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Foreign Passenger Cars and Motorcycles not Registered in Malaysia

You can drive foreign passenger cars or motorcycles into Singapore for short private visits if you meet the requirements below.

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Driving your foreign passenger cars and motorcycles into Singapore

Before entering Singapore, you need to meet certain requirements.
 

The requirements for Malaysia-registered cars and motorcycles also apply to Thailand-registered cars or motorcycles driving into Singapore.  In addition, Thailand-registered vehicles must purchase Malaysia and Singapore insurance coverage (with third party coverage) for the respective duration of your stay in the two countries.
 

For cars and motorcycles not registered in Malaysia or Thailand, there are different requirements depending on how you enter Singapore:
 

You will need to settle all outstanding fines for your vehicle. (You can check online at www.axs.com.sg for outstanding offences.)

 

When driving in Singapore, you may encounter ERP gantries that are used to control road congestion. You will incur an ERP charge when you drive through the gantries during operational hours. Cars and motorcycles have different payment methods.
 

You must settle all fees when exiting Singapore. There are different requirements depending on how you exit Singapore:
 

Use the calculator to check your entry and exit fees to ensure you have sufficient funds in your Autopass Card for payment.
 

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Driving a foreign passenger car or motorcycle into Singapore


For foreign passenger cars or motorcycles not registered in Malaysia, you can drive them in Singapore for short private trips, subject to certain conditions. 

Before you enter Singapore, you must have all required documents and met the permit requirements.

If you want to drive a foreign vehicle in Singapore on a long-term basis, you need to import and register it for use on Singapore roads.
 

Cars and motorcycles registered in Thailand


The requirements for Malaysia-registered cars and motorcycles also apply to Thailand-registered cars or motorcycles driving into Singapore.  In addition, you need to purchase insurance (with third party coverage) from a Singapore-based insurance company to cover your vehicle’s stay in Singapore. Motorists who drive into Singapore from West Malaysia, and then drive back to West Malaysia, also have to purchase insurance covering the period of stay in Malaysia.

Since 1 April 2018, the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIAS) no longer provides insurance for foreign vehicles entering Singapore. You can buy such insurance from MS First Capital Limited instead. Malaysia-registered vehicles insured with Malaysian insurance companies are not affected by the change. Visit www.gia.org.sg for more details.

Learn more about driving into Singapore for cars and motorcycles registered in Malaysia


Before entering Singapore


Foreign passenger cars and motorcycles not registered in Malaysia or Thailand must meet these requirements before driving into Singapore:

  • You will need to settle all outstanding fines for your vehicle (You can check online at www.axs.com.sg for outstanding offences.)
  • Your vehicle is a passenger vehicle

    • Armoured vehicles, camper vans, caravan trailers and mini buses with cooking and sleeping facilities are not allowed
  • You have a valid Autopass Card for your vehicle
  • You have a valid motor insurance cover (with third party coverage) to use your vehicle in Singapore
    • Buy insurance from a Singapore-based insurance company to cover your vehicle’s stay in Singapore
    • Since 1 April 2018, the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIAS) no longer provides insurance for foreign vehicles entering Singapore. You can buy such insurance from MS First Capital Limited instead. Malaysia-registered vehicles insured with Malaysian insurance companies are not affected by the change. Visit www.gia.org.sg for more details.


Applying for your International Circulation Permit (ICP) or Visitor’s Permit (VP)


International Circulation Permit (ICP)

If you have an Alliance Internationale de Tourisme Carnet de Passages en Douane (AIT-CPD) for your vehicle, you will need an International Circulation Permit (ICP) issued by the Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS).

Each ICP is only valid for a one-time temporary stay in Singapore. Once you bring your vehicle out of Singapore, the ICP will no longer be valid. You need to apply for a new ICP for your next trip.

Apply for ICP via AAS

Visitor’s Permit (VP)

If you have a Carnet De Passages En Douane for Temporary Admission (ATA-CPD) for your vehicle, you will need a Visitor’s Permit (VP) issued by LTA before driving into Singapore/transporting the vehicle out via the airport/port.

Apply for your VP by bringing the following documents to our LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive S575701, between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:

  • The vehicle
  • ATA-CPD
  • Certificate of insurance (with third party coverage) from a Singapore-based insurance company to cover your vehicle's stay in Singapore
  • Vehicle ownership certificate (If it is not in English, an English translation is required)
  • Driver’s passport
  • Additional documents for vehicles entering via sea/air
    • Customs Inward Permit
    • Bill of lading

 

Applying for your Autopass Card

 

An Autopass Card is used to record your vehicle’s entry into Singapore and to pay all entry and exit fees when your vehicle exits Singapore.

Your Autopass Card is linked to your vehicle, and contains its insurance and road tax expiry date. It cannot be transferred to another vehicle so you cannot use an Autopass Card for another vehicle. Your Autopass Card becomes invalid if the road tax or insurance recorded in the card has expired.

