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RETAIN VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER
A vehicle owner can apply to retain the vehicle registration number of his/her vehicle before the vehicle is de-registered. All outstanding fees/taxes/charges (if any) must be settled first.

A retained number is non-transferable. The vehicle owner can use the retained number to:

(a) Register a new vehicle in his/her name at $100; or

(b) Replace the registration number on an existing vehicle registered in his/her name at $1,300.

Once a vehicle registration number is retained, it cannot be cancelled and any fee paid is non-refundable. The retained number is valid for 12 months from the date of approval of the retention application.
Fees To Retain and Use A Vehicle Registration Number
 

The fees payable are as follows:

(a) $100 if it is to be retained from a vehicle that is to be de-registered immediately. If the retained number is subsequently used to replace the registration number on an existing vehicle registered in the owner's name, an additional fee of $1,200 will be payable.

(b) $1,300 if it is to be retained from an existing vehicle. If the retained number is subsequently used to register a new vehicle in the owner's name, $1,200 will be refunded to the owner.
Channels To Retain A Vehicle Registration Number
 

Vehicle owners can apply to retain their vehicle registration numbers of their vehicles via the following channels. For vehicles registered under the Off-Peak / Revised Off-Peak / Weekend / Revised Vintage / Vintage (Restricted) / Classic Vehicle schemes, please also refer to the section on
Retain The Vehicle Registration Numbers Of Vehicles Registered Under The Off-Peak / Revised Off-Peak / Weekend / Revised Vintage / Vintage (Restricted) / Classic Vehicle Schemes

(a) eServices@ONE.MOTORING

A vehicle owner can login to his/her
eServices@ONE.MOTORING account to retain the vehicle registration numbers of his/her existing vehicle.

The fee payable is $1,300.

(b) Electronic Service Agents (ESAs) providing registration of new vehicle services

A vehicle owner may apply to retain the vehicle registration number of his/her existing vehicle for use on his/her new vehicle to be registered at his/her motor dealer's premises.

Please click
here for Form R03 "Application to Assign / Retain A Vehicle Registration Number".

The fee payable is $100 and the retained vehicle registration number must be used within
14 calender days. Otherwise, the usage validity period of the retained vehicle registration number will be extended to 12 months with payment of an additional fee of $1,200.

(c) LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive

A vehicle owner may apply at LTA
Customer Service Centre (10 Sin Ming Drive, Level 1) anytime from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

(i) Retain a vehicle registration number from his/her registered vehicle (i.e. without de-registering the vehicle):

The retention fee is $1,300.

If the retained vehicle registration number is used to register a new vehicle within the usage validity period, $1,200 will be refunded to the vehicle owner.

Please complete and submit the required documents and relevant fee listed in the
Checklist to Retain A Vehicle Registration Number Of An Existing Vehicle.

(ii) Retain a vehicle registration number from his/her vehicle that is to be de-registered immediately:

The retention fee is $100.

If the retained vehicle registration number is used to replace the number on an existing vehicle within the usage validity period, the vehicle owner would need to top up an additional fee of $1,200.

Please complete and submit the required documents and relevant fee listed in the
Checklist to Retain A Vehicle Registration Number From A Vehicle That Is To Be De-registered.

Assign A New Vehicle Registration Number To The Existing Vehicle At The Application To Retain The Vehicle Registration Number
 

At application to retain the vehicle registration number, the vehicle owner may choose to use a system generated number, a bid number, or another retained vehicle registration number registered in his/her name to replace the number on the existing vehicle (i.e. from which the vehicle registration number is to be retained):

(a) System generated number - No additional fee payable;

(b) Bid number - No additional fee payable;

(c) Another retained vehicle registration number where owner had paid $1,300 previously to retain the number - No additional fee payable; or

(d) Another retained vehicle registration number where owner had paid $100 previously to retain the number - An additional fee of $1,200 is payable.

Change The Number Plates Of The Existing Vehicle
 

Upon the successful retention of the vehicle registration number, the vehicle owner is required to change the physical number plates on the existing vehicle to display the newly assigned vehicle registration number within 3 calendar days.

For vehicles registered under the Off-Peak / Revised Off-Peak / Weekend / Revised Vintage / Vintage (Restricted) / Classic Vehicles Schemes, the vehicle owner must seal the new vehicle number plates at any of the LTA-authorised inspection centres within these 3 calendar days. The vehicle owner should also inform his/her insurance company on the change of vehicle registration number for amendment of the insurance certificate.

It is an offence to keep or use the vehicle without displaying the correct vehicle registration number assigned to the vehicle, and/or fail to seal the vehicle number plates (if applicable) by the stipulated deadline. The penalty in the case of a first offence is a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, and in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months.
Display The New Road Tax Disc
 

Upon the successful retention of the vehicle registration number, LTA will issue the vehicle owner a notification letter and a new Road Tax disc bearing the newly assigned vehicle registration number for the existing vehicle. The new Road Tax disc must be displayed on the vehicle windscreen within 5 working days.

Extension Of The Usage Validity Period Of A Retained Vehicle Registration Number
 

A retained vehicle registration number is valid for use for 12 months from the date of approval of the application. If the retained vehicle registration number is not used within its usage validity period, it will lapse. Thereafter, the vehicle owner will no longer be able to use the retained vehicle registration number.

If the retained vehicle registration number cannot be utilised by the expiry date, the vehicle owner may apply to LTA (before the expiry date) and pay a non refundable extension fee of $1,000 and an administrative fee of $20 (subject to GST), to extend the usage validity period of the retained vehicle registration number. Each extension is for a 6-month period. There is no refund of the extension fee and pro-ration of the extension period or fee.

Retain The Vehicle Registration Numbers Of Vehicles Registered Under The Off-Peak / Revised Off-Peak / Weekend / Revised Vintage / Vintage (Restricted) / Classic Vehicle Schemes
 

Before applying to retain their vehicle registration numbers, owners of vehicles registered under these schemes must send their vehicles to any of the LTA-authorised inspection centres to confirm that the number plate seals are intact. The seal inspection result is valid for
7 calendar days and the application to retain the vehicle registration number must be completed within these 7 calendar days. Application for vehicle registration number retention will not be allowed if there is no valid seal inspection pass record for the vehicle that is issued within the last 7 calendar days.

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