Driving License In Malaysia For Car & Motorcycle

Tips on How to Obtain a Malaysian Driving License

To secure a driving license in Malaysia, these are the criteria you need to know. Malaysian who have attained the age of 16 can obtain a B2 (motorcycle) or 17 for D (car) license. Those wanting to get an E license (lorry) must be 21 years or above.



Those who want to get the above three classes of license must first of all pass the Highway Code test. The Highway Code exam is conducted in either English or Bahasa Malaysia.

JPJ also conducts test in oral for those not too proficient in the above two languages. For those in the above category, do seek the assistance of a good driving instructor or a reputable institute nearby.

Having passed the Highway Code test leads one to the next step, which is to attend a 6 Hours “Theory” course.

In this section, 3 hours is devoted to talking on how to maintain a good car condition. Aspects on how the JPJ conducts its test is also touch upon in this section. See the JPJ Undang-undang Passing Tips blog post.

The next 3 hours of the Theory class in reality is a Practical lesson conducted by your Instructor on a one to one basis.



Here, the course depend on how industrious your instructor is.

Normally, you will instruct on car maintenance, namely how to maintain well, things like the radiator, battery, brake fluid, engine oil, fan and air-con belts including also air pressure of the tyres.

At the end of the 3 hours session, I’m quite certain your knowledge about cars would have increased four fold.

Your instruction may even throw in instructing you how to change tyres in cases where you need to change punctured tyres they correct way.

Obtaining on L (Learner Probationary Drivers license) which last 3 months enables you to begin taking driving lessons.

One should take note not everyone can instruct you on the road lessons. Gone are the days where your father, uncle or husband who has the experience can teach you the mechanics of driving.

Today, the issuance of driving know-how is bestowed only to Driving School Instructors or those engaged by the Driving Institutes.

Even vehicles (mainly Kancils – due to its small size and low petrol consumption) which are normally used to teach you how to drive, how to undergo stringent Puspakom test periodically before being allowed on the road.




Depending on your standard of driving, one needs to take a course on driving of between 6 to 10 hours. A course by a good and reputable instructor helps in making you a safe and careful driver.

The instructor will instruct you on slope climbing, side parking techniques and 3-Point turn maneuvers.

Eventually, after the above three have been taught to you, the instructor will finally go on to show you the one or maybe two (even three) test routes to be taken during the test by the Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) instructors.

I must remind you also that before you appear before the JPL testers, you have first to undergo a Q.T.I or pre-test conducted a few days (even weeks) earlier.

These test are conducted internally by the Institute’s experienced personnel. Those test are intended to ascertain that students have indeed achieve a certain standard of proficiencies with the relevant sections (Bahagian I – Slope / Parking / 3 Point Turn) and Bahagian II (Route Test).

Completion of the Q.T.I exam means that you are now prepared to appear for your JPJ test which you have so long prepared for.

Remember, your test unlike previously, will be conducted at your institute where you learnt or had your training. The only difference is – the test will be conducted all by the testers and officials of the JPJ department.

Results will be issued to you instantly.

If you fail either part of the test, you now have the opportunity to re-take your exam the following next week.

Of course, you will have to undergo an extra 1 or 2 lessons to better yourself. Good luck and welcome to a world of driving experience.

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351 thoughts on “Driving License In Malaysia For Car & Motorcycle

  1. Sue Yin

    dear Uncle, I must say that I must have you to thank for me being able to drive. Well, tell you the truth, my heart always SANK when I saw you coming… HAHA yeah I was that SCAREDDDD of you really. and sis was toooo… anyway, frm the bottom of my heart, here’s a word of thank Q that I’ve not said to you before…

    and WOW, you’re so HAPPENING, with your own blog :-)

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Sue,

      Thanks for your comment on our blog. I’ll pass the message to my dad.

      What do you think of our blog? I’ll be the one moderating it. My dad just write his thoughts on paper and I type it out.

      ‘Will

      Reply
      1. Jason

        hi there
        need some help here.
        I have been driving for more them 15years now with a D licence.
        Now im planning to get a full B licence,
        how do i obtain a L licence to sit for B test?
        Do i still need to go through all the course or just go to JPJ to ask for L licence?
        thanks

        Reply
          1. Chand Davinor

            Good Morning! Uncle Yap,
            I am a foreigner and I have a problem. May I register in your school? Can please advice me of your school.
            Thank you in Advance.

            Regards
            Daud

  2. Sue Yin

    Yup, I think it’s just great that you set this up for him… Good way to spend his time…My full support to it!! :-)

    and KUDOS to you tooo! do keep the articles coming!

    Reply
  3. shoba

    Hi can you please give your contact details. I stay in Shah Alam near Bukit Saga and I need to learn to drive and if your dad lives around this place I can use his tutoring.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Hi Shoba,

      Thank you for visiting our blog.

      Please include your contact details and we will get back to you ASAP.

      ‘Will

      Reply
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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Tai,

      Thank you for visiting our blog. I’m assuming when you mention “change driving license”, you meant to renew your driving license. In this case you can visit MyEG portal at http://.www.myeg.com.my. You can get your license renewed online.

      ‘Will

      Reply
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  8. Melissa

    Hi, I found your blog very useful! Precise without being complicated. I spent awhile on the JPJ website without learning much about how to obtain a driving license.. Thanks aloot!

    Reply
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  10. Jia Yun

    Hello,

    I have 2 questions to ask. I am 16 this year, and if I plan to take my driving exam during the first half of next year, I can take my undang test already right? I heard from one of my friends that the undang certificate is valid for only one year.

    My second question is that, let’s say I am taking my undang test this year, and I passed it already. When am I allowed to start my driving lessons? Am I allowed to start learning before my birthday and take the practical exam right after my birthday? Or do I have to wait till after my birthday to start lessons?

    I would appreciate very much if you can reply to my e-mail. Thank you for your attention, have a nice day! :)

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Jia Yun,

      At 16, you can take the Highway Code Exam. Your undang-undang result is valid for 1 year.

      You can start your driving lesson only when you’re 17.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  11. cK

    Hi,

    I’ve a question about licenses. Currently i’ve D class license for many years but not B2/B class license. So to obtain B2/B license what are the procedure/lesson/exam that i need to take?

    BTW, i owe a bike and i’ve ride that bike for 2 years using L license way back then before i took my D class license.

    Thanks
    cK

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear cK,

      You are exempted from the Highway Code. However, you have to attend the 6 Hour Theory course. When you’ve done that, take out a new L.D.L. (Learner’s Driver’s License).

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  12. Ricky Low

    Hello! Excuse me, I am hearing impaired singaporean and would like to know about driving license. Can I apply for driving license course? But I pass Basic Theory Test paper with me and expiry date:n.a. I can take or not.

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Ricky Low,

      Here are some of my suggestions for you:

      1) Because of your hearing impaired, get a hearing aid.

      2) You can get the Malaysia driving license in Johore.

      3) Is your Basic Theory Test Malaysia or Singapore paper?

      4) You have to pass the Malaysia Highway Code.

      5) Suggest reading ==> The Importance of Hearing To Drivers

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  13. Ricky Low

    Hello Mr Yap,

    Yes, of cos! I wearing my hearing aid. Basic Theory Test Singapore passed similar Malayisa Highway code. How much do I pay for practice driving license and how many do I attend?

