1. Passports are issued and renewed by the competent authorities in Malaysia, and by Representatives of Malaysia abroad, to whom applications should be made. Where there is no Federation of Malaya representative, applications may be made to a British Diplomatic or Consular Office.
2. They are available for five years in the first instance unless other stated, and may be renewed from the date of expiry, provided the total period of validity of ten years from the original date is not exceeded. The fee for each year of renewal is $2/-. They are not available beyond ten years from the original date of issue. If at any time the passport contains no further space for visas, a new passport must be obtained.
3. Passports are available for the countries shown on page 4. A person using a passport in contravention of the restriction and limitations imposed in it may have the protection of Malaysia representatives withdrawn while he is abroad. The possession of a passport does not exempt the holder from compliance with any immigration regulations in force in countries abroad, or from the necessity of obtaining a visa or permit where required.
4. A passport including particulars of the holder's children is not available for the children's use when they are travelling alone.
5. Children who have reached the age of 15 years require separate passports.
REGISTRATION WHILE ABROAD
6. Citizens of Malaysia who are resident abroad should at the earliest opportunity register their names and addressed with a Federation of Malaya representative. Failure to do so in a period of emergency may result in difficulty or delay in according Citizens of Malaysia the assistance and protection to which they are entitled. Failure to register may also render them liable, in certain circumstances, to loss of Citizenship of Malaysia. Changes of addressed or departure from the country should also be reported.
7. Persons who are Citizens of Malaysia may posses a foreign nationality in addition to their Citizenship of Malaysia. When in the country of their second nationality, such persons cannot avail themselves of the protection of Federation of Malaya representatives against the authorities of the foreign country, and are not exempt, by reason of possessing Citizenship of Malaysia, from any obligations such as military service to which they may be liable under foreign law.
8. This passport remains the property of the Government of Malaysia and may be withdrawn at any time. Passports should not be sent from one country to another by post.
9. It is a valuable document and should not be altered in any way or allowed to pass into the possession of an unauthorised person. If lost of destroyed, the fact and circumstances should be immediately reported to the nearest Passport Office in Malaysia, or to the nearest Federation of Malaya representative abroad, and to the local police. Where there is no Federation of Malaya representative the loss should be reported to the nearest British Diplomatic or Consular Officer. New passports can only be issued in such cases after exhaustive enquiries.