How to Renew MyKad Online in 2021
According to Malaysia government law, every 12 years old and above Malaysia citizen must have a Malaysia identification card aka MyKad in order to verify citizens’ identity.
As we know, MyKad plays a role as an evidence of citizenship other than birth certificate and validation tool for every citizen. Unexpectedly, it also serves as other useful functions. For instance, a valid driver’s license, an electronic purse, an ATM card, a part of Malaysian Government Multipurpose Card (GMPC) initiative and so on.
Timeskip from then to now, 21th century has arrived in our era and everything that is old-fashioned has changed. A lot of electronic media and technology has bombarded our generation, such as social media, 24-hour online systems, smartphones and laptops, and etcetera.
Yes, it includes our government online system, which can enable Malaysia citizens to register their personal information, banking account, school registration, and even exam too can register via online.
Compared to before, every citizen must go to certain places, queue up and just only for registration purposes by written in black and white. A few clicks and keyboard input is enough, saving a lot of time for citizens to login and register into those government systems and gmails.
Unfortunately, coronavirus aka COVID-19 virus has already spread nationwide. Government has imposed Standard Operating Procedure aka SOP and Movement Control Order (MCO) twice to overwhelm the spreading of virus and protect the health of Malaysia citizens.
Everything has changed. Nowadays, some government places are closed down temporarily in order to keep social distancing between citizens. Instead of written in black and white, they created online systems for citizens, so that everything is making it simpler for us, including renewal, registration, login and so on.
Now, let’s discover how to renew Malaysia Identification Card (MyKad) Online in 2021. Firstly, you must search (https://www.malaysia.gov.my/portal/register) in order to register a new account by filling in your personal information including citizenship status, identification number aka NRIC, full name and so on.
Then, you will receive an instant email which helps you to verify and activate your new account as well. After activation, the activation button will guide you to insert your password for your account. That’s all for registering a new account, however don’t forget about your renewal of identification card (MyKad)!
Login your new account in this website as well by using your identification number and password. Indeed, you can see that your screen is displaying your current personal information and some additional knowledge.
Nonetheless, just ignore that information. Instead, you will see the words “Ganti MyKad? Mohon disini” which means “Renew MyKad? Please click here”.
You will directly go to fill in again your personal information to enable the government to confirm your identification after you clicked the “Agree” button. After that, you ought to choose one from four choices.
The choices are given as card physical damage replacement, chip damage replacement, regular replacement, and first time lost replacement. Last but not least, you need to pay the fees if the replacement requires payment. No worries, they will direct you to Payment Gateway Bank Islam (https://migs.mastercard.com/au) to let you key in card information and pay. Only credit cards are allowed to pay the fees.
After successfully paying, you can check whether your identification has been renewed via the transaction record button. If they stated “Print” button, that means you renew your MyKad successfully! You can print out your transaction as evidence. Finally, you can go to your nearest JPN branch to take your MyKad!
The waiting period for Peninsular Malaysia is 5 days while for Sabah and Sarawak is 7 days. If you are free, you can also go to National Registration Department or UTC branches to take your MyKad as well!
There are some precautions you need to be aware of. Operation hours are available from 8am to 4.30pm for weekdays, and the system is closed for weekends.
That’s all the steps you can use to renew your identification number aka MyKad as well. Stay at home and renew will definitely save you a lot of time. I hope this article can help y’all!