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Why carry an IDP while driving in Malaysia?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Malaysia highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Malaysia

Looking for an island vacation with the entire family? Malaysia is calling you! Its local cuisine is a collection of the best Indian, Thai and Chinese foods. Explore one destination to another by driving your own car. Keep these reminders handy.

Important Reminders:

  • Drive on the left hand side of the road.
  • Minimum age to drive is 17 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phone away unless it is hands-free.
  • The legal limit for alcohol while driving in Malaysia is 80 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • Speed limit in Malaysia is 60 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h in rural roads and 110 km/h in motorways.
  • Double yellow lines means NO parking.
  • Watch out for a yellow diamond with black pattern sign. It is a threat sign.

Driving in the Winter

Malaysia has a tropical climate so winter is not a concern. Be careful when driving during rainy season as Malaysian roads can be slippery.

Malaysia truly is Asia. Enjoy and have a safe travel!

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

IDA Application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License Get the IDP.​​

Upload Photo

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

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3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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