(Originally from this blog.)
It came as a surprise to me to find absolutely nothing on what to do if your P license gets stolen/goes missing; all the results Google provided me with were about changing your P license to a CDC (Competent Driver's License). Surely I'm not the only idiot who lost their P license before it expired! The closest thing I got was this, which wasn't really much help at all. (It seems like a good blog, though. Anyone with questions on driving tests and the like in Malaysia should go have a look.)
Before all this, though, I'd called my driving school. The lady told me to go to the JPJ branch in Taman Jaya, bringing just my IC, a passport-sized photo, and money. However, when I went to the police to report my missing/stolen wallet, they told me I'd need a copy of the report in order to get a new P license, and printed one out for me. It was this conflict of info that got me worried and Googling it.
Anyway, I ended up going to JPJ with my IC, money, passport-sized photo, and the police report.
You know how everyone always points to the large building called Bangunan Persekutuan on Jalan Sultan, and is all like, "Oh, that's where JPJ is"? That place you go to when you're twelve, brimming with self-importance and the anticipation of making your first IC? Next to that Bangunan Jabatan Kimia Malaysia?
(From this blog.)
Well, here's the thing: IT'S NOT.
To get there, you actually drive further down the road, pass the bus stop, and take the first left. You drive all the way up, and you'll get to a car park on your left. Park your car there and ignore the snazzy-looking orange-and-white building -- it's the ramshackle, blue, surely-this-thing-is-a-warehouse-of-some-sort-and-not-the-JPJ-branch building you want, right next to the Taman Jaya LRT station.
Alright, so here's what you really have to do to get a replacement P license:
1. Make your way to the JPJ branch nearest to you. Bring along your IC and RM20. If you have a passport-sized photo, bring that too. (But it can't be on cheap thin photo paper, because the good people at JPJ are photo snobs.)
2. If you brought a passport-sized photo, skip to step 3. If you haven't, and are at the Taman Jaya branch, enter the door on your left (assuming you entered the compound from the car park like I did) to get your photo taken.
3. If you're at the Taman Jaya branch, enter the door on your right (assuming you entered the compound from the car park like I did). Take a number and wait for it to be called.
4. Explain to the man/lady that your 'lesen P hilang'. Hand over your IC, photo, and RM20. Wait five minutes while they prepare your duplicate license right in front of you.
5. Receive your license and receipt, thank them, and leave, relieved at how utterly quick and painless it was.
6. Don't lose your license again. RM20 is still RM20.
(Originally from this blog.)
Hopefully this helps other careless, Google-reliant souls such as myself in the future. God knows I could've used something like this a few days back. And anyway, this kind of stuff is good to know (if you're Malaysian), so I've just educated all of you. Kind of.
Edit: For some reason, I previously couldn't log in to Blogger with Google Chrome. I couldn't bring myself to use the atrocity that is Internet Explorer, so here's my little update a few days later than planned.