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SushiFan Oct 4th 2018 8:44 am

Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Licence
 
By coincidence I found the below message on the government's MM2H website. I don't know how long the message has been posted as it does not have a date stamp. The wording of the announcement gives me the impression that this is not limited to MM2H visa holders only.

The Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Licence

The Road Transport Department of Malaysia suspends the conversion of foreign driving licence to Malaysia driving licence effective 24 September 2018.
However, diplomatic pass holders and Singapore driving licence holders (Malaysians who convert their driving licences to obtain Singapore driving licences) are exempted from the ruling.
Foreign driving licence holders must use International Driving Permit together with their respective domestic driving licences to drive in Malaysia.
Alternatively, they are advised to apply for Malaysia driving licence via authorized driving schools based on existing procedures.

Announcements - Year 2018 - The Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Licence

Epicurious Oct 4th 2018 2:30 pm

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Certain countries do not allow one to continue to hold their licence unless you are a permanent resident. How then is one expected to conform? I think it's a bit harsh to make those people take driving tests.

meched55 Oct 5th 2018 9:38 am

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Seems like more and more the MM2H program isn't so great after all. More requirements, more red tape, loss of tax benefits like buying a new car etc.
Now we need an international permit along with a Malaysian drivers license. Why would one need both? Isn't the Malaysian drivers license good enough?
Our international permit from the USA is only good for one year.

Epicurious Oct 5th 2018 2:04 pm

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Originally Posted by meched55 (Post 12573210)
Seems like more and more the MM2H program isn't so great after all. More requirements, more red tape, loss of tax benefits like buying a new car etc.
Now we need an international permit along with a Malaysian drivers license. Why would one need both? Isn't the Malaysian drivers license good enough?
Our international permit from the USA is only good for one year.

You don't need both. IDP plus your home country licence is permitted. The change is that you can no longer convert your home country licence into a Malaysian one. If you want a Malaysian licence you will have to take a driving test.

IanBlakeley Oct 6th 2018 7:26 am

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This Recognition Of Driving Licenses Of Foreign Countries - Driver - JPJ Portal - Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan & this List of Countries signed Convention on Road Traffic done at Geneva 1949 would suggest that for a US licence no IDP is required, it is in english and the US is a signatory of United Nation Conference on Road and Motor Transport, Geneva, 1949. The licence needs to remain valid in the US.

ex reg Oct 8th 2018 12:23 am

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Originally Posted by Epicurious (Post 12573318)
You don't need both. IDP plus your home country licence is permitted. The change is that you can no longer convert your home country licence into a Malaysian one. If you want a Malaysian licence you will have to take a driving test.

Can't be that difficult to pass a Malaysian Driving Test when you see the standard of Malaysian drivers.:eek:

Akchewlee I've found Malaysian drivers to be much better than Singapore drivers.

simon2017 Oct 8th 2018 9:30 am

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I had been researching getting a Malaysian drivers license via this method so disappointed it has been suspended. During my research I did see however a number of statements to the effect that you can only use your IDP or home country drivers license (if allowed) for 90 days only and then need to get a Malaysian drivers license. I have found no such statements on any official government website. The 90 days may only be a conclusion based on the 90 day tourist visa limit.

If this statement is true however then those on MM2H or other longer term visas could be exposed when driving if they don't leave the country every 90 days.
Does anyone have any knowledge of the official government position on this ?

Epicurious Oct 8th 2018 9:57 am

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Wow, what a mess! A case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing?

Macsta Oct 8th 2018 10:38 am

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Originally Posted by simon2017 (Post 12574395)
your IDP or home country drivers license (if allowed) for 90 days only and then need to get a Malaysian drivers license. I have found no such statements on any official government website. The 90 days may only be a conclusion based on the 90 day tourist visa limit.

If this statement is true however then those on MM2H or other longer term visas could be exposed when driving if they don't leave the country every 90 days.
Does anyone have any knowledge of the official government position on this ?

According to UK official site, the IDP issued in UK, is valid for 12 months HOWEVER the IDP is only issued within the UK (at Post Offices), not mailed out, so it seems a trip back to would be necessary to stay legal if using this method to drive unless you pass a local driving test.

Simon may be correct that it only is applicable for use with tourist visa of 90 days but surely an MM2H visa trumps that requirement.

As Epicurious stated, what a mess.

simon2017 Oct 8th 2018 12:11 pm

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Yes a mess.

