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Postby zjules » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 12:11 pm

Hi, does anyone know... If i 'convert' my UK driving license to a sing license, do i actually have to give up the UK license or can i keep both?

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Postby rob w » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 1:16 pm

you keep both.
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Postby zjules » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 4:49 pm

Excellent, thanks. I was just concerned as i was looking at a UK website about converting the other way (Sing to UK license) and they say you will need to surrender your foreign license, which will be sent back to your issuing country...

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Postby rob w » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 5:11 pm

thats what happened when I converted to a Canadian one but here is much simpler.
can also change your motorcycle license at the same time.
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Postby audiojunky » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 6:00 pm

Hi - how does one convert an international license to a Singapore license? Do I need to take the basic theory test or the advanced theory test? Thanks!!

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Postby DimWit Kid » Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:21 am

Basic test. You have to register for that at any traffic police station..

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 18 Oct 2007 7:20 am

DimWit Kid wrote:Basic test. You have to register for that at any traffic police station..


Make that DRIVING CENTER... like Bukit Batok Drivng Center. You can do it online.

What do you mean "international license"? If from another approved country, then no problem. If one of those pieces of paper you pick up somewhere it won't work.

Must do the conversion within 12 months of your date of arrival.

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Postby sillingw » Thu, 18 Oct 2007 11:19 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
DimWit Kid wrote:Basic test. You have to register for that at any traffic police station..


Make that DRIVING CENTER... like Bukit Batok Drivng Center. You can do it online.

What do you mean "international license"? If from another approved country, then no problem. If one of those pieces of paper you pick up somewhere it won't work.

Must do the conversion within 12 months of your date of arrival.


I think Strong Eagle means that you can register for the Basic Theory test on-line, I don't think you can take it on line, that has to be done in person.

You do have to take the basic theory test within 12 months of arriving here.

They will need to see your UK drivers licence, but will return it to you and you get to keep it (I still have mine)

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Postby Superglide » Thu, 18 Oct 2007 1:02 pm

Although it indeed says so, don't worry about the fact, you should convert the license within 12 months after arrival.

I did it way later, lazy as I was, but no problem at all.
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i am driving on international liscense in singpaore

Postby Xsmrt » Sat, 20 Oct 2007 12:49 pm

i ve been driving a leased car using my international liscense for the last 2 months..i am new to singapore...anyway ppl here told me that i cant apply for a sing liscense unless i drive for a year using my international liscense...the info sounds weird..anybody can help on this??

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Re: i am driving on international liscense in singpaore

Postby rob w » Sat, 20 Oct 2007 3:02 pm

Xsmrt wrote:i ve been driving a leased car using my international liscense for the last 2 months..i am new to singapore...anyway ppl here told me that i cant apply for a sing liscense unless i drive for a year using my international liscense...the info sounds weird..anybody can help on this??


the rules are you must change over your driving licence with in 12months of arriving in singapore.
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Postby louy » Sat, 22 Nov 2008 9:36 pm

Is it easy to pass the basic test. Does one have to revise for it ??

I am rubbish at driving and rubbish at test.

I have only just arrived in SG. Think its wise to convert whilst I can - altho I have no plans to drive here yet.

Are there any drawbacks of converting

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Postby micknlea » Sat, 22 Nov 2008 9:46 pm

Louy just stick to the MRT, buses and taxis then, at least for a while. :wink:
We don't need any more rubbish drivers here. :P
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:58 pm

I second that emotion! :P

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Postby louy » Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:25 am

thanks for the advice.


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