Malaysian driving license

Malaysian Probationary Driving License (PDL)

Where is the number on a Malaysian driving license?

A reader of this blog actually asked this question.

I got very curious and took out my driving licence to have a look.

As it turns out, the new Probationary Driving License (PDL) and Competent Driving License (CDL) both have no numbers.

I thought the number might be at the back the license.

But there is only a small card serial number at the top right corner.

Your license number

As it turns out, your Malaysian driving license number is the same as your Identity card number or Nombor Pengenalan.

How do I know this?

I did a test to check my license expiration date.

JPJ portal

Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan portal

I used the Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) official portal to enquire my license expiration date.

You can also check out the portal by clicking here.

The JPJ portal required that I choose an ID category.

The categories listed are:

  • Temporary resident (MYKAS)
  • Permanent resident (PTM)
  • Malaysian public (MYKAD)
  • Police (POL)
  • Military (TEN)
  • Non Malaysian (LLN)

When I’ve selected the Malaysian public (MYKAD) option, I am required to enter my ID number.

I did a search and the portal showed my driving license expiration date.

Therefore, my test showed that my driving license number is actually the same as my IC number.

As far as I know, the identity card number issued by Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara is unique.

No 2 person in Malaysia would have the same identity card number.

If you are not convinced, go the JPJ portal to check your driving license expiration date.

By | 2017-10-18T13:04:18+08:00 May 22nd, 2017|Driving License|2 Comments

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  1. DH T August 24, 2018 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks bro

  2. Jake December 14, 2020 at 1:01 am - Reply

    Thanks, this answered my question :)

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