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Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence

Postby Audi » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:10 pm

Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence
If you 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 required.

If you 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.

To 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 driving licence

the foreign driving licence at the time of application for conversion must have been issued for a period of six months or more

for PRs, the driving licence was obtained before the applicant became a PR.

Your 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 $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 the passport

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 English

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.



How can I obtain an official translation of my foreign driving licence?
Can I convert my Driving Licence from automatic transmission vehicle to Singapore Driving Licence?
Can I convert my Driving Licence from Motorcycle above 201cc and Heavy Vehicle to Singapore Driving Licence?
Can I convert a foreign Driving Licence to a Singapore Driving Licence if my Singapore Driving Licence has been disqualified, revocated, suspended?
Can I convert my expired foreign Driving Licence to a Singapore Driving Licence?
What is the validity of an International Driving Permit?
Where can I apply for an International Driving Permit?

audi

Re: Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence

Postby audi » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:14 pm

Audi wrote:Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence

How can I obtain an official translation of my foreign driving licence?
Can I convert my Driving Licence from automatic transmission vehicle to Singapore Driving Licence?
Can I convert my Driving Licence from Motorcycle above 201cc and Heavy Vehicle to Singapore Driving Licence?
Can I convert a foreign Driving Licence to a Singapore Driving Licence if my Singapore Driving Licence has been disqualified, revocated, suspended?
Can I convert my expired foreign Driving Licence to a Singapore Driving Licence?
What is the validity of an International Driving Permit?
Where can I apply for an International Driving Permit?

http://driving-in-singapore.spf.gov.sg/ ... ary14.html

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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:22 pm

I think you have already given answers to some of your questions...

Anyway:

How can I obtain an official translation of my foreign driving licence?

Translation must be done by an official translator. You can enquire from your embassy.

Can I convert my Driving Licence from automatic transmission vehicle to Singapore Driving Licence?

Yes why not. Most of the cars here are automatic anyway.

Can I convert my Driving Licence from Motorcycle above 201cc and Heavy Vehicle to Singapore Driving Licence?

Yes sure. For motorbikes, SE will know much more than I do.
:wink:

Can I convert a foreign Driving Licence to a Singapore Driving Licence if my Singapore Driving Licence has been disqualified, revocated, suspended?

You know the answer I guess...

Can I convert my expired foreign Driving Licence to a Singapore Driving Licence?

As you wrote above: A valid Qualified Foreign Driving Licence is required...

What is the validity of an International Driving Permit?

You can use it here, but not more than 12 months, see your post...

Where can I apply for an International Driving Permit?

In your country of origin, or may be at your embassy.

Gosh, I still wonder why you asked all this... and why I took time to answer! :???:
La vie est trop courte, profitons de chaque instant


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