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Revised Off-Peak Car/ Off-Peak Car/ Weekend Car


The Revised Off-Peak Car (ROPC), Off-Peak Car (OPC) and Weekend Car (WEC) Schemes offer new and existing car owners the option to save on car registration related fees and road taxes, in return for reduced usage of their cars.

The OPC and WEC schemes are no longer available for registration or conversion. Existing OPCs and WECs will remain registered under their existing schemes unless their owners apply to LTA to convert their cars to the ROPC Scheme.

Read through the links below to learn more about ROPC Scheme.


What is the Revised off-peak car (ROPC) Scheme?

ROPCs are cars registered or converted into the ROPC Scheme on or after 25 January 2010. 

Cars under the ROPC Scheme can be driven freely outside restricted hours.  A valid electronic Day Licence (e-Day Licence) is needed to drive a ROPC during the following restricted hours:

  • Weekdays (except public holidays) from 7am to 7pm

 

What are the benefits of ROPC?

Type of Vehicle Scheme Benefits
A car owner who registers his new car under the ROPC Scheme
  • Up to S$17,000 rebate offset against the Quota Premium for a Certificate of Entitlement and the Additional Registration Fee.
  • Flat discount of up to S$500 on annual road tax, subject to a minimum road tax payment of S$70 per year.
An existing owner who converts his existing Normal Car to the ROPC
  • Flat discount of up to S$500 on annual road tax, subject to a minimum road tax payment of S$70 per year
  • Up to S$1,100 OPC cash rebate for every 6 months the car remains as a ROPC until the car reaches 10 years old¹

An administrative fee of S$100 is payable for the conversion.

¹To enjoy the OPC cash rebate, the car must be kept as an OPC under the ROPC Scheme for at least 6 months after its conversion, except in cases of deregistration or when the car under the ROPC Scheme reaches the age of 10 years. No OPC cash rebate will be given for the period when the car is laid up.

An existing owner who converts his originally registered OPC to ROPC
  • Flat discount of up to S$500 on annual road tax, subject to a minimum road tax payment of S$70 per year

An administrative fee of S$100 is payable for the conversion.

When an OPC is converted to a ROPC, it cannot be converted back to the OPC Scheme.

An existing owner who converts his converted OPC to ROPC
  • Flat discount of up to S$500 on annual road tax, subject to a minimum road tax payment of S$70 per year
  • If the car is PARF-eligible, S$2,200 additional Preferential Additional Registration Fee (PARF) rebate per year that the car remains as a converted OPC under the OPC Scheme²
  • Up to S$1,100 OPC cash rebate for every 6 months the car remains as a ROPC until the car reaches 10 years old³

An administrative fee of S$100 is payable for the conversion.

When an OPC is converted to a ROPC, it cannot be converted back to the OPC Scheme.

²A one-time payment of the accumulated additional PARF rebate will be granted at the point of conversion. The one-time payment will be used to offset the S$100 administrative fee, as well as any road tax payable, and any balance will be refunded to the vehicle owner.

³ To enjoy the OPC cash rebate, the car must be kept as an OPC under the ROPC Scheme for at least 6 months after its conversion, except in cases of deregistration or when the car under the ROPC Scheme reaches the age of 10 years. No OPC cash rebate will be given for the period when the car is laid up.


 

What is the Old OPC Scheme?

Cars registered or converted to the scheme before 25 January 2010 are part of the old OPC Scheme.

From 25 January 2010, the old OPC scheme is no longer available for registration and conversion.  Cars (including WECs) will remain registered under the old scheme unless their owners apply to LTA to convert them to the ROPC Scheme.

Cars under the OPC Scheme or WEC Scheme can be driven freely outside restricted hours.  A valid electronic Day Licence (e-Day Licence) is needed to drive an OPC during the following restricted hours:

  • Weekdays (except public holidays) from 7am to 7pm
  • Saturdays (except public holidays) from 7am to 3pm
  • Eves of New Year, Lunar New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas from 7am to 3pm


An owner who registered his new car under the OPC Scheme would get the following:

  • Up to S$17,000 rebate offset against the Quota Premium for a Certificate of Entitlement and the Additional Registration Fee
  • Flat discount of up to S$800 on annual road tax, subject to a minimum road tax payment of S$50 per year

 

How do I know if my car is under the ROPC, OPC or WEC Scheme?

Revised Off-Peak Cars (ROPCs) are cars registered or converted into the ROPC Scheme on or after 25 January 2010.  ROPCs have the words “Revised Off-Peak Car” printed on their road tax discs.

