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All Foreign Vehicle Owners Entering M'sia Require A 'Vehicle Entry Permit' From October 2019

On Thursday (April 25), the Malaysian Ministry of Transport announced that from October onwards, all foreign vehicle owners coming into Malaysia are required to register for a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP).

It was previously announced by the ministry that the VEP was to be implemented in January 2018, but it was delayed to “fine-tune the system“.

This VEP will be issued by Malaysia’s Road Transport Department and can be applied online in a “simple three-step action”.

There will be a one-off registration fee of RM10 (~S$3.28), and the VEP will be valid for five years for each registered motor vehicle.

Registered vehicles will receive the VEP-RFID tags after registering online, where they will also be prompted to make appointments to install the tags.

The VEP-RFID tag can be installed or collected at four designated centres in Johor Bahru: Gelang Patah Southbound RR, Plaza Angsana open carpark, Pandan R&R and Lima Kedai Toll Plaza.

Rolled Out In Three Phases

The enforcement of VEP will be implemented in phases.

In the first phase, all foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia through Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar, Johor will require a VEP from October 1.

For the second phase, it will involve entry points and land borders between Malaysia and Thailand.

The third phase will expand the enforcement of VEP to all entry points and land borders between Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

The enforcement dates for phases two and three will be announced by the ministry later.

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