Foreigner’s Guide to using SOCAR

How-tos February 27, 2018

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Foreigner’s Guide to using SOCAR

 

Car-Sharing in Malaysia will make your life easier

Traveling around in KL can either be a smooth sailing experience (if you have a car) or real nightmare (when you don’t have a car). Which one are you?

Luckily for you, we have arrived in Malaysia to help you sort out your nightmares. In fact, even if you’re a local here, with car-sharing come into play, is there really a need to own a car?

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Regulation

We understand the true hassle of commuting because we are drivers too. So let’s get you behind the wheel of a SOCAR with our Foreigner’s Guide to using SOCAR.

Pursuant to Section 28 of APJ 1987, as mentioned on JPJ’s website, the holder of a foreign country’s driving license can drive in this country as long as the foreign domestic driving license is still valid, and is accompanied by a translation in English or Malay (where the license is in a language other than English or Malay), which is confirmed by the embassy of the country of origin in Malaysia, or by the authority issuing the driving license concerned.

Requirements

  • 21 years old and above
  • possess a valid driving license that is accepted in Malaysia
  • possess a letter from the embassy to validate your driver’s license and an International Driving Permit (if needed)

Here are the required steps you need to know:

  1. Upload a selfie of your valid passport next to your face, ensure the image is not blur and passport details is shown clearly
  2. Upload your valid International Driving License (or International Driving Permit)
  3. Valid debit card or credit card as your preferred payment method (ensure your debit/credit card is activated for e-commerce transaction)

Example1) Clear image with the passport and your face


Example2) Hidden passport, Non-English license, and Hidden face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driving licenses from the countries listed below are recognised and can be used for driving in Malaysia subject to regulations under the Road Transport Act 1987 (source: jpj.gov.my):

AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaArgentina
AustraliaAustriaBahamasBahrain
BangladeshBarbadosBelandaBelarus
BelgiumBeninBoliviaBosnia Herzegovina
BotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgaria
Burkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroon
CanadaCentral FricanChadChile
ChinaColombiaCongoCosta Rica
Cote D'lvoreCote D’Ivoire CroatiaCzechoslovakia
D. KampucheaDahomeyDenmarkDominican Republic
EcuadorEl SalvadorEstoniaEthiopia
FijiPhilippinesFinlandFrench Polynesia
GabonGambiaGeorgiaGhana
Greece
GuatemalaGuineaGuyana
GermanyHoly SeeHondurasHong Kong
HungaryHaitiIcelandIndia
IndonesiaIran
IraqIreland
IsraelItaliJamaicaJapan
JordanKenyaKoreaKuwait
LaosLatvia
LebanonLesotho
LiberiaLibya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
LuxembourgMadagascarMalawi
Maldive Island
MauritaniaMauritiusMesirMexico
MonacoMongoliaMoroccoMyanmar
Namibia
NepalNew Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
NigeriaNorway
Pakistan
PanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayFrance
PeruPolandRepublic of Macedonia
Republic of Moldovaa
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Spain
Seychelles
Sierre Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
Southern Yemen
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkmenistanTurmenikistan
Ukranian Soviet Socialist (Ukraine)
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Western Samoa
Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zaire
ZambiaZimbabwe

 

 

 

If you have a promo code that you’d like to apply, check out our guide to applying promos!

 

D2D with SOCAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>>Check out how our Door-2-door (D2D) request works.

If your hands are full, we can even deliver the car to you!

 

2 Comments
  1. Narenderan Mageswaran

    Hyee i tried uploading my driving license but its rejected keep getting sms saying to redo

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