Motorcar

Class 3C

Introduction of Class 3C Licence

From 1 June 2015, Work Permit and S-Pass holders holding foreign driving licences who wish to convert to a Class 3 licence will have to pass the Class 3 Practical Driving Test (PDT) on top of the existing requirement to pass the Basic Theory Test (BTT). This will allow Work Permit and S-Pass holders to drive all Class 3 vehicles including light goods vehicles and small buses. These changes, which were passed in Parliament in September 2014, will ensure that these drivers are competent and familiar with driving on our roads.

A new Class 3C licence will be introduced on 1 June 2015. The Class 3C licence will allow the holder to drive all Class 3 vehicles except light goods vehicles, mini vans and small buses. Drivers need to pass only the BTT to convert their foreign driving licence to the Class 3C licence. A Class 3CA licence will also be introduced. This will allow the holder to only drive automatic Class 3C vehicles. Please see below for the definition of vehicles that can be driven under the Class 3 and 3C licences.

 

Class 3 Licence Class 3C Licence
Allowed to drive: · Motor cars constructed solely and adapted to carry not more than 7 passengers (exclusive of the driver) and the weight of which unladen does not exceed 3,000 kilograms; · Motor tractors and other motor vehicles the weight of which unladen does not exceed 2,500 kilograms. · Motor cars constructed solely and adapted to carry not more than 7 passengers (exclusive of the driver) and the weight of which unladen does not exceed 3,000 kilograms only
Types of Vehicles: · Motor cars · Light goods vehicles · Small buses · Mini vans · Motor cars
Conversion requirements for Work Permit & S-Pass holders Pass the Basic Theory Test and the Class 3 Practical Driving Test. Pass only the Basic Theory Test.

 

A two-year transition period from 1 June 2015 to 31 May 2017 will be implemented to give drivers who currently hold converted Class 3 licences sufficient time to take the Class 3 PDT. Work Permit and S-pass holders who obtained their converted Class 3 driving licences before 1 June 2015 can continue to drive all Class 3 vehicles including light goods vehicles and small buses, until their Class 3 licences expire. If their Class 3 driving licences expire within the transition period, they will be able to renew their Class 3 licences until 31 May 2017, without having to pass the PDT. To hold their Class 3 licences beyond 31 May 2017, they will need to pass the Class 3 PDT before 1 June 2017.

Last Updated on 14 September 2017