How do I convert my foreign driving licence to a Singapore driving licence?

Modified on Tue, Apr 9 at 2:00 PM

Motorists who wish to convert their Foreign Driving Licence to a Singapore Driving Licence must register and pass the Traffic Police Basic Theory Test (BTT) before submitting their application to the Traffic Police.

You may register online via our Student Portal or visit our Service Centre on Monday to Friday at 11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm. Click here for registration fees. Do note that if you've passed BTT before, you are not required to re-sit for it to convert your license.

You must submit your application through Traffic Police FormSG. You will receive an auto-reply acknowledgement in your email upon submission. Traffic Police will verify your eligibility for the conversion before informing you of the outcome via email within 6 weeks. Only successful applicants will receive an appointment slot to provide their original documents for verification and to complete the application process at the Traffic Police Headquarters. Walk-in will not be entertained.

Please bring the following (originals and photocopies) documents :

1. Singaporean / New Citizen     

  • Passport 
  • NRIC
  • Citizen Certificate (New Citizen)
  • Renunciation Certificate (New Citizen)
  • Entry Permit (New Citizen)
  • A valid qualified foreign driving licence** (smartcard or photocard)     

2. Permanent Resident     

  • Passport 
  • NRIC
  • Entry & Re-Entry Permits
  • A valid qualified foreign driving licence** (smartcard or photocard) 

3. Other Pass Holder 

  • Passport (with first entry date stamp) 
  • SG Arrival Card (Indicating entry date during the first issuance of the Foreign Identification Number M series) 
  • A valid Work or Employment or Other Passes (ICA/MOM) 
  • A valid qualified foreign driving licence** (smartcard or photocard)
  • Employment history from MOM for work pass/permit (WP) holder past and present  

** If your driving licence was expired or did not come with an issuance date, you must provide other supporting documents. 

For more information on Foreign Licence Conversion, please refer to Traffic Police Website>eServices>Driving Licence>Application to convert Foreign Driving Licence to Singapore Driving Licence (refer to screenshot below).

To change FIN to NRIC number, you must update Traffic Police and our Centre before your test. Otherwise, you will be disqualified from taking your BTT.

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