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Conversion of Foreign Driving Licenses in Singapore

Conversion of Foreign Driving Licenses in Singapore can be done easily for Class 3 and below vehicles. A foreigner above 18 years of age and holding a Work Pass/Dependent Pass/Student Pass may drive in Singapore with a valid class 3, 3A or 2B foreign licence, for a period of not more than 12 months. Do note that a Singapore driving licence is required after 12 months, foreigners who intend to stay and drive in Singapore for a longer period should consider converting their licenses.

Social Visits

Those on short term social visit may drive with their foreign licence for up to 12 months each time they enter into Singapore. For licence not written in English language, an International Driving Permit or an official translation in English language is required.

Work Permit Holders

Please note that Work Permit holder is not allowed to drive in the course of work on public roads unless the occupation stated in the Work Permit shows he is employed as a driver or his job scope requires him to drive from one place to another.

For more information on Work Permit restrictions and regulations, you can download or read the report here, or call MOM at (+65) 6438-5122.

Converting Your Foreign License

You can only convert your foreign license for class 2B and class 3 driving licenses. Learner driving license are not eligible for conversion. Class 4 and 5 licenses required individuals to undergo training and take pratical tests before obtaining a Singapore driving license. No direct conversion for class 4/5 either.

In order to convert your license, you need to pass the Basic Theory Test (BTT). For booking of the BTT, you can apply at 3 driving schools

Woodlands Driving Test Centre
Bukit Batok Driving Test Centre
Kampong Ubi Test Centre

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