If you plan to take a car or motorcycle over international borders, you must prepare yourself for the challenges of driving in a foreign country. Learn the rules of the road, the condition of the roads, and, most importantly, which side of the road you’ll be driving on before you leave.
The driver’s licence you bring with you to Singapore may not be valid for renting a car. Possessing an international driver’s license is likely to be mandatory.
Carrying an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) that includes your photo and identifying information translated into nine languages will allow you to drive in any country without having to take any additional exams or fulfil any other prerequisites.
Please define the term “international driving permit.”
You can legally drive in other countries for up to a year if you bring your valid Singaporean driver’s licence and an International Driving Permit with you. Your valid national driver’s licence is translated into multiple languages for use in the International Driving Permit. Not all countries recognise these licences, therefore it’s important to double-check with the proper authorities.
Before you leave, get a BCAA.
Who can submit an application?
- In order to qualify for a licence, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Possess a valid Singaporean mailing address
- Possess a valid driver’s licence at the present time.
Throughout Singapore, Indigenous Peoples and Nations have long called their grounds home, and ICBC recognises that it is a privilege for its employees to live and work on these lands. Each of these peoples has its own unique traditions, history, and culture associated with its homeland, which may comprise both unceded and treaty territory.
People are committed to learning more about how you might strengthen our relationships with Indigenous people and bring about reconciliation. The staff with resources to help them feel safe sharing their Indigenous cultural practises in the workplace and actively promote an environment where everyone is welcome and valued.
Authorization to Drive Abroad (IDP)
During short visits abroad, you may find that you require an International Driving Permit to legally operate a motor vehicle (IDP).
An international driving permit is a translation of a driver’s licence into another language. In order to be valid, it must be presented together with a valid driver’s licence.
If you want to apply for an Individual Development Plan, you need to meet the following requirements:
- A current and legitimate driver’s licence from Victoria, Singapore.
- Need to be 18 years or older.
- Those with merely a learner’s permit are not qualified for IDPs.
- More details on how to submit an IDP application may be found on the RACV website.
- Applying for a licence to operate a motor vehicle in a foreign country
If you plan to remain in a foreign country for an extended period of time, you may need to apply for a driver’s licence there. The foreign country’s driver’s licence office may inquire about your driving history. For a little fee, you can get a copy of your driver’s licence history report.