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Ricky Low,

      Firstly, you have to pass the Malaysian Highway Code. Contact your nearest driving school. Prices differ locality to locality.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  14. khalid ahmed fakhruddin

    Dear sir,
    I would like to convert my foregin license to Malasian license. I am holding Temporary work Pass (valid for 1 year). when i check on JPJ web site they say conversion is for only parmener employement pass. Now my question is what do i do to get the dirving license converted to malaysian driving license. Or any other way to get it.
    pls help .
    khalid ahmed

    Reply
  15. khalid ahmed fakhruddin

    Dear Sir,

    I am holding International Driving license from KSA and India , can I use it for driving in KL during my stay planned to be more then 1 year, in Malaysia.

    Please reply my above two question and help me in getting one driving license from Malaysia to make my life easy and peaceful.

    regards
    Khalid ahmed

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Khalid,

      International driving license from KSA and India can be used in Malaysia. To test for Malaysian driving license, you must have permanent residence passport. Temporary work pass cannot be used for converting foreign license to Malaysian license.

      For further details, please visit the Malaysian transport authority in Putrajaya.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  16. khalid ahmed fakhruddin

    Dear Sir,

    Thanks for the reply, Atleast now I can drive confidently on the road that i am with in the legel requirement of the country. I belive there is not such validity of 3 months as i read on one of the expat information web site.

    Thanks you very much
    Regards
    Khalid ahmed

    Reply
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  18. Kokulan

    Hi

    Thank you for the information you provide in this blog. I am a foreign student and I am studying in Malaysia. What is the procedure for a foreign student to learn driving and to get the license? I would be very grateful if you can provide me with the information i need.

    Thanks in advance

    Kokulan

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Kokulan,

      First, find a driving school / institute. Attend the 5 Hour course.

      Next, sit for the Highway Code test.

      Finally, attend the 6 Hour course.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear SY,

      You will get your”P” 5 – 6 days after your test, provide:
      1) Test card JPJ L3
      2) Fotocopy both sides
      3) 1 colour photo
      4) RM60 + service fee RM3 – 5 to your instructor.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  19. Prashant

    hi,

    I have passed the JPJ test and have the results with me. When I left place one lady from JPJ told me that let me get the form signed from officer so that you can drive the car till you get your P license. My trainer tells me this is not true you cannot drive with the form. Please clarify who is correct

    Thanks,
    Prashant

    Reply
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  21. chyan

    Mr Yap, hello there. I hv heard rumours saying that the age regulation for taking driving lessons changed from 17 to 21.
    Is the source valid?
    I plan to take my law exam after SPM & continue the lesson next year.

    Appreciate your reply. TQ

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Chyan,

      The law does not change that easily. So, go ahead, do your law. Come back to driving later.

      Best of luck.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  22. Youlin

    Dear Cikgu, could you clarify something for me please? I just turned 16 in October 2009, and I want to know whether I can start taking driving lessons. Or do I have to wait until I’m 17?

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Youlin,

      You can only learn driving at 17. But you can attend the 5 Hour K.P.P. (Kursus Pendidikan Pemandu) now. You can also sit for the Highway Code test.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  23. ALIA

    Hi, i am from Pakistan. I already got licence but someone snatch my purse it also contain my original licence. I have a copy of police report. I got 2 year work permit. what is your suggestion do i have to make a Malysian licence or what should i do? because even to buy a car we need licence. I got scan copy of my licence.please answer it to my e mail i shall be thankful.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Alia,

      You can do 2 things.

      1) Get a new copy of your Pakistan license first. When you’ve done that, contact me again.

      2) You can try to get a Malaysian driving license. The process is long and tedious.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  24. Geoffrey

    Is there such a booklet for the general driving rules in Malaysia?

    In the U.K. there is a booklet called ‘The Highway Code’ and all who drive on the roads there have to read and be tested on it.

    If Malaysia does not have one then how does anyone know what the rules of driving here are in Malaysia?

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Geoffrey,

      Try getting a text book (English) used by students preparing for the “Highway Code”test. You can get a copy of the book from any driving school or institutes near you.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
      1. Geoffrey

        Tks the reply prompt reply.

        I live in Bangsar near BSC. Where would be the nearest place I can pick up a copy of the ‘Text Book’ you recomend?

        Rgds, Geoffrey.

        Reply
  25. Becky

    Hi

    I’m an expat to Malaysia, living in Bangsar just arrived.

    I never took my test in England so need to learn to drive, is it possible to do it here?

    Thanks.
    Becky

    Reply
  26. Dini

    Hey.
    I was wondering. Do I have to retake the theory test and sit for the seminar if my Learner’s license has expired? I’ve already renewed it once and the licensed expired last year.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Dini,

      Normally your undang-undang lasts for 2 years.

      Each renewal for “L” license lasts for 3 months.

      Do you mean “L” expired or undang-undang expired?

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
      1. Dini

        Oh. I’m not sure whether my undang-undang has expired. But it’s already been almost 2 years. So does that mean I have to re-do the whole course?
        Thanks.

        Reply
  27. Heng

    Hi,
    If someone does not understand both bahasa and english (foreigner, permanent resident), any ways to get the undang test?

    Available in mandarin?

    Thank you.

    Reply
  28. Soe Moe

    I have been driving a car for 20 yrs in my country. But I want a Malay License. I cannot understand Malay.

    Can I sit for a driving test in English?

    I am staying in Kuala Terengganu.

    Reply
  29. Kenneth

    Hello,
    I have some questions regarding of the Highway Code Test. I understand that there’s a booklet available for students to prepare for the Highway Code Test, is the booklet available in English version ?

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Kenneth,

      Yes, the book in English referred to is available in the market.

      Seek your instructor’s assistance to secure the book.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  30. Bob

    Hi,

    My 17th birthday is in the second half of next year, I was planning on taking my undang test this year but I was wondering how long the test results last and how long the practical part will take as my birthday would be pretty close to SPM. Should I just wait until after SPM to take my undang test?

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Bob,

      Undang results last 1 year. The entire practical will take anything from 35 – 40 days.

      You are advised to take your undang test now. As I said, the result can last 1 year.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
      1. Bob

        Oh okay, meaning I have to take my driving test within a year of taking my undang test? Is there a way to extend my result .. uh.. validity? Because 35-40 days after SPM next year would be past 1 year already
        thanks!

        Reply
        1. admin Post author

          Dear Bob,

          To extend your undang beyond 1 year, this is what you have to do:

          i) Attend the 6 hour theory course.

          ii) Get your JPJ L2B out.

          iii) Get “L” license for D out.

          iv) Your undang-undang will now be valid for 2 years.

          Hope you are able to understand.

          ‘Cikgu Yap

          Reply
  31. Renee

    Hi,

    I am Swiss and live in Malaysia since 1998. I have a Swiss driving license (3 wheels, vehicule up to 3500kg, non prof transport of up to 8 persons) since 1986 and a Lesen Memandu Malaysia since 1999, kelas B2, D, valid until 2014.

    My question: I would like to apply for a license for vehicule above 3000 kg and transport of more than 8 persons.
    Do I have to attend any course which in Penang is given only in bahasa?
    Do I have to sit for the theory test?

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Renee,

      The D license for cars is up to 3000kg. For vehicles more than 3500 kg, you’ll need E license.

      You have to attend a 6 Hour Theory course for E. There is no exam.

