Conversion of foreign
hold a foreign driving licence and intend to remain in Singapore
for less than twelve months, you are not required to convert your
foreign driving licence to a Singapore driving licence. You may
drive in Singapore with a valid foreign driving licence. However,
if your licence is not in English, in addition to a valid foreign
driving licence, you are required to have an International Driving
Permit. If an International Driving Permit is not available, an
official translation of your driving licence in English is
are holding an Employment Pass/Dependent Pass/Student Pass/or Work
Permit and are likely to reside in Singapore for more than twelve
months and you wish to continue to drive in Singapore, then you
are required to convert your foreign diving licence to a Singapore
driving licence before the end of your twelve months stay.
convert to a Singapore driving licence, you are required to pass
the Basic Theory Test (BTT) which will familarise you with traffic
rules and Singapore's Highway Code pertaining to traffic related
issues peculiar to Singapore. A Singapore Permanent Resident (PR)
who wishes to drive in Singapore is required to convert his
foreign driving licence after becoming a PR.
Application for conversion of foreign driving licence for
Singaporeans and PR are not normally granted unless:
- they have stayed in the foreign country continuously for at
least six months after the date of first issue of their foreign
the foreign driving licence at the time of application for
conversion must have been issued for a period of six months or
for PRs, the driving licence was obtained before the applicant
became a PR.
application for conversion of driving licence must be made in
person at any of the following driving test centre :
Singapore Driving Test Centre 3, Ang Mio Kio, St 62
Bukit Batok Driving Centre 815, Bukit Batok West Ave 5
Comfort Driving Centre 215, Ubi Ave 4
Please bring along the following documents:
Result slip to prove that you have passed the Basic Theory Test
Passport and NRIC/Entry Permit/Employment Pass/Dependent
Pass/Social Visit Pass/Work Permit, etc (whichever is applicable)
A passport-size colour photograph with white background
A matt/semi-matt finish and a fee of S$50
For overseas students, please produce proof of six months' stay in
the country e.g. educational transcripts or Letter of Acceptance
into the Educational Institution (120) and the relevant visa in
For those employed overseas, please produce Letter of Employment
or Income Tax Returns or supportive documents from employers and
the relevant Employment Pass in the passport
A valid Qualified Foreign Driving Licence
An official translation of the driving licence if it is not in
Extract of Driving Licence from the Licensing Authority that
indicates the date of first issue of Driving Licence if this date
of issue is not indicated on your driving licence
For Malaysian licence holders, an extract from Jabatan Pengangutan
Jalan (JPJ) is compulsory.
1. Can I convert my
expired foreign driving licence to a Singapore driving licence?
2. If my driving
licence is disqualified/revoked/suspended in Singapore, can I
obtain a foreign licence and convert to a Singapore driving
Once a licensee is disqualified/revoked/suspended in Singapore,
you are not allowed to convert any foreign driving licence into a
Singapore driving licence. You will need to pass the entire
driving test module before you can drive in Singapore again.
3. How can I apply for
an official translation of my foreign driving licence?
You can obtain an official translation of your foreign driving
from your embassy / High Commission.
4. What is the
validity period of an International Driving Permit?
validity period of an International Driving Permit is one (1)
5. Where can I apply for an
International Driving Permit?
You can apply for an International Driving Permit with
Association of Singapore provided you have a Singapore driving
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Source: Singapore Police Force