Online registration for VEP will be extended

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 16 Aug 2015

PONTIAN: Online registration of foreign vehicles for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) will have to be extended beyond the initial two weeks, as several issue have cropped up since registration started on Saturday. 

Johor public works, rural and regional development chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said that while the VEP implementation would still start on Oct 1, the online registration period will be extended beyond Aug 31. 

He said that based on feedback, JPJ needs to address issues including the online registration forms that are said to be too complicated or ambiguous. 

"The two weeks online registration may not be sufficient. There is no point in rushing to register everyone," he told reporters after the Pontian Umno Hari Raya open house here on Sunday. 

In a statement Saturday, the Transport Ministry said registration for the VEP can be done online via its website. 

For registration, the owner or representative duly appointed by the owner of foreign-registered vehicle would have to provide information including their personal and car registration details. 

The affected categories include private (vehicles owned by individuals, companies or organisations for private usage), commercial (vehicles owned by companies and used to transport goods or persons for hire), and VIP or Diplomat (vehicles owned by governments, consulates or embassies). 

After successful registration, the owner will be advised on the collection of an RFID tag that is to be displayed on the vehicle's windshield, at designated Road Transport Department (JPJ) premises. 

There will be an administration fee of RM10 imposed during tag collection, and the VEP is renewable every five years. 

The VEP is implemented by the Transport Ministry via JPJ for foreign-registered vehicles entering into Malaysia. 

It will initially involve foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia via Johor and later on implemented in stages at the other 12 road entry points into Malaysia. 

The second phase will cover Thailand, the third phase Brunei and Indonesia, while the fourth phase will cover other designated entry points.

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