What is VEP?
Malaysia government has implemented the Malaysia Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) starting in Oct 2019. First, in the Singapore-Malaysia border. Later the VEP may be implemented gradually in other entry points to Malaysia. The Malaysia VEP is valid for 5 years and you need to renew it before the expiry date. It is compulsory to get the Malaysia VEP if you drive a Singapore-registered car to Malaysia.
So have you gotten your Malaysia VEP? I went to JB last Saturday to collect mine. And now let me share you the steps.
1. Register the VEP online using the portal => https://vep.jpj.gov.my/#/
2. Upon the registration, a confirmation slip will be sent to your email.
3. Wait for your appointment to collect your VEP RFID Tag (RFID stands for radio frequency identity document)
4. Make an appointment base on time slot given by them, there are few choices given to you to choose from.
5. On the day of the appointment, please bring along all the supporting documents.
Please print the Tag Appointment Slip and bring along hardcopies of all the mandatory documents listed below.
- Passport copy (owner and the person authorized to collect the VEP RFID Tag)
- Authorization letter if you are representing the car owner
- Confirmation Slip (you will have received this through email)
- Vehicle registration documents issued by the relevant authorities
- Latest Insurance Cover Note
How to check COE information and vehicle details: Go to => one motoring (http://www.onemotoring.com.sg) => All the vehicle information is there, you can either upload with PDF or key in all the information manually.
6. Print them out with hard copies. In case you have forgotten some document, they do offer photocopy service but the charge is slightly higher (RM 3.00 for one copy). Please also make sure you have data roaming for your phone because if you have forgotten some document, you can still find in your email.
7. Go download the Touch n Go eWallet. => Your VEP tag will be linked to a Touch ‘n Go eWallet when you collect the VEP tag. So when you enter Malaysia in the future with you VEP tag, you can choose to use the lane with “RFID”, that way, you do not need to use the Touch ‘n Go CARD to tap anymore, the road charge will be automatically paid by the eWallet.
However, some toll gate in Malaysia does not have the “RFID” lane yet. If there is no “RFID” lane, use the traditional Touch ‘n Go card to pass through the toll gate. The Touch n’Go card cannot be reloaded with the eWallet app, you have to go to the machine to reload the Touch ‘n Go card.
There are 4 locations to collect the VEP tag in Johor Bahru:
1) Lima Kedai Toll Plaza
2) Pandan RnR
3) Gelang Patah Southbound RnR
4) Plaza Angsana Open Carpark C
Vehicle and the owner have to be present personally to collect the VEP tag.
Step 1. Go to Enquiry Desk
Place all your document in the tray at the Enquiry Desk, then wait for your vehicle number to be called.
Step 2. Verify the document & Touch ‘n Go App
Upon calling your vehicle number, the staff will check all your document with you, if there is a missing document, they can help you print out. (RM3.00 per copy). The staff will also help you to set up Touch ‘n Go eWallet app if you have not done so.
Step 3. Test the reception of VEP RFID sticker.
The staff will ask you to drive your car to “Activation Spot” to test out which is the best location to put the VEP RFID stickers. The signal “gun” is used to test the reception. After the signal gun test, the staff will indicate in your confirmation slip which location to put the VEP RFID sticker. It is either stick it at the headlamp or the front windscreen.
Step 5. Make payment at the counter RM 10.00
After the reception test with the signal gun, the staff will indicate in the confirmation slip which position to place the sticker. When your number is called at the tv screen, please pass all the document to the counter and make payment.
Step 6. Sticking the VEP RFID sticker.
Final step which is after your payment of RM 10.00 cash, drive your car to VEP spot and the staff will help you put the VEP RFID sticker.
Some RFID sticker was placed on the headlamp of the car. The sticker for the front left headlamp is transparent and can’t be seen from afar. Do not take out the sticker as it is designed to stop functioning once peeled. So there is no need to worry if thieve steals the sticker as it is not able to stick back after peeled. This type of sticker is claimed to be dirt and waterproof.
Some RFID sticker was placed at the front windshield of the car. It depends on the test of the reception.
The RFID sticker cannot be located near metal so the car’s left headlamp seems to a better location. Road tax stickers on the front windshield and window tint seem to interfere with the signals of radio frequency.
What happens if I do not register for VEP?
Under the Road Transport Act 1987, it is mandatory for all foreign vehicles entering Malaysia to be VEP registered. Failing to register for VEP is an offence which carries a penalty of RM150.00 – source based on the FAQ from Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia.
What is RFID system ( Radio-Frequency Identification)
RFID system works by attaching a sticker embedded with a radio frequency chip to each vehicle. The sticker which is unique to each vehicle link with the Touch ‘n Go eWallet. The good thing is we can then monitor the balance and access online reload options via online banking and debit or credit cards.
As of Aug 2018, there are only 16 tolled roads used RFID stickers:
- Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway (KLK)
- Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP)
- Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA)
- Cheras-Kajang Highway (Grand Saga)
- Grand Sepadu Highway (Grand Sepadu)
- Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
- Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
- Maju Expressway (MEX)
- Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
- Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART)
- New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
- Besraya Expressway (Besraya)
- Western KL Traffic Dispersial System (Sprint Highway)
- Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR)
- Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
- Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
The wait was not too long as VEP collection can only be done with the appointment. Overall it took less an hour to get the VEP sticker. The three things you need to do is print ALL documents out in hardcopies, download e-Wallet app and get ready of RM10.00 cash.