According to the
Geneva Convention treaty (1949), this facility has been agreed by the
countries that signed it.
In order to apply for International Driving Permit (IDP), You need:
i) Valid driving license for Class B2 or D.
ii) Photocopy of the above license (Both sides).
iii) Original and photocopy of identity card (Both sides).
iv) 2 passport size photographs.
v) Complete Form JPJ L1.
vi) Payment of RM150 per year.
Attend to any JPJ offices around the country to
submit your IDP application. You can also go to the AAM office (Automobile Association of
Malaysia) to submit your IDP application. You need to surrender your
domestic license to JPJ as you are not allowed to hold 2 types of licenses at a time. If you no longer require
the IDP, you may be go to the
JPJ offices to get
back your domestic license. It should be noted that renewal fee for IDP is RM150 per
annum, compared with domestic license which is only RM30 per annum.
The IDP can be renewed with the following procedures:
1) The license may be renewed in Malaysia only.
2) Provide 2 passport size photographs.
3) Present your IDP for renewal.
4) Complete Form JPJ L1.
5) RM150 per annum for the renewal fee.