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All motor vehicles imported into Malaysia, whether new or used are subject to Customs duties. They will require an Import Permit that has been granted before the vehicle is shipped. And must be less than five years old.
To import a car into Malaysia there are certain conditions that must be met:
An application must then be made to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for an import permit. Further conditions are required for this application to be successful:
The application and supporting documents can be handed in at the main office in Kuala Lumpur and offices located in Sabah or Sarawak (Certified translations must be provided for all documents presented in English or Malay) A short interview is then conducted. The application is usually processed in 7 days. This approved permit is valid for 3 months.
On arrival in Malaysia, the car owner is responsible for collecting the vehicle. A government appointed Malaysian vehicle inspection company, PUSPAKOM then inspects the car. The car owner must present the bill of lading and an approved permit during this inspection. Once the inspection is complete, the car owner is then responsible for paying the import duty, which is set by customs.
The Malaysia My Second Home program (MM2H) is Government scheme set up to grant foreigners the right to live in Malaysia on a long-stay visa for up to 10 years. In order to be eligible applicants must meet certain medical and financial criteria. However, once granted applicants benefit from several incentives and can leave the country on an unrestricted basis.
Expats who apply to import a car using MM2H have a couple of options:
However benefits include:
Once the car has cleared customs procedures in Malaysia it is then registered with the Malaysian Road Transport Department and issued with number plates. To support an application certain documents must be provided:
The same process applies in the case of all other vehicles. All licenses and approved permits must be applied for. However, the tax waiver is only eligible for cars.