Off-Peak Cars (OPCs) are cars registered or converted into the OPC Scheme before 25 January 2010.  OPCs have the words “Off-Peak Car” printed on their road tax discs.

Weekend Cars (WECs) are cars registered or converted into the WEC Scheme before 1 October 1994. WECs have the words “Weekend Car” printed on their road tax discs.



When Can I Use My ROPC/ OPC/ WEC?

ROPCs, OPCs or WECs can be driven freely outside restricted hours.  A valid electronic Day Licence (e-Day Licence) is needed to drive the car during the following restricted hours:

Cars Registered under ROPC Scheme
Mondays – Fridays
(except public holidays in Singapore)
7am to 7pm
Saturdays
(except public holidays in Singapore)
No restriction
Eve of New Year, Lunar New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas No restriction
Sundays No restriction
Public Holidays in Singapore No restriction
Cars Registered under OPC / WEC Scheme
Mondays – Fridays
(except public holidays in Singapore)
7am to 7pm
Saturdays
(except public holidays in Singapore)
7am to 3pm
Eve of New Year, Lunar New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas 7am to 3pm
Sundays No restriction
Public Holidays in Singapore No restriction

Important:
The driver or registered owner of the ROPC/OPC/WEC who uses or permits the car to be driven during the restricted hours must ensure that the car has valid e-Day Licence for the day of usage.  It is an offence to use an ROPC/OPC/WEC with an undated e-Day Licence or without a valid e-Day Licence.  The driver or registered owner may face a fine not exceeding S$5,000.  For a second or subsequent conviction, he or she will face a fine not exceeding S$10,000.


What is an Electronic Day Licence (E-Day Licence)?

A Valid Day Licence is required when a ROPC/ OPC/ WEC is driven on the roads during restricted hours.

For greater customer convenience, the paper Day Licence was replaced by the e-Day Licence from 23 November 2009.

Each e-Day Licence costs S$20.


 

What do you need when buying an e-Day Licence

  • ROPC/ OPC/ WEC registration number
  • ID type and number of the registered car owner (e.g. NRIC for Singaporeans, Singapore PRs and Malaysians, ACRA number for companies, etc)


When and where to buy an e-day licence

  • Before you drive (up to two weeks ahead)
  • After you drive (by 2359 hrs on the next day)

You can also buy an undated licence. However, an undated licence is not valid unless you have specified a usage date. You can specify the usage date by 2359 hrs on the next day after you drive.

You can buy e-Day Licence from:

  • ONE.MOTORING*
  • AXS Stations*
  • MobileP@y Service*
  • iNETS Kiosks*
  • Singapore Post outlets
  • Automobile Association of Singapore


You can enter usage date of undated e-Day Licence at:

  • ONE.MOTORING (requires login to vehicle owner's e-Services@ONE.MOTORING account)*
  • MobileP@y Service*
  • Singapore Post outlets
  • Automobile Association of Singapore

*Services are available daily from 6am to midnight

Read more about Electronic Day Licence for Off-Peak Car at ONE.MOTORING


How Do I Register My Car Under the RoPC Scheme?

  • Secure a Certificate of Entitlement (COE) under one of the following vehicle categories:

  • COE Category COE obtained before February 2014 First Bidding Exercise COE obtained on or after February 2014 First Bidding Exercise
    A Cars with engine capacity 1,600cc and below Cars with engine capacity up to 1,600cc and Maximum Power Output up to 97kW (130bhp)
    B Cars with engine capacity 1,601cc and above Cars with engine capacity above 1,600cc or Maximum Power Output above 97kW (130bhp)
    E Open (for any kind of vehicle) Open (for any kind of vehicle)

  • Bid for a car registration number (Optional)
  • Inform your car dealer that you wish to register your car under the ROPC Scheme. Remember to inform your car dealer if you have bid for or retained a registration number for the car.
  • Arrange to have the ROPC number plates sealed at any LTA-authorised inspection centre. The background colour of your number plates will be red with white lettering.
  • When the car is registered successfully, LTA will send a notification letter together with the car's road tax disc to the registered address of the car owner.

How Do I Convert My Normal Car/ WEC/ OPC TO ROPC?

FOR NORMAL CARS

Conversion to the ROPC Scheme can be done at LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive.

