Check the upcoming bidding exercises and the hours to submit your bid online:
Main bidding exercise
When a new VRN series (with numbers from 1 to 9999) is launched, it will be announced online and via fax to motor dealers. The exercise starts on a Friday and ends the following Wednesday. You can submit your bid online during the following hours:
- 1.00 am, Friday to 4.30 pm, Wednesday
- Available all day during this period except midnight to 1.00 am daily
Weekly bidding exercise
You can bid for the remaining VRNs left over from the main bidding exercise. The exercise starts on a Friday and ends the following Monday.
You can submit your bid online during the following hours:
- 1.00 am, Friday to 4.30 pm, Monday
- Available all day during this period except midnight to 1.00 am
Submit your bid online
Step 3: Check your bid results
LTA will notify you of your bidding results via email using the address you submitted. You can also check your results online.
Results for the main bidding exercise are announced on the following Wednesday at 12pm, 1 week after the bidding exercise closes, unless otherwise stated by LTA.
Results for the weekly bidding exercise are announced on the Wednesday at 12pm the same week the bidding exercise closes, unless otherwise stated by LTA.
Step 4: Using your VRN
The VRN is valid for 1 year, starting from 12pm on the day after the bidding results are announced. You cannot transfer the VRN. The VRN cannot be cancelled and the bid will not be refunded as well. There are 2 ways to use the VRN:
- Ask the motor dealer to use the VRN immediately when you register a new vehicle.
- Replace the VRN on your existing vehicle any time within a year at LTA Customer Service Centre, (10 Sin Ming Drive, Level 1), anytime from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.
Please bring the following:
- Completed application form (R06)
- Confirmation email for the VRN you won the bid for
- Replacement fee of $321 to replace the VRN
Once you have replaced the VRN, you must change the number plates within 3 calendar days.
If the VRN is still unused by the expiry date, the VRN will be reassigned back to LTA.
You can apply for a 6-month extension of the unused VRN before the expiry date. It will cost $1,000 plus an administration fee of $32.10 for each 6-month extension.
To apply for an extension, visit the LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701.
If your bid is unsuccessful
Your bid amount will be refunded if it is unsuccessful.
Bid submitted using eNETS Debit
If you paid by eNETS Debit, you will receive your refund through the Interbank GIRO account you indicated in your bid submission. If the transaction fails, you will receive a cheque by post.
Bid submitted using Cashier’s Order
If you paid by Cashier's Order, your bid envelope containing your Cashier’s Order will be returned to you according to your preference stated in your online submission.
You can opt to receive the refund by mail or collect it at the LTA Customer Service Centre.
- Receive refund by mail
LTA mails out the bid envelopes of unsuccessful bids containing the refund the day the bidding results are released. LTA is not liable for any damage to or the loss of the returned envelope via post.
- Collect refund at LTA Customer Service Centre
The bid envelopes of unsuccessful bids containing the refund can be collected at the LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701 from the day the bidding results are released. You would have earlier indicated the person collecting the bid envelope when you submitted your bid online.
If the bidding exercise is over for more than 2 months, you must make an appointment to collect the bid envelope. Call 1800-2255-582 to make an appointment.