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Foreign Driving Licence Conversion


This service is for applicants who possess a Foreign Driving Licence and do not possess a valid Singapore Qualified Driving Licence.

Foreigners holding a valid foreign driving licence residing in Singapore for a period not exceeding 12 months are not required to convert their Foreign Driving Licence to a Singapore Driving Licence to drive in Singapore, unless you become:

  1. a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore; or
  2. a work pass driver
A new citizen or permanent resident of Singapore and a work pass driver is only allowed to use his/her foreign driving licence in Singapore for 3 months and 6 months respectively.

New Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who had previously obtained a Singapore driving licence using a Foreign Identification Number (FIN), are to update their new status in their Singapore driving licence through a replacement application, using their Singapore identify number (NRIC).

Please note that all Work Permit & S Pass Holders:
  • Will be granted a Class 3C/3CA licence upon successful conversion; and
  • Will need to pass a practical driving test, on top of the Basic Theory Test (BTT), if you intend to drive light goods vehicles in Singapore.


This section applies to Singapore Citizens and non-Singapore Citizens (Singapore Permanent Residents & Foreign Nationals).

The criteria for the conversion of a valid foreign driving licence are:

  • Pass the Basic Theory Test (BTT) in Singapore; and
  • Possess a valid foreign driving licence.
  • Has supporting documents (both originals and photocopies) required for the application assessment, identification of the applicant, confirmation of valid driving licence and residency in country where the driving licence was issued.
Traffic Police reserves the right to request for additional supporting documents, where required. Please click on the link below to view the detailed list of required supporting documents.


All applicants of foreign driving licence conversion are required to submit their applications online.

Scan or click the QR code for the FormSG

Only applicants whose documents are in order and have met the eligibility criteria will be given an appointment date. The applicants are to bring the original and photocopies of the documents to TP during the appointment for verification and make payment for the driving licence to complete the conversion process. The waiting time between submission of application and finalising the conversion process is at least 6 weeks.

Estimated time to complete: 15 mins