      Any driving institute in Penang will be able to assist you.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  32. Hafiz

    Dear cikgu.i’m malaysian student doing study in uk.i would love to get my licence for next year summer holiday.so how long it takes to get my P?i hv only two months of holiday before go back to uk.thank you for answer.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Hafiz,

      Possible to get your license within 2 months (60 days). But you’ll have to do it fast.

      Attend the 5 Hour KPP, sit for the Highway Code followed by the 6 Hour Theory course.

      Make sure you don’t fail the Highway Code on the 1st attempt.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  33. Kyra

    Hi..

    My boss is an Australian and working in Malaysia since 2005. He got 3 years work permit, expiring on 29th June 2011 (renewal after 3 years). He also holding an Australian driving license (Class C, R) since 1990, valid until 14th December 2010..

    My question:
    – He would like to apply for a Malaysia Driving License (class D).
    – What is your suggestion to make a Malaysian licence for my boss or what should i do?

    Shall be thankful if you can email me. Many thanks.

    Regards,

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Kyra,

      To enable me to answer, please let me know what is the Australian Class C and R license. Chances of your boss getting Class D (cars) license is good!

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  34. sabrina

    dear sir,

    i’m a bit confused actually. im turning 17 next year may and i really wanna be able to drive right after that. so what can i do now since im having the holidays?

    thanks alot =)

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Sabrina,

      As you are not yet 17, you could attend the K.P.P. (5 hours) and then sit the Highway Code. The Highway Code lasts 1 year.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  35. Hari

    Hi,

    I am an expatriate,holding Indian Driving License. Unfortunately I don’t have IDP to apply with JPJ to convert into Malaysian driving license. Can provide me with the guidance path. Merry Xmas

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Hari,

      To convert to Malaysian license, 1st get your license certified by issuing authorities.

      As your license is in English, no translation of it is required.

      Bring along whatever identification in Putrajaya for conversion purposes.

      Hopefully you’ll entail no difficulties.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Shaun,

      It all depends on whether you can get through the Highway Code fast or otherwise.

      All other courses need approximately 14 – 20 days.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
      1. Shaun

        Thanks for your prompt reply. And another question.

        For example, if I pass the Highway Code test on the 6th Jan. Do you think it is possible to get the “P” licence by the 31st Jan?

        Shaun

        Reply
  36. Vivienne

    Hi! Thanks a lot for the article wrote up there.

    I’m just gone through my 6 hours amali class (i pass my undang-undang test).
    The thing is, my college classes will be starting next month and i’m afraid i won’t be able to concentrate on my driving classes or worse, TEST!

    What is the duration or expiry date to get my “L” license and also the duration to sit for the JPJ test once i completed my driving classes?

    Thanks so much!

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Vivienne,

      You could try taking up driving lessons during the weekend. Your JPJL2B certificate to get out your “L” license lasts 1 year.

      After completion of practical driving lessons, ensure that your “L” has not expired. The you can do the test.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  37. Alice

    Dear Sir,

    I have gone through 6 hours class in October 8. But i’m in overseas right now so i’m not able to get P license within this few month. may i know what is the duration or expiry date to get L License.

    thanks!

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Alice,

      Completing the 6 Hour class, you’ll be issued a certificate JPJL2B.

      The above certificate lasts 1 year. You have to get the “L” license out within a year!

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  38. Azzy

    Hi There!

    Im a foreigner from Sri Lanka. I came to Malaysia for my Studies. I turned 18 in Malaysia . So badly need my Driving license. What are the procedures?
    And I have this “Malaysia My Second Home” program too..

    Thanks,
    Azzy!

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Azzy,

      For D (cars), the procedure are:
      a) Attend 5 hours K.P.P. course.
      b) Site for the Highway Code test.
      c) Passing the above, attend the 6 Hours theory class.
      d) With certificate JPJL2B, take out your L.D.L. (Learner’s license).
      e) Take your practical lessons of 10 – 16 lessons.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  39. Dean Chapman

    I am British & live in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, I have held a British car licence for over 25 years & a Malaysian car license for the last 2 years.
    I would like to obtain a Malaysian motorcycle license but I am unsure what I need to do or where I should start.
    I have held an Indonesian motorcyclce licence for a number of years, but I would prefer to have a Malaysian license to avoid any confusion if confronted by the authorities.

    Can you point me in the right direction.

    Thanks,

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Dean,

      Thank you for giving preference to our Malaysian license.

      Methods / procedure to get a B2 are as follows:
      a) Attend 6 Hours Theory class.
      b) With the certificate JPJL2B, take out your “L”.
      c) After learning practical lessons for 4 – 6 lessons at the institute, you can sit for the practical test.

      Best of luck.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  40. John

    Hello,

    Stumbled upon your blog. A lot of good and helpful information.

    I’m actually working overseas, and have done so for quite some time. My family and I are looking to move back to Malaysia soon.

    I, however, had never held a Malaysian Driver’s License, and is looking for the quickest way to get one.

    Will it be better to go through the exams (both written and practical)? Or is it more feasible to just convert my foreign driver license to a Malaysian one?

    If the exams are the better way to go, I know they offer the written exam in English, but will it be possible to take the practical in English as well?

    Thanks in advance.

    John

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear John,

      Firstly, a warm welcome back to Malaysia! You do not have to do a retest to get a Malaysian driving license.

      Get your present country license attested or certified by the issuing authority. You will have no problem getting it converted into Malaysian Competent Driver’s License (C.D.L.).

      To do the above, go to any J.P.J. (Road Transport Authority) office, preferably at Putrajaya.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
      1. John

        Thanks for the quick reply. I’m currently residing in Canada, therefore, current license is in English. I believe you’ve mentioned that since it is in English, I will not need to have it translated or certified, is that correct? So, all I need to do is to bring my Canadian license to JPJ to be converted? Will JPJ keep my Canadian license permanently, or will they return it to me?

        Reply
        1. admin Post author

          Dear John,

          Your Canadian license must be certified by the issuing authority. No need for translation as it is already in English. Make sure your license is valid (not expired). Bring your license to any J.P.J. office, preferably at Putrajaya. Your Canadian license will be returned to you. J.P.J. will not detain it.

          ‘Cikgu Yap.

          Reply
          1. Ridley

            I had my mother inquire on my behalf about converting my Canadian Drivers License to a Malaysian one ( As I also resided in Canada for over 22 years and never had a Malaysian D.L) with J.P.J. They informed us that we needed to get a letter from the Canadian Consulate stating that I want to convert my Canadian D.L to Malaysian D.L.

            This made no sense to me as I am a Malaysian so what does converting my drivers license have anything to do with the Canadian Consulate? I am in Miri so do not have the option to visit JPJ in Putrajaya, any recommendations?

          2. Cikgu Yap Post author

            The regulations require you to get a certificate from the issuing department, the Canadian Embassy.

    1. admin Post author

      Dear Sheera,

      Theory tests must be registered with computer test centre. Make registration yourself or via a driving institute.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Elynn,

      To date, no such decision has yet been made regarding the 6 Hours theory course.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Jen,

      After attending 6 Hours theory, your instructor should be able to get the “L” out within 1 week. But some are slow in doing things!

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  41. Albert

    Hi

    I am a Chinese national and I would like to obtain a Malaysian driving license as I am staying here permanently. Can you introduce a good instructor near Damansara Perdana? Thanks.

