Malaysia driving license now renewable up to 10 years, 10% discount

The Malaysia driving license will now last up to 10 years upon renewal, starting May 8, 2023. This announcement was made by Minister of Transport, Anthony Loke on May 3, 2023.

Malaysian citizens are now able to renew their driving licenses for up to a maximum period of 10 years. This is much longer compared to the current maximum renewable period of 5 years only.

Also, the MOT is giving a 10% discount for those who choose to renew their driving license for 10 years. This means if you are to go for the 10-year renewal, you will only be charged 9 years’ worth of payment and will get one year’s worth free (this will only cost you RM270 in total, compared to RM300).

The transport minister has reminded the public that they can only renew their licenses if their license’s remaining validity is less than a year. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the renewal fee discount, you will have to wait till your driving license will expire in less than a year before you can renew your license for up to 10 years.

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For Malaysian citizens who were overseas during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, and thus faced issues with renewing their driving licenses, the MOT has your back. The ministry will be giving permission to those whose driving licenses expired to renew their licenses without needing to retake the driving test. The initiative aims to assist those who were overseas during MCO but is also applicable to everybody else.

Take note that this special permission is only for those whose driving licenses expired from January 1, 2018 onwards. The special permission will only take effect till December 31, 2023.

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