How to Renew Driving License in Malaysia
Your Driving License
When you obtained your driver’s license, you might have noticed a date on the card that states the expiration date. Before November 2011, expiration date was a random date that is set according to the validity period that you have picked (1, 3, or 5 years). After November 2011, the expiration date of the driving license matches the driver’s date of birth, so it is easier to remember.
Before you renew your driver’s license, you cannot be blacklisted and you must have an existing driving license.
If you fulfill the above conditions, you can then proceed to renew your driving license. Below are the prices of the driving license based on validity period.
|Validity Period (year)||Price (RM)|
Driving Without a Valid License
If you are caught without a valid driving license, you could be fined. This fine depends on how long your license has expired.
|1-15 Days||RM 150|
|16-30 Days||RM 200|
|31-60 Days||RM 300|
If you have not renewed your license for more than 3 years, you will have to take the exam again. An eRayuan letter will be given to you to obtain a learner L license which costs RM30. Once you have passed the exam you will be issued a probationary (P) license for 2 years.
Renewal of Driving License
You can check the validity of your driving license by visiting JPJ’s website. Once at the website, follow these steps.
- Click on the ID category and choose the appropriate ID. For Malaysians, click on MyKad.
- Insert your ID number and the security code given. Make sure you follow the format and key in the correct information.
- All information related to your driving license will be shown.
If you need to continue with renewal, follow the following steps.
In Person Renewal
To renew your license at any Pos Malaysia outlet, bring your MyKad and your most recent driver’s license.
Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ)
Another option is to head to your nearest JPJ office with your MyKad and your most recent driving license. You can also bring a photo with you, though it is not necessary. It would usually take less than an hour to renew your license here.
Urban Transformation Centre (UTC)
You could also head to a UTC (Urban Transformation Centre) as most have am attached JPJ branch where you can renew your driving license. These UTCs are:
- UTC KL, Kuala Lumpur
- Mini UTC Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
- Mini UTC Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
- UTC Kedah, Kedah
- Mini UTC Sungai Petani, Kedah
- UTC Perak, Perak
- UTC Melaka, Melaka
- UTC Johor, Johor
- UTC Pahang, Pahang
- UTC Terengganu, Terengganu
- UTC Kuching, Sarawak
- UTC Sibu, Sarawak
- UTC Miri, Sarawak
- UTC Sabah, Sabah
- UTC Tawau, Sabah
Once you have created your account, login and follow these steps:
- Select ‘Renewing Drivers License’
- Fill in all the required information and select your payment method. Make sure all the information provided is correct before making the payment.
And all you have to do is wait for your driver’s license to arrive. Do note that there are delivery charges:
|Klang Valley||RM 5|
|Peninsular Malaysia||RM 6|
|Sabah and Sarawak||RM 10|
*A charge of RM5 is charged for delivery around the Klang Valley, RM6 for peninsular Malaysia and RM10 for Sabah and Sarawak.
Do remember that access to internet services is uneven in the country, so you might still need to go to a physical location to get your license renewed. We hope this article has helped you plan the renewal of your license.
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