Bring the following to our LTA Customer Service Centre at at 10 Sin Ming Drive S575701, between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, to buy an Autopass Card:

  • The vehicle
  • ICP or VP. If you are applying for a VP, you can buy your Autopass Card at the same time.
  • AIT-CPD or ATA-CPD
  • Vehicle ownership certificate
    If it is not in English, an English translation is required.
  • Certificate of insurance (with third party coverage)
    Your motor insurance must be bought from a Singapore-based insurance company to cover your vehicle’s stay in Singapore.
  • Driver's passport
  • Additional documents for vehicles entering via sea/air

    • Customs Inward Permit
    • Bill of lading

Please click here for the terms and conditions governing the use of Autopass Card.

When entering Singapore
 

When driving into Singapore, bring these documents to the Singapore checkpoints:

For Entry via Land Checkpoints

For Entry via Sea / Air


Extension of stay in Singapore

The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) for your vehicle is valid up to 14 days from the date of entry of your vehicle, or up to the expiry of your vehicle’s road tax or insurance (with third party coverage), whichever is earlier.

Apply for an extension of VEP before it expires by bringing the following to our LTA Customer Service Centre, at 10 Sin Ming Drive S575701, between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays:

Your vehicle must exit Singapore before your VEP, ICP or VP expires. 

 

When driving in Singapore


Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)

In Singapore, there are ERP gantries on selected roads to help control congestion. You will incur an ERP charge when you drive through the gantries during operational hours.

ERP payment for foreign cars

Foreign cars can pay a fixed rate of $5 daily to use ERP-priced roads during ERP operating hours, regardless of the number of times you pass through ERP gantries.

The fixed ERP fee will be deducted from your Autopass Card when you exit Singapore.

You can also choose to rent a temporary In-vehicle Unit (IU) at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint to pay your ERP charges, or permanently install an IU in your car by visiting any authorised IU Service Centre. To use the IU, you will need to insert a stored-value card:

ERP payment for foreign motorcycles

Foreign motorcycles can rent a temporary IU at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint to pay for your ERP charges. The IU rental costs $5.15 a day for a minimum rental duration of 2 days, up to 2 weeks. You will also need to pay a refundable deposit of $124.65. 

You can also choose to install an IU permanently on your motorcycle by visiting any authorised IU Service Centre.

To use the IU, you will need to insert a stored-value card:


Learn more about ERP


When exiting Singapore

Before you exit Singapore, ensure that you have enough value in your Autopass Card to pay for all the fees and charges incurred during your stay in Singapore. 

Announcement Shout-out

Avoid fines of up to $1,000 by paying all fees before leaving Singapore and by using the Autopass Card for your vehicle. Do not insert a NETS CashCard/local CEPAS Card into the card reader at the immigration booth. 

Remember to top up your Autopass Card in other parts of Singapore in advance, as there are no top-up machines at the checkpoints.



Exiting via Land Checkpoints

Exiting via Sea or Air


Calculate your total entry and exit fees before your visit to Singapore

You can check your entry and exit toll charges, VEP fees and Reciprocal Road Charge to prepare for your next visit to Singapore.  The values from the calculator are indicative. The actual fees and charges may be different depending on any changes that are determined by the authorities.

Disclaimers

  • Please be advised that the information derived from this computation table is a rough indication on the payable fees/charges amount. It is subjected to change as may be required or determined by the authority.
  • DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: With respect to information available from this site, neither the Land Transport Authority nor any of their employees assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information. Please note that the information in this computation table should not be taken against the provider/authority.
  • From 15 February 2017, all foreign cars will have to pay a Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) on a per-entry basis when they enter Singapore via the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints. The RRC will be collected together with the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), toll charges and fixed Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees upon departure at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint.
  • For all foreign cars, you will automatically be on the fixed ERP fee scheme if no In-vehicle Unit (IU) is installed in your vehicle. An ERP fee of S$5 daily is payable if you use ERP-priced roads during the ERP operating hours.
  • For vehicles with IUs, please note that separate ERP charges will apply. Click here to enquire ERP rates*.
  • For foreign cars and motorcycles, please note that your vehicle is allowed in Singapore for up to 14 days from the date of your last entry, or up to the expiry date of your vehicle's insurance and road tax, whichever is earlier. For drivers of foreign vehicles other than foreign cars and motorcycles, please note that all terms and conditions (outlined in the application form for the relevant permits) are to be adhered to while driving into and out of Singapore.
  • Please note that the charges shown in this table do not include any fines or outstanding charges your vehicle might have incurred in its past/current visit to Singapore.
  • Should you require any information on driving in Singapore, please log on to our website or call our hotlines at (02)-62255582 (from Malaysia) or at 1800-2255-582 (for calls made in Singapore).

* These rates are applicable to foreign cars installed with IUs, otherwise, a flat rate of S$5 per day is payable irrespective of the number of gantries passed through on that day.