Vehicle Entry Permit for foreign registered vehicles to be enforced effective Oct 1

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KUCHING, April 25: The Ministry of Transport (MOT) today announced that the enforcement of the road transport law requiring any person who drives a foreign-registered motor vehicle into Malaysia through any route, landing place, check point, or point of entry to apply and register for a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) effective Oct 1, 2019.

The VEP will be issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) under Section 66H of the Road Transport Act 1987.

“Registration for a VEP can be done online via Once registered, the owner of the motor vehicle will receive an e-mail notification to schedule an appointment for the installation of the VEP-RFID tag. Only VEP registered vehicles are allowed entry into Malaysia once it is put into force.

“The enforcement of VEP will be implemented in phases. For phase 1, requirement of VEP for all foreign registered vehicles entering Malaysia through Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar will commence from 1st of October 2019,” MOT said in a press statement today.

It also stressed that under Phase 2, it will involve all entry points/land borders between Malaysia and Thailand while in phase 3, VEP will be enforced at all entry points/land borders between Malaysia-Brunei-Indonesia. The enforcement dates for vehicles entering/exiting through these entry points/land borders will be announced in due course.

For the enforcement of VEP phase 1, the VEP-RFID tag can be installed/collected at four designated centres in Johor Bahru: Gelang Patah Southbound RnR; Plaza Angsana Open Carpark; Pandan RnR; and Lima Kedai Toll Plaza.

“All vehicle owners who have yet to register for VEP are reminded to do so immediately. Registration involves a simple three-step action as follows: Register for a VEP account by accessing Follow the instructions on the website to register the needed particulars; Receive a confirmation slip by email confirming that the registration is successful. Then schedule an appointment at any of the four installation/collection centres; and VEP-RFID tag installation at designated centres. Please make sure to bring along all required documents (please refer to our website for the list of documents). Registered owners must update their particulars online,” it stressed.

The statement added that the VEP for each registered motor vehicle will be valid for a period of five years. For further information and details on VEP, call +607-5950669, or email — DayakDaily