You can drive foreign passenger cars or motorcycles not registered in Malaysia into Singapore for short private visits.

At a glance

Driving your foreign-registered vehicle into Singapore

Before entering Singapore, you need to meet certain requirements.
 

The requirements for Malaysian-registered vehicles also apply to Thailand-registered cars or motorcycles driving into Singapore.  In addition, Thailand-registered vehicles must purchase Malaysian and Singapore insurance coverage for the respective duration of your stay in the 2 countries.
 

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

When driving in Singapore, you may encounter ERP gantries used to control road congestion and 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 vehicle into Singapore


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

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

If you want to drive a foreign-registered 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 Malaysian-registered vehicles also apply to Thailand-registered cars or motorcycles driving into Singapore.  However, you need to purchase insurance 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-registered vehicles entering Singapore. You can buy such insurance from MS First Capital Limited instead. Malaysian 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


For vehicles not registered in Malaysia or Thailand, before you drive it into Singapore, it must meet these requirements:

  • 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 International Circulation Permit (ICP) or Visitor’s Permit (VP)

    • Apply for your ICP or VP before entering Singapore.
       
  • You have a valid Autopass Card for your vehicle

  • You have a valid motor insurance cover 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-registered vehicles entering Singapore. You can buy such insurance from MS First Capital Limited instead. Malaysian 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 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 need a Visitor’s Permit (VP) issued by LTA.

Apply for your VP by bringing the following documents to the LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701:

  • Insurance certificate
  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Driver’s passport

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am to 12.00 pm, Saturdays
 

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 you exit Singapore.

Your Autopass Card is is linked to your vehicle and its insurance expiry date, and it cannot be transferred to another vehicle. Do not use an Autopass Card from another vehicle. Your Autopass Card becomes invalid if the insurance period recorded in the card has expired.

Bring these documents to LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701 to buy an Autopass Card. 

  • ICP or VP (if you are applying for a VP, you can buy your Autopass Card at the same time)
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
    If it is not in English, you need to provide an English translation.
  • Insurance Certificate
    Your motor insurance must be bought from a Singapore-based insurance company to cover your vehicle’s stay in Singapore.
  • Additional documents for vehicles entering via sea/air

    • Customs Inward Permit
    • Bill of lading

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am to 12.00 pm, Saturdays 
 

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

Each entry allows your vehicle to stay in Singapore for a maximum of 14 days from the date of entry, or up to the expiry of your vehicle’s insurance, whichever is earlier.

To avoid penalties for overstaying, apply for an extension of stay by bringing the following to LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701:

  • The vehicle
  • Autopass Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card
  • Insurance certificate
  • Fee payment in cash (calculate the total fee for your extension)

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

Opening hours:

8.00 am to 4.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am to 12.00 pm, Saturdays
 

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-registered cars

Foreign-registered 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 through your Autopass Card when you exit Singapore.

You can also choose to rent a temporary 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-registered motorcycles

Foreign-registered motorcycles can rent a temporary IU at the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint to pay 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 all the fees 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. 



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 may be different depending on any changes that are determined by the authorities.