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License Conversion - Penalties for Allowing to lapse

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Re: License Conversion - Penalties for Allowing to lapse

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:04 am

Doubtful, SE. We just scrapped my friends Kia Rio on the 2nd of August. He had to fly in from VN, and go to LTA with his old and new passports just to prove he originally PR as LTA couldn't process the logbook and other paperwork as he bought the car as a PR but gave up his PR 2 years ago because he was working in Surabaya on a three year contract and his wife was Indonesian and actually from the area of Tuban where the project was. All kinds of hoops to jump through and even LTA couldn't send the Road Tax renewal forms to my address although everything else here was sent to me from bank statements to various and sundry subscriptions, phone bills, even his condo Conversancy charges were sent to me but not LTA. (when he came to town and used the car I had to be on the lookout for a couple of weeks and periodically log into the LTA website to look for ERP fines and Parking fines as they would sent them to the condo which is rented out. Even his tax forms/bills were sent to me. But not LTA. So, I rather think the license, if you were stopped, would turn up invalid. I believe it's only valid lifetime of residency be it PR or SGC

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Re: License Conversion - Penalties for Allowing to lapse

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 7:35 am

I'm astonished LTA cares about residency but it's probably tied to some Singpass issue.
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Re: License Conversion - Penalties for Allowing to lapse

Postby bgd » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:03 am

But valid everywhere but Sg I would imagine. At least in places that recognize Sg licenses.

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Re: License Conversion - Penalties for Allowing to lapse

Postby x9200 » Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:36 am

IMHO it makes not too much sense for the PR's DL to lose its validity on the PR cancellation. Is the EP based DL invalidated if the EP is cancelled? If they wanted to invalidate it surely they could demand to return it or have it physically damaged.

LTA handles vehicle related things/offences so I see no reason why this should be related to a DL.

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Re: License Conversion - Penalties for Allowing to lapse

Postby DanielBrody » Mon, 12 Dec 2016 4:57 pm

Agreed with above poster

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