Vehicle Entry Permit For Foreign Vehicles Entering Malaysia

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To all the food lovers and also shoppers who like to drive to Malaysia from Singapore frequently for their food and shopping, do take note of the date 1st October 2019.

From 1st October 2019 onwards, you will need a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) for foreign vehicles to enter Malaysia.

As the dateline is closing in, let’s have a quick read on what is the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and how to apply for it below.

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What Is A Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)?

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The VEP is an RFID technology implemented by the Malaysian Transport Ministry. You will need to apply for a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) if you plan to drive your vehicle to Malaysia.

Once you applied for the Vehicle Entry Permit, the registered vehicles will receive an RFID tag which will be detected by the RFID readers when you are at the customs.

The permit is valid for 5 years and vehicle owners are encouraged to renew the permit at least 2 months before it expires.




How To Apply For Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)?

You are able to register for the permit online at the VEP website and then make an appointment to get the RFID tag install.

The RFID tag can be collected and installed at the following locations:

  1. Gelang Patah Southbound RNR
  2. Plaza Angsana Open Carpark
  3. Pandan Rnr
  4. Lima Kedai Toll Plaza

According to the Malaysian transport ministry, phase one of the VEP RFID readers will be placed at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.




How About The Rest Of The Borders Entering Malaysia?

Phase two of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) will be at all entry points or land borders between Malaysia and Thailand in the north. Phase three of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) will be implemented at all entry points or land borders in East Malaysia between Malaysia-Brunei-Indonesia.

The enforcement and implementation dates for phases two and three will be announced at a later date.

For more information on VEP, you can call +607-5950669, or email

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