Vehicle owners take note – from October 1, 2019, it will be mandatory for all foreign vehicles entering Malaysia to be registered.
Malaysia's Ministry of Transport said in a media statement on Thursday, April 25, that motorists will need to be registered under the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) scheme before they are allowed to enter Malaysia.
The procedure can be done online via the Road Transport Department of Malaysia website.
The press statement said, “Once registered, the owner of the vehicle will receive an e-mail notification to schedule an appointment for the installation of the VEP-RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag."
The VEP for each registered motor vehicle will be valid for a period of five years. Vehicle owners can collect and install their VEP-RFID tag at four designated centres in Johor Baru. They are the Gelang Patah Southbound rest stop, the Plaza Angsana Open Carpark, the Pandan rest stop and at the Lima Kedai Toll Plaza.
The VEP scheme was initially planned to be be implemented in late 2018. However, it was delayed due to a hike in operational costs.
Currently, Malaysia also has a RM20 (SGD 6.60) road charge for foreign vehicles entering the country via Johor. This is separate from the VEP and chargeable each time a foreign vehicle enters the country.