How to apply for Vehicle Entry Permit to Malaysia from JPJ? (2024)

Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) Application
Learn how to apply for Vehicle Entry Permit to Malaysia (VEP). It is mandatory for all foreign vehicles from 1 October 2024, including cars and motorcycles.

What is JPJ Malaysia's Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)?

The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) is issued by Malaysia’s Road Transport Department (JPJ / Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan) under Section 66H of the Road Transport Act 1987. Each VEP lasts for 5 years and allows entry of foreign vehicle into Peninsular Malaysia.

From 1 October 2024, it is mandatory for all vehicles, including private vehicles, commercial vehicles, government or embassy vehicles, motorcyles, to apply for VEP before entering Malaysia. VEP application is only available online at the moment via the JPJ portal. 

What are the fees for Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and Road Charge (RC)?

Each Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) costs RM10 and is valid for 5 years. The VEP is mandatory for all foreign vehicles and cannot be transferred to another vehicle or person.

Additionally, a Road Charge (RC) of RM20 is payable for all private vehicles (excluding motorcycles, commercial vehicles, government vehicles or embassy vehicles) each time they enter Malaysia.

For more details, please refer to the FAQs.

How to apply for Vehicle Entry Permit?

To apply for a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), you need to follow these processes: create a Touch ‘n Go account, sign up for a VEP account profile, register your vehicle, collect the RFID tag, and attach the tag to your car.

For detailed instructions, follow the step-by-step guide below.

  • Go to https://vep.jpj.gov.my/ and sign up for a profile with your full name, email address, and password.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once it is done successfully.
  • Go to https://vepams.jpj.gov.my/ and sign in with the same email and password. Complete the VEP application process. You will require the following documents:
    • NRIC
    • Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
    • Car Insurance
    • Letter of Authorisation (if the car does not belong to you)
  • You will receive an email notification once it is approved to choose your collection method.
  • Go to https://vepams.jpj.gov.my/ and sign in with the same email and password. You can choose to:
    • Collect your VEP RFID tag from the collection centre at TCSENS VCC at Danga Bay [Map]. Show the above email notification when asked at the JB custom. 
    • Have it delivered to your preferred address for a fee.
  • Once your have collected or received your VEP RFID tag, you will need to acknowledge it. Go to https://vepams.jpj.gov.my/ and sign in with the same email and password. Key in your RFID tag’s Serial Number for validation. 
  • Fit the VEP RFID tag to the left headlamp of your car by following the steps below.
  • Once fitted, take a photo with the RFID tag and your car plate number in one frame.
  • Go to https://vepams.jpj.gov.my/ and sign in with the same email and password. Upload the photo.
  • You will receive an email notification once the tag is activated and you can now safely roam in Malaysia! You can choose MyRFID designated lanes on all Malaysian highways if you wish to and pay your Road Charge and toll fees with the Touch N’ Go eWallet linked to your account.

How to stick the VEP RFID tag on your car?

VEP RFID tag

VEP RFID tag (Source: JPJ)

  • Clean the surface of the area near the left headlamp (passenger side) to fit the RFID tag and let it dry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Gently peel off the tag from edges
  • Stick horizontally to the left headlamp 5cm away from the metal frame. Do not fit on the curvature of the headlamp.

How to pay for Road Charge?

You can now use the MyRFID lane to drive through seamlessly. The Road Charge fee will be automatically deducted from your Touch ‘n Go e-wallet.

Similarly, you can select MyRFID designated lanes on Malaysian highways to pay your toll fees using your Touch ‘n Go e-wallet.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can my vehicle enter Malaysia without Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)?

You can enter Malaysia at the moment without a VEP. However, from 1 October 2024, any foreign vehicle without a VEP entering may be sentenced to a fine of up to RM 2,000 or a jail term of up to 6 months.

What are the payment methods available for VEP and RC?

Only Touch ‘n Go is available at the moment.

When is the best time to renew Vehicle Entry Permit?

You are encouraged to renew your Vehicle Entry Permit 6 months before expiry.

What if I need to stay in Malaysia with my vehicle for more than 3 months?

Your vehicle is only allowed to stay in Malaysia for up to 90 days. Overstaying is an offence. If you need to stay for more than 90 days, you can contact Malaysia’s JPJ.

Are there VEP RFID tags for motorcycles and commercial vehicles?

VEP RFID tags are currently only distributed to private cars at the moment.

Motorcycles and commercial vehicles owners are required to apply for VEP but not yet required to fit the RFID tags until they are distributed one.

Can I remove the VEP-RFID tag from my vehicle after exiting Malaysia?

If you intend to enter Malaysia again within the validity of your VEP, you should not remove the RFID tag from your vehicle. Once removed, it will no longer be functional.

I failed to register for VEP online. What should I do and how can I complain?

You can email [email protected] with the technical issues you encountered.

What should I do if my car is already pegged to a VEP by the previous car owner?

You can request the previous car owner to email [email protected] for deactivation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP).

How do I deactivate my Vehicle Entry Permit?

You can email [email protected] for deactivation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP).

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