My current drivers license (an Australian license) expires in a few months (as well as my IDP) and while in Australia they allow online renewal, but they don''t do it for those over 40 as they require an eyesight test. That means a trip back to Australia. May well be the same for other countries.

Don't feel like going as a learner and paying $2k ringgit to do a Malaysian drivers license.

If anyone has the "Official" position on how long anyone can drive in Malaysia on an IDP or home country license would be appreciated.

Gunnar45 Oct 9th 2018 3:42 am

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Yes indeed, what a mess!

JPJ states:
''(Pursuant to Section 28 of the APJ 1987 mentioned above, holders of foreign driving license can drive in this country as long as domestic foreign driving license is still valid. In this respect, foreign nationals are not required to hold a Malaysian driving license to drive in Malaysia . However, this section only subject to the countries which are parties under "United Nation Conference on Road and Motor Transport, Geneva, 1949 & 1968".)''

The text of APJ 1987, Section 28:
''Recognition of driving licences of other countries 28.
A driving licence issued under the corresponding provisions of any law in force in any country which is a party to a treaty to which Malaysia is also a party and which purports to recognize domestic driving licences issued by the contracting countries shall, so long as such licence remains in force in that country, be deemed to be a driving licence granted under this Part.''

There is no mention of any additional requirements in the form of a certified translation or International Driving Permit, but this could very well be stipulated as an additional requirment elsewhere.
Here it may be of interest to know that Malaysia is NOT a signatory of the 1968 convention (which by the way was signed in Vienna, not in Geneva)
The 1968 convention allows for an IDP with a three years validity, whereas an IDP issued as per 1949 convention only allows for a validity of one year!

In conclusion, I think there are three possibly(!) legal options for MM2H'ers wanting to drive in Malaysia:
1. Obtain a MY drivers license.
2. Drive with the home country DL + 1949 IDP which must be renewed each year.
3. Drive with the home country DL and if it is not in English language + a home country Embassy certified translation.

eCdD Oct 9th 2018 7:56 am

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I wonder if I can extend my MY driving licence when it ends in 2022.

SushiFan Oct 9th 2018 8:35 am

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Originally Posted by eCdD (Post 12574820)
I wonder if I can extend my MY driving licence when it ends in 2022.

Mine is up for renewal in 2021. I indeed hope that they will extend it. Otherwise I have to revert to my home country driving license, which, luckily, is valid for a couple more years beyond that.
-I didn't see any official text saying that an English translation must be provided with any foreign driving license which is written in another language. I wonder how the police will react if they get to see, for example, a Japanese or Arabic driving license.-

Edit: I didn't read the JPJ page carefully. An advice is given there: "License owners are advised to bring along a copy of Driving License Confirmation letter from Embassy of the country of origin or translation letter from the Embassy (if the relevant driving license uses language other than English) while driving in Malaysia."

eCdD Oct 9th 2018 10:34 am

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Originally Posted by SushiFan (Post 12574833)
Edit: I didn't read the JPJ page carefully. An advice is given there: "License owners are advised to bring along a copy of Driving License Confirmation letter from Embassy of the country of origin or translation letter from the Embassy (if the relevant driving license uses language other than English) while driving in Malaysia."

I brought this to them when applying, they kept the original and said it will not be needed again, for renewal only the old MY licence is needed.

Macsta Oct 9th 2018 12:25 pm

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This is now becoming as clear as a Supreme Court appointment.

According to MM2H announcement you can still drive with (origin country) valid driving licence as long as it is accompanied by a valid IDP.

Now as a Brit, the IDP can only be issued to a UK resident. It is predominately for use by people on holiday.

https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad

So as I am not a UK resident ipso facto I cannot apply for an IDP and as such I have no choice but to take driving lessons in MY and pass the local test.

According to the UK gov site I can drive initially for three months on my UK licence

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-malaysia

I would advise other nationalities to check that an IDP can be issued if you are a non resident without a MY driving licence.

So for insurance purposes it seems after the initial three months expires I will not be able to drive in MY until I pass my local test.

Can any MY Brit please confirm the above is correct and that obtaining a MY local licence is the only option and if so is three months a feasible time period to take the lessons and the test?

IanBlakeley Oct 9th 2018 1:01 pm

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I am going to continue to drive on my UK licence based on the JPJ page Recognition Of Driving Licenses Of Foreign Countries - Driver - JPJ Portal - Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan and List of Countries signed Convention on Road Traffic done at Geneva 1949 I am still a UK resident with an address for tax and my drivers licence purposes, if that changes then I'll have to consider taking a local test.

