Traffic Police will be introducing the lifetime
photocard driving licence on 16 Dec 2002. The
relevant amendments made to the Road Traffic Act
for this purpose will take effect on 16 Dec 2002.
renewing or obtaining their driving licence from
16 Dec 2002 onwards will be issued a photocard
licence. The first batch of motorists to receive
it will be:
Existing paper licence holders with their paper
licence expiring on or after 16 Dec 2002 and
Successful driving test candidates who pass their
practical test on or after 16 Dec 2002.
existing paper licence holders with their paper
licence expiring on or after 16 Dec 2002, an
application form for the photocard licence will be
sent to them from this week onwards, 6 weeks
before their licence expire.
have to submit their completed application form
together with a recent passport size colour
photograph at any Post Office in person. They will
need to bring along their NRIC or passport so that
staff at the Post Office can verify their
identity. After their application form and
photograph are verified, a fee of $50 will be
collected from them.
driving test candidates who pass their practical
test on or after 16 Dec 2002 will receive an
application form for the photocard licence from
the Test Centre where they have passed their
practical driving test. They will have to submit
their recent passport size colour photograph along
with the completed form. Their application form
and photograph will be verified against their NRIC
or passport and a fee of $50 will be collected
from them at the Test Centre.
acknowledgement slip will be issued to every
applicant as proof of payment. This
acknowledgement slip allows them to drive in
Singapore with immediate effect. Delivery of the
photocard licence via registered mail will begin
only from 16 Dec 2002 and will take approximately
2 weeks from the day of application.
paper licence holders whose paper licence expires
within the period from now to 16 Dec 2002 will
receive a letter notifying them to renew to the
paper licence for 1 year. Early application for
the photocard licence for this group of motorists
is not possible as the new law will take effect
only on 16 Dec 2002.
whose paper licence expires within the period from
now to 16 Dec 2002 must renew to paper licence if
they wish to continue to drive within this period.
We would like to remind motorists that driving
with an expired licence is an offence under the
Road Traffic Act.
this is a renewal and not a conversion exercise,
there is no need for existing paper licence
holders who have not received notification to
renew their licence to rush to obtain the new
photocard driving licence. Conversion of the 1.3
million licences is staggered out to prevent a
sudden rush for the new driving licences.
enquiries, please call Traffic Police at(65)
6547 0000 during office hours between 9am and 5pm.
You may also contact us via e-mail at SPF_Feedback_TP@spf.gov.sg
or check out the website www.spinet.gov.sg
for a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the
Release Singapore Police Force 5 Nov 2002