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Online application for driving licences to replace over-the-counter service from Oct 1

SINGAPORE — Applying for a new or replacement driving licence just got easier. From next month, Singaporeans and permanent residents will no longer need to head to the Traffic Police (TP) headquarters or driving centres to do so with the launch of online applications.

SINGAPORE — Applying for a new or replacement driving licence just got easier. From next month, Singaporeans and permanent residents will no longer need to head to the Traffic Police (TP) headquarters or driving centres to do so with the launch of online applications.

From Oct 1, those who have passed their driving test, including foreigners who have valid work, student or long-term visit passes, can log in to the Singapore Police Force e-services portal at http://www.police.gov.sg/e-services or the Police@SG mobile application to apply for their driving licences.

They will need to sign in with their SingPass, the national password system that gives access to government e-services. Foreigners who do not have a SingPass account can use their Foreign Identification Number.  

With the launch of online applications, over-the-counter applications will not be accepted, though those who do not have Internet access or do not know how to apply online can still head to self-service terminals at the TP headquarters and driving centres, where there will be staff members to help them with submitting their applications.

The authorities also said that in-person application for driving licences will still be necessary in certain cases:

  • Foreigners who wish to replace their lost, damaged or defaced licences will need to head to the TP headquarters, as the TP needs to verify that the applicant holds a valid student pass, long-term visit pass or work pass at the point of replacement.

  • Those who wish to convert their foreign driving licence to a Singapore licence need to do so at the TP service counter in any of the driving centres, to verify that the applicant holds a valid foreign driving licence.

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