ICP Application Procedure for Foreign Vehicles

Regulations for foreign drivers and foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia are based on Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) Rules 1967.

Terms for the Issuance of the International Circulation Permit (ICP)

  1. A JPJK9 Form must be produced and the conditions above must be fulfilled. The application form is provided free.
  2. If the vehicle is brought in via seaport, the request to bring the car into Malaysia must be approved by the Malaysian Customs Port.
  3. The ICP is valid for 90 days and it can be extended with the approval of the State JPJ Director for additional 90 days and not exceeding 180 days in a year.

However motor vehicles from Brunei and Singapore are exempted from this rule.


A. Conditions for Private Vehicles

  1. The vehicle must be registered in the country of origin
  2. The registration number must be in Roman alphabets. (Red registration number from Thailand are not allowed to enter)
  3. The vehicle must possess a valid vehicle registration in Bahasa Melayu or English translation.
  4. The vehicle must be insured by Third Party insurance (Malaysian-registered insurance).
  5. The vehicle must pass the regulations stipulated under the Construction and Use Rules 1959.
  6. Translucence level of the windscreen is at no less than 70% and the rear and side windows are at no less than 50%.
  7. The driver must possess a driver's license that is either in Bahasa Melayu or English.
  8. Motorcyclists are required to use a crash helmet,
  9. Van and car drivers are required to use the seatbelt.

B. Conditions for Commercial Vehicles

  1. Owners and drivers of commercial vehicles are exempted from applying for the ICP.
  2. All goods and public service vehicles including pick-ups must adhere to the rules stipulated by SPAD, LPKP, the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism, JPJ or any other relevant agencies.
  3. Drivers for goods, public services and pick-up vehicle must possess Goods Driving License (GDL), Public Service Vehicle (PSV) and Conductor that is recognised by the Malaysian government.


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