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Forum: Malaysia
Sep 21st 2020, 7:09 am
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

For all the documents and photocopies check out post #78 above where epicurious gave a very helpful photo of all the docs required.

As for whether your UK license becomes invalid after getting a...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 11th 2020, 3:51 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

I can’t sugarcoat it: it is a PITA. Especially the mandatory theory course where the instructor spent most of the time plugging his book. I noticed a young guy playing with his phone the whole day. I...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 11th 2020, 11:22 am
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

So, after 30 years of driving in UK and Europe, I have just signed up for my manual car driving lessons and test to be conducted over the next few weeks. I have the following joys to look forward to:...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 11th 2020, 7:13 am
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

So, I have followed the very helpful advice of Epicurious (and others) on this forum and driven down to Putrajaya armed with all my documents and my paper counterpart to start the conversion process...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 4th 2020, 12:23 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

Thanks Epicurious. More to mull over.

One more question I had for you: How long did the D737 form take to arrive in Malaysia from UK after you ordered it from DVLA?
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 4th 2020, 11:23 am
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

Very interesting.

I looked at the thread you pasted here and I think there is a bit of confusion in that thread as to whether:

i) the UK driving license become invalid when you move abroad
or ...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 4th 2020, 9:36 am
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

I thought they were meant to issue a full Malaysian license and not a probationary one (P)? Presumably you still retain your UK license so driving in Singapore or other countries should not be a...
Feb 20th 2020, 2:16 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Carrying your passport everywhere

I had my Malaysian driving license with me also. They still asked for the passport.
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 18th 2020, 2:51 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

I called DVLA who informed me that the issuance of the D737 form does not in itself invalidate your UK license. Apparently, the UK license is only made invalid if there is an official exchange of...
Feb 18th 2020, 9:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Carrying your passport everywhere

I have been here almost 5 years and never got stopped until yesterday. It just so happened I was driving to the Putrajaya MM2H office at 5am (N.B. they asked me to start queuing at 6am) to update my...
Feb 18th 2020, 4:52 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By Teh Tarik

Carrying your passport everywhere

I understand that it is the law in Malaysia to take your passport with you everywhere. If I take my passport everywhere I run the risk of it getting lost or stolen. However, if I do not then I run...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 18th 2020, 4:21 am
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

Thank you Epicurious and all those who provided helpful information here. It is really important to us to keep our UK licenses because we are in driving in UK and Europe for several months of the...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 18th 2020, 1:56 am
Replies: 139
Views: 70,434
Posted By Teh Tarik

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

As part of the conversion process does JPJ retain (or try to retain) your UK driving license?
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