MyKad Identity Number – MyKad: The Malaysia Government Multipurpose Smart Identity Card

The numbering of the individual MyKad utilizes a 12-digit numbering system (usual format: YYMMDD-BP-###G, used since 1991) known as the Identification Card number (IC) is issued to MyKad holders. On the back of the card, there is an additional 2-digit number after the 12-digit number to indicate the number of MyKad which a person previously held.

The MyKad Indentification Card number follows the format, YYMMDD-BP-###G where YYMMDD represent the holder’s birth date but this is not always the case as this is an unofficial feature. This allows the system to take into account cases where the holder is unable to prove his or her actual date of birth according to the Gregorian calendar due to lack of documentation, translation of calendars or simply not knowing. Unfortunately, general acceptance of this as the official date of birth has led to much confusion and error.

The ###G represents generic serial numbers. The odd numbers for G denotes male while the even numbers denote female, although this may not always be the case as well. In such rare cases, a simple clerical error may cause a male being issued an Identification Card number ending with an even number, and vice versa. However, this error can be rectified at the time of collection of the card, if the holder is aware what the numbers stand for. Otherwise, the cardholder may proceed to use the number issued by the NRD.

The BP code is the 7th and 8th digit of the 12-digit Malaysian Identity Card Number. The code is based on the place of birth of the MyKad holder, which will be referred from the birth certificate upon application of the MyKad.

01, 21, 22, 23, 24 – Johor
02, 25, 26, 27 – Kedah
03, 28, 29 – Kelantan
04, 30 – Malacca
05, 31, 59 – Negeri Sembilan
06, 32, 33 – Pahang
07, 34, 35 – Penang
08, 36, 37, 38, 39 – Perak
09, 40 – Perlis
10, 41, 42, 43, 44 – Selangor
11, 45, 46 – Terengganu
12, 47, 48, 49 – Sabah
13, 50, 51, 52, 53 – Sarawak
14, 54, 55, 56, 57 – Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
15, 58 – Federal Territory of Labuan
16 – Federal Territory of Putrajaya

Content pages in this article

  1. MyKad: The Malaysia Government Multipurpose Smart Identity Card
  2. MyKad Identity Number
  3. MyKad Application/Replacement Procedures
  4. National Registration Department (NRD) of Wilayah Persekutuan (Putrajaya) Contact Details
  5. National Registration Department (NRD) of Wilayah Persekutuan (Kuala Lumpur) Contact Details
  6. National Registration Department (NRD) of Wilayah Persekutuan (Labuan) Contact Details
  7. National Registration Department (NRD) of Perlis Contact Details
  8. National Registration Department (NRD) of Kedah Contact Details
  9. National Registration Department (NRD) of Pulau Pinang Contact Details
  10. National Registration Department (NRD) of Perak Contact Details
  11. National Registration Department (NRD) of Selangor Contact Details
  12. National Registration Department (NRD) of Negeri Sembilan Contact Details
  13. National Registration Department (NRD) of Melaka Contact Details
  14. National Registration Department (NRD) of Johor Contact Details
  15. National Registration Department (NRD) of Pahang Contact Details
  16. National Registration Department (NRD) of Terengganu Contact Details
  17. National Registration Department (NRD) of Kelantan Contact Details
  18. National Registration Department (NRD) of Sabah Contact Details
  19. National Registration Department (NRD) of Sarawak Contact Details