Getting a driving licence for motorcars (Class 3, 3A, 3C, 3CA)

Updated: 06 Oct 2015
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If you are interested in driving a motorcar in Singapore, note that there are now 4 types of driving licences: Class 3, Class 3A, Class 3C and Class 3CA. How and how quickly you can be granted a licence is determined by which type you are applying for.

Motorcar driving licences at a glance

You must be at least 18 years old before you can drive in Singapore. Your citizenship and employment status may further determine which driving licence you are eligible for.

Here’s an overview of the 4 types of licences for motorcars:
  Class 3  Class 3A  Class 3C  Class 3CA 
Eligibility 
  • Work Permit holders
  • S-Pass holders
  • Must have a valid foreign driving licence (or an existing Class 3 or 3A licence obtained before 1 Jun 2015)
 
  • Singaporeans
  • Permanent Residents
  • Employment Pass holders
  • Existing Class 3C or Class 3CA licence holder
 


N.A.
Good for  
  • Motorcars
  • Light goods vehicles
  • Small buses
  • Minivans



 Motorcars
Permissible unladen weight  Motorcars up to 3,000 kg built to carry 7 or less passengers plus 1 driver
 Motor tractors & vehicles up to 2,500 kg  N.A.
Transmission system  
  • Manual
  • Automatic
 
Automatic only
 
  • Manual
  • Automatic 

 Automatic only
Consideration  Requirement for application for a Class 4 or 4A licence
 N.A.
 Requirement for application for a Class 3, Class 4 or 4A licence  
N.A.

Note

Process

Process for obtaining a Class 3 or 3A licence

How to sign up for driving theory tests (basic/final)

You can book the basic and final driving theory tests at any of these driving schools:

Note that you must pass the Basic Theory Test before you can obtain a Provisional Driving Licence as well as take the Final Theory Test.

How to sign up for the practical driving test

After completing your driving lessons, you must pass the Traffic Police’s Practical Driving Test to obtain your driving licence. You can sign up for the test at any of these driving schools:

How to collect your driving licence

Once you pass the Practical Driving Test, you can apply for a driving licence at the Traffic Police Counter of any driving school. You must provide:

    • A matt finish passport-sized colour photograph of yourself against a white background
    • $50

The driving licence will be mailed to you by registered post. You are allowed to drive in Singapore while waiting for your driving licence to be delivered.

How to replace your driving licence

You need to replace your driving licence if you have:

  • Misplaced or lost it
  • Damaged it to the extent where information or the photo cannot be read
  • Changed from a foreign to Singaporean ID
  • Changed your name or other personal particulars printed thereon

Replacement of driving licence has to be done in person at the Traffic Police, Singapore Police Force (10 Ubi Ave 3, Singapore 408865). Please bring along:

  • Your NRIC/Passport/Work pass/Residence pass
  • A matt finish passport-sized colour photograph of yourself against a white background
  • $25

Note

  • Any update of residential address need only be done through the Immigration and Customs Authority (ICA). 
  • A Police Report is required for 3rd & subsequent replacement.

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