Singapore Driving License

Getting a driving license in Singapore

Conversion of a Foreign Driving License to a Singaporean Driving License

To convert a foreign driving license to a Singaporean driving license, you must pass the Basic Driving Theory Test in order to prove you have an understanding of the Singaporean Highway Code.

The conversion is necessary to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, foreign workers with valid work permits, and foreigners holding student, employment and dependent passes who have stayed in Singapore for a period of more than 6 months for work or studies before or after obtaining their existing (foreign) license. This foreign license must have been issued for a minimum of 6 months and must be valid at the time of conversion.

Should you be staying in Singapore for a period of less than 6 months, then it is not necessary to convert your license to a Singaporean one. You may drive in Singapore as long as you have a valid International Driving Permit / License from your home country or the Singapore (or foreign) Automobile Association.

To do the conversion, you must apply in person to:

• Singapore Driving Test Centre 3, Ang Mio Kio, St 62
• Bukit Batok Driving Centre 815, Bukit Batok West Ave 5
• Comfort Driving Centre 215, Ubi Ave 4

It is necessary to furnish the following:

• Passport and identity card;
• The result slip to prove that you have passed the Basic Driving Theory Test;
• A valid foreign driving licence;
• Transcript of studies of Singaporean/PR who had studied abroad;
• Income tax documents of Singaporean/PR who had worked abroad;
• A certification from the licensing authority of the date of test;
• An extract of the driving licence record from the licensing authority if your licence does not have the date of first issue; and
• A translation of driving licence if it is not in English. This translation has to be an official translation.
• For Malaysian driving licence, an extract of driving licence from the JPJ Malaysia is required.
• For PRs the entry permit has to be produced

It may become necessary for you to obtain a Singapore Driving License from scratch, for example; if you do not have a driving license at all. If that is the case the following may be useful:

Obtaining a Singapore Driving / Riding License

A Class 3 driving license is necessary to drive a car in Singapore and a Class 2B riding license is necessary to ride a motorcycle. In order to qualify for either, you must be at least 18 years old.

Class 3 Driving License:

The first stage for a learner driver is to sit for (and pass) the Basic Driving Theory Test, to enroll for this test, contact any of these driving test centres:

Ang Mo Kio Test Centre
Tel : 6482 6060 ext. 233

Bukit Batok Test Centre
Tel: 6665 3748

Jurong Test Centre
Tel: 6261 3236

Kampong Ubi Test Centre
Tel: 6747 8271

Bukit Batok Driving Centre 815
Tel: 6561 1233

Comfort Driving Centre 215
Tel: 6841 8900

Singapore Driving Test Centre 3

Singapore Safety Driving Centre
Tel: 6482 6060

You will need to bring along your identity card or passport and the $6 fee necessary to pay for the test. The results of your test should be known within 2 weeks. If not you will need to go personally to any of the test centres to enquire, as telephone enquiries are not possible.

The second stage is to acquire your Provisional Driving License (PDL) which is necessary in order to be allowed to take driving lessons on the road.

To actually apply for the PDL you will need to:

Go personally to any of the 7 test centres with your identity card and the $25 fee, the fee is applicable for first time as well as renewal applications.

There you will be subjected to an eye test which includes a test for colour blindness. Upon passing you will be issued a PDL which is valid for 6 months.

During this 6 month period you may take driving lessons from any driving instructor.

Be advised that your driving instructor must be a qualified one who is licensed by the Traffic Police. To be on the safe side you might consider taking lessons from these 3 accredited driving centres:

Bukit Batok Driving Centre Ltd
815 Bukit Batok West Ave 5 Singapore 659085
T : (65) 65611233
F : (65) 65611266
W : https://info.bbdc.sg/

ComfortDelGro Driving Centre
205 Ubi Ave 4 Singapore 408805
T : (65) 6841 8900
F : (65) 6841 8913
W : https://www.cdc.com.sg/

Singapore Safety Driving Centre Ltd
3, Ang Mo Kio Street 62
Industrial Park 3 Singapore 569139
T : (65) 6482 6060
F : (65) 6482 8808
W : https://ssdcl.com.sg/

Upon completion you will need to sit for and pass the Final Driving Theory Test.

The third and final stage would entail you sitting for and passing the Practical Driving Test. This can be taken at any time after the completion of the Final Driving Theory Test. In order to apply for this test, you will need to:

Go to any of the 7 test centres with your Provisional Driving License and your identity card in order to set a date for your Practical Driving Test.

Pay the $20 fee for the test. You must pass this test within 2 years of passing the Final Driving Theory Test.

Upon passing you will be issued with your Singapore Driving License which is valid for a period of one year with a fee of $20. Renewals can be done through any post office.

CLASS 2B RIDING LICENCE

There are 2 tests involved to acquire your Class 2B Riding License, the Riding Theory Test and the Practical Riding Test.

The first stage is the passing of the Riding Theory Test. In order to do so, you must first enroll in any of these 3 driving centres:

Bukit Batok Driving Centre Ltd
815 Bukit Batok West Ave 5 Singapore 659085
T : (65) 65611233
F : (65) 65611266
W : https://info.bbdc.sg/

ComfortDelGro Driving Centre
205 Ubi Ave 4 Singapore 408805
T : (65) 6841 8900
F : (65) 6841 8913
W : https://www.cdc.com.sg/

Singapore Safety Driving Centre Ltd
3, Ang Mo Kio Street 62
Industrial Park 3 Singapore 569139
T : (65) 6482 6060
F : (65) 6482 8808
W : http://www.ssdcl.com.sg

Upon completion you can sit for the Riding Theory Test by going to a driving centre personally with your identity card and paying the $6 fee.

Upon passing you may then sit for the Practical Riding Test by going to a driving centre personally with your identity card and paying the $20 fee. You must pass the Practical Riding Test within one year of passing the Riding Theory Test.

Upon passing you will be issued your Class 2B Riding License.

For enquiries on any of these procedures you can contact :

• Singapore Driving Test Centre 3, Ang Mio Kio, St 62
• Bukit Batok Driving Centre 815, Bukit Batok West Ave 5
• Comfort Driving Centre 215, Ubi Ave 4

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