If the previous owner of the second hand car I'm using is dead, and the car is still under his name, how should I renew my road tax?

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There are some documents which would be required to transfer a vehicle’s ownership to a new owner as required by the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

7 documents are required for the transfer, however, one would depend on whether the individual passed away testate (with a will) or intestate (without a will).

Here are the 7 documents:
JPJ K3A form
Death Certificate
Identification Card (MyKad) or Passport of the successor or administrator
Vehicle Ownership Grant or Vehicle Ownership Certificate (VOC)
Grant of Probate OR Grant of Letter of Administration OR Form E or F or T from the Department of Director General of Lands and Mines (for those with a Small Estate Distribution Order) OR Amanah Raya Berhad
Court Order (received with Grant Letter of Probate/ Administration)
Puspakom B5 Transfer of Ownership Inspection report

Testate (with a will)
When it comes to an individual who has passed away with a valid will, the succession (new owner) of the vehicle depends on whom the deceased has bequeathed the vehicle. The executor or executrix will need to apply to the court for a Grant of Probate, which is a court document that allows the transfer of vehicle ownership to the successor.

Intestate (without a will)
Should an individual passed away without leaving a valid will, the order of succession usually falls in order of: the spouse, children, parents, sibling, or the closest next of kin, as per the Distribution Act 1958 (for Non-Muslims) and Syariah Distribution (for Muslims).

In such a situation, the administrator of the deceased assets must apply to the court for a Grant of Letter of Administration OR if the estate value is below RM2 million, a Small Estate Distribution Order according to the Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955.

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