One Motoring
  Login

Cars, motorcycles and scooters that are at least 35 years old from its original registration date can be registered under the Classic Vehicle Scheme.

At a glance

Understanding the Classic Vehicle Scheme 

To register a car, motorcycle or scooter under the Classic Vehicle Scheme, it must be at least 35 years old from its original registration date.

 

There are usage restrictions for classic vehicles. To use the vehicle, you must display a valid Day Licence.

Importing and registering a classic car, motorcycle or scooter

Before you import and register a classic vehicle, check that it meets the registration and technical requirements.

 

You can also convert  your car, motorcycle or scooter to a classic vehicle, if it is at least 35 years old from its original registration date.

Find out more

Find full policy details here.


Understanding the Classic Vehicle Scheme


You can import and register a classic car, motorcycle or scooter for use in Singapore under the Classic Vehicle Scheme.

Classic vehicles must be at least 35 years old from their original registration date. Older cars, motorcycles and scooters manufactured before 1 January 1940 are classified under the Vintage Vehicle Scheme. See the table below for more details on the Classic Vehicle Scheme.

Overview of Classic Vehicle Scheme

Vehicle Type

Car

Motorcycle or Scooter

Excise Duty
(Payable to Singapore Customs for importing a vehicle)

20% of Open Market Value (OMV)

12% of OMV

Certificate of Entitlement (COE)

10% of the Prevailing Quota Premium in the appropriate vehicle category.

Registration Fee (RF)

$220

Additional Registration Fee (ARF)

Open Market Value (OMV)

ARF Rate (% of OMV to pay)

First $20,000

100%

Next $30,000

(i.e. $20,001 to $50,000)

140%

Above $50,000

180%

 

Open Market Value
 

ARF Rate (% of OMV to pay)

First $5,000

15%

Next $5,000

(i.e. $5,001 to $10,000)

50%

Above $10,000

100%

Road Tax

$280 per calendar year, expiring on 31 December each year.

Insurance Coverage

Motor insurance for the entire road tax period. The insurance must cover third-party liability for deaths and bodily injury.

Inspection

Your vehicle registration number plates must be inspected every year at an LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre (AIC).

Your vehicle must go for periodic inspection once every 2 years.

Conditions

 

Once you have registered a vehicle under the Classic Vehicle Scheme, it cannot be converted to other vehicle schemes such as the normal vehicle or off-peak car schemes.

Classic vehicles cannot be laid up.

A classic vehicle pays ERP and must have an In-Vehicle Unit (IU) installed.

The vehicle registration number plates of your classic vehicle must be sealed at an LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre (AIC).

You must apply to LTA for approval before breaking the vehicle registration number plate seal for repairs or carrying out of other works on your classic vehicle.

 

Usage restrictions for classic vehicles
 

You can only use your classic vehicle for 45 days in a calendar year under the Classic Vehicle Scheme, including weekends and public holidays. You must display a valid Day Licence each time you use it.


Day Licence


You will be issued 28 free Day Licences per calendar year when you register your vehicle under the scheme and when you renew your road tax annually. You can buy up to 17 additional Day Licences at $20 per licence at the LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701.

Day Licences cannot be transferred to another vehicle, exchanged nor refunded.  Day Licences cannot be carried over to another calendar year.


Importing and registering a classic vehicle
 

Before importing and registering a classic vehicle, ensure that it meets the registration and technical requirements.

Registration requirements

Technical requirements

 

Process for importing and registering a classic vehicle


Here is a summary of the steps to import and register a classic vehicle. For more details, download the guides below.

1.     Check if your vehicle meets the registration and technical requirements.

2.     Ship the vehicle to Singapore through a shipping agent.

3.     Arrange with your shipping agent to obtain an Inward Cargo Clearance Permit.

4.     Decide whether you want to register the vehicle yourself or get a motor dealer to register the vehicle for you. If a motor dealer registers the vehicle on your behalf, they will carry out all or most of the subsequent steps for you.

5.     Your importer must submit an application for vehicle approval through the Vehicle Inspection and Type Approval System (VITAS). Upon approval, the vehicle must be inspected at an LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre (AIC).

6.     Submit documents for registration and pay at the LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701. 

7.     Collect your Registration Notification Letter and receipt from the LTA Customer Service Centre.

8.     Upon successful registration, a vehicle registration number will be assigned to the classic vehicle, unless a retained or bid vehicle registration number is used. You have 7 calendar days to affix the vehicle registration number plates on your vehicle, and then seal them at an LTA-Authorised Inspection Centre (AIC). The number plate for classic vehicles looks like this:

Classic_Vehicle_Scheme_Vehicle_Plates

pdf Download the guide to importing and registering classic cars [65 KB]

pdf Download the guide to importing and registering classic motorcycles or scooters [65 KB]
 

Converting your vehicle into a classic vehicle
 

You can convert your Singapore-registered cars, motorcycles or scooters to a classic vehicle.  Vehicles must be at least 35 years old from its original registration date. 

Learn how to convert your vehicle into a classic vehicle