    Reply
  42. Agnes

    Hi…I am just starting to learn the first lesson on the driving…however i m always having problem with clutch and petrol…..and gear, is there anypart time teacher available for me to practice?

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      Dear Agnes,

      As an added advice, the below is recommended:
      Learn the gear positions. You have to memorise where gear 1 is. Likewise gears 2 & 3 too. The car easily dies off, because you have left up the clutch too fast. Leave up the clutch 50% only. Control the other 50% and leave it up completely as the car begins to move!

      As for petrol, step the accelerator gently, till you hear the car engine humming.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

      Reply
  43. Ritz

    Just have a question. I have my Car/D licence. But now I wish to get an ‘L’ permit for motorcycles/B full. What do i need to do? Do i still have to sit for a course or a written test?

    Appreciate if anyone can answer this.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Ritz,

      For B Full, you need to be 21. There are no written test required. Attend the 6 hour theory course first. Then take out the LDL or “L” license.

      Reply
  44. Joe

    Is it possible to do all the test and everything without any assistant from a driving school or agent , what i mean is all by my self and through the government JPJ office and do the online test or whatever test they have all on my own ?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Joe,

      The answer to your question is Yes and No. You can arrange or attend the Kursus, Highway Code test and taking out the “L” yourself. After that, the Q.T.I. part, your Forms have to be verified by an instructor and also signed by an internal officer of an institute.

      It may look simple, but in reality its a lot of work actually.

      Reply
  45. Idris

    Hi,
    I am from India and I have the work permit and employment pass of Malaysia . Currently I am staying in Melacca. I am not having the car driving licence.

    Could you please answer the following –
    1. How much time does it take to get the car drvining license of Malaysia?
    2. It would be nice if you can provide some contacts of car driving school in Melacca.

    Best Regards,
    M Idris

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Idris,

      Your documents are adequate. The time require to acquire a Malaysian driving license is approximately 40 – 45 days.

      Sorry, currently the blog has no contact as yet with instructors in Malacca area.

      Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Abdu Rahman,

      Try to get your Indian and Saudi Arabian license converted to Malaysian license. First, get the above 2 licenses certified by the issuing authorities. Have it translated either in English or Bahasa Malaysia. Next, go to J.P.J. Headquarters in Putrajaya and have it converted.

      Only when the above fails, do you then talk about getting a Malaysian driving license.

      Reply
  46. Sridhar

    I recently came to Ipoh and working in Finisar Ipoh.

    I want to know what is the good driving school I can approach to get my drivers licence in Ipoh.

    I have driving experience and I drove in USA but the thing is the licence is expired. Can any one help me to get Malaysian licence?

    Reply
  47. Christina

    I would like to obtain a Malaysian driving licence – cant currenly drive but would like to learn. I have been having troubles finding a school that does the English version test, as well as finding a driving instructor – can you help?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Christina,

      Test in English is your own choice of language. To help you, please give your location.

      Reply
  48. James

    Dear Sir,

    I am not sure if non-malaysian can learn driving. I am living here with my wife (malaysian), on social visa. I wish to learn how to drive so I can move around easily here.

    I am applying for the “Long Term Social Visit Pass ” which does only mention work eligibility but not driving.

    Are you able to help me with this or recommend someone I can talk to in P.Pinang?

    Thanks a lot,
    James

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear James,

      With social visa, it is not possible to secure a driving license. Anyway, you could get a 2nd opinion from any driving school in Penang.

      Reply
  49. Edward

    Dear sir,
    Im 16 and im going to take the theory test soon.May I know how long does this take and can i take the practical lessons when im 16.
    Thanks loads,
    Edward.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Edward,

      The test is about 45 – 50 minutes. At 16, you can take the B2 (motor). You have to be 17 for cars.

      Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Hi Jack,

      I have written about how to obtain a Malaysian driving license above. Just read through the article carefully.

      Reply
  50. Desmond

    My Wife is from Thailand and i am Malaysian.
    Can my wife registered herself in a Malaysia driving school for classes and further obtain a Malaysia driving licence ?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      If you can legally prove she’s your wife with proper documentation, she can register for driving classes.

      Reply
  51. mehdi

    hi,i’m iranian living in malaysia for 3 years already with social visa (i get my visa every 6 month, my mom is malay) can i get a malaysian driving license?
    thanks

    Reply
  52. tante josdiana

    hi! i hav a prob. need solution. i m a malaysian. i hav been working abroad 8yrs. i used 2 hav a malaysian driving license. but now i only came back 2 malaysia for a holiday. i need 2 retrieve my old driving license number but i dont know how n where. i havent been renewing it. do i need 2 take a new test?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      1st, how long ago has your license not been renewed? If more then 3 years, it has become null and void. Then, you’ll have to retest certain parts of your test.

      Reply
  53. Judith

    Hello Sir,
    I’m 17 years old and from Germany.
    I already stayed in Malaysia for a studentexchange program from July 2008 to July 2009.
    And now I was wondering, if there is any possibility to take my driving licence in malaysia when I come next time.
    Or do I need a proper Visa to do that?
    thanking you in anticipation,
    Judith.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      If you are studying here, yes you can take up a driving course. If you’re visiting Malaysia on a social visit, no you can’t.

      Reply
  54. soring

    My license has expired 10 years ago. Any idea what is the procedure like to re-avtivate it? I am staying in Damansara Perdana. Do you teach at this area in the event I need to redo the whole thing?

    Reply
  55. Riniki

    What happens when the 3 months holding the L license expires? Can I renew it, or do I have to redo some parts of the course? If I need to renew it, how much does it cost?

    Reply
  56. Palani

    Hi, Im from india working here in malaysia. Can anybody tell me where can i join for driving course? Is there any familiar Driving Class near to Subang jaya? I need to take license immed. with in how many days i’ll get license? anybody please assist me. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      You can try Safety Driving School in Petaling Jaya. It’ll take 35 – 40 days to get your license.

      Reply
  57. Arthur Chow

    Cikgu Yap,
    I have a pakistani friend working here in malaysia who is interested in obtaining a malaysian driving license. ahe has heard that it is difficult and expensive for foreigners to get a malaysian driving liscense. is this true?

    Reply
  58. Jessika

    Hi
    I heard a rumour that the age for taking your drivers license in malaysia is going to change from 17 to 21 beginning January 2011. Is this true?

    Grateful for an answer.

    Reply
  59. Nic

    I had a D class lisense for 9years, intending to get a B2 lisense. I can’t ride a bike at all, but i’ll start from my grandad’s ‘cup-zai’..i’ll get a middle sized super-bike by end of this year..so it’s crucial to get used to 125cc bike b4 i can handle a 650cc bike, any advvice? N how about the price for the lesson?btw, i’ve no idea whether u provide B2lesson or not..Also, how much if i only want to obtain an ‘L’?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Your suggestions of using a small bike initially and gradually to a super bike is good. Your home may not be in my locality of operation.

      Price of securing a B2 is government controlled at RM201. Driving schools are allowed to impose a reasonable service charge. To obtain an “L”, you might have to incur around RM150 – RM200.

      Reply
  60. liz

    I have test tmrw and i am not prepare my self.i am scared,worried,thinking whether i wanna take driveing.i am just not ready yet.i need to practice on my own

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      If you are not confident, your driving school shouldn’t enter you for test. I suggest you cancel the test. lean again until you’re confident. It is useless to get a license if you cannot drive.

