What Do I Need To Lease A Car?

These are the basic requirements:

  • At least 23 years old
  • Passport / NRIC
  • Valid credit card
  • Valid driving licence with minimum one-year driving experience (see below)

For expats, your length of stay in Singapore and language of driving license will determine if you need to convert your driving license:

Short stay (less than 12 months): If your driving license is in English, most countries’ licenses are ¬†acceptable. For non-English license, an International Driving Permit or a translation done by the government body of your home country’s non-English-language passports and driving license are required.

Long Stay (more than 12 months): Required to convert foreign licence to Singapore licence

Permanent Residents: Must convert foreign driving licences within three months of obtaining citizenship or PR status.

How Do I Convert My Driving License In Singapore?

Source: Singapore Police Force, 2018

Singapore Driving LicenceStep 1: Pass The Basic Theory Test
To convert your foreign licence to a Singapore driving licence, you must pass the BTT test. Overseas theory test results are not admissible for consideration.

To book a BTT test, please visit any of the three driving centres:

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815 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5
Singapore 659085

Tel: 6561 1233


205 Ubi Avenue 4
Singapore 408805

Tel: 6841 8900


2 Woodlands Industrial Park E4
Singapore 757387

Tel: 6482 6060


Step 2: Apply for Conversion
You must apply for conversion at the Traffic Police Test Centre counter located in the driving centres (stated above) in person. Use this checklist to make sure you have brought all necessary documents:
  • Original and a photocopy of your passport and NRIC/entry permit/employment pass/dependent pass/social visit pass/work permit
  • Original and a photocopy of a valid foreign driving licence
  • One recent matte passport-sized colour photograph of you with a white background, eyes looking straight, and both ears and eyebrows visible in the photograph. There should be no headgear worn unless normally worn for religious purposes, and glasses worn should not be tinted
  • Processing fee of $50 (payment by CashCard and NETS only)
  • If your foreign driving licence is not in English, you must have International driving permit (Click here to apply) or an official translation of your driving licence in English obtained from the relevant Embassy, High Commission, or any Singapore registered translation companies. Translation is not required for licences issued by Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia
  • If your foreign driving licence does not have the 1st date of issue, you are required to obtain an extract of driving licence record from the Licensing Authority
  • Foreign driving licence must be obtained prior to the issuance of your Work Pass/Dependant Pass/Student Pass, etc.

You must show documentary proof that you have studied or worked in a foreign country for 1 year or more, e.g. education transcripts or tax returns documents. You must also have stayed in that foreign country for a total period of at least 6 months within a period of 12 months. If you hold a foreign driving licence that expired with your foreign visa, you must obtain a written extract from the foreign licence-issuing authority. The extract should show the following:
  • Your driving test passing date;
  • Date of issue of your foreign driving licence;
  • Class of licence attained; and
  • Your driving record.

You must register for the BTT test within 3 months of returning to Singapore.

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For Malaysian Licence Holders
You must present an extract from Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia (JPJ), which shows your driving record and licence information. The extract cannot be more than 6 months old.