Macsta Oct 9th 2018 2:31 pm

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Originally Posted by SushiFan (Post 12574833)
"License owners are advised to bring along a copy of Driving License Confirmation letter from Embassy of the country of origin or translation letter from the Embassy (if the relevant driving license uses language other than English) while driving in Malaysia."

Ian, another issue is regulations state you need a letter from home country Embassy confirming licence validity but British High Commission (link) will not issue such a letter.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-malaysia

I have had this BS before when I needed British Embassy assistance (not in MY) and the response left a lot to be desired so I hold little hope of being able to obtain such a letter.

Maybe the loophole is JPJ website states "advised" not "must".

IanBlakeley Oct 9th 2018 2:54 pm

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Originally Posted by Macsta (Post 12574976)
Ian, another issue is regulations state you need a letter from home country Embassy confirming licence validity but British High Commission (link) will not issue such a letter.

If the licence isn't in English, certainly my UK licence is the English version of the EU licence so don't think a translation is needed.

Macsta Oct 9th 2018 3:16 pm

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Originally Posted by IanBlakeley (Post 12574992)
If the licence isn't in English, certainly my UK licence is the English version of the EU licence so don't think a translation is needed.

Ian, its required irrespective of the language:

"License owners are advised to bring along a copy of Driving License Confirmation letter from Embassy of the country of origin or translation letter from the Embassy (if the relevant driving license uses language other than English) while driving in Malaysia"

The translation letter is the same as the required letter if your licence is not originally in English.

IanBlakeley Oct 9th 2018 3:26 pm

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Originally Posted by Macsta (Post 12574997)
Ian, its required irrespective of the language:

"License owners are advised to bring along a copy of Driving License Confirmation letter from Embassy of the country of origin or translation letter from the Embassy (if the relevant driving license uses language other than English) while driving in Malaysia"

The translation letter is the same as the required letter if your licence is not originally in English.

That's not how I read it, obviously, I have been to the JPJ a while back about converting, a moot point now and all they wanted was the counterpart, which of course no longer exists. I have had to take my license to the police after someone ran into my car and they didn't want to see any document other than the licence, ditto for my BiL when he had an accident (US citizen) in my FiL's car or my wife Malaysian on her UK licence when stopped for speeding on the highway. Since the embassy won't issue such documents there's going to be an impasse if they're needed.

Epicurious Oct 9th 2018 3:29 pm

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Seems our only hope is that Malaysia is now breaking the terms of some treaty that they signed allowing reciprocal recognition of driving licences. Would a Malaysian living in the UK be able to exchange their licence for a UK one? Or be able to continue driving in the UK on their Malaysian licence as long as it is valid? A bit of tit-for-tat might get the Malaysian Govt to see sense.

IanBlakeley Oct 10th 2018 1:36 am

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The UK is somewhat more pernickety about license exchange as I recall. From memory you can drive a year on a non EU licence then it's test or for a limited number of countries exchange, Malaysia isn't on the list that can exchange. What the US servicemen used to do if they could was swap to a german licence from US and then swap that to UK.

Macsta Oct 10th 2018 10:40 am

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Wow, it seems the goverment cancelled the final incentive for a foreigner living in Malaysia to buy a car. I'm not going back to driving school and getting a learners / probationary drivers permit. The GRAB car service is more than sufficient for me. What does everyone else think?
Yes it does seem a backward step, I would have thought MM2H visa holders would be allowed to convert their licences (within existing regulations) as it seems such an innocuous benefit.

It seems to me I will have no choice but to take the local test.

OriginalSunshine Oct 12th 2018 1:59 am

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Originally Posted by IanBlakeley (Post 12574925)
I am going to continue to drive on my UK licence based on the JPJ page Recognition Of Driving Licenses Of Foreign Countries - Driver - JPJ Portal - Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan and List of Countries signed Convention on Road Traffic done at Geneva 1949 I am still a UK resident with an address for tax and my drivers licence purposes, if that changes then I'll have to consider taking a local test.

me too. Our cars insurances are renewed annually, and require copies of our UK driving licenses.

Epicurious Oct 12th 2018 2:54 am

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I just found a document produced in 2012 which records all of the driving licence requirements for most countries:
https://www.atlantic.caa.ca/files/tr...equirement.pdf

I attach a screenshot of the Malaysia section.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...ce38270dab.jpg

As you can see, the regulations vary between the areas of Malaysia.