Operating hours:
8am to 4.30pm (Mondays to Fridays)
8am to 12noon (Saturdays)

Requirements

  • Payment of S$100 administrative fee
  • Payment of one-year road tax under the ROPC scheme from the date of conversion
  • Insurance coverage for the new road tax period
  • Inspection certificate (if applicable)


Documents To Be Submitted

  • Duly completed Application Form R10 (Application for Conversion of OPC/WEC/Normal Car)
  • Original road tax disc
  • Original periodic inspection certificate (if applicable)
  • Original certificate for motor insurance, covering the full period of road tax (The motor insurance must be valid for 1 year from the date of conversion as a new road tax of 1 year will be issued upon conversion)
  • If the car is registered under an individual:
    • original NRIC [for Singaporean, Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) and Malaysian] or
    • original passport (for foreigners other than Malaysians)
  • If the car is registered under a company/ business/ limited liability partnership/ limited partnership:
    • original profile printout from Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) (ACRA printout is valid up to 14 days from the date of issue)
    • original NRIC (for Singaporean, Singapore PR and Malaysian) or original passport (for foreigner other than Malaysian) of the authorised person from the company/ business/ limited liability partnership/ limited partnership
    • Original authorisation letter, signed by at least a Manager or above, if the authorised person of the company/ business / limited liability partnership/ limited partnership is not listed in the ACRA printout
  • If the car is registered under a club/ association/ organisation:
    • original Registry of Societies Certificate printout or other certificate issued by the relevant regulating authority
    • original NRIC (for Singaporean, Singapore PR and Malaysian) or original passport (for foreigner other than Malaysian) of the authorised person from the club/ association/ organisation


After Conversion, You Must

  • Display the new road tax disc on the windsreen immediately.
  • Change the car registration number plates to reflect the car's new scheme and seal them to any LTA-authorised inspection centre within 3 calendar days from the date of conversion.

FOR WEEKEND CARS

Conversion to the ROPC Scheme can be done between 6am and midnight daily at:


Requirements

  • Payment of S$100 administrative fee
  • Payment of applicable road tax top-up under the ROPC Scheme (in exchange for the extended hours of usage)


After Conversion
A new road tax disc will be sent to the owner's registered address, which must be display on the car windscreen immediately.

FOR OFF-PEAK CARS

OPCs that have remained as OPCs since registration or are not eligible for PARF

Conversion to the ROPC Scheme can be done between 6am and midnight daily at:


Requirements

  • Payment of S$100 administrative fee
  • Payment of applicable road tax top-up under the ROPC Scheme (in exchange for the extended hours of usage)


After Conversion

A new road tax disc will be sent to the owner’s registered address, which must be display on the car windscreen immediately.


OPCs that were converted from Normal Car which are eligible for one-time accumulated additional PARF rebate

Conversion to the ROPC Scheme can be done at:

  • ONE.MOTORING (requires login to vehicle owner's e-Services@ONE.MOTORING account)
  • LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive.

    Operating hours:
    8am to 4.30pm (Mondays to Fridays)
    8am to 12 noon (Saturdays)


Requirements

  • Payment of S$100 administrative fee
  • Payment of applicable road tax top-up under the ROPC Scheme (in exchange for the extended hours of usage)


Documents To Be Submitted

For applicants at LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive only:

  • Duly completed Application Form R10 (Application for Conversion of OPC / WEC / Normal Car)
  • Original road tax disc
  • Original periodic inspection certificate (if applicable)
  • Original certificate for motor insurance, covering the full period of road tax (The motor insurance must be valid for 1 year from the date of conversion as a new road tax of 1 year will be issued upon conversion)
  • If the car is registered under an individual:
    • original NRIC (for Singaporean, Singapore PR and Malaysian)
    • original passport (for foreigner other than Malaysian)
  • If the car is registered under a company/ business/ limited liability partnership/ limited partnership:
    • original profile printout from ACRA (ACRA printout is valid up to 14 days from the date of issue)
    • original NRIC (for Singaporean, Singapore PR and Malaysian) or original passport (for foreigner other than Malaysian) of the authorised person from the company/ business/ limited liability partnership/ limited partnership
    • original authorisation letter, signed by at least a Manager or above, if the authorised person of the company/ business/ limited liability partnership/ limited partnership is not listed in the ACRA printout
  • If the car is registered under a club/ association/ organisation:
    • original Registry of Societies Certificate printout or other certificate issued by the relevant regulating authority
    • original NRIC (for Singaporean, Singapore PR and Malaysian) or original passport (for foreigner other than Malaysian) of the authorised person from the club/ association/ organisation


After Conversion

A new road tax disc will be sent to the owner’s registered address if conversion is done via ONE.MOTORING. The new road tax disc must be displayed on the car windscreen immediately.


