If you have lost your driver’s license in Malaysia, you might be wondering what to do next. Driving without a license is illegal and can result in fines or penalties. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can follow to get a replacement license as soon as possible.
Step 1: Report the loss to the police
The first thing you need to do is to go to the nearest police station and file a report about your lost license. You will need to pay a small fee and get a copy of the police report. This will allow you to drive for up to two weeks until you get your new license.
Step 2: Report the loss to the Malaysian embassy or consulate
If you are a Malaysian citizen living abroad, you will also need to report the loss of your license to the Malaysian embassy or consulate in your country. You will need to provide them with a copy of the police report, a proof of Malaysian citizenship (such as your passport), and a letter that confirms the loss of your license.
Step 3: Apply for a duplicate license at the JPJ
The final step is to apply for a duplicate license at any branch office of the JPJ (Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan), which is the Malaysian Road Transport Department. You will need to bring along the following documents:
- A copy of your MyKad
- A license-size colour photograph
- A proof of address, such as your telecom bill
- A copy of the police report
- A copy of the letter from the embassy or consulate (if applicable)
You will also need to pay a fee of RM20 for the replacement license. You will receive your new license on the same day.
Losing your driver’s license can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these three easy steps, you can get a replacement license in no time and resume driving legally and safely. Remember to keep your license in a secure place and prevent it from getting damaged or lost again.