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Police report on lost passport is final

KUALA LUMPUR: All Malaysian international passports, which have been reported lost cannot be used again even if found soon after.

The Home Ministry said all lost passports must be reported to the police in accordance to the regulation, which was in effect since Feb 27 last year.

“All information in the lost passport will be shared with the Interpol data network.

“It is to ensure that the passport will not be used by irresponsible parties,” the ministry said in a statement Monday.

Even if a citizen finds their lost passport after lodging a report, he or she must apply to make a new one to travel overseas, added the ministry.

“Interpol’s Stolen and Lost Travel Document (SLTD) can be excessed by a few countries, including Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom.

“Using passports which have been reported lost in such countries will lead to problems for the passport holder or a third party who is trying to misuse it,” the ministry stated.

The ministry urged all parties to abide by the regulations by lodging a police report over the lost passport and applying for a replacement as soon as possible.-thestar

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