Please go to bit.ly/2kYo76C to download the complete version of this circular. To enable the Bar Council Secretariat to deal with your application expeditiously, kindly submit your SAPC application online, on or before 29 Nov 2019 (Friday) (extended from 25 Oct 2019 (Friday)).
Circular No 194/2019
Dated 22 Sept 2019
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
Sijil Annual 2020
Pursuant to part III of the Legal Profession Act 1976 ("LPA"), Sijil Annual and Practising Certificate ("SAPC") shall be renewed annually by every advocate and solicitor.
All applications for SAPC can only be made online. You must log in to the Bar Council Member Online Portal in order to complete and submit your SAPC applications. All supporting documents must be scanned and uploaded online during the application process. No hard copy documents will be accepted.
The authorised representative of your law firm can assist you to prepare your SAPC application through the Bar Council Law Firm Online Portal, but ultimately you must submit your own SAPC application through the Member Online Portal.
When ready, your SAPC can only be retrieved from the online portal. No hard copies of the SAPC will be provided.
Please scroll down to read an overview of the SAPC online application process.
Kindly note that you will not be able to prepare / submit your SAPC application until:
(1) you log in to the Member Online Portal using the login system that utilises Transaction Authorisation Codes ("TACs"). A TAC is a unique 6–digit code to verify that you are authorised to access your online portal account. TACs will be sent by SMS to your Malaysian mobile phone number that is registered with the Bar Council;(2) you have settled all outstanding payments. It may take up to five working days for your payments to be processed. Please refer to section D on pages 46 to 48 in Appendix E in this circular; and(3) you have completed and printed your Statutory Declaration, affirmed it in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths, and uploaded it during the online application process. Please refer to section C on pages 40 to 45 in Appendix E in this circular.
Please go to bit.ly/2kYo76C to download the complete version of this circular, which contains important information regarding the online SAPC application process, including a step–by–step pictorial guide.
To enable the Bar Council Secretariat to deal with your application expeditiously, kindly submit your SAPC application online, on or before 29 Nov 2019 (Friday) (extended from 25 Oct 2019 (Friday)).
Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Membership Department by telephone at 03–2050 2191 or by email at email@example.com.