      Reply
  61. Kuantan Yang

    Can you please tell me how to obtain an English version of the official text book for passing driving test? It seems that only the Bahasa version is available. Thank you.

    Reply
  62. Kel

    Good day sir,

    Can you please recommend a good driving school in Putrajaya / Sri Kembangan / Puchong area? I am residing in Cyberjaya.

    Also I am an expatriate here, and I would prefer driving school with good English curriculum to offer.

    Thanks so much in advanced!

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      The only instructor friend on mine is in Puchong area but is a non English speaking instructor. Sorry, unable to help you.

      Reply
  63. Ali

    Hi Uncle! I’m a foreigner here. I called JPJ this morning for the process of converting my foreigner driving license into Malaysian. The lady replied that only the professionals like Doctors, Lecturers can get conversion but not others like Accounts or IT persons. Is it true? There is no such information on JPJ website like this. Then i asked how long can i use my International driving license in Malaysia? She replied as long as its valid, there is no limit of 3 months. Is this right also? I doubt so coz at every website its stated that you can use international driving license only for 3 months. Plz clarify these things. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      I’m aware of no such requirements. The only alternative is for you to visit J.P.J. Head Office in Putrajaya and seek their clarification.

      International driving license can be used for the duration of its lifespan. Maybe J.P.J. has its own rules and regulations. Ask J.P.J. Putrajaya for their explanations. If everything else fails, you have no alternative but seek your Embassy’s help.

      Reply
  64. Ramona Raquel

    Hi, may i know wat is the address of ur office or contac number so i can call…And by the way i Live in K.l and im filipina…
    my husband and i living in malaysia for 2years now.. and i hope i can start to drive before we move in singapore

    thank u

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Your address is definitely out of the domain of my driving institution. Nevertheless, thanks for inquiring all the same. Wish you all the best.

      Reply
  65. apaapasaja

    hi Mr. Yap, im now staying near Wangsa Maju Lrt/Setapak in KL but from Ipoh…May i know whr is ur centre? I’m very interested in taking D class license but have financial problem. May i know hw much do ur centre charge for D class license for everything fr L to P?? btw due to im working now and my work shifts vy variable and unpredictable,can i hv my driving lessons arranged following my timetable??

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Please provide your contact number. I’ll contact a close friend who will be able to tutor you in your area. Its possible to schedule your learning to suit your time.

      Reply
  66. Sam

    I had a private car driving licence in Hong Kong but expired N years ago due to non renewal. Now I wish to move to Malaysia under MM2H programme and will take a short stay of about 1 month first in Malaysia, is it possible to complete written & road tests in just a month’s time given that I’m not a layman in driving? I suppose it’s no problem for English speaker to take the written & road tests. Could you please also let me know the approximate totally costs involved?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Complete course KPP and theory, internal test and practical test by JPJ takes anything from 45 – 55 days. Sorry, I am unable to quote the price of securing a license. Do ask your driving instructor.

      Reply
  67. ruth

    Hi there,
    I was wondering if there is anyway i can extend my learner’s license? Due to the fact that i was traveling overseas, I just came to realized that my L license expires on the 9th of August 2010. Is there anyway i could learn driving in such a short period of time? Or, I could approach the jpj to extend my learners license?

    best regards,
    Ruth

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Extension will not be given. 9th August 2010 is too short a time. Looks like you’ll have to do the undang-undang all over.

      Reply
  68. Cheah Keng Woo

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I took my license in 1999 and I have renew my license ever since 5 years. However, the old license is returned back to the authority and they will issue us a new one. So, the question is, how do I get hold of my old record?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Normally, old license is returned to owner. To get your old records, visit nearest JPJ office. Hopefully JPJ can assist you.

      Reply
  69. Jodaline

    Hello Mr. Yap, i am a student here in malaysia. i am interested to take a license. can you advice me what are the procedure in obtaining license?

    hope you can guide me accordingly. thank you in advance.

    Reply
  70. Chris Chan

    I would lik to seek your advice. My son reaches age 17 in Nov 2010. He wants to get a driving licence. An instructor from a driving school told him he can attend the first worshop, sit for the highway code test and attend the second workshop (theory course) before he attains age 17. Once he completes these three steps the driving instructor says he can commence leaning driving in the schools’s driving compound. However, he will not be able to drivie outside and on the road. In this way as soon as he reaches 17 he can immediately takes his driving test. When I countercheck with another driving school I was told that a person must be above 17 before he is allowed to attend the Theory course. Please advise what is the right way? TQVM

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      The 1st instructor not telling you the truth. At 16, your son can attend the 5 hour K.P.P. course followed by the undang test. Hold on to the above results. At 17, then attend the 6 hour theory course. Then get D (car) license issued and start taking lessons.

      Reply
  71. Andrey

    Hello, i’m international student, and have been staying in Malaysia for 2 mn. I’d like to ask you: 1) since what age it posible to obtain driver lessons? 2) is Malaysian lessons – international. thank you.

    Reply
  72. brian

    hello Mr Yap.Can you guide me on when to raise my hand during the Part 1 Test?(Slope / Parking / 3 Point Turn) I couldn’t quite remember that…Thanks in advance! :-)

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      During slope test, after stopping your vehicle on the slope, pull up the handbrakes and then raise your right hand. After you have parked your car squarely in the parking lot provided, then raise your right hand to indicate completion of your parking procedures. It does not matter if the tester sees or observe your action of putting your right hand up or not. After a few minutes, come out of the side parking slot.

      Reply
  73. nadia

    thank you for the information you provide. I have one question. I am not a Malaysian and I registered to get license. But I was very worried when I got the book in Bahasa Melayu. Can I have th exam in English?
    Thank you very much.

    Reply
  74. se7en

    Thank you for the information but i have 1 question. I already obtained the L (Learner Probationary Drivers license) but i havent taken the test on driving. U said this L license lasts only 3 months. I think my L license already expired a long time ago (6-7 months ago). What could i do now? ( i already finished all the driving lesson but havnt taken the test only)
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Yes, “L” license usually lasts 3 months. To test practical, do your pra ujian first. You’ll have to renew your “L” license also.

      Reply
  75. Nora

    Can I ask if I’m a Singaporean but living in Malaysia (a rent house in Johore) take a international driving license or just Malaysian license in Johore? Cos I heard you can but some say cannot. But I really want to learn as I’m living in Johore.

    Reply
  76. Adam

    I just got back in malaysia and my driving license has expired more than a year ago. i heard if expired more than one year cannot renew license but instead have to apply new license. is this true? if so, what is the procedure like? and how much it cost? how long do i have to wait before i get the new license?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      If P expired more than a year, it becomes null and void. CDL if expired more than 3 years, it becomes null and void.

      Reply
  77. Mohammad Moghimi

    I was in uk from 1995 to 2001 and I have british driving license and then I moved to IRAN and I was driving there from 2001 to 2011 , but I lost my british driving license and I just moved to Malaysia 1 month ago and I want to take a malaysian driving License so I just want to know what shoud I do concerning that I have british driving license and also 15 years of driving experience

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Whether you own a British driving license previously or not is immaterial. You will have to go through all the steps and procedures to get a Malaysian driving license.

