How C.D.L (Competent Drivers’ License) and L.D.L. (Learner Drivers’ License) Holders Can Renew Their Licenses and Road Tax
We normally assume that most drivers have the assistance of driving schools or institutes to depend on when coming to the question of renewing licenses and road tax. This assumption is wrong. From the question asked of this blog, there are many who are at a loss with regards to this annual problem.
As such, to write an article solely to assist this particular group of people has always been there.
Irregardless of whether you have any problem or otherwise, please continue reading as extra knowledge gained never a loss.
To renew the L.D.L. (Learner Drivers’ License) for D cost RM30. You can also renew it for 6 months or RM60. B2 (Motorcycle) will cost you RM20 while RM40 you can renew it for 6 months.
Where can you renew the above license? Well, there are a few places you can get it renewed. You could go to a few locations namely:
ii) The Post Offices
iii) J.P.J. Office.
iv) Even at some Institutes.
If you use the services of an agent or “runner”, you’ll have pay a fee of anything from RM5 to RM10. If you go personally to the places mentioned, then you’ll probably save a few Ringgit.
One important thing I’d like warn you of. Ensure the “L” (L.D.L.) payment slip has an “emblem” red “L” on it. Should no such “L” appear on your payment slip, then it appears that payment slips is intended for C.D.L. (Competent Drivers’ License). Have it rectified before leaving whichever office or Post Office you have gone to.
How long does it take for an “L” or “C.D.L.” license to be renewed. Normally if you hand it to the “runner” in the morning, it should be ready for collection in the evening.
What do you do in the meantime? Can I ride or drive without my license, some ask. It’s best you have a photo copy of your original license.
If at all you are to meet a police officer, you could probably be able to show the photo copy to him. To accept or not the photo copy as proof that you have a license depends on the officer concerned.
Anyway to drive without a license contravenes Section 26(i) of the Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987.
To renew the C.D.L. or “Competent Drivers License”, the same procedure is applied. While renewing their license, some would like to also change the address or affix new colour photos to their licenses. This can only be done at J.P.J. offices.
To change address, bring along your MyKad or electric bill bearing your name and latest address. To change new photos, please bring along 2 copies coloured photos.
Renewal of C.D.L. can be made from 1 year up to maximum of 10 years. Renewing licenses for a longer period of time appears to be better. Not only is it easier for the owner, it eliminates the problem of having to renew it year after year. In the end, the cost factor decreases.
Converting “P” license into “passed” licenses have been dealt with numerous times in this blog.
How about people who lose their licenses? How do they go about getting a “duplicate copy”? Getting a duplicate “L” and “C.D.L.” are the same. Do bring along:
ii) 1 copy colour photo.
iii) Copy of police report if you have it.
Item (iii) is not essential. Payment is RM30 for the duplicate license. You have to pay a fine of RM20. All the above can only be done at J.P.J. offices.
Some people would like to know how to renew their car or motorcycle road tax. For this you’ll need:
i) Your registration card (Get it from your Bank, Finance Company etc.).
ii) Renew your Insurance Policy. (Insurance policy are normally 1st party of All Rider Policies),
When you have received your Road Tax disc, affix it on your windscreen.
Motorcycles normally have their road tax disc affix to their key chain holders. Road tax disc nowadays are more difficult to steal.
Having addressed most of the problems normally faced by “L” and “C.D.L.” holders, it is hoped future blog readers will no longer raise questions on them.
Driving License Renewal Online
Here’s the scenario, you have a Malaysian driving license and you are a busy person. One fine day, you decided to look at your license, and it is going to expire soon. It’s time to get it renewed.
Should you go to the post office, J.P.J. office or asked a friend to help you to renew the license?
None of the above…
Malaysia is slowly but surely moving with the times. Some of the government services can be done through the internet. License renewal for example. There is a portal call MyEG where you can renew your driving license online. You can find them at http://www.myeg.com.my/.
You may have seen their ads on TV or the signboards along the Federal Highway. They were using Maya Karin as their spoke person once.
Surprisingly, some people do not know such service existed. Nonetheless, here are some Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about MyEG services.
1) Do I need to register with MyEG for Driving License Renewal?
No. All you have to do is click on the Driving License Renewal link on the top right at the web site.
2) When is the effective date of my renewed license once I renew the license online?
Your renewed license will be effective according to the expiry date as stated on your current license.
3) What vehicles classes does MyEG offer for the License Renewal?
The common classes the portal process are D Class (for car) and B Classes (motorcycles). They also offer all Vehicle Classes Renewal from JPJ.
4) If I own a Probation Driving License. Can I renew my driving license at MyEG?
For PDL holders, the license must be referred back to JPJ. MyEG only caters the renewal of Driving License services.
5) Can I apply for International License with MyEG Services?
International Licenses can only be renewed with JPJ. You have to proceed to your nearest JPJ Office for this renewal process.
6) How do I get the renewal slip?
There are 3 methods in obtaining the renewal slip:
- Delivered to your address
- Collection at MyEG e-services centers
- Loading the renewed license information in MyKad
7) How long does it take to get the renewal slip if I choose the Delivery method?
The Renewal Slip will be delivered to your address within 5 working days.
8) How do I make payment for the online Driving License Renewal with MyEG?
- Credit Card
- FPX (Direct deduction from your bank account)
- E-Cash accounts (Driving Institutes only)
9) What is the longest renewal period I can do with MyEG Services?
The maximum renewal period to renew your license is 5 years.
10) Do I have to submit any photographs to renew the license online?
No. MyEG do not require any photographs to be accompanied when you do your driving license renewal. The slip produced will be the same as you can obtain from the Post Office.
11) I tried to renew my license today because my license has expired today, but I can’t proceed for the renewal. Why?
It is recommended for you to renew before or after the expiry date but NOT on your expiry date. This is because JPJ updates all expired licenses daily and your request will be rejected for renewal.
12) I haven’t renewed my license for 4 years and I plan to renew my license with MyEG Services. Can I proceed with the renewal?
If you have not renewed your license for more than 3 years, you need to re-apply your license at J.P.J.
I hope this blog post will be useful if you are planning to renew your driving license online.
‘Written by Will Yap