IanBlakeley Oct 12th 2018 4:00 am

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Originally Posted by Epicurious (Post 12576434)
I just found a document produced in 2012 which records all of the driving licence requirements for most countries:
https://www.atlantic.caa.ca/files/tr...equirement.pdf

I attach a screenshot of the Malaysia section.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...ce38270dab.jpg

As you can see, the regulations vary between the areas of Malaysia.

The implication being that an EU licence is fine for non commercial use. I do wonder what the status of our UK licences maybe come March next year, hopefully by then there will be some clarification.

simon2017 Oct 12th 2018 7:59 am

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Originally Posted by IanBlakeley (Post 12576445)
The implication being that an EU licence is fine for non commercial use. I do wonder what the status of our UK licences maybe come March next year, hopefully by then there will be some clarification.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, and happy to be corrected if in error. Australia is a signatory to the the 1949 convention so I was under the impression that I could drive in Malaysia with my Australian drivers license and not having to have an IDP. This is the same for UK drivers. Over the last few days I have received 2 notifications from official Australian government entities that I now MUST HAVE AN IDP as well as Australian drivers license. Quotes and links to official Australian websites attached. Your own countries may be more up to date with the current state of affairs than the specific official Malaysia websites but it would appear that to drive in Malaysia now you need an IDP and own country license, or a local Malaysian license..

https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countri.../malaysia.aspx
To drive in Malaysia, you need a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) and a valid Australian driver’s licence

https://malaysia.embassy.gov.au/klpr/cons%5fdr.htmlThe Australian High Commission received official notification on 2 October 2018 from the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs advising of new regulations for driving licence conversion by the Road Transport Department of Malaysia.The driving licence conversion process for international driver’s license has been postponed effective from 24 September 2018 until further notice. Australians who wish to drive in Malaysia must use an international driving permit (IDP) together with a valid Australian driver licence.Those who do not hold both an international driving permit and a valid Australian driver licence will need to undergo the normal process of obtaining a Malaysian driver licence at the Malaysian driving authority or institutes.

Gunnar45 Oct 12th 2018 10:14 am

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Australia, UK and Malaysia are still signatories to the 1949 convention.
Malaysia has to the best of my knowledge not changed Section 28 of the law,
(See post #11 regarding Malaysian law and JPJ interpretation of it)
So I believe it is still OK to drive here with my home country (signatory of 1949 convention) license accompanied by an official translation from my embassy.

The comments from the AU embassy (I actually got similar ones from my embassy) are referring to the MM2H website announcement.
But do such announcements override prevailing conventions and laws?

OriginalSunshine, post #24,
Does your insurance company ask to see your drivers license?
I can't remember ever having to show that to mine.

Macsta Oct 12th 2018 1:37 pm

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Originally Posted by simon2017 (Post 12576479)
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, and happy to be corrected if in error. Australia is a signatory to the the 1949 convention so I was under the impression that I could drive in Malaysia with my Australian drivers license and not having to have an IDP. This is the same for UK drivers. Over the last few days I have received 2 notifications from official Australian government entities that I now MUST HAVE AN IDP as well as Australian drivers license. Quotes and links to official Australian websites attached. Your own countries may be more up to date with the current state of affairs than the specific official Malaysia websites but it would appear that to drive in Malaysia now you need an IDP and own country license, or a local Malaysian license.

Simon, are the rules the same for Australian citizens (as it is for the UK) that you have to be an Australian resident to obtain a IDP and can you obtain the IDP online or (again as in the UK) do you have to be physical present in Australia to receive it?


simon2017 Oct 13th 2018 1:13 am

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Originally Posted by Macsta (Post 12576607)


Simon, are the rules the same for Australian citizens (as it is for the UK) that you have to be an Australian resident to obtain a IDP and can you obtain the IDP online or (again as in the UK) do you have to be physical present in Australia to receive it?


If you have an Australian drivers license you can apply online for an IDP and have it mailed to an overseas address so there is no need to return to Australia to get an IDP as long as your current Australian drivers license does not expire during the period of the IDP.
https://www.aaa.asn.au/international...overseas/#faqs

Epicurious Oct 13th 2018 4:54 am

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The last time I got a UK IDP (circa 2010) I had to go to a UK Post Office with my licence and I was issued with an AA IDP. It was an unimpressive document; my photo came unglued after a few days and I had to stick it back in - I could have put anyone's photo there. Maybe things have tightened up since then.

