A Guide to Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit

1 Oct, 2019 • 5 min read
A Guide to Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit

What is a Vehicle Entry Permit or VEP?

In April 2019, Malaysia’s transport ministry announced that all foreign-registered vehicles will have to obtain a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) to enter the country.

The requirement will apply to both Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints first before being rolled out to Malaysia-Thailand borders, followed by Malaysia-Brunei and Malaysia-Indonesia land borders.

A RFID tag will be installed on your car in Malaysia. It will cost a processing fee of RM10 to install the tag and will be valid for 5 years.

What if I don’t have a VEP (whether or not I have registered for it)?

The penalty for entering Johor after October 1 without a VEP is RM150 or roughly S$49.

For drivers who have already registered for a VEP but have not collected it, a confirmation letter will be sufficient for you to enter Malaysia without paying the penalty.

When does VEP enforcement begin?

Enforcement of the program is planned to begin on October 1, 2019.

Previously, due to some implementation issues, enforcement during peak hours for vehicles travelling out of Malaysia was to be deferred .

On October 1, 2019, a further update from a Ministry spokesman revealed that VEP enforcement will be suspended for both peak and non-peak hours.

It is currently unknown how long the suspension will be.

How do I apply for a VEP?

Step 1: Prepare your documents. You will need your vehicle details (which can be found on One Motoring), vehicle insurance information and passport.

Step 2: Register for VEP. Head to the VEP website to create an account and register your vehicle.

Step 3: Download the Touch ‘n Go app. Download the Touch ‘n Go e-Wallet app on your phone (iOS , Android ), and set up your account. This will be linked to your RFID tag.

Step 4: Book an appointment to collect your RFID tag. Collection counters are located at Gelang Patah R&R, Plaza Angsana, Pandan R&R, Lima Kedai Toll Plaza.

Step 5: Get your RFID tag installed. Head to Malaysia during your appointment timing to get it installed. Documents you will need to bring include: 1) a copy of your passport, 2) your confirmation slip, 3) your appointment slip, 4) a copy of your insurance cover note and 5) the registration documents of your vehicle.

Make sure your car works!

One of the worst things that could happen while travelling to Malaysia is a vehicle breakdown.

To avoid this, Steer recommends car owners to service their cars regularly. Our platform allows car owners to find reliable car workshops at a discounted rate to ensure cars are at tip-top condition without breaking the bank.

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