Your Passport to Overseas Driving

If you're going overseas and plan to drive, having an International Driving Permit (IDP) can minimise inconvenience for drivers in countries where English is not commonly spoken.

Containing driving terms in various languages, the IDP eases communication with car rental companies and other authorities.

Foreigners who wish to convert their licence to a Singapore driving licence, please click here or call the Singapore Traffic Police at 6547 0000 for more information.

IDP fee: $20

IDP is useful in these situations in a foreign country

  • Car rental
  • Traffic violations
  • Traffic accidents
  • Motor insurance claims
  • Verify driver with photo identification

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IDP Conditions of Issue

  •           Singaporean applicants must present BOTH valid Singapore Driving Licence and NRIC.
  •           Foreigners must present BOTH valid Singapore Driving Licence and Employment Pass / FIN card with at least 6 months’ validity.
  •           The IDP cannot be issued to holders of foreign driving licences; it must be applied in the country where their driving licence was issued.
  •           The IDP must contain a photograph of the applicant; online applicant can submit a passport-sized photo in JPG format; walk-in applicants’ photo will be taken on-site at no charge. If you are applying on behalf of an applicant, a hardcopy photograph of the applicant is required.
  • Should your Singapore Driving Licence be defaced, or if the residency status in your Singapore Driving Licence is different from your NRIC, please contact Singapore Traffic Police for a replacement before applying for an IDP. You can still apply for an IDP with the acknolwedgement slip from Traffic Police. If you are required to go overseas before receiving your Singapore Driving Licence, please obtain an extract from Traffic Police. An extract fee is applicable.

IDP Validity

  • The IDP is valid for one (1) year from date of issue and is NOT RENEWABLE.
  • The IDP is valid in the territory of all the Contracting States of Convention on Road Traffic of 19 September 1949. Click here for a list of countries in which IDP is recognised.
  • Applicant's valid Singapore driving licence must accompany the IDP at all times when driving overseas.
  • The IDP issued is NOT VALID for use in Singapore or the IDP holder’s home country to which the IDP holder is transferring his residency.
  • The IDP is VOID when the IDP holder gives up his/her Singapore Citizenship or Singapore Permanent Residency, or does not have a valid Singapore Employment Pass / FIN card.
  • Signature of IDP holder is required on the line directly beneath the photograph.

Reminder: If you are going to a country for any reason other than leisure and intend to stay for a period longer than 3 months, please contact the respective Embassy or Consulate Office of the country of destination to obtain more information on driving licence requirements.

IDP Online Application

For quicker IDP processing, walk-in application is encouraged as IDP can be issued on the spot.

Documents required for online application of IDP is JPEG/PNG/PDF format of the following:

    • Singapore Driving License (front and back)
    • NRIC or FIN card (front and back)
    • Passport [Applicable for foreigners only] 
    • A recent colour passport-sized photo of applicant Your passport photograph must be:
      • Taken within the last 2 years
      • In colour, taken against plain white background without shadow
      • Sharp and clear image resolution
      • Full face is shown
      • Does not contain watermark

Note: Incomplete/incorrect document submission will be rejected and cause delay to application.

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IDP Walk-in Application

The following documents are required:
  • Applicant must bring along Singapore Driving Licence and NRIC / FIN card.
  • Applicant's picture will be taken on-site at no charge.
  • If you are applying on behalf of the applicant, a hardcopy of the applicant's passport sized photo, a copy of applicant’s Singapore Driving Licence and NRIC/FIN card are required.
  • IDP can be collected on-the-spot within 1 hour.
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AA @ 51 AMK

535 Kallang Bahru
#01-08, GB Point
Singapore 339351

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Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm (last submission at 5.15pm)
Sat: 8.30am to 1pm  (last submission at 12.45pm)
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#02-02, 51@AMK
Singapore 569922

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Mon to Sun: 10am to 10pm (last submission at 9.45pm)