CAR HIRE - UK LICENSE

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CAR HIRE - UK LICENSE

Post by martincymru » Tue, 29 Aug 2017 8:26 am

Is following statement correct?

"As an EP holder, you have to obtain/hold Singapore driving license to drive in S’pore".

Note I have clean UK driving license.

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Post by martincymru » Tue, 29 Aug 2017 8:27 am

note context: Hire car

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Post by bgd » Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:33 am

No direct experience with hire companies.

The licence requirement is to convert within 1 year of arrival. Logically, as it's legal to drive in Sg in that first year, hire companies shouldn't have a restriction.

But this is Sg, pay to check with the companies concerned.

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 29 Aug 2017 5:31 pm

martincymru wrote:Is following statement correct?

"As an EP holder, you have to obtain/hold Singapore driving license to drive in S’pore".

Note I have clean UK driving license.
If you are a resident (EP, PR, LTVP etc) your original driving license is valid for driving locally for 1y. Later you can not use it so I don't think you will manage to rent a car. Driving without a valid DL would likely void the insurance.

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Post by martincymru » Wed, 30 Aug 2017 8:26 am

Update (from OP).

Facts (say):
End EP 31 Aug 2017.
Leave Sg 12 Sept. return on Tourist visa 20th Sept.

21 Sept hire a car (with passport, Tourist visa credentials, for 3 months).

Is this workable in the short term?

(I am in fact starting new job 26 sept).

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 30 Aug 2017 8:45 am

martincymru wrote:Update (from OP).

Facts (say):
End EP 31 Aug 2017.
Leave Sg 12 Sept. return on Tourist visa 20th Sept.

21 Sept hire a car (with passport, Tourist visa credentials, for 3 months).

Is this workable in the short term?

(I am in fact starting new job 26 sept).
It seems ok, but I would still give a call to the traffic police just to be sure.

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Post by jesskoh » Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:55 am

Their number is +656547 0000


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Re: CAR HIRE - UK LICENSE

Post by jagermeister » Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:29 pm

S’pore cfm need S’pore approved driving licence friend, no need to ask
thanks wind, you totally raped my hair

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