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Application for Lifetime Photocard Driving Licence

The 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.

Motorists 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.

For 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.

They 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.

Successful 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.

An 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.

Existing 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.

Motorists 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.

As 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.

For 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 or check out the website for a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the photocard licence.

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