[2024 Update] How to apply for Malaysia's Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and RFID tag

Published by on . Updated on 6 Jun 2024

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The busy highways connecting Singapore and Johor are about to undergo a change. From October 1, 2024, Malaysia will enforce the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system for all foreign vehicles entering the country. 

The Malaysian government has implemented the VEP system to address two main goals: smoother traffic flow and better data on incoming vehicles.  Traffic jams, especially during peak hours, can be a major hassle at the border crossings.  The VEP aims to improve traffic management by expediting entry procedures.  

Additionally, the data collected will provide valuable insights into how often and what types of Singaporean vehicles enter Malaysia.  This information can then be used to make informed decisions about infrastructure development and border control strategies.

Step 1: Register online

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Important Note: This process is currently only mandatory for Singaporean vehicles entering Malaysia. However, regulations can change, so it's best to check the official VEP website for updates before your trip.

  • Visit the official Road Transport Department (JPJ) website: VEP JPJ 
  • Click on "Register" and create an online account. You will be prompted to set up a username and password.
  • Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing your login credentials.

Additionally, for drivers who do not wish to login to OneMotoring using their SingPass, our Motorist App is a useful alternative. You can view any vehicle information you need on our app itself. If your vehicle is registered under someone else, you will also be able to view any vehicle details you require on the Motorist App.

Step 2: Complete your VEP registration

Log in to the VEP portal using your newly created credentials.

Prepare copies of the following documents:

  • Your vehicle's motor insurance policy
  • Your NRIC (National Registration Identity Card) or equivalent identification document
  • Your vehicle's Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
  • Enter your details and upload the required documents on the VEP portal

You can find a good chunk of these details through your vehicle log card on OneMotoring. Here's our guide on how to extract that info.

Step 3: Application approval and payment

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Once you submit all the required information and documents, your application will be reviewed by the JPJ. Upon approval, you will receive a confirmation email. This process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks so be patient and register early. Applicants can monitor the status of their application on vepams.jpj.gov.my.

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The processing fee for the RFID tag is RM10 regardless of which method of collection you opt for. There are two options for collecting the tag:

1. Self-collection: You can choose to pick up the tag yourself at designated VEP collection centres in Johor Bahru. JPJ will inform you via email on when, where, and how you can collect your tag.

2. Delivery: Alternatively, you can opt for delivery to your preferred address in Singapore or Malaysia. Applicants opting for home delivery to a Singapore address will have to pay a service fee of RM30 and postage of around RM15. Both prices do not include sales and service tax.

Once you collect or receive your tag, you need to install it onto your vehicle. If you collected the tag in Malaysia, you can ask a JPJ officer to assist you. If not, JPJ recommends that you paste your tag on the car's left headlamp or on the top left side of the car's windshield. 

After pasting the tag on the chosen spot, take a picture of the installed tag together with your car's license plate and submit that photo to vepams.jpj.gov.my. You will be notified via email once the tag has been activated. Once the tag has been pasted, do not remove it as you may damage it.

Read More: What happens if you drive to Malaysia from Singapore without a VEP

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Spencer Siew
“Registration documents of your vehicle issued by LTA” refers to what documents?

over 4 years ago

I am trying to verify my ID but there is no option for me to choose NRIC. What should I do?

almost 5 years ago

Jojo Nurul Banks
What if always prom this once ,trying to registered. Any idea what should i do next as i have already email them yet till now no reply from them

almost 5 years ago

all appointment slot in Sept is fully booked? Where and how t make appointment to collect the tag before Sept. Will Malaysia still fine those who has already registered but cannot make appointment?

almost 5 years ago

it is damn difficult to register. not user friendly at all. feeling frusterated

almost 5 years ago