How to Get a Driving License in Malaysia

As early as 17 years old, you can already apply for a driver’s license in Malaysia. For people who would be opting to operate a motorcycle, you can apply as early as 16 years old. You can acquire a driver’s license in Malaysia issued by the Road Transport Department of Malaysia.

This article aims to help you get an idea how too get a driving license. Please read the information below for more details.

Applying for a Driver’s License in Malaysia

driving license application in malaysia


  1. Take the online exam. It’s required for you to get a perfect score. Do not worry about the exam. It is easy and it should only take you 1 to 2 minutes to finish it.
  2. Attend a 6-hour Theory course. This is basically a class about a driver’s curriculum and teach you how to pass the theory exams.
  3. Take the theory exam. It is composed of 50 questions with multiple choice answers. You need to get at least 45 points to be able to get a passing score. Most of the questions are just common sense.
  4. And lastly, the driving test. This is basically a practical test where in an instructor will be sitting in the passenger seat while you drive the car. The instructor will rate your performance in live traffic.

Document Requirements to Apply for a License

Here are the documents required to be able to get a driver’s license:

  1. Fill out the application form click here
  2. Malaysian National Registration ID (NRIC) and your passport (photocopy/original).
  3. Certificate that you have passed the Theory and Practical course.
  4. Driving Test Card.
  5. Certificate and Test result slip for part 1.
  6. Foreign driver’s license.
  7. Fee would range from RM 60.00 to RM 100.00

Some driving reminders:

    • All vehicles should be legally registered and insured.
    • All drivers should have their driver’s license with them.
    • Wear your seat belts.
    • Be aware of the speed limit.
    • Be aware and follow the traffic lights.
    • Do not drink and drive.

Here is the address and contact information. You may also visit the JPJ Malaysia website for their web portal.

Road Transport Department
Floor 3-5, No. 26,
Jalan Tun Hussien, Precinct 4,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62100 Putrajaya
T +60 3 8315 9200 (1JPJCC)
T +60 3 8000 8000 (General)
F +60 3 8881 0194 (Fax)

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