“Road Tax Digital” is a digital road tax initiative in Malaysia by Road Transport Department Malaysia, also known as Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ). It facilitates a more streamlined approach for vehicle owners to manage their road tax and driving licences through an online platform. The digital road tax and licence initiative in Malaysia is part of a broader move towards leveraging technology to simplify regulatory compliance and enhance convenience for vehicle owners.
The initiative began on February 10, 2023, allowing private vehicle owners to use the digital display mode for road tax and driving licence via the Public JPJ Portal or the MyJPJ. Malaysian private vehicle owners no longer need to display their road tax or carry a physical copy of their driving licence. Vehicle owners can access their digital road tax and licence on the MyJPJ. The digital road tax is an online version of the traditional road tax sticker displayed on vehicles. With the MyJPJ app, there’s no need to wait for a physical sticker; vehicle owners can have it on their phones.
Understanding Digital Road Tax
Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced the move towards digital road tax and driving licence, aiming to ease the process for motorists who don’t need to carry their physical road tax and driver’s licence when driving their private vehicles.
You don’t need to worry about losing your road tax sticker, as it’s now available digitally through the MyJPJ app. It’s not mandatory to download the app; it’s merely an option for your convenience. If you’re not tech-savvy or live in an area with no internet, you can still get a physical sticker from JPJ.
You still need to pay for your road tax after its expiry. Even if you’re not driving your car, you can print out the digital road tax and keep it in the vehicle. JPJ officers can verify your roadtax status through their devices, easing your mind during random checks.
What is E-LKM and E-LMM?
The terms E-LKM and E-LMM refer to the digital versions of Malaysia’s Motor Vehicle Licence and Malaysian Driving Licence, respectively. These digital versions were introduced as part of an initiative to digitalize road tax and driving licence services, making them more accessible and convenient for private vehicle owners in Malaysia. Here are the details:
Digital Motor Vehicle Licence (E-LKM)
The E-LKM or Digital Motor Vehicle Licence is a digital version of the traditional road tax sticker, which was previously required to be displayed on vehicles. With the introduction of the E-LKM, private vehicle owners can now access and display their road tax information digitally through the MyJPJ app or the JPJ Public Portal.
Digital Malaysian Driving Licence (E-LMM)
Similarly, the E-LMM or Digital Malaysian Driving Licence allows private vehicle owners to digitally access and display their driving licence information, eliminating the need for a physical driving licence. This digital licence can also be accessed via the MyJPJ app or the JPJ Public Portal.
The initiative was implemented on February 10, 2023, marking a significant step towards digitalization in core JPJ (Road Transport Department) services. This move aims to replace the physical Motor Vehicle Licence and Malaysian Driving Licence with their digital counterparts, thus offering a more streamlined and user-friendly approach for private vehicle owners in Malaysia.
Access and Display
Vehicle owners can access these digital documents through the MyJPJ mobile application or the JPJ Public Portal and display them to enforcement officers from JPJ or the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) when required.
This digitalization initiative aligns with the broader goal of leveraging technology to simplify regulatory compliance and enhance convenience for Malaysian vehicle owners.
Steps to Access E-LKM and E-LMM
To access your digital road (e-LKM) and digital driving license (e-LMM), you’ll first need to register on the MySikap platform. After registering, download the MyJPJ app from Google Playstore or Apple App Store. Use your MySikap ID to log in to the app.
Once you’re in, you can check your e-LMM by selecting the ‘SEMAKAN LESEN MEMANDU’ menu. Your driving license details will appear and you can download the eLKM attachment.
For your e-LKM, simply check the vehicle license digitally. The app will display your e-LKM details for download.
Features of the MyJPJ App
Now that you’re familiar with how to access your digital roadtax and driving license via the MyJPJ app, let’s delve into the nine key features this handy tool offers.
This app is more than just a digital wallet for your roadtax and license.
- Vehicle number bidding: You can bid for your preferred vehicle numbers.
- Summons checking: Stay updated with any outstanding fines.
- License checks: You can verify your driving license status anytime.
- Exam results: You can check your driving test results conveniently.
The app allows you to access your MySikap ID and check if you’re on any blacklist. It’s user-friendly and designed to make your life easier on the road.
How to Verify Driving License on MyJPJ?
The MyJPJ app is a platform for drivers to access their digital motor vehicle licences and driving licences. Besides, the app is a hub for various other services, including checking personal and vehicle information, driving test results, summons, and even tracking stolen cars.
With your MyJPJ app downloaded, you’re ready to verify your driving license status, a process that’s as simple as a few taps on your screen.
After logging in using your MySikap ID, you’ll spot a menu titled ‘SEMAKAN LESEN MEMANDU‘. Clicking on this, the app will display your driver’s license details. You can view your license’s status and expiry date, ensuring you’re on top of renewals.
If you haven’t registered on MySikap yet, don’t fret! It’s an easy process done online.
A digital driving license is handy, environmentally friendly, and effortlessly portable. Remember, you still need to renew and pay for your license after expiry, even though a physical sticker isn’t required.
Guide to Checking Digital Roadtax
If you’re wondering how to check your digital road tax, it’s a simple process you can accomplish through the MyJPJ app. Here’s how to do it:
- Download the MyJPJ app from Google Playstore or Apple App Store.
- Once you’ve installed the app, log in using your MySikap ID. If you haven’t registered on MySikap, you’ll need to do that first.
- After logging in, select the ‘SEMAKAN LESEN MEMANDU’ menu.
- This will display your eLKM details, which can be downloaded from the app.
With these steps, you’ll be able to easily check your digital roadtax anytime, anywhere. It’s that easy – no more worrying about misplaced or expired roadtax stickers!
Driving a Borrowed Vehicle?
Despite the advantages, some concerns have risen from the public, particularly regarding the necessity of internet access and smartphones. Minister Loke reassures that the digital platform is an option, not a mandate. Physical copies of road tax and licences are still obtainable from JPJ for those who prefer the traditional way or lack the digital means to access the app.
A concern flagged by many is the scenario of driving a vehicle owned by someone else. In response, Minister Loke mentioned printing a copy of the digital road tax to keep in the car. This way, authorities can still verify the road tax, ensuring compliance with the law.