Here’s A Step-By-Step Registration Guide To PADU (Plus Latest Updates)

PADU, Malaysia’s central database hub, was launched on 2 January 2024 with the initial goal of disseminating of targeted subsidies, among other things.

This means that in the future, the data in PADU will be used as a reference for all forms of government assistance, hence why you should register yourself in it.

UPDATE: So far, 4.32 million out of 30.08 million Malaysians have registered in PADU as of 11 March 2024. Selangor recorded the highest number of registrations so far at 650,000 entries.

To help you with your registration, here’s a step-by step guide on registering in PADU;

How to sign up for PADU

Step 1

Go to PADU’s official website, and click on the ‘Daftar Sekarang (sign up now)’ button.

Step 2

Fill out all the necessary personal information.


Quick tip; the postcode section needs to be filled out with the postcode on your IC, not the postcode you’re currently living in.

Step 3

Enter the one-time password (OTP) that has been sent to your mobile phone.

Quick tip; remember, never share your OTP with anyone you don’t trust.

Step 4

Set your password. Your password needs to be at least eight characters, with a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters such as !@#$%^&.

Step 5

Scan the QR code on your screen to move on to the next step, which is to verify your identity through the e-KYC process.

  • Follow the instructions you see on your screen. The first step will be to take a picture of your MyKad, front and back.
  • Ensure that the picture of your MyKad is well lit, with no visible glare or blurriness.
  • Next, you’ll be asked to take a selfie of yourself. Again, make sure you’re standing in a well lit location for the picture.
  • And your e-KYC process is done! Although the last page of the e-KYC might state that verification might take up to three days, Rafizi has stated in an X (formerly Twitter) post that the verification process can be completed in less than five minutes.

Quick tip: not in a suitable place to do your e-KYC? No problem! You can opt to do the e-KYC later, if you choose to. Just click on the ‘Seterusnya’ button to save your details, and you can just log in to continue where you left off.

Step 6

Once you’re done with your e-KYC, your registration process is complete. Now all you have to do is wait for e-KYC to verify your identity, and you’ll be successfully signed up for PADU!

Quick tip; you can also opt for a physical sign up process for PADU, at their physical counters located here.

Do you have questions on the registration or anything else regarding PADU? Why not check out or FAQs here;

Frequently asked questions regarding PADU

What does PADU stand for? / What does PADU mean

PADU stands for Pangkalan Data Utama.

Is registering for PADU compulsory? / What happens if I miss the PADU registration deadline?

Registration for PADU is not compulsory, and there are no real consequences or repercussions if you miss the deadline. However, it needs to be reminded that PADU is a centralised database that will help the government determine if a household is eligible for subsidies or initiatives by analysing information provided in PADU.

So if you opt to not register for PADU, you might miss out on government initiatives and subsidies

How does the PADU system work?

PADU is a central depository system designed to keep and safeguard essential information, which is the national household income and socioeconomic data. The PADU central database will contain individual information encompassing address, education, household members, employment, wages, expenditures, and government assistance.

This information will be used by the government to determine who will qualify for upcoming targeted subsidies and initiatives.

Is PADU safe to register for?

Although questions regarding PADU’s safety and security from being hacked has been raised, the government has given its reassurance that the PADU database is safe, and has not been hacked.

According to Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil, PADU’s security is being monitored by a team that counts National Cyber Security Agency (Nacsa), Personal Data Protection Department and Cyber Security Malaysia as some of their members.

You can also refer to more FAQs answers provided by the Information Ministry here.

This article was first published in January 2024 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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