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Foreign vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore will need a VEP RFID tag from 1 October 2024

Foreign vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore will need a VEP RFID tag from 1 October 2024

The VEP tag will cost foreign vehicles RM10 per tag and will be valid for five years, according to Transport Minister of Malaysia Anthony Loke.

Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke has announced that foreign vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore will be required to have a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) RFID tag effective 1 October 2024, ⁠per an article by The Star

Cited in the report, Minister Loke said the VEP system, which was introduced in 2019, will now be fully implemented at the Johor Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link and will cost foreign vehicles RM10 per tag. It will be valid for five years.

He added that vehicle owners from Singapore will have the option to either bring their foreign cars to Malaysia to have the RFID tag installed, or request for the tag to be delivered for self-installation.

He encouraged all foreign vehicles to register, install and activate their VEP RFID tags within the next four months before October.

“This is to avoid any issues when traveling by foreign vehicle between the two countries in the foreseeable future,” he was quoted as saying in a press conference at the Transport Ministry office on 28 May (Tuesday).

Drivers of foreign vehicles entering from Singapore, or who are already in Malaysia who do not obtain a VEP RFID tag by the deadline will be committing an offence under Section 66H(7) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

To that effect, he emphasised that offenders may be fined up to RM2,000 or imprisoned for up to six months.

As further cited in The Star's report, the minister said that the Road Transport Department will have the authority to deny entry or exit to foreign vehicles without a VEP RFID tag, also if they have any unresolved issues such as unpaid fines. 

This period leading up to the enforcement aims to give ample time for the over 200,000 foreign vehicle owners, of whom only 70,000 have activated their RFID tags, to register and install their tags, preventing traffic congestion.

More information can be found on the ⁠VEP portal.

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