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Applying for a Singapore Driving Licence

You may apply for a valid Singapore Driving Licence online via our e-Services after passing the relevant tests.

If you have not passed the relevant tests or wish to start your journey to obtain a valid Singapore Driving Licence, please check with any of the 3 driving centres in Singapore listed below.

You may also enrol with a private driving instructor. You may find more information by selecting ‘Passing Rates of Theory & Practical Tests’ from the above drop-down list.


Depending on the class of licence you wish to obtain, you need to ensure you have passed the following tests and attended the relevant training programmes before applying for a new driving licence.

Class of Licence

Tests

Mandatory Training Programme

All

  • Basic Theory Test
  • Riding Theory Test (for motorcycle learner motorists only)
  • Final Theory Test
  • Practical driving or riding test

For Class 2B only

  • Expressway Familiarisation Ride

Group Applicants

Renew via

Fee

Method of Payment

Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents

e-Services

  • Log in using SingPass

$50

eNETS, Visa, MasterCard, Debit Card

Foreigners holding

  • Valid work passes issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM); or
  • Student / Long-Term Visit passes issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

e-Services

  • Log in using FIN Number and Date of Birth

Note: If you enrolled as a learner motorist after 1 Oct 2018, your photograph taken then will be printed on your driving licence. If you enrolled before 1 Oct 2018, please have your photograph taken at the driving centre before applying for your driving licence.

Receiving your Singapore Driving Licence

Upon successful application, you should receive your new Singapore Driving Licence within 7 working days.

Applying a new class of licence for existing licence holders

If you already hold a valid Singapore Driving Licence and have passed a driving test for another class of driving licence, the Driving Tester will affix an endorsement sticker at the back of your existing licence without any fee incurred. The endorsement sticker will show all your valid classes of driving licence. You may get a new endorsement sticker at Traffic Police if this sticker has detached, defaced, or damaged.


Replacing a Singapore Driving Licence

If your valid Singapore Driving Licence is lost, damaged, or defaced, you will need to have it replaced. Please refer below on how you can do so.


Group of Licence Holders

Replace via

Fee

Method of Payment

Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents

e-Services

  • Log in using SingPass or FIN Number and Date of Birth

$25

eNETS, Visa, MasterCard, Debit Card

New Permanent Residents holding on to Singapore Driving Licences with expiry periods

Foreigners holding a Valid Singapore Driving Licence

Note: You do not need to have your photograph taken again as you are an existing licence holder. Your previous photograph will be used for your replacement licence.

Receiving your Singapore Driving Licence

Upon successful application, you should receive your replacement Singapore Driving Licence within 7 working days. If you have found your lost Singapore Driving Licence, you will need to surrender it to the Traffic Police upon its discovery.


Renewal of Photocard Driving Licence for Foreigners

All foreigners holding valid work permits (WP) or passes and are holding a valid Singapore Driving Licence will need to renew their licence before its expiry date. As no reminder letters will be sent out, please ensure to renew your driving licence one month before it expires. 

Traffic Police will reject the application for renewal of driving licence for foreigners if:

  • The expiry date of your Singapore driving licence has exceeded more than 3 years; or
  • The expiry date of the work permit / employment pass / student pass / dependent pass and/or other documents showing your extended stay in Singapore is less than one month from the date of application for the renewal of driving licence.

To renew your driving licence, please refer below on how you can to do so. The methods will differ depending on your age group and/or the class(es) of licence you wish to renew.


Class of Licence

Renew via

Fee

Method of Payment

All

e-Services

  • Log in using SingPass or FIN Number and Date of Birth

$50

eNETS, Visa, MasterCard, Debit Card


If you possess a valid Singapore Driving Licence and are 65 years old and above, you need to be certified fit to drive by a Singapore registered medical practitioner. About 8 weeks before your 65th birthday, you should receive a letter informing you to go for a medical examination and a medical form.

Alternatively, you can also download the medical examination form by clicking here.

Completed medical examination reports must be submitted online to the Traffic Police in JPEG or PDF format. You can submit and track the status of your submission by clicking here. After doing so, you may renew of your driving licence.

Class of Licence

Renew via

Fee

Method of Payment

2B, 2A, 2, 3, 3A

e-Services

  • Log in using SingPass or FIN Number and Date of Birth

$50

eNETS, Visa, MasterCard, Debit Card

4, 4A, 5

Singapore Safety Driving Centre

  • Ensure your medical examination report has been accepted before booking your Proficiency Driving Test
  • Bring your valid Singapore Driving Licence
  • Bring your work permit, employment/student/dependant pass, and/or other documents showing your extended stay in Singapore
  • Bring one matte finish passport-sized colour photo with white background, eyes looking straight and both ears and eyebrows visible in the photograph. No headgear should be worn unless normally worn for religious purposes. Spectacles worn should not be tinted.

$50

Cashcard, Credit Card, NETS

 

Additional medical examination, if needed

Notwithstanding the above, if there are reasons to believe that a motorist is suffering from a disease or physical ability that may cause him/her to be a source of danger to others when driving, Traffic Police will subject the driver to a medical examination on his/her fitness to drive at a government hospital or specialist institution. Unless the motorist passes the examination, the licence will be revoked.


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