Monday, November 7, 2011

MAC Pass Renewal

I read online that you can renew your MAC Pass at the Johor Woodlands immigration which is opened 24 hours. I called to double check and we were told to bring photocopy of passport, passport photo, current MAC pass & Singapore ICs. We set out to do this in one of the evenings after work hours. After going through rounds of security checks, we finally found the MAC renewal counter inside the immigration clearance area. It turns out that if your original MAC pass is issued by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), you can only renew your MAC pass through IRDA. We went to IRDA office at Danga Bay the following morning. Thankfully, the renewal process was extremely straightforward and took less than 15 minutes (we went at 8.30am). All you have to do is to fill in the MAC form which can be obtained on site, provide photocopy of passport, MAC pass, passport photo, RM30/person and show original copy of Sales Purchase Agreement (passport should be valid for at least 2 years). The officers in the MAC counter were also very friendly :) Contact details for Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is: #G-01, Block 8 Danga Bay, Jalan Skudai 80200 Johor Bahru Johor, Malaysia Tel No: +607-2333000 Fax No: +607-2333001 E-mail:


  1. I've just done a MACS in Woodlands. It's very fast and straight forward. No need photo, no need any photocopy, just bring your passport and Singapore IC (for PR, or EP/SPass/DP/Student Pass holders, if you are not Singaporean), and RM30 cash, wait for 5 min and you can get one! Now, they even have MACS counters in Jusco Tebrau and Jusco Bukit Indah!!! Yes, inside Jusco, they have counter! That's great!

  2. I've done second MACS at Second Link. They were not very happy that original one was from IRDA but has made it anyway... That is a bit more convenient than driving to IRDA office.

    You can try if it will work for you next year.

  3. @ Liu & Ruslan, I know, it's annoying how inconsistent things are. We were literally told that there's a different system and hence our MAC renewal pass could only be done in IRDA and not Woodlands. Now you can even do your MACs in Jusco Bukit Indah! Let's see how long that'll last.