Non-exchangeable Licence

Find out the procedure if you can't automatically exchange your foreign driving licence for a Malaysian one...

Anyone with a driving licence that does not fall into one of the above categories must attend a training session and take a driving test, which has four stages.

  1. The applicant must attend the Drivers' Education Curriculum class, which lasts five hours. This can be done at any Driving Institute and an Attendance Certificate (JPJL2A) is issued upon completion.
  2. The applicant must sit the Road Traffic Rule Test at a site approved by the Road Transport Department. A fee applies.
  3. Upon completing stage 2, the applicant must complete a theory and practical course. This takes 16 hours and is arranged by the Driving Institute.
  4. After completing the 16-hour course, the applicant may then take the practical driving test on public roads.

After passing the practical driving test, it is then possible to apply for a Probationary Driving Licence at a Road Transport Department Office. The licence is valid for two years.

To apply for a Probationary Licence, the completed JPJL1 application form should be submitted to a Road Transport Department Office with the following:

  • The completed JPJL3 test card
  • The original and a copy of the learner driving licence
  • The original and a copy of the driver's passport
  • A coloured photograph (25mm X 32mm)
  • A licence fee

Further Information

  • For details about converting a foreign driving licence to a Malaysian Driving Licence: Click here