The Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS) is a grant of RM1,000 to every Sarawakian born, in the form of savings starting from 2019 regardless of race, religion or socioeconomic status.
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The Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS) aims to help Sarawak children in preparation for furthering their studies to higher education, starting a career or as a small business capital.
The eligibility requirements are as follow:
- Citizen of Malaysia
- Born in Sarawak or outside Sarawak
- Both or one parent of a MyKad holder with ‘K’ status; and
- Application is made during birth registration or within one (1) year after birth.
- For adopted children:
- Both or one adoptive parent is a MyKad holder with ‘K’ status; and
- Possess a valid Adoption Certificate.
Yes, if the birth took place in other states in Malaysia, the completed EFS application form and supporting documents must be submitted to the Headquarters of the National Registration Department, State of Sarawak within one year from the date of birth of the child. Required supporting documents are as follow:
- Copy of baby's birth certificate verified by JPN officer;
- A copy of mother’s or father’s MyKad with ‘K’ status verified by JPN officer
- A copy of mother/father (with K status) biometric printout.
Yes, for births abroad, the birth must be registered at the Malaysian Embassy to confirm that the parents have chosen Malaysian citizenship for the child before sending the application to the National Registration Department, Sarawak within 1 year. Please attach a copy of the baby's birth certificate that has been certified by the NRD officer, a copy of the parent's MyKad with ‘K’ status that has been certified by the NRD officer or a copy of mother/father (with K status) biometric printout that has been certified by the NRD officer.
At least 14 working days subject to the completion of documents sent to the Sarawak State NRD.
Applications can be made at all 52 branches of the National Registration Department (JPN) Sarawak by bringing the EFS application form accompanied by complete documents such as a copy of the baby's birth certificate certified by the NRD officer, a copy of the parent's MyKad with 'K' status by a NRD officer or a copy of mother/father (with K status) biometric printout which has been certified by a NRD officer.
Yes. If the child dies before reaching the age of 18, the next of kin can issue an EFS for the purpose of funeral management by submitting the original death certificate and MyKad to the nearest Bank Islam branch.
No. This is because the Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS) account is in the form of a trust account (Trust Account)
When the recipient or account has reached the age of 18, the recipient can issue EFS by presenting MyKad at the nearest Bank Islam branch.
Yes, you are eligible to apply for the Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS) for your baby provided that the mother or father of the baby appoints a legal guardian for the application process. For more information, please contact the EFS Secretariat.