How Do I Convert My WEC /OPC /ROPC To A Normal Car?

Conversion to normal car can be done at LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive.

Operating hours:
8am to 4.30pm (Mondays to Fridays)
8am to 12noon (Saturdays)


Requirements

  • Payment of S$100 administrative fee
  • Payment of road tax under the Normal Car Scheme
  • Top-up the unused upfront rebate (if applicable)
    Upfront rebate of up to S$17,000    X   (120 months - number of months & days 
    registered as an OPC at time of conversion)
    120 months

Click here for illustration.

Documents To Be Submitted

  • Duly completed Application Form R10 (Application for Conversion of OPC/ WEC/ Normal Car)
  • Original road tax disc
  • Original periodic inspection certificate (if applicable)
  • Original certificate for motor insurance, covering the full period of road tax
  • If the car is registered under an individual:
    • original NRIC (for Singaporean, Singapore PR and Malaysian)
    • original passport (for foreigner other than Malaysian)
  • If the car is registered under a company/ business/ limited liability partnership/ limited partnership:
    • original profile printout from ACRA (ACRA printout is valid up to 14 days from the date of issue)
    • original NRIC (for Singaporean, Singapore PR and Malaysian) or original passport (for foreigner other than Malaysian) of the authorised person from the company/ business/ limited liability partnership/ limited partnership
    • original authorisation letter, signed by at least a Manager or above, if the authorisation person of the company/ business/ limited liability partnership/ limited partnership is not listed in the ACRA printout
  • If the car is registered under a club/ association/ organisation:
    • original Registry of Societies Certificate printout or other certificate issued by the relevant regulating authority
    • original NRIC (for Singaporean, Singapore PR and Malaysian) or original passport (for foreigner other than Malaysian) of the authorised person from the club/ association/ organisation


After Conversion, You Must

  • Display the new road tax disc on the car windscreen immediately
  • Change the car registration number plates to reflect the car’s new scheme within 3 calendar days from the date of conversion.

How Do I Get COE Rebate For OPC/ ROPC?

If an OPC/ROPC is deregistered before its COE expires, the registered owner may be granted a rebate on the Nett Quota Premium (QP) paid. Nett QP means the QP payable less the OPC upfront rebate of up to S$17,000.

For OPC/ ROPC Deregistered After 2 Years Of Registration

The rebate is pro-rated to the number of months and days remaining on his OPC/ROPC's COE. If the car was registered using an “Open” Category COE (Category E), the rebate will be based on the Nett QP paid of either the “Open” Category or its corresponding category from the same COE tender exercise, whichever is lower. 

For OPC/ ROPC Deregistered Within 2 Years Of Registration For Purpose Of Export

The rebate is pro-rated to the number of months and days remaining on his OPC/ ROPC’s COE and capped at 80% of the Nett QP paid. If the car was registered using an "Open" Category COE (Category E), the rebate will be capped at 80% of the Nett QP paid of either the "Open" Category or its corresponding category from the same COE tender exercise, whichever is lower.


How Do I Renew The COE Of My WEC, OPC or Ropc?

Pay the Prevailing Quota Premium (PQP) of the appropriate normal car category.  Your car will remain as a WEC, OPC or ROPC after the COE renewal.

PQP is a moving average of the Quota Premium of the respective vehicle COE categories in the last 3 months.

You can choose to renew the COE as follows:

  • If a COE is renewed prior to its expiry month, the PQP payable will be the rate applicable at the point of the renewal. Upon renewal, the renewed COE will commence from the first of the following month from the PQP month and the balance of the current COE will be forfeited.
  • If a COE is renewed on its expiry month, the PQP payable will be the rate applicable to the expiry month. Upon renewal, the renewed COE will commence from the next day of the current COE expiry date.

A COE must be renewed before its expiry date.  Otherwise, the vehicle will be deregistered upon the expiry of the COE.  When a vehicle is deregistered, it must be disposed of (either by sending it to an LTA-authorised scrapyard for scrapping or by exporting it out of Singapore) within one month from the deregistration date.

If the current COE was previously renewed for 5 years, it cannot be renewed further. The WEC, OPC or ROPC will be deregistered at the end of the 5-year COE.

Did You Know?

Once the WEC or OPC is converted to the revised OPC scheme, it cannot be converted back to the WEC or OPC scheme.

RELATED LINKS

Your Guide to OPC Scheme
Renewing COE Of My OPC/ROPC
Tax Concessions

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