If you are holding a foreign driving license, you may be required to convert the driving license to a Singapore license to drive legally in Singapore.
Of course, there are some exceptions.
This driving in Singapore guide explains who can (and who cannot) use a foreign driving license to drive in Singapore and the requirements and procedures for converting a foreign driving license to a Singapore driving license.
Who can use a foreign driving license to drive in Singapore?
Although cars are exceptionally expensive in Singapore, many people are willing to pay the price for convenience.
Generally speaking, you need a Singapore driving license to drive in Singapore. All Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents MUST have a valid Singapore driving license to drive in Singapore.
But as an internationalized city-state, Singapore does allow a certain group of foreign drivers to use their valid foreign driving licenses to drive in Singapore. For example,
- Foreign visitors, social visitor pass (SVP) holders, and short-term pass holders can use a valid foreign driving license to drive in Singapore.
- Holders of long-term passes including Student Pass (STP), Employment Pass (EP), long-term visit pass (LTVP) and Dependent's Aass (DP) can use their foreign driving licenses to drive in Singapore for up to 12 months. The 12-month period is calculated from the date of your last entry into Singapore (before getting the pass), NOT from the date of issuance of the Pass.
- Holders of Work Permit (WP) and S-Pass who are employed as a driver (or driving is part of the job) can use their foreign driving licenses to drive in Singapore for up to 6 months. This 6-month period is calculated from the date of issuance of the pass.
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