LATEST UPDATE FOR VEHICLE ENTRY PERMIT (VEP) TO ENTER MALAYSIA
In case you are still not aware of it, you will need a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) for foreign vehicles to enter Malaysia starting from 1st October 2019.
As the dateline is nearing, there are a number of feedback by drivers. Let’s take a look at what are the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) updates and common issues below.
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LATEST VEP UPDATES ON 9th October 2019
The latest updated on 9th October for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) to Malaysia see a defer of implementation and enforcement to the next year 2020.
During a press conference earlier on 9th October 2019, the Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke mentioned that the system is unable to cope with the number of vehicles that are supposed to have Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) installed.
He also mentioned that the enforcement of the VEP had been postponed due to technical issues. They will be looking into introducing the new mechanism to make it easier to install the RFID on all vehicles.
For the full report, please read: https://www.todayonline.com/world/vep-implementation-deferred-until-next-year-over-rfid-installation-issues-malaysian-transport
You can catch the previous updates of the VEP below.
VEP UPDATES ON 1st October 2019
It is 1st October and the VEP is going live but however according to Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) will not be enforced during both peak and non-peak hours until further notice as reported by Channel News Asia.
We advised fellow drivers that it is better to bring along your VEP confirmation slip if you are driving into Malaysia.
VEP UPDATES ON 23rd September 2019
The Malaysia transport ministry had announced that it will defer enforcement of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) during peak hour operations until further notice due to several issues such as difficulties in booking an appointment for the RFID installation.
NO APPOINTMENT SLOTS
There are a number of people complaining about the registration process which requires a large amount of information that creates inconvenience to drivers on social media.
The drivers are also unable to book an appointment slot as most slots are already taken up and the system does not allow any booking of the slot for October.
Base on Malaysia’s Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) website, failing to register for VEP is an offense that will carry an RM150 (S$49) fine.
WEBSITE ISSUES AND UNRESPONSIVE HELPLINES
As mentioned by Malaysia’s Transport Ministry, registering a VEP only requires a “simple three-step action”.
The first step is setting up an online account and entering the vehicle and owner’s details; the second will be receiving a confirmation email upon successful registration; the last step will be booking and attending an appointment at designated counters in Johor to get the RFID tag installed.
There are a lot of people who encounter issues registering on the website. The website is prone to crash or trouble to load on several occasions. Some of the drivers also encounter no response from the authorities when they email them or call the hotlines for help.
There are a few drivers that also highlight concern on too much private information is required for registering the VEP such as COE or car price etc.
REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION SLIP
There are drivers that had already registered for their VEP around July but yet to receive an invitation to book an appointment to install the VEP.
A JPJ official had mentioned in an email which was seen by CNA saying that drivers who are unable to book an appointment can use the registration confirmation slip as a temporary substitute for the VEP RFID tag when entering Malaysia.
The Chinese news reported on Channel 8 in Singapore on some updates.
Watch the news at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0diabxD2ohY
There are also some updates that are been summarized as below.
1) Vehicles which haven’t installed the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) will be fined RM300.
2) Vehicles which had registered but unable to install in time will be exempted. However, the drivers need to print out the completed registration slip as proof and no dateline for how long the exemption will last.
3) There are also various complaints on forums that the RFID tags cannot be read through V-Kool window tint films.
For more information on VEP, you can call +607-5950669, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.