      Reply
  78. julie

    I m considered an OKU (without the lower left arm). I wish to learn driving as I have seen ppl with the same problem driving around with an OKU sticker attached to their car. I have asked many driving schools but nobody can give me an accurate procedure. I live in shah alam & hope that u can help me

    Reply
  79. julie

    Mr Yap, thank you for the infos on driving for OKU. From your blog, I find that u r a helpful, responsible & reliable driving instructor. Can I learn driving from u, where is your driving school? If u can’t teach me, where else can I go for the lesson….pls give me some suggestions. Pls email to me, tks

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      First and foremost, see the JPJ at their office at Kampung Jawa, Klang to see if you’re allowed to take up driving. Also get the necessary form required. If you are allowed to drive, you have to use an automatic car.

      Reply
  80. john sigler

    Hi I am from the UK, i have been driving with no incidents of note or police issues for 12 yrs, I tried to convert my license to a Malaysian one, as I believed I could, but the JPJ have said they will not do it as I do not work for a government department and do not meet their requires professions (even though I am a chartered surveyor). They are saying I need to take my test again over here, furstrating but there you go, I need to get on with it asap. Can you tell me if I need to do all of the stages you set out above or just have one lesson where an instructor takes me through the test and then just sit it? Is that allowed? How quickly can I get an opportunity to take the test?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      I’m surprised why the authorities have refused to allow you to convert your license into Malaysian driving license. You are in fact holding one of the most respected of licenses. Furthermore, you already have a 12 years driving experience. My advise is, do not give up so easily. See to JPJ Director General in Putrajaya regarding your problem. Hope all will turn up in your favour.

      Reply
  81. Vincent

    Hi,

    I have a D license and would like to know what are the prerequisites to obtain E license (GVW exceeds 7500KG)? Do I need to first get a E1/E2 licenses (GVW below 7500KG & below 5000KG respectively) and hold it few years before I’m able to apply for E license?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      If you already own a D license for at least 2 years, to get an E full license, attend a 6 hour theory class first. After getting the above license, then take steps to secure a 7500 kg GDL to drive the above vehicle.

      Reply
      1. Vincent

        Thanks for your reply Cikgu Yap. So what are the next steps after the 6hrs theory class? Will there be an exam for the theory class that I’ve attended? Will there be driving exam needed too?

        Reply
        1. Cikgu Yap Post author

          After attending 6 hour theory class, take out L license to learn practical lessons for lorry, followed by QTI test by institutes and finally practical exam by JPJ. Theory class has no exam.

          Reply
  82. Yong

    Hi,

    I found your blog very helpfull for people to clearly understand the procedures of getting a driving license. However, there are still some curious i am looking for the clarification. I am currently a working adult in KL area and wish to get a driving license. Anyway, since i have to work for weekdays and only free for weekends. May i know approximately how long would it take to get my driving license assuming i would pass all the undang and driving test smoothly. In case i would have to retake the driving test then how long would it be dragged? Also, may i know how much is the market price range at this moment (approximately figure would be acceptable)? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      If you learn at least 4 hours weekly, you could probably finish your test by 1 1/2 months. However, don’t forget you’ll have to attend the 5 hour KPP course and pass Highway Code first. Depending on institutes, retest will take from 1 to 3 weeks.

      Reply
  83. Ruben

    hi Cikgu Yap ,

    I have a question,i have done my 1st krusus long time back,
    but be for i did continue i had to go over seas and now im back ,
    how do i go about continue my driving licenses,im a local guy but ill be here only till end if December,

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Probably, your fist kursus would have expired. It lasts 1 year only. You’ll have to do another kursus followed by the Highway Code test.

      Reply
  84. Praba

    Hi Inchek.

    Need your advise. Currently, my friend wants to employ an Work Pass holder from India to do driving for her company agriculture business. Her worker has Indian Truck Driving license. Can he convert it to E class ? or just D Class license only ? Any way he can drive the 5 tonne lorry ? kindly assist. Thks

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      In my opinion, the truck driver would not be able to convert his license. But, he should be able to drive an ordinary car here.

      Reply
  85. fahad

    Hi
    I have one question. I hold a saudi driving licience. Does this licience is convertable in malaysia or i have to go through all the procedure.
    Your help would be appreciated. Thanx

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      I see no reason why your Saudi driving license cannot be converted into a Malaysian one.

      Reply
  86. kim

    Hello I just took my first class and haven’t taken my computer exam yet. I was wondering..how long before it expires? I sat for my first class end of February. Please to let me know thank you.

    Reply
  87. Yong

    My taxi driving license has already ceased 6 yrs ago. I understand I need to file an application to jpj for their consideration on the renewal of license. If the application is being approved, I will need to sit for Part II test. How much will it cost me for Part II test?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Sorry, our institute does not cater for taxi licenses. I suggest you try Safety Driving Institute or Metro Academy.

      Reply
  88. sam

    I took my licence for car around 3 years back and i am considering taking a motorcycle licence. do i have to retake the undang exam?

    Reply
  89. anonymous

    hi cikgu yap..i need to take driving license in car…do u have any driving class/centre here in batu caves…since i never drive cars before i need someone who really skilled and knows how to teach me how on how to drive car confidently..thanks..

    Reply
  90. Nora

    I am a australian citizen holding a learners permit from australia.
    I am visiting my parents for 3 months in malaysia. Is there any way i can learn driving here. I dont need any malaysian lisense , just an instructor to teach me driving. ( p.s: i have a lot of spare time on hand and really wanted to learn driving)

    I will be extremely grateful if you can reply me here or on my email address provided

    Thanks

    Nora

    Reply
      1. ntyw

        Hi cikgu. Im in the same situation as nora. I already have my Learners license from new zealand thou, and im planning to get my license within a month and a half before i go back. What should i do?

        Reply
  91. Azfer

    i am a international student above 18. what license should i apply for ? how much time and money will it take ? i have been driving for 4 years in my home country but no license. will i still have to take training?

    Reply
  92. Cherry

    Hello Dear Cikgu Yap,

    I’m foreigner and working in Malaysia since year 2010.
    I planned to ride motorcycle and then plan to drive car but still not confident myself since I never know how to drive any vehicle.
    Kindly advise me driving classes with fees nearby Relau, Penang and how long to learn?

    Thank you and appreciate your kind advise :)

    Reply
  93. Bhuvana

    I am a Malaysian with Full Driving License. My driving license validity is until 2014 August. I need to take International Driving License. How much it will cost for an International Driving License? Do I need to hold my normal driving license together with International driving License?

    Reply
  94. Rosmahadir Bin Kamaruddin

    Dear Mr. Yap,

    Recently my wife tried to register my daughter for Driving Licence Course and the driving school insisted my daughter must passed her B2 Course.

    The problem was my daughter was not interested to pursue B2 since receiving injuries in small incident at the training circuit.

    I am really curious when my wife told me the school reps told her it was JPJ new regulations as I believe no one can stopping you from learning to drive and quitting to learn riding a bike.

    I am now working in Qatar, so it’s not possible now for me to get the explanation by myself.

    Hope you can confirm this Mr. Yap.

    Really appreciates your explanation.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Your driving institute / school has given you wrong information. Your daughter need not do a B2 course if she does not want to.

