You can apply online for Singapore driving licences from 1 Oct

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Prospective drivers and riders who have passed their practical driving tests in Singapore can apply online for their driving licences of any class from Monday (1 October).

They can either visit the Singapore Police Force e-services portal at www.police.gov.sg/e-services or use the Police@SG mobile application using their SingPass account. Foreigners who do not have a SingPass account can apply using their Foreign Identification Number. 

With this introduction of online application for Singapore Qualified Driving Licences (QDLs), eligible applicants no longer need to travel to the Traffic Police Headquarters or driving centres to submit their applications.

Singapore citizens and permanent residents can also go online from Monday to apply for replacement of lost, damaged or defaced QDLs. However, foreigners who wish to apply for replacement licences will continue to do so at the Traffic Police Headquarters, for verification of valid student pass, long-term visit pass or work pass.

Successful online applicants will receive their licences through registered mail within seven working days. 

With the introduction of online application, the traffic police will no longer accept over-the-counter application for new or replacement licences. Self-service terminals will be available at all driving centres and the Traffic Police Headquarters to facilitate the applications.

For more information, visit the Singapore Police Force’s website at www.police.gov.sg.

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