The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has announced that those who have yet to renew their expired driving licenses by June 30, 2022, will find it revoked and issued a summon for driving without a license.
But how can the driver obtain one’s license again? By going through the entire process of getting the driver’s license.
And yes, that means attending the driving classes, taking the online computer test, and taking the complete on-the-road driving examination inspected by JPJ authorities.
Your expired license must have expired between a year and three years, and depending on your driving license classification, each vehicle type is affected differently.
- (More than a year) Learner’s driving licence (LDL)
- (More than two years) Probationary driving licence (PDL)
- Competent driving licence (CDL)
- (Over three years) Public service vehicle (PSV) and goods driving licence (GDL)
The Malaysian Ministry of Transport had previously extended the moratorium from renewing one’s driving licenses and road tax until December 31, 2021 , so there’s no more excuse for saying ‘I thought the moratorium was still in effect”.
The four licence types can be renewed at all JPJ state and branch offices, as well as JPJ offices in Urban Transformation Centres (UTC).
However, those with a learner’s licence (LDL) can also renew it in any Pos Malaysia branch; while those with a regular licence (CDL) can also renew it at Pos Malaysia or MyEG.
Please don’t wait until the last minute, as there will inevitably be a rush of people trying to do just that. And the police and JPJ will, no doubt, be conducting more traffic stops and roadblocks to look for people with expired licences and road tax.
But like most things these days, you can also renew your driver’s 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.