How To Renew Road Tax In Malaysia


Recently, I’ve just renewed my road tax. In Malaysia there are 2 ways to go about it. If a person is still under hire purchase, he brings along his insurance cover note to the bank and pays an extra RM10 service charge + road tax amount and it will be done automatically for you. However, you can only collect it on the 2nd day after the bank has done processing.

The second way is by going to the post office yourself or to the nearest JPJ branch and have it renewed. The requirement is the geran and insurance cover note. Geran is something like the birth cert of your car and you can still get it from the bank if you’re still under hire purchase and your payment is good. The insurance cover note is like an official document saying that you’ve renewed your insurance.

This is how the front of my geran looks like.

The back.

If ever you own a car more than 12 years,

you will definitely see payment details printed even on the bottom section.

Did you know that in 1992, the cost of renewing the road tax of a 1500 cc car was RM427.20? Crazy.

And it remained as high up till 2006.

It wasn’t until 2007 before the price dropped 75% to RM106.80. The latest since 2008 was RM90. What a relief. I wonder how much was the renewal of a 3000 cc Mercedes Benz in 1992.

This is the second thing that you’ll need to renew your road tax.

Nowadays, you don’t have to bring it to the post office / JPJ office as they can check online but in case their system is down, they can refer to the cover note as proof. Better safe than leceh.

The 3rd thing is money. Lucky for me PCJ’s road tax costs only RM90.

There is an extra RM2 service charge for renewing at the post office. None whatsoever at JPJ.

If your time is flexible, go in the mornings. The queue is short. I was served immediately after pressing for a queue ticket.

3 minutes later, I got my road tax renewed. Thanks Lakshmi!

Tore out the old road tax.

It’s better to use a road tax sticker as it prevents sticky residue from dirtying your windshield. I believe they are commonly available in bookstores. (However, I got mine from a counter girl in JPJ who sold these for RM1 each as a side business. Shh..)

Done. The end.


24 thoughts on “How To Renew Road Tax In Malaysia”

  1. My late daughter’s car road tax expire in 08 APR 2014, but the system doesn’t allow. I have misplaced the registration card. I am the car driver now.How do I renew the road tax..Thank you./ Mohyuddin /WMT 5333

  2. Hi,
    For those who don’t have the geran in hand, you can renew using MyEG. It won’t require any geran. You just need to renew your insurance they way you do and register MyEG account. Select JPJ portal > Road Tax Renewal > fill in the necessary details and they will check if your insurance is already renewed or not. Then you just need to pay the road tax amount with a lil’ bit of service charge (I think same charge as the Pos Malaysia). Once paid, they will send the road tax to your doorstep. Easy! You also can check your summons from MyEG and it’s free of charge!
    Just sharing.

  3. Hi chris,if let say I lost my geran how can I renew my road tax again?i have no detail to apply the insurance now?my car is a second hand car before I bought it on year 2014 after that I leaving malaysia and just back from what I can do to settle my problem?pls advise,tqsm

  4. Can the insurance and the road tax be renewed for short 3 months ? my existing insurance and road tax is expiring soon (28th Sept) but I have to sell my car my December so wondering instead of renewing for full year can I renew for lesser duration

    1. Hi Ravi,
      I just asked the same question to Etiqa. It’s best to renew 1 year as the payment for short term is more expensive.(Eg: to renew 6 months, fee to is 75% from the 1 year cost). After you’ve successfully sell off your car, you can re-claim the balance of the cost from the insurance company. This is better also just in case you did not manage to sell off your car in time and might need to face the risk of extending the coverage, which will have additional cost to it.
      Hope this helps =)

  5. Hi,
    My road already expired and want to renew it. my insurance is still valid until feb 2017 (5 months now). my car is under loan from bank, and i do not have geran with me. what is the best way to renew my road tax? insurance 5 months enough for road tax renewal? please suggest

    1. Still under hire purchase?
      Pay RM10 to the bank, road tax, your recent insurance covernote and the bank will do it for you.

  6. Hi
    I would like to check if im able to renew motorcycle roadtax via my eh
    And i had missplaced the grant and the bike is undermy uncles name who is currently overseas
    Will it be still possible

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