Shorter VEP Operating Hours for December School Holidays

News Releases 12 Nov 2012 Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)

1.   In conjunction with the upcoming December school holidays, the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) operating hours will end earlier at 12 noon on weekdays, from 17 November 2012 to 31 December 2012.

2.   Drivers of foreign-registered cars and motorcycles need not pay any VEP fees for the day if they drive into Singapore after 12 noon and leave by 2.00 am the following day on weekdays during this period. VEP fees remain non-chargeable on Saturdays, Sundays and Singapore Public Holidays. This is part of the on-going initiatives to attract foreign visitors to Singapore, especially during the Singapore school holidays.

3.   Currently, NETS CashCards or CEPAS cards (for Singapore-registered vehicles) and Autopass cards (for foreign vehicles) are accepted at the Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints.

About the VEP scheme

4.   The VEP Scheme was introduced to regulate the entry of foreign-registered cars and motorcycles into Singapore. Under the scheme, motorists of foreign-registered cars and motorcycles are required to pay the daily VEP fees for each day the vehicles are kept or used in Singapore. A vehicle’s entry/exit record is recorded when the Autopass card is inserted into the card reader installed at the immigration booths, and payment is deducted electronically from the card at the point of departure from Singapore. To minimize inconvenience, motorists are advised to ensure there is sufficient value in their Autopass cards when driving through the checkpoints.

5.   For normal weekdays outside Singapore’s June and December school holidays, VEP fees are charged from 2am to 5pm daily, except on Saturdays, Sundays and Singapore Public Holidays. During this period, there would be no VEP fee charged if the vehicles drive into Singapore after 5pm on a weekday and leave before 2am the following day.  VEP fees are not chargeable on Saturdays, Sundays and Singapore Public Holidays.

6.   In addition, under the 10 VEP-free days scheme, drivers of foreign-registered cars and motorcycles can drive into Singapore for a maximum of 10 days per calendar year without having to pay the VEP fees.

7.   The daily VEP fees for the subsequent days are chargeable if drivers of foreign-registered cars and motorcycles continue to use or drive their vehicles in Singapore during VEP operating hours, after they have fully utilised the 10 VEP-free days within the same calendar year. The existing VEP fee is S$20 a day for cars and S$4 a day for motorcycles. The normal toll charges for foreign-registered vehicles will also apply.

8.   For more information, motorists can visit the LTA website at ‘Motoring’ ‘Driving Into and Out of Singapore’ ‘Vehicle Entry Permit Fees and Tolls’ or call 1800-CALL LTA (1800-2255 582) if in Singapore, or  call 65-62255 582 if calling from other countries.

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