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Frequently Asked Questions About Driving Licence

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    Similar to the mandatory vehicle insurance and road tax renewal, a driving licence is also subject to renewal before its expiration date.

    However, some may not be familiar with driving licences in Malaysia. For example, regarding their validity period, expiration date, late renewal, and penalties as well.

    Well, we’ve got your back. We list down some of the common questions that are frequently asked about driving licence in Malaysia. You may find your questions answered in this article.

    What happens if I forgot to renew my licence?

    You are liable for fines if you get caught driving with an expired driving license.

    The number of fines will vary depending on how long your driving license has expired. Here are the penalties for driving with an expired license.

    Validity PeriodPrice
    1 yearRM30
    3 yearsRM90
    5 yearsRM150

    Can I renew an expired driving licence?

    Can I renew an expired driving licence?

    Yes. You can choose to renew your driving licence offline or online.

    • For online renewal, you may visit the MyEG website. The steps are simple to follow.
    1. Click the “Login” button to enter
    2. You may click the “Register Now” button to create an account if you do not have any
    3. Fill in the required details
    4. Click on the “Renewing Driving License” button
    5. Fill in all the required information and select your payment method
    6. MyEG will send you your new driving license to your address
    • For offline renewal, you may choose to either renew your driving licence at the post office, Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ), or Urban Transformation Centre (UTC). Please note to need to bring your MyKad and your existing driver’s licence.

    My driving licence expired 3 years ago, what should I do?

    Your driving licence is no longer valid if its expiration exceeds 3 years and above. Therefore, you can no longer renew it.

    You will need to reschedule the test to obtain a driver’s licence from the very beginning.

    Firstly, you are required to go to the nearest JPJ office. They will issue an eRayuan letter to obtain the “L” driving license before you re-sit the practical driving test.

    You will get a 2-year probationary licence (P Licence) before getting the full licence.

    What is the procedure to get a driving licence in Malaysia?

    What is the procedure to get a driving licence in Malaysia?

    The followings are the steps to get a driving licence:

    1. Register with a driving school to obtain the Learner’s Driving Licence (commonly known as ‘L Licence’)

    2. Complete the theory/computer examination. You need to score 84% or higher to pass and move on to the next step

    3. Get LDL and complete a minimum of 16 hours of on-road lessons

    4. Complete and pass the road test. Your driving test will include a slope test, 3-point turn, reverse parking, parallel parking, and driving on the open road.

    5. Drive on your Probationary license for 2 years. You will be upgraded to a Competent Driving License (CDL) once your 2-year probationary period is completed.

    My L license had expired for more than 2 years, can I still renew it?

    If you L License has expired beyond the aggregate of 2 years from the date of issuance, you will have to repeat all elements of training and test to obtain the new L License.

    Can I convert my P License to CDL License one month earlier before the expiry date?

    According to procedures, the application to convert the P License to CDL License only can be done within 7 days before the expiry date.

    How long will my driving license lapsed if not renewed?

    1 year for the P License and 3 years for CDL License. You may appeal for the renewal with valid reasons, e.g. stay overseas, jailed, or hospitalized.

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