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JPJ Extends Validity of Expiring Licences and Number Plates Till 30 September 2021

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The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has extended the validity of expiring documents, such as road tax, driver's licence, inspection certification and number plates, due to the current movement control orders.

JPJ has resumed by-appointment-only services in areas not affected by the EMCO. The department is aligned with the new social distancing measurements set by the Malaysian government, with counter staff capacity not over 50%. The appointments are opened to transactions that can't be done online.

Vehicle owners staying in areas affected by the current EMCO will need to note the following.


Vehicle Inspection

Jpj Extends Validity Of Expiring Licenses And Number Plates Till End September 2021
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For vehicles that fall under B2, B5, PG11A and PG13B categories and are due for an inspection soon, the date has been extended to 30 September. Commercial vehicles scheduled for a periodic inspection from 1 June to 31 July will be allowed to delay their trip to Puspakom, with the exemption of summons.

Transfer of Vehicle Ownership and Number Plate Registration

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Under the Transfer of Ownership (Tukar Hak Milik) process performed in JPJ's MySikap system, the new owner is now given until 30 September to complete biometric verification instead of the usual seven days.

For buyers looking to have their new vehicle number plate registered, JPJ will automatically extend the expiry date to 30 September across all vehicle categories. There is also an extension for destroyed and stolen number plates as well.

Road Tax and Driving Licenses

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If your road tax expires between 1 June until 31 July 2021, JPJ granted a 60-day extension. This means that renewals can be done anytime from 1 August to 30 September 2021.

Motorists are reminded to have their road tax displayed on the windscreen at all times; it is an offence to drive without a road tax. Insurance coverage is necessary; vehicle owners can place the cover note in the glove box or other storage compartment while driving around.

For driver licencing, the CDL (Competent Driving Licence), GDL (goods) and PSV (Public Service licenses include e-hailing and taxi) are granted expiry extensions until 11 November. The same goes for switching from a Probation licence to a CDL licence and renewal of LDL (learners driving licence). For International Driving Permit (IDP), extension will be given until the end date of any form or version of the MCO.

Members of the public are advised to renew their road tax or driver's licence via online services and self-service kiosks located at JPJ offices. There will be two operating hours - 6am to 8am for kiosks placed outside of its premises, while 8.30am to 4pm for kiosks inside JPJ premise. This is to prevent new Covid-19 clusters.

We want to remind everyone to mask up and stay safe.

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Read more: Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor from 3 to 16 July 2021


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