IanBlakeley Oct 13th 2018 6:05 am

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Originally Posted by Epicurious (Post 12576923)
The last time I got a UK IDP (circa 2010) I had to go to a UK Post Office with my licence and I was issued with an AA IDP. It was an unimpressive document; my photo came unglued after a few days and I had to stick it back in - I could have put anyone's photo there. Maybe things have tightened up since then.

Still issued by the post office, in person only one year validity although legally if I understand correctly it can be up to three. I have checked their online help it says recommended only for Malaysia, the only place I've been where I needed a IDP was Qatar, couldn't hire a car without it. I've hired elsewhere including Malaysia without.

Gunnar45 Oct 13th 2018 9:11 am

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The IDP validity time depends on the convention applied.
1949 allows for max one year IDP validity.
1968 allows for max three years IDP validity
Malaysia is not a signatory of the 1968 convention.
So it is important to state in which countries you intend to use it.

eCdD Oct 13th 2018 11:50 am

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Originally Posted by IanBlakeley (Post 12576445)
The implication being that an EU licence is fine for non commercial use. I do wonder what the status of our UK licences maybe come March next year, hopefully by then there will be some clarification.

I never had beed checked before I got my MY driving licence, but a French friend from KL many times. He had no problem with the "driving licence of the EU model".

Macsta Oct 14th 2018 8:20 am

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I will (more in hope than expectations) write to the British Embassy explaining the dilemma that a British citizen can only drive in MY with their native driving licence if accompanied by a IDP but for those UK citizens who have declared themselves 'UK non resident" they cannot obtain an IDP.

However the answer in reality is in the declaration, I guess if you declare yourself a 'non resident' then do not expect the same full provisions and services provided to 'residents' although from the thread Australia seems to have more flexibility than the UK.

Also if you are a long term guest in another country then you have to abide by their regulations and if that means passing a local test then so be it. One of my concerns if that insurance companies are notorious for finding any reason not to pay a claim and if there any licence ambiguities for expats then this might be exploited.

However I believe the MM2H benefits should include automatic conversion of foreign driving licences (within given treaties) as this enhances the appeal of the programme.

Maybe any Brit who is attending the High Commission afternoon tea in KL can raise the topic for the consular teams opinion:

Announcements - Year 2018 - Inviting British Retirees In Malaysia To Join The British High Commission's Consular Team For Afternoon Tea

RedApe Oct 15th 2018 5:11 pm

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I was just about to suggest raising this at the High Tea. I wonder if only Ministry of Tourism (not Ministry of Immigration) people will show up and say "We no longer are involved, you need to contact the MoI or Ministry of Domestic Affairs' (i.e. pass the buck)

"As you can see, the regulations vary between the areas of Malaysia."

Maybe I'll head over to the Sarawak Road Transport Department and see if I can still convert there. Might be a means of circumventing the "Announcement" ;-)

Macsta Oct 15th 2018 6:07 pm

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Originally Posted by RedApe (Post 12577920)
I was just about to suggest raising this at the High Tea.

As I will not be at the afternoon tea I have already written to the High Commision asking them to raise the issue with the Director who is attending. One of my concerns is that it states “suspension” not cancellation. So is it fair to expect expats to go through the process of lessons and tests (including expense) to obtain a local driving licence only for the ‘suspension’ to be lifted.

If I receive any feedback from my email I will post it.

Macsta Nov 5th 2018 7:52 am

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In light of the information from the BHC session that the licence conversion facility has not been suspended but cancelled does anyone have any recommendations of any driving schools in Penang that are expat orientated plus the approximate costs?

simon2017 Nov 6th 2018 9:05 am

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Originally Posted by Macsta (Post 12588074)
In light of the information from the BHC session that the licence conversion facility has not been suspended but cancelled does anyone have any recommendations of any driving schools in Penang that are expat orientated plus the approximate costs?

I saw this link in another blog for a driving school at Tanjung Bungah which covers costs, process, timeframes etc. No personal experience myself so will be interested at how you get on. The blog is from 2014 so may be out of date but the driving school is still there.

Getting a driving licence in Penang - Tropical Expat

Macsta Nov 6th 2018 11:12 am

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Originally Posted by simon2017 (Post 12588806)

Many thanks for the link Simon, it will be some time before I proceed but for sure I will update on the experience.


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