Conversion of Driving Licence


A foreigner above 18 years of age and holding valid foreign  licence may drive in Singapore for a period of not more than 12 months. A  Singapore driving licence is required after 12 months. Those on short term  social visit may drive with their foreign licence. For licence not written in  English language, an International Driving Permit or an official translation in  English language is required.

Please note that a Work Permit holder is not allowed to drive in the course of work on public roads unless the occupation stated in the Work Permit shows that he is employed as a driver.

For more information on Work Pass restrictions, please visit:- or you can call MOM at 64385122.

Work Permit and S-Pass holders holding foreign driving licences will only obtain the Class 3C licence which will allow them to driver all Class 3 vehicles except light goods vehicles and small buses upon passing the Basic Theory Test (BTT).

To obtain a full Class 3 licence, Work Permit and S-Pass holders will have to pass the Class 3 Practical Driving Test (PDT) on top of the existing requirement to pass the Basic Theory Test (BTT).

For more information on Class 3C, please view the Class 3C page here.

Last Updated on 10 October 2017