl.consular@dfat.gov.au, or by completing the application form online.

The child's Australian Passport application can not be submitted at the same time as the application for Citizenship (Form 118). An Australian passport can not be issued to your child until the child is registered as an Australian Citizen. Only when Citizenship has been granted, can the passport application be lodged.

The passport will be issued within 10 working days, following the receipt of all required documentation.

Please contact the Consular Section of the Australian High Commission for the current fee. Questions concerning the PC8 and Australian Passports should be directed to the Consular Section of the Australian High Commission on 03 2146 5575.NB: While every care has been taken in preparing this Advice, neither the Australian Government nor its agents or employees including any member of Australia's consular staff abroad, can accept liability for injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained herein.

Consular Services, including information for travellers and Travel Advices are also available from the Department's Homepage