UNHCR Malaysia Does Not Issue Driving Licenses

Tuesday / 05 May 2020

UNHCR has seen news articles reporting about driving licenses for refugees allegedly issued by UNHCR. This document is false. UNHCR Malaysia does not issue driving licenses.

We wish to further stress that UNHCR only issues refugee identity cards in the country, which serves to verify that the card holder is a refugee requiring international protection and cannot be forcibly sent to a country where their lives or freedom may be at risk. Our cards do not accord any other right to the bearer including the right to drive vehicles in the country.

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Please be assured that all reports will be treated confidentially. You will be required to provide your name and contact number in the report so that we can follow-up accordingly.