5 Aug - 2 min read
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has reiterated that all road users are required to renew their expired licences by 30 September 2021, and that no further extensions will be provided to the current grace period.
In a statement shared over its social media, JPJ said that the licences affected include:
“The moratorium period or extension of the deadline for renewals will end on 30 September. Checks on compliance and enforcement by JPJ enforcers will start from 1 October onwards,” said JPJ in a statement, adding that in the meantime, vehicle owners with expired road taxes or driving licences can still drive on the road as long as they have valid insurance coverage. Additionally, they must be able to produce the e-cover note if approached by authorities on the road.
JPJ also encouraged vehicle owners to carry out their renewals through online portals, such as the MySikap JPJ or MyEG portal. “Members of the public can make an appointment before heading to the JPJ counter for any other matters that cannot be done online,” it said.
Furthermore, national courier Pos Malaysia is also expected to once again begin offering JPJ-related services at over 650 branches nationwide starting from 9 August 2021. “We will make sure stocks and supplies of licences and road tax documents are sufficient in anticipation of a surge in renewals later,” said the JPJ.
For context, vehicle owners have been given several exemptions to renew their driving and motor vehicle licences, as well as road tax throughout the ongoing movement control order (MCO) that began in March 2020. This first round was later extended up until September 2020, followed by a second round of exemption that began in January 2021 until March 2021 due to MCO 2.0 – with yet another extension from April to May 2021.
Finally, the latest round of exemption is provided for vehicle owners with road tax or driving licence that expired between 1 June to 31 July 2021. They are allowed to renew these documents between 1 August to 30 September 2021.
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