You can now renew your Malaysian driving licence for 10 years, with a 10% discount to boot!
You Can Renew Driving Licence For 10 Years With 10% Off!
On Wednesday, 3 May 2023, Malaysia Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced that you will now be able to renew your Malaysian driving licence for 10 years, with a 10% discount to boot!
This new initiative doubles the validity of your driving licence between renewals from 5 years. On top of that, motorists will get to enjoy a 10% discount on their renewal fees.
The only caveat is that your driving licence must not have expired for more than a year.
You will be able to renew your driving licence for 10 years, and receive the 10% discount from Monday, May 8, 2023 onwards.
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Amnesty For Expired Driving Licence!
The Minister also announced an amnesty for those with expired driving licences. If you have a driving licence that expired from January 1, 2018 onwards, you will be able to renew it without having to take a driving test.
Motorists with expired driving licences longer than a year will have until December 31, 2023, to renew their expired driving licences. The driving test requirement will apply again, from January 1, 2024 onwards.
For those who are not aware, the Road Transport Department can revoke your expired driving licence if you do not renew them on time. You will then have to undergo the full process to re-qualify and obtain a new licence.
These are the four categories of expired licences that may be revoked, if they are not renewed in time :
- Learner’s Driving Licence (LDL) : Up to 2 years
- Probational Driving Licence (PDL) : More than 1 year
- Competent Driving Licence (CDL) : More than 3 years
- Public Service Vehicle / Goods Driving Licence (PSV / GDL) : More than 3 years
The moratorium on revoking expired driving licences actually expired on 31 December 2021, but JPJ extended it to 30 June 2022 after discovering that hundreds of thousands of drivers have yet to renew their expired licences.
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This time, the government has decided to offer this amnesty because many Malaysian living abroad were unable to return during the COVID-19 pandemic to renew them.
This amnesty will also begin on Monday, May 8, and end on December 31, 2023. Please note that this initiative only applies to Malaysian citizens, and not to foreigners holding special passes like the MyKAS card.
In addition, only those who have not been blacklisted by the police, or have any existing restrictions imposed by JPJ, and are free from any suspension due to a conviction or court order may renew their expired driving licence.
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