Moving to a New Home? Don't Forget to Update Your MyKad!

Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but it's important to remember to take care of all the necessary paperwork. One of the most important things to do is to update your MyKad, or identity card, with your new address.


Why is it important to update your MyKad address?


Your MyKad is an important document that is used for identification and verification purposes. It is required for a variety of things, such as registering to vote, opening a bank account, and applying for a driver's license. If your MyKad address is not up to date, you may have difficulty accessing these services.

In addition, it is important to update your MyKad address to ensure that you receive important government correspondence, such as election notices and tax bills.


How to update your MyKad address

Updating your MyKad address is a simple process. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Gather the required documents. You will need to bring your original MyKad, a completed Change of Address Form (Borang Tukar Alamat), and a supporting document that verifies your new address. Acceptable supporting documents include utility bills, tenancy agreements.
  2. Visit any National Registration Department (JPN) office. You can find a list of JPN offices on the JPN website.
  3. Submit the required documents to the officer.
  4. Pay the application fee. The application fee for changing your MyKad address is RM10 for Malaysian citizens and RM40 for non-citizens.


Tips for a smooth MyKad address update

  • Make sure you have all of the required documents before you go to the JPN office. This will help to speed up the process.
  • Fill out the Change of Address Form (Borang Tukar Alamat). This form can be downloaded from the JPN website.
  • Be prepared to pay the application fee.


Additional resources


We hope this information helps you to update your MyKad address quickly and easily. Happy moving!

06 Dec 2023