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:
Download the guide to importing and registering classic cars [192 KB]
Download the guide to importing and registering classic motorcycles or scooters [192 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