Every driver’s license in Malaysia comes with an expiry date and it is your responsibility to renew it on time to avoid any complications down the road. Fortunately, other than renewing your license at the post office or Land Transport Department (JPJ) office, you can also renew it online on the MyEG website.
In this article, we will be discussing everything related to renewing your driving license in Malaysia including the fees, methods of renewing your license online and in person, as well as the penalty for the late renewal of your driving license. Let’s get started!
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Renewing Your Driving License
Once you have obtained your driver’s license, you will notice a date on the card that states the expiration date. Previously, the license expiration date was a random date that is set according to the validity period that you have picked, but from mid-November 2011 onwards, the expiration date of your driving license is set to your date of birth to make it easier for drivers to remember.
You can choose the validity period for your driving license but do note that the minimum renewal duration is one year, and the maximum duration is five years.
The Cost of Renewing your Driving License
- The cost of renewing a Class A or A1 license is RM2 per year.
- The cost of renewing a Class B2, B, and C license is RM20 per year.
- The priciest is the renewal cost of Class D (car driving license) and above which is RM30 per year.
|Validity Period||Cost for Renewing a Car Driving License (D Class)|
|1 Year||RM 30|
|2 Years||RM 60|
|3 Years||RM 90|
|4 Years||RM 120|
|5 Years||RM 150|
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Where to Renew Your Driving License in Malaysia
If you are afraid of missing the expiry date or don’t have your driving license with you, you can always visit JPJ’s website for all the information related to your driving license. You can check the expiry date as well as the last time you renewed your license. All you need to do is:
- On JPJ’s homepage, click on Driving License.
- Click on the ID category and choose based on your ID. For Malaysians, click on MyKad.
- Insert your MyKad number and the security code given. Make sure you follow the format and key in the correct information.
- All your information related to your driving license will be shown so that you can always keep track of your license’s expiry date.
Where to Renew Your Driving License in Person
There are various driving license renewal centers in Malaysia making it a convenient process to renew your license. While most offices are open on weekdays, JPJ offices in Urban Transformation Centers (UTC) are open on weekends including Sundays. Do note that UTCs are closed on public holidays.
Post Office (Pos Malaysia)
To renew your license at any Pos Malaysia outlet, all you need to bring along your MyKad and your existing driver’s license. Make your way to the post office early to avoid long queues.
Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ)
You can head down to your nearest JPJ office to renew your driver’s license. All you need is your MyKad and your existing driving license (optional – an additional photo). It would usually take less than an hour for the whole process of renewing your license here.
Urban Transformation Centre (UTC)
Most UTCs have their own JPJ branches where you can proceed with renewing your driving license. All UTCs are open on weekdays as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. However, they are closed on public holidays. You can check the locations of all the UTCs in Malaysia, the government agencies available at each center, and their operating hours on the UTC website. These UTCs with JPJ offices are:
- UTC Pudu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
- UTC Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
- UTC Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
- UTC Negeri Sembilan in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
- UTC Kedah in Alor Setar, Kedah
- UTC Sungai Petani, Kedah
- UTC Perak in Ipoh, Perak
- UTC Melaka, Melaka
- UTC Johor in Johor Bahru, Johor
- UTC Pahang in Kuantan, Pahang
- UTC Kelantan in Kota Bharu, Kelantan
- UTC Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
- UTC Kuching, Sarawak
- UTC Sibu, Sarawak
- UTC Miri, Sarawak
- UTC Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
- UTC Tawau, Sabah
- UTC Keningau, Sabah
How to Renew Your Driving License Online
On the 9th of October 2020, JPJ announced that driver’s licenses can be renewed online via MyEG’s website. However, there are two licenses that cannot be renewed online and can only be renewed in person at JPJ offices. They are the:
- Learner Driving License (LDL or L license)
- Probationary Driving License (PDL or P license)
To renew your license using MyEG’s website, just follow these steps:
- Visit the official MyEG website. If you do not have an account with MyEG, create an account by clicking on the “Register Now” button and filling in the required details.
- If you already have a MyEG account, click the “Login” button, then select your nearest JPJ branch.
- Click on the “Renewing Driving License” button.
- Then, fill in all the required information and select your payment method. Before confirming your payment, make sure all the information provided is correct.
- Once completed, save the receipt as proof if necessary.
- MyEG will send you your new driving license to the address you have provided.
*A charge of RM5 is charged for delivery around the Klang Valley, RM6 for peninsular Malaysia and RM10 for Sabah and Sarawak when you renew your license online on MyEG.
Other Things to Know about Driving License Renewal in Malaysia
We all know that you need to have valid vehicle insurance and road tax to drive on Malaysian roads, and the same goes for your driving license. If you are caught driving without a valid license, you could be fined by the police or JPJ officers. Below we list some frequently asked questions about driving licenses in Malaysia.
What happens if I forget to renew my license?
If you get caught driving with an expired driving license, a fine will be imposed. The amount that you will have to pay up depends on how long your driving license has expired. Here are the penalties for driving with an expired license.
|Duration of License Expiry||Penalty|
|1 – 15 days||RM150|
|16 – 30 days||RM200|
|31 – 60 days||RM300|
Can I renew an expired driving license?
Yes, you can renew your license as usual by visiting the post office or JPJ offices as well as on MyEG. However, If your driving license has expired for three years or more, it becomes totally invalid. You can no longer renew it and you will have to go through the whole hassle of getting a new license from the very beginning. Here is what you need to do:
If you try to renew your driving license after three years, you will have to go to the nearest JPJ office where you will be issued an eRayuan letter to obtain the “L” driving license (where you will have to pay RM 30). Then, you will have to re-sit the practical driving test.
Once you pass these examinations, you still won’t be able to get your full license and will be given a two-year probationary license (P License). So to avoid all this, do check your license regularly to make sure it hasn’t expired.
How do I convert my Probationary Driving License (PDL) to a Full Competent Driving License (CDL)?
To convert your PDL to a CDL, you need to visit a JPJ office. The process can take as little as a few minutes and requires you to:
- Visit your nearest JPJ office.
- Fill in form JPJ L1.
- Get a number and wait for your turn.
- At the counter, notify the officer that you want to convert your P license to a Full license.
- Provide your MyKad and P license, and state the license validity that you want (between one to five years)
- You can provide a white background photo of yourself measuring 25 mm x 32 mm if you wish to change the picture on the license.
Can I renew my expired PDL?
The P license has a validity of one and you can renew it within a year of its expiry date. If your P license has expired for more than a year, you need to send an appeal to JPJ to renew it.
How long does a Learner Driving License (LDL) last?
Your L license needs to be renewed every three or six months while you are still learning to drive. However, its validity cannot exceed two aggregate years from the date the license was issued. If your L license exceeds two years, you will need to repeat all your classes and tests to acquire a new L license.
We hope this article will prove useful the next time you need to renew your driving license. To prevent your license from expiring, try to check its expiry date every once in a while and you’ll surely be able to stay out of trouble.
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