Penalty for a Lost MyKad / Identity Card (IC) in Malaysia


Lost IC / MyKad penalty and charges in Malaysia. Here is a complete guideline for those who lost their Identity Card (IC) or MyKad. Many of you are not aware of the application and payment process for a new MyKad (unless you always lost your IC). The process itself is not complicated but you need to pay a price (it requires a penalty fee for the IC replacement process).

The number of lost MyKad had been trending downwards for the past four years, which is positive. In 2016, a total of 422,029 lost cards were reported, down from 426,992 the previous year. In 2014, the figure was 430,566, down from 447,679 in 2013.

Payment for Application of Replacement Lost MyKad / IC

MyKad is a very important document for every Malaysian. Regulation 13 of the National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2007) states that a person who has lost his/her identity card shall immediately apply for a replacement.

The National Registration Department (NRD) has fixed the fines charge for Malaysian citizens who lost their MyKad for their own negligence. Payment for losing MyKad / IC for the first time is a hundred ringgit (RM 100). While the payment for the second instance is three hundred ringgit (RM 300). For the third and subsequent instances, it will be charged at a thousand ringgit (RM 1,000).

The payment is excluded, only if you are:

  • Disabled (OKU)
  • Poor
  • Citizen 60 years old and above
  • Victim of a disaster
  • Criminal cases such as theft, robbery and snatches
  • Malaysian teenager under 18 years old

MyKad Replacement Applications Conditions

  1. The applicant is required to go to any NRD counter; or
  2. The applicant can apply for replacement of lost identity card online at using the “MyKad Replacement System” application if no change of photograph or particulars of the Malaysian applicant is involved.

Application Procedure

  1. The applicant must be present at any of the nearest NRD offices for the replacement application of lost identity card.
  2. Need to file a police report either for the case of a loss of identity card due to crime or negligence. The police report should clearly state the details of the incident and mention the lost identity card details.

Supporting Documents (Originals and Copies)

  1. Certification letter or Welfare Card from the Department of Social Welfare, or certification letter from the Department of Orang Asli Development, a village headman or chief, or the district office or chairman of the Village Development and Security Committee (for the poor, needy or disabled persons); or
  2. Certification letter from the Department of Social Welfare or the Fire and Rescue Department or a village headman or chief or the district office or chairman of the Village Development and Security Committee (for those impacted by natural disasters); or
  3. Lost identity cards resulting from burglary, robbery, theft, catastrophe and the like require submission of a police report clearly stating details of the incident and the lost identity card.


Fee for loss MyKad and MyTentera
Payment Schedule 4A

Loss Application Fee (RM) Processing Fee (RM) Total (RM)
First Instance 10.00 100.00 110.00
Second Instance 10.00 300.00 310.00
Third and subsequent instances 10.00 1,000.00 1,010.00

Fee for loss MyPR and MyKas
Payment Schedule 4B

Loss Application Fee (RM) Processing Fee (RM) Total (RM)
First Instance 40.00 100.00 140.00
Second Instance 40.00 300.00 340.00
Third and subsequent instances 40.00 1,000.00 1,040.00

Refunds will not be considered for lost identity card applications that have been processed by the Identity Card Division or if the lost identity card is subsequently recovered.

So, next time when you visit a petrol station (when you pay for the petrol), be careful and not to lose your wallet. You are not only losing the money in your wallet, you still need to pay a penalty for the MyKad replacement (minimum RM110).

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