      Reply
  95. Ita

    Hi cikugu yap

    Im interested to take my driving license from ur driving school,
    i took my license twice but i fail
    i really need a gd driving instructor to build up my confidence in driving
    do contact me asap
    thanx cikgu

    Reply
  96. Vidya

    Hi sir, I’d like to ask; my husband is a foreigner. He already has a B2 & D driving license. Now he wants and E license. How does he get one? and how much will it cost him? Thank you.

    Reply
  97. brian

    hie, im an african who is a student in selangor, i need a drivers license as i did not have one in my country, i have been here for 4 months. back in my country i drove for four years without a license please advise on my course of action.

    Reply
  98. lawrence

    I’m already a class D driver. I want to own a truck/lorry. I’ll need a class E license, correct? As per my understanding I don’t need to resit the highway code test. But what do I need to do to get the license?
    thank you.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      A 3 tan lorry needs only a D license. If securing an E license, you’ll be exempted from Highway Code.

      Reply
  99. Pritha

    Hi Mr Yap,
    My daughter turn 17 in 2 months time. Can she do the Highway code tests and the 6 hours theory test first and immediately start on the driving on the road lesson the day after she turns 17.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      As the driving industry is currently undergoing some changes with regards to its rules and regulations, I will therefore refrain from giving any advice for the time being.

      Reply
  100. hi cikgu yap

    hi cikgu yap, currently im working in australia and my driving license was expired. how i can renew my license in order for me to drive in australia? can you send me through the mail? thanks a lot.

    Reply
  101. annonymous

    Hi, i am currently studying in Australia now but will be coming back to Malaysia for only 3 weeks, is it possible to get my driving license in 3 weeks?

    Reply
  102. hwang

    HI! MR. yap

    I am curious that foreginer can get the lincese?

    I have a malaysia residence pass

    and what should i do first to get the license?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Mahmood, I have no knowledge if a refugee can indeed try getting a licence here. I suggest you contact the JPJ for information.

      Yap

      Reply
  103. lely

    Hi Cikgu Yap, thank you for putting all this information. I am not Malaysian and I have a license for motorcycle from my home country. Is there any sort of international license for motorcycle that I can apply to legally ride motorcycle here?

    Thank you.

    Reply
  104. Sayeeram

    Hi Yap,

    1. Can we still convert our Indian Driving License to Malaysian Driving License?

    2. How much will it cost for us to go through the entire driving course to get the Malaysian Driving License if we are not able to convert the license?

    Reply
  105. john

    Hi

    I live in segamat and I have 2 expired driving licences one thai and one uk. I need to take my driving test asap to drive the company car. I have been driving for over 28 years and just need to pass my test in malaysia.
    Can you help me find the fastest way to get my license as time is limited for me to do this.
    I look forward to your reply and help.

    John.

    Reply
  106. maha

    Dear Cikgu, i hold an B,D & E expired licence in Malaysia. -Expired January 2011
    i have a One(1) JPJ summon, due to it i m unable to renew. Can you help me on this?
    thank you.

    maaha

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Maha, Your licence has unfortunately lapsed. It has expired for more than 3 years. You will have to do a re-test. Contact Putrajaya for advice.

      Yap

      Reply
  107. Yew

    Hi cikgu Yap, i just got my L licence. The problem is i will be going overseas soon for 1 year. My question is can i renew my L licence when i come back to malaysia next year, or will somebody else in malaysia have to renew my L licence every 3/6 months while i am not there?

    Reply
  108. Iman Safeen

    hello, I can speak both Malay n English but I’m much much better in speaking English. My Malay is not that good at all n I’m scared if I take driving courses in Malay… It will effect my learning n I do not want to fail my driving licence as I don’t understand n speak bahasa fluently. Therefore, Do u know a driving academy which offers an eng course? I called perfect driving academy n they offer totally Malay. I called Jaya driving course n they do offer English but they don’t offer it now.. They said the new English syllabus course has change n I have to wait.. They don’t know when its gonna be done. I heard Metro driving academy has eng course but their not answering their calls.. Pretty frustrated. Help pls??? :( :/

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Most institutes do not offer English courses. As a matter of fact, most institutes are BM based.

      Reply
  109. Shu lin

    Hi Cikgu Yap, came across your blogpost on a refresher course on driving. I possess a car license since 2009, however i seldom drive till now. I plan on driving in the near future however I have less confidence. Would you be able to help? I do not possess my own vehicle though so I might need the 1st case. Could you let me know on the costs? Do contact me via email thanks

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  110. Ms Long

    Dear Cikgu Yap, Can foreign worker go for lorry driving classes without wanting to obtain driving license? We just want them to drive lorry in factory premises. If yes, do you provide such training?

    Reply
  111. Mdm. Chia

    Mr. Yap,

    My son sit for his theory exam last year, Dec 2013 and obtained a L for motor. Since he is 17th soon and intend to take car license, is he require to sit for another exam or he just need to sit for the course on driving only.

    Thank you.

    Reply
  112. Tan

    Hi cikgu Yap! I attend Safety Driving Center (SDC) and i’ve been told that if I do not finish all 3 parts of my test (theory and practical) within the 6 months from my registration date, I would be charged an activation fee of RM150 (not inclusive of renewal of L license). Is this common practice?

    Reply
  113. Lhornz

    I’m a filipino, works here in Miri. I got an approval from my employer that I can go on driving course… I did call one of the driving school on how & what is the requirements they said I need to go first to jpj office to ask them if I’m allow to…im really interested with your book jom belajar memamdu but I found out it’s in bahasa do you have english edition? I’m not good in bahasa how I’m goin to understand it hehe what advise you can give me in order to have the book…please help me! I want to go through with the books before I push the lesson & while waiting to accomplish the requirements. Please sir reply to my email. Asap. Thank you so much. Lhornz

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  114. K. Hoe

    What do you think?
    Hi Cikgu Yap,
    I have been living/working in London for 42years. I’ll be returning back to M’sia to retire very2 soon. On returning to M’sia @ end of 2014, I will like to learn driving in M’sia.
    Being in London for so long – I’ve forgotten all of my Bahasa Malaysia. Can I possibly learn driving and do all the tests in English?
    Also I will like very much to buy your books for learning to drive–do you have them in the English language version? Pls.. help…

    Reply
  115. Rikke

    Dear Cikgu Yap,
    I am a foreigner taking my driving license here in Malaysia. I have two questions: In my last lesson I was told that in addition to slope, parking and 3-point turn, I also have to pass zigzag and S-course. I can’t see any information on this anywhere – is this a new requirement.
    Also, I have my test coming up 7th November. If I don’t pass I will have to wait till mid-february to retake due to scheduling issues as the test is only every two weeks and I have an important business commitment on the date two weeks after and I will be travelling for tw months then. Is it possible to schedule the re-test at another location that might have better timing for me? Thanks for you help and very informative site!

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Dear Rikke, Think carefully before making change as it involves lots of problems. Z and S are new concepts of tests.

