Problem in license conversion

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Problem in license conversion

Post by angry scientist » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 1:04 pm

I have a valid drivers license from India since 2001 and now trying to convert to Singapore license. Passed the basic theory test recently, however the person at the counter denied me conversion when approached. She asked me to go for advanced theory and practical exams in SG, which is a waste of money and time. The Indian license is valid, easy to be verified online and I even have an international driving permit to prove that my original license is legitimate. Any suggestions as to how to proceed ?

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Re: Problem in license conversion

Post by the lynx » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 1:10 pm

angry scientist wrote:I have a valid drivers license from India since 2001 and now trying to convert to Singapore license. Passed the basic theory test recently, however the person at the counter denied me conversion when approached. She asked me to go for advanced theory and practical exams in SG, which is a waste of money and time. The Indian license is valid, easy to be verified online and I even have an international driving permit to prove that my original license is legitimate. Any suggestions as to how to proceed ?
That's weird.

IIRC, there is nothing mentioned about Indian nationals with valid driving license need to take the full tests. I hope that person behind the counter made a mistake. Have you tried confirming with SPF or LTA or even the driving centre over the phone?

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Post by angry scientist » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 1:14 pm

They said that the bar code is not getting recognized....The fact remains that it will take anyone with an internet access about 1 min to verify online- only require the license number and DOB of the individual.

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Post by nutnut » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 2:05 pm

Having seen the driving in India, I can understand it!

However, do remember that the tellers in these places have processes, if you don't fit in the process then they have a catch all.
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Post by angry scientist » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 2:13 pm

Totally agree on your comment, I am not proud of the driving skills that many of my fellow countrymen have....My case it bit different though, as I also held valid licenses in the US & Europe during my several years of stay there..just that they are now expired :)

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Post by nutnut » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 4:13 pm

Fair enough! I am sure your driving is of better quality than your fellow countrymen, to be honest, it's a bit cheeky if they are smiting your driving ability, the Singaporeans are hardly the best drivers in the world!

This leads to my follow up question.... Why on earth would you want to drive in Singapore!?
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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 4:56 pm

angry scientist wrote:Totally agree on your comment, I am not proud of the driving skills that many of my fellow countrymen have....
I feel most drivers in India have vastly superior driving skills to those in Singapore. See, the Indian drivers there are acutely aware of what they're doing and the crazy shit they're pulling. Drivers in Singapore are blur and have no concept or awareness of anything happening around them, and drive like that.

edit: fixed typo
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 5:10 pm

^^^^^

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 5:18 pm

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while()
{
    printf("+1");
}

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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:13 am

nakatago wrote:

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while()
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    printf("+1");
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:shock: :shock:

+1 !!!!!!!

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Post by Mi Amigo » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:59 am

As a cyclist I can only concur 10^99 %
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Post by nutnut » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:30 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
angry scientist wrote:Totally agree on your comment, I am not proud of the driving skills that many of my fellow countrymen have....
I feel most drivers in India have vastly superior driving skills to those in Singapore. See, the Indian drivers there are acutely aware of what they're doing and the crazy shit they're pulling. Drivers in Singapore are blur and have no concept or awareness of anything happening around them, and drive like that.

edit: fixed typo
That's fair comment, however, they still don't drive safely.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 2:26 pm

I'd have to agree, but then again, guys driving around in a circle and 330km/hr isn't driving safely either. But we pay to watch them do it! ;-)
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Re: Problem in license conversion

Post by FaeLLe » Tue, 13 Nov 2012 2:06 am

If you went to Comfort Delgro in McPherson try goto the center in Woodlands.
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angry scientist wrote:I have a valid drivers license from India since 2001 and now trying to convert to Singapore license. Passed the basic theory test recently, however the person at the counter denied me conversion when approached. She asked me to go for advanced theory and practical exams in SG, which is a waste of money and time. The Indian license is valid, easy to be verified online and I even have an international driving permit to prove that my original license is legitimate. Any suggestions as to how to proceed ?

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Post by shanky » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 5:05 pm

Well that's a new one.. Did you check with them if ur license is of the latest format? For eg many states in India have now upgraded to the smart card format, so if ur from one of those states u might have to covert the Indian license to the smart card one first.

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