Some of you may know that I spent time in Southern Thailand recently. It was a random trip and none of my friends and I had our passport with us. But that’s not a problem as applying for a border pass was easy peasy. The procedure may be slightly different for those born outside of Perak, or a non-resident of the state.
What’s required? (for those at least 18 years of age)
2) a photocopy of MyKad
3) 2 X passport-size photos
For those of you who go unprepared, fret not as there is a kiosk that will take an instant photo for you, for a fee of RM12 for four pieces of passport-size photo. A photocopy of your MyKad (both sides) will cost RM0.50.
Therefore, assuming that you have all your documents prepared here at the immigration office, the total cost to you is RM22.50.
After you have everything in order, take a queue number, and when your number is called, hand over the above four items to the counter clerk. Depending on the crowd, you may have to wait an average of 30 minutes, before the border pass is issued to you. You also have to put down your signature on the border pass before leaving the counter.
What you should know about Malaysia/Thailand Border Pass?
1) Validity is 6 months
2) You can only travel only as far as 25km from the frontier of Malaysia/Thailand border.
Perak Immigration Counter
Add: Kompleks Imigresen Bukit Berapit, Jalan Bentong, 33100 Pengkalan Hulu, Perak.
Tel: +605-477 8277
Fax: +605-477 8277
Office hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 5.30pm
Application counter: Mon – Fri: 8am – 4pm
Payment counter: Mon – Fri: 8am – 4.30pm
Passport renewal: Mon – Fri: 8am – 5.15pm
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