      Reply
  116. Srinivasan

    I have L license from one institue and they dont have automatic car to teach the driving. they are telling it will take again 2 months to get a auto car.
    can we change to another institute to learn driving? if so pls guide me

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  117. Alireza

    Dear Cikgu Yap,

    Thank you for sharing your information. I am a foreigner student holding a permanent residency visa here, and I am turning 17 in 3 months. I would like to know if it is possible to start my driving lessons before my college starts in Jan next year, as I have plenty of free time now. Thank you

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  118. Leong Kam Seng

    Hi, i got my driving license since about 20 years ago. I am working as regional representative as used to be travel. Above 15 years ago my driving license expired and i didn’t renew it. Now, i wanna to buy a car and bank required for my valid driving license. What can i do now…..? How soon can i get the driving license and what is the cost on it..? Please do come back to me ASAP.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Though your license expired so long ago, you can still retest for your license, exempting you from Part I of the Highway Code. Apply online to JPJ Putrajaya. You must retest Part II and Part III. Ideally get a reliable driving school/institute to assist you. Remember, these days, getting a driving license could be a little bit expensive though.

      Reply
  119. Hira Khatri

    I’m a Pakistani on work permit here.
    I have Pakistan’s International Driving Permit.

    Can it be converted to a Malaysian license?
    If not, is it necessary to do the whole course again if i have been driving for 12 years?

    Regards

    Hira

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  120. Bol

    hi Cikgu,
    i am looking for a suitable driving instructor for my foreigner friend, please help! is it possible if she learn and do all the tests in English, because she can’t speaks in Bahasa.

    we are from Damansara area.

    please contact me as soon as possible,

    thanks a lot

    Reply
  121. Jennifer

    Hello Cikgu Yap, I took the Undang Test during August 2013. Now i want to take the teori test. The undang test that i took still valid? or do i need to retake the undang test again?

    Thanks.
    Good day.

    Reply
  122. Vish

    Hi Cikgu Yap,
    I’ve actually completed my Ujian Bahagian 1 just last month but I haven’t applied for my L license yet. I’m currently out of station from my hometown. I’ll be back on Feb and I have literally one and half months before I fly to overseas to continue my study. Is it possible I could get my license done by that period of time. Because I really need to get it since I’ll be only returning here after a year plus. I guess the period of L will only last for 1 year for me to complete my training. Is it possible that I could get my license by that period of time.

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      You seem too slow in getting things done. An L license can be taken out within a day. A student taking up Malaysian license can only be tested after the L license is more than 1 month old. New regulations require a student to take up a 22 hour course these days. The answer to your question is Yes, if you work fast.

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        1. Cikgu Yap Post author

          As I know, only a handful of institutes have automatic car for driving lessons. Nonetheless, I’ll contact you via your email to answer your question.

          Reply
  123. Shan

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I have a valid driving license since i was 17. Am now in my mid 30’s however have not have the necessary skills and courage to drive a car. Would like to attend some refresher driving classes with a small car. Please share some details on how i can go about getting this completed.

    Thanks,
    Shan

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Hi Shan, thanks for writing in. This is a very common occurrence in Malaysia. Many people got their license but didn’t drive for a long time. A couple of refresher lessons will definitely help you to regain your confidence. Will be contacting you soon via your email.

      Reply
  124. MelodyTan

    Hi cikgu Yap .. im 18 now and im considering of taking car license..may i know how long does it take for the courses and everything ? .. and how long izzit to get my license ?.. Thank you

    Reply
  125. Jay

    Hello Cikgu Yap,

    I am going to attend my KPP2, so called ‘amali’ class this week. May I know exactly what am I going to do in the 5 1/2 hours of the class? I’ve heard from my friends saying it’s all about maintenance of the car but for the instructor I’ve booked with, he will only take 2 hours to cover maintenance. The time remaining will be the driving part. Is this true?

    Reply
      1. Jay

        Just went for my KPP2. My instructor asked me to have a 1 hour learning how to drive the S section with another instructor before going for the maintenance part. The instructor was so rude, literally shouting at me because the car stalled a few times. I told him I have not drove a car before and he kept threatening me to get off the car if I do something wrong again. However, the maintenance part was good though. The original instructor was kind and was willing to explain slowly.

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  126. John Keogh

    I moved to Malaysia three years ago. I have a full driving licence for 26 years and have never had an accident. My photocard licence was stolen last year when somebody stole my wallet. The license authorities in the UK will not give me a replacement photocard, because I no longer live in the UK, and JPJ will not accept the UK paper counterpart license to convert to a Malaysian licence. So it seems I must go through driving lessons and tests to get my license here, despite 26 years of accident free driving. I was even a professional driver in the UK. This seems crazy, but I do not have any choice. The annoying thing is that JPJ accepted my paper license to convert the ownership of the Golf GTI I bought last year, but will not now accept the same document to give me a license to drive. I am very frustrated. Do you have any good advice? I am hoping I can fast track through the learner process here in Malaysia so I can actually legally drive my car on your wonderful roads?

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      With your problem such as having no proof of your existing license, it looks like you have little choice but to do a retest all over again. Accepting your fotostat license for conversion is not the same as accepting it for the purpose of enabling you to get a license here.

      You have to go through due, proper processes of testing for you to get your Malaysian license.

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  127. Ash

    Hi, I have an L for bike which is still valid. Currently l only hold a D license. I now decide to take my full B license. A driving school told me that l still need to sit for the 6 hrs theory and practical course. Your advice is highly appreciated. Also can you recommend any good driving school near Bandar Utama.

    Thanks

    Reply
  128. Brend

    Hi, i was wondering if i could change driving academy . I have just failed both parts of my jpj test and my instructor who is an agent takes a really long time to book classes and he is charging me 100 for an hour of class since i have completed my ten hours . He continuously pesters me to go for these classes . I want to change to another instructor who is less greedy for money . However i am worried because i dont know if i can change driving academy .

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  129. Brend

    Hi, can i change my driving academy as the extra classes cost around 100 an hour . I am holding a L license but have failed my jpj test

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  130. Cheong

    Hi Cik Gu Yap,

    would be grateful for your advice on the issue below

    My friend is a UK citizen and has a UK car licence.
    He has just moved to KLl for 2 years work

    He wants to use a motorcycle (just a small scooter) around KL.
    I understand that he can buy & use the scooter just with the Learners Driving Permit (LDP with L plates)
    for 3 months

    How long can the LDP be extended for ?
    Would it be realistic for him to continuosly renew the LDP for the duration of his 2 year stay here ?

    He travels a lot so is unlikely to have time to do the motorcycle test

    Many thanks in advance for your help

    Regards
    Cheong

    Reply
  131. Ling

    Hi Cik Gu Yap,

    Thank you for the well-written information and for answering us on the comment section. I was looking through the comment section and from what i gathered, you mentioned the shortest time to obtain a driving license is 45-60days. May I know if the 45-60 days include weekends and public holidays?

    I am a Malaysian residing overseas and will be coming back to Malaysia for 10 weeks. Am wondering if the 10 weeks in Malaysia is enough for me to obtain the driving license? I have no prior experience of driving, but I have lots of time to spare during the 10 weeks. Assuming if I attend driving lessons daily, what is the shortest time I can get my license? I am aiming to get it within 8 weeks, will that be possible?

    Many thanks in advance for your help :)

    Regards
    Ling

    Reply
    1. Cikgu Yap Post author

      Your comments are most appreciated. 45 – 60 days that I’ve quoted was for quite some time ago. Beginning December 2014, the driving school industry are currently saddled with the quota system and an influx of students plus a myriad set of other problems.

      Due to the latest format of testing, it might possibly take a longer period before you can even get a test date. It’s hard to say, but I would assume that one would need a time limit of at least more than 60 days or even more.

      Reply

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