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MALAYSIA VEP HOW TO SETTLE, WE HAVE THE ANSWERS

Starting October 1, all foreign-registered vehicles entering Johor from Singapore will be required to have a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) or risk being barred from entering Malaysia. The VEP, which comes with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, serves as an “identity card” for vehicles when driving in Malaysia.

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The RFID tag allows drivers to pay for the RM20 (S$5.75) road charge when entering Johor via both checkpoints, as well as toll fees on Malaysia’s expressways using designated RFID lanes. Here are some key points to note about the VEP requirements:

If you drive a Singapore-registered private car, you will need to apply for a VEP and get the RFID tag by October 1. If you cannot get your car fitted with the RFID tag in time, you can still enter Johor after October 1, but you need to show Malaysia’s officers the confirmation slip from your VEP application.

What documents do I need for the application? You will need your NRIC, passport, vehicle’s road tax, insurance, model, and Certificate of Entitlement (COE) details ready. You can also retrieve your vehicle log card (as a PDF file) from the Land Transport Authority’s OneMotoring website.

How do I apply for the VEP? You can go to vep.jpj.gov.my to register for an account. After authenticating your account by email, you can log in to the portal to upload your vehicle log card or manually fill in the information, including your vehicle’s model, COE, and chassis numbers.

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How can I get the VEP-RFID tag? You can opt for self-collection in Johor or choose home delivery. The tag will be delivered to an address of your choice in Singapore or Malaysia. The processing fee for the tag is RM10 (S$2.85), and you will also need to pay a service fee of RM30 and a postage fee of around RM15 if opting for delivery to Singapore.

How do I install the tag on my car? You can request the help of a JPJ officer or do it yourself. The tag should be pasted on a flat surface on the car, at least 5cm away from any part of the car’s metal frame. After pasting the tag, a picture of the fitted tag together with the car’s license plate should be taken and uploaded to vepams.jpj.gov.my.

Is the VEP-RFID tag the same as the Touch N’ Go RFID tag? No, the Touch N’ Go tag does not help the JPJ regulate foreign vehicles in Malaysia, so you still need to get the VEP-RFID tag to freely enter and exit Malaysia after October 1.

What if I applied for the VEP a few years ago but have not received the tag? You can try logging in to the portal again to update your information. Once your details are verified, you will be directed to make payment and choose the collection method for your tag.

What if I had the tag installed previously? Do I have to reapply for a new tag? No, tags issued before the May 28 announcement are still valid if they have not expired. The tags last for five years from the date of activation.

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What if I am driving a used car that comes with the previous owner’s tag? No, the VEP-RFID tag is no longer valid when the vehicle’s ownership is transferred to another individual or company. The new owner is responsible for obtaining a new VEP-RFID tag.

What if my VEP tag is damaged or stolen? You are required to update the status of your tag on the VEP registration portal. You will need to submit a police report to the JPJ when collecting a new tag and pay an additional administration fee.

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke has assured that the VEP system has undergone improvements since 2019 and is determined to enforce VEP by October 1, 2024.

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