Land Transport Authority

Foreign-Registered Vehicles


Which foreign-registered vehicles can enter Singapore?

  • Allowed – passenger vehicles making return trips for private uses.
  • Not Allowed – armoured vehicles, camper vans, caravan trailers and mini buses with cooking and sleeping facilities.


How long can my vehicle stay in Singapore?

A foreign-registered vehicle is allowed to stay in Singapore for a grace period not exceeding 14 days, or up to the expiry of the vehicle’s insurance and road tax, whichever is earlier. If the stay is longer than the grace period, you can apply for an extension, before the expiry of the 14 days, at:

Land Transport Authority
Customer Service Centre
10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701
Opening hours:
8am to 4.30pm (Monday - Friday)
8am to 12 noon (Saturday)

For self importation and registration, please refer to ONE.MOTORING.


What documents do I need for my foreign-registered vehicle to enter Singapore?

Foreign vehicles registered outside of West Malaysia must ensure these documents are in order upon arrival at Singapore checkpoints:

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (If it is in a language other than English, an English translation is required)
  • Alliance Internationale De Tourisme Carnet de Passages en Douane (AIT-CPD) or Carnet De Passages En Douane for Temporary Admission (ATA-CPD) in the country where your vehicle is registered
  • Vehicle insurance certificate issued by a Singapore-based insurance company
  • International Circulation Permit (ICP) issued by Automobile Assocation of Singapore (AAS) if vehicle is under the cover of AIT-CPD
  • Visitor’s Licence (VL) issued by LTA if vehicle is under the cover of ATA-CPD
  • Customs Inward Permit issued by Singapore Customs

Please note that the vehicle insurance and International Circulation Permit (ICP) must be obtained before the vehicle enters Singapore.

Your vehicle must leave Singapore before your ICP or VL expires. Extension of stay beyond 90 days is not allowed.

Ensure that all travellers in your vehicle are carrying valid passports. You must also not bring any prohibited and controlled items into Singapore.

See VEP Fees at Tuas Checkpoint & Woodlands Checkpoint


What do I need to do upon arriving in Singapore?

Upon your arrival, obtain clearance for your vehicle from Singapore Customs with your Vehicle Registration Certificate, customs document and passport. For details on clearance requirements, please call Singapore Customs at Tel: (65) 6355 2000.

Importing my vehicle via sea/air

You will need to produce the following documents for the purchase of Autopass card at LTA Office, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Singapore 575701, before driving your vehicle out of the port:

  • International Circulation Permit (ICP)
  • Vehicle Insurance Certificate (motor insurance bought from a Singapore-based insurance company covering your vehicle’s stay in Singapore)
  • Customs Inward Permit
  • Bill of lading
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (If it is in a language other than English, an English translation is required)
  • Passport
Importing my vehicle via land from West Malaysia

At the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)/Toll office at the Woodlands of Tuas Checkpoint, you will need to produce the following documents for purchase of Autopass card:

  • ICP
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (If it is in a language other than English, an English translation is required)
  • Insurance Certificate (motor insurance bought from a Singapore-based insurance company covering your vehicle’s stay in Singapore. Motorists departing from and re-entering West Malaysia by land will also have to purchase insurance covering the period of stay in Malaysia.)

If you do not have an ICP, please bring along the insurance certificate, vehicle registration certificate, driver’s passport and visit LTA office at 10 Sin Ming Drive to apply for a Visitor’s Licence before driving into Singapore.


Do I need to pay any toll/ entry permit?

Yes. The toll charges are calculated based on the type of vehicle and the checkpoint entered. Vehicle Entry Permit fees are calculated based on the type of vehicle, the day and time you enter and leave Singapore.

Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) Fees & Toll Charges
Calculate my VEP Fees & Toll Charges

Cash payments are accepted if your Autopass Card is expired, faulty or has insufficient value but there will be an additional administration fee of S$10.


What do I need to do upon departing Singapore?

Exporting my vehicle via sea/ air

Once your vehicle is exported out of Singapore via sea or air, you will need to go to the LTA Office (10 Sin Ming Drive) to terminate your Visitor’s Licence. You will need to produce the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Customs Outward Permit
  • Carnet endorsed by Customs for exportation
  • Autopass Card

International Circulation Permit (ICP)/ Visitor’s Licence
You will need to pay for Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) Fees, tolls and Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees (if applicable) incurred during your vehicle’s stay.

Exporting my vehicle via West Malaysia

You will need to top up your Autopass Card in Singapore with sufficient cash value to pay your VEP fees, tolls and ERP fees (if applicable).

When you drive through the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint, insert your Autopass Card into the card reader installed at the immigration booths to register your vehicle's exit record.

Note that each ICP is only valid for a temporary stay in Singapore. When you bring your vehicle out of Singapore, the ICP will no longer be valid. You will need to apply for a new ICP for your next trip.

See VEP Fees at Tuas Checkpoint & Woodlands Checkpoint