All vehicles in Singapore must be registered with LTA. You can import your own vehicle from overseas and register it for use on Singapore roads.
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Understanding Vehicle Importation
You can import a vehicle into Singapore but you must register it before using it on the road.
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You can import and register a brand new or used vehicle.
Follow the guide to import and register a/an:
You will also need to pay the customs excise duty to import and register a car and motorcycle or scooter.
You can import a brand new or used vehicle into Singapore. After importing a vehicle, you must register it before you can use it on the roads.
Importing a vehicle
Before you import a vehicle, you must ensure that your vehicle meets the registration and technical requirements specific to the type of vehicle you are importing.
When importing a vehicle, you have to pay Singapore Customs 7% GST that is calculated based on the total cost of importing the vehicle. The total cost of importing the vehicle includes the cost of the vehicle, insurance and freight, as well as any duties that have to be paid.
You can import a brand new car directly from the manufacturer or from a country with higher or equivalent safety and exhaust emission standards as Singapore. You can also import a used car that is less than 3 years of age, and also classic or vintage cars.
When importing the car, you will have to pay an excise duty to Singapore Customs, calculated based on 20% of the Open Market Value (OMV) of the car.