Learn About Singapore’s IDP Requirements and How To Get Your Licence Internationally

When planning an international trip, have you thought about renting a car? You’ll need to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) from the Ministry of Transport in Singapore.

In this comprehensive guide, you can see every step of the way to take to get your international driver’s licence in Singapore. It won’t take you long at all to reach the level of a professional driver.

A driving permit granted by an IDP is precisely what it sounds like

A valid driver’s licence is required to operate a motor vehicle in most countries, and it will come in especially handy in countries where English is not the native tongue. Without going through the trouble of applying for a licence in a new country, you can simply use your international driver’s permit.

Where may one find an acknowledgment of the IDP?

A large number of countries throughout the world recognise the international driver’s licence, including Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, New Zealand, Australia, and a vast majority of European countries. This website features a thorough index of resources.

How to get a driver’s licence in Singapore that may be used in many different countries

How ready are you to get your IDP? Follow the steps below to proceed:

If you would want to apply online, you can do so by going to the website of the Automobile Association of Singapore. If you’d rather drop off your application in person, just go on over to your neighbourhood AA office.

In the appropriate fields, please provide the following information: your full name, complete mailing address, driver’s licence class, and the name of the country you will be visiting2.

The next stage requires you to submit digital copies of your Singaporean driver’s licence, NRIC, and work permit. A passport-sized photo of the applicant is also necessary. A photo of yourself holding your passport2 may also be required if you are not a Singaporean citizen.

  • Make your application fee payment of S$203 and choose a delivery address for your IDP.
  • In the meantime, please be patient.
  • Following these procedures, your Singapore driver’s licence will be valid in other countries.

Approximately how long does it take to get an IDP?

It takes about four days to process an online application for a Singapore International Driving Permit. The courier provider will then take an extra 2-3 days to deliver your IDP2.

Your IDP could be ready in as soon as one or two hours3 if you apply in person, speeding up the application process significantly.

Is there a fee to drive in a foreign country? If you use Wise, you could potentially save money.

So, you and your international driver license have reached an agreement. What about things like needing to pay taxes and insurance in a foreign country when you buy or rent a car there? Before any major journey that may need driving in a foreign country, Wise should always be